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.
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.
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.
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.
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, drop us a message or give us a call to see how we can get your project off the ground. We’re looking forward to working with you!
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 planning permission and starting building.
Our breadth of local knowledge makes us an efficient and sustainable choice of architect, and we have a 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 real professionals, chat to us, leave us a message or call us on the number at the top of the page. Let’s talk!