Looking for 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 both residential and commercial clients in Walsall and Aldridge and further afield in the  West Midlands.

Our experience runs from change of use, flat conversions and home extension to commercial permissions in this exciting and dynamic part of the Black Country. 

New houses near the Green Belt in Aldridge - click to read more

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 client-facing service, with dozens of projects dotted around the town and the surrounding villages.We’ve also 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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Private extension on the Little Aston estate
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New build house in Four Oaks

Local design experts

Our team work closely with specialist in-house planning and interiors division and other consultants to offer our clients a one-stop architectural service from concept to completion – including design, planning and building regulations.

As an architecture firm with close linked to Walsall, we know the local planning system well, and our experts can closely manage client projects and be available on site whenever necessary.

We have worked on dozens of projects in the area, both on extensions and rebuilds to improve our clients’ lives and meet their needs.

Our most recent project as architects in Walsall 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. We’re also working on a project involving a local landmark in Walsall Wood, helping 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 that is our most eco-friendly project yet: take a look.

At Lapworth Architects  we have created luxury residential designs, environmentally friendly retail developments and commercial architecture that has received awards from the CABE Building for Life Award, MACCA 2011 Life Time Achievement Award, Birmingham Post Design Awards for exemplary design in luxury houses, the Green Tree Awards for sustainability and also in the Sunday Times British Homes awards for our restoration and new build projects.

Come to us for planning permission in Walsall

Once the design work is finished, the next step is getting planning permission to start construction. Depending on the work, you may only need a lawful development certificate if your work falls under Permitted Development, or you may need a full householder application. Whichever is the case, we can advise you and help you get the planning permission you need. 

Getting planning permission in Walsall can be tricky as there are plenty of green belt and conservation area issues to contend with, and our experience working with the council on dozens of projects will be invaluable to getting the outcome you want.

Michael Kalam, Managing Director
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!

Whichever kind of project you’ve got in Walsall, we’re the honest, local, great value architecture firm for you. Want your free, no-obligation consultation? You can book it online here, you can also call us on 01922 432037, drop us a line in the contact form below, or talk to us on our live chat! Let’s get your project started!

Why Lapworth Architects?


Our 20+ years of work mean great design and good relationships with planning departments across the region to give our projects the best chance of getting your planning permission and starting 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 real vested interest in improving our own built environment right here in the West Midlands.


At whatever stage you’re at 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!