Award-winning local architects in Walsall

Whether you’re thinking of having a kitchen-diner or home office done, want to build a house on a plot of land or just need your house to work better for you, Lapworth Architects can help you with thoughtful design, top service, clear and honest communication – and value for money. 

We are an award winning architectural design and planning consultancy working with dozens of residential and commercial clients in Walsall, Aldridge and further afieldOur experience runs from change of uses for landlords, flat conversions and home extensions to commercial permissions in this exciting and dynamic part of the Black Country. 

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Our Great Barr Hall proposal - click to read more

Leading developers in the Walsall and Aldridge area

Lapworth Architects have close links to Walsall, with over 50 projects in the town. Led by Michael Kalam since 2010, our company has grown to become one of the top architects in the area thanks to our 30 years of experience, skill at obtaining planning permission in Walsall and excellent service.

Our most recent project involves an exciting plan to redevelop three unused office sites into  town centre housing as part of the council’s plan to revive the area, and frequently feature in the local press. 

When we’re not investing in the centre of town, we’re working on other great projects in the local areas, such as one that is currently at the planning stage with a regional developer involving a local landmark in Walsall Wood to bring some fantastic homes to this lovely part of the world. 

We have also recently received planning permission approval for a development of three impressive family houses on the outskirts of Aldridge close to the Green Belt – our most eco-friendly project yet: take a lookFor the past decade, Lapworth Architects have been closely involved with the development proposals for local landmark Great Barr Hall , working with Walsall Council on ways to revive this important local asset.

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New houses near the Green Belt in Aldridge - click to read more
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Latest Walsall news from Lapworth Architects

Come to us for planning permission in Walsall

Once design work is finished, the next step is getting permission to start construction.You may only need a Lawful Development Certificate if your work falls under Permitted Development – otherwise a full householder application will be needed.

Whichever the case, we can advise you and help you get the planning permission you need. We know the local planning system well, and our experts can closely manage client projects and be available on site whenever necessary.

When you’re working with our experts you get a service based on your needs, whether it’s designing a new extension, doing planning drawings, transforming a period building or to design a new commercial development, our architects, designers and planners use their expertise to develop your vision and make it a reality – take a look at our project portfolio!

Why Lapworth Architects?


Our 20+ years of work mean great design and good relationships with planning departments across the region, giving  our projects the best chance to get planning permission and start building.


Your budget is tailored to your needs so you’re always on top of your costs. We’re proud to offer excellent value for money for our services, from design and planning right through to build.


Our breadth of knowledge makes us an efficient and sustainable choice of local architect, and we have a vested interest in improving our built environment right here in the West Midlands.


Wherever you are with your project, if you’re looking for honest, quality advice from professionals, chat to us, leave us a message or call us on the number at the top of the page. Let’s talk!