Our People

Lapworth Architects are, first and foremost, honest, hard-working architects looking to improve their clients’ lives with top-notch design, fantastic service and great value for money.

We are also experts in architecture and the built environment and we pride ourselves on our designs and our attention to detail, with team members specialised in planning, heritage restoration and contemporary developments.

Every member of the team of architects and planning consultants work hard to ensure you get the best quality-to-cost ratio in the most efficient way we can.

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    Home Extension, Harborne

    Our team of dedicated project architects, qualified architectural assistants and support staff are on hand to help you at every step of the process, whether you’re needing an extension, developing land or designing a new build house.

    As one of Birmingham’s top architectural firms, we have plenty of experience in both residential and commercial architecture, and a great balance of conceptual design, technical expertise and attentive service.

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    Private Residence, Sutton Coldfield

    Our Practice

    Lapworth Architects Limited, formerly the Lapworth Partnership, was founded in 1989,  operating from offices based in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, before moving to the city centre. Our practice has a long-standing client base and we’ve worked in many sectors on hundreds of projects around the West Midlands.

     Our designs have brought period and listed buildings back to life and use, have preserved their architectural merit and enhanced their surroundings. As specialists, we also work on green belt projects and on mixed-use developments, delivering luxury homes and comfortable townhouses on time and on budget.

    Our focus is on housing, but our expertise and experience in both planning and architecture means that we have education, retail, commercial and industrial projects in our portfolio. Collaborations have involved supermarket chains, residents, borough councils, small and medium business owners from the Cotswolds to Staffordshire, and everywhere in between.

    Our Focus

    We work to create executive high-spec homes in sensitive developments that improve their surroundings with quality urban design and public realm spaces. Our new build schemes vary from spacious bungalows in the green belt to mansion apartments and townhouses in spa towns. Comfort, sustainability, efficiency and vernacular materials are the key to our success in these projects.

    Our conservation-led designs across the region ensure the architectural heritage of the heart of England remains well-used and of benefit to the public – Haseley Manor near Warwick, Hagley Hall in Worcestershire and Simpsons restaurant in Edgbaston are just two example of our prize-winning work in this area. Optimisation, preservation and attention to detail are the guidelines we work by on these more traditional schemes.

    The commercial and retail work we have done often involves creating appropriately scaled stores in context-specific urban and suburban locations, and even in listed buildings. 

    Our experience in planning guidance in this area means we have worked extensively with well-known brands to develop attractive and locally appropriate stores where other design firms have been unable to secure the planning needed.

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    Listed Building, Edgbaston
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    Residential Development, Leamington Spa
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    Simpson's Restaurant

    Our Awards

    • Regional and National winner of the Green Tree Awards and Example of good design by CABE for sensitive building in the environment for the project completed at Lickey Grange in Bromsgrove.

    • Best 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and executive homes and special category design in the Birmingham Post Housing Awards.

    • CABE ‘Building for Life’ Gold award for our mixed-use project completed at The Russells, Broadway, in the Cotswolds.

    • Best Refurbishment Project at the Housebuilder Awards 2019 for Haseley Manor

    • Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2019 for our Courtyard Gardens development and additional landscaping.

    • Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018 for the Highworth scheme in Broadway.

    Every project has its own approach, and every one depends on close collaboration, honesty and communication with our clients and stakeholders. This is how we make sure that your project has the support, expertise and experience it needs at each stage from conception to handover.

    Now you know what we stand for, take a look at the rest of our extensive architecture portfolio, drp[ us a message or give us a call to see how we can get your project off the ground.  

    Call us on 0121 455 0032 drop us a line or use our live chat to get in touch!

    We are award-winning architects working across the entire West Midlands to help you at every step of the process, whether you’re needing an extension, developing land or designing a new build house.

    – Birmingham
    – Bromsgrove
    – Edgbaston
    – Leamington
    – Solihull

    – Stratford-on-Avon
    – Sutton Coldfield
    – Walsall
    – Warwick
    – Wolverhampton

    J F
    J F
    10:56 23 May 20
    I contacted lapworth to carry out a site survey for a self build. I got great advice and a very fast turn around of my... report. We will definitely be using lapworth again for our designs.read more
    nibha hegde
    nibha hegde
    19:51 20 Apr 20
    I am extremely pleased with Lapworth architects. I just told them in my amateur way what I imagined or wanted in my... bungalow and they drew lovely accurate plans. Michael patiently took on board my multiple requests to make changes as new ideas came to me and he always incorporated them with even further development which shows his expertise. Michael provided monthly supervision service which I think is priceless and is the best part of hiring him!. He visited the site regularly, liaised with various other professionals involved like building control people, engineers, etc, did trouble shooting promptly, ensured costing is kept to minimum, and made sure the work is being carried out to the highest standards in a timely manner. The contractors and builders have also found this service very useful because of helpful professional advise and on-site discussions. I have noted from his late night/weekend emails/calls that Michael has worked very hard on my project- which was a total makeover of a rather dilapidated-closed- space building with poor lighting and access- and made it into a well lit, open spaced bright modern bungalow. He has always kept me well informed. Lastly, I have to say, because of his dedication, the project has carried on with practically no stress or worries imparted to me! He is well connected and tendered my project to a very good builder- for which `I am grateful. I sometimes hear other friends' stories of 'nightmare building projects' and I secretly thank my stars that I gave this project to Lapworth. I wish Michael and his team well. If I were lucky enough to acquire another property, I will promptly give the project to Lapworth again! :)read more
    Hugh Humphreys
    Hugh Humphreys
    23:23 19 Feb 20
    Did a very competent job with good value for money, understood my needs and produced the drawings for a complex... extension quickly. Made the small changes requested and continued to provide support on detail on request. I would use them again on further projectsread more
    Kay Bedi
    Kay Bedi
    16:54 01 Feb 20
    I used Lapworth after using two different architects who were unable to secure planning permission due to lack of... knowledge in relation to green belt policy and lack of expertise in relation to producing reports alongside planning applications. Ultimately these were the two things that were required to get out planning application approved and we were impressed with the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of everyone we had interactions with at the firm. The firm is better value for money than others we have used as they provide better quality of service at the same price. I would definitely use them again and would recommend them. The staff have a great attitude and work hard to get you the outcome you want. We finally got our application approved and if we had come to Lapworth to start with we would not have wasted two years and a considerable amount of money trying to get planning approved. Thanks to all at Lapworth, particularly Tristan and Tumi for working so hard and providing a great customer service and quality work also thank you to Mike for the great service he has provided. Kayread more
    Colin Andrews
    Colin Andrews
    16:25 15 Jan 20
    I can honestly say I don't give reviews, but on this occasion I felt I must. Michael Singh of Lapworth Architects spoke... on behalf of my Company's planning application at Walsall Planning committee for an Adventure Golf Course situated in the Green Belt. The application was submitted in February 2018 and at last came before committee with over 40 objections from residents. Michael Singh spoke on my behalf and obviously new his stuff. He showed he cared about this application. His passion caused others to be convinced not just because of his force of reasoning, but also because he was visibly enjoying the beliefs he wanted the committee to accept. Michael Singh won over the committee members through his professional manner. Accurate, competent, credible, intelligent, knowledgeable, likeable, and believable. The committee voted in favour and gave planning approval. I highly recommend Lapworth Architect's. I definitely will use them again. Thank you so much Michael you were just BRILLIANT Regards Colin Andrews Directorread more
    Rajashankar rao
    Rajashankar rao
    09:53 18 Feb 19
    We ( me and my wife) would definitely recommend Lapworth architects without any hesitation.They have been professional... and very prompt in answering our issues. They have been efficient in getting the plans we desired and did the whole application from scratch without any delays. We personally had Manraj to look into our case and absolutely none issues. He has been very efficient in chasing the application process along with updates and infact, got the application approved without any changes.read more
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