From select developments in the Cotswolds to larger schemes on the Green Belt – Lapworth Architects’ competent, hard-working team can get your development off the ground with top-notch finishes and fantastic returns. 

Looking for a trusted partner for your development?

Lapworth Architects’ experience in designing small and mid-scale quality residential developments is second-to-none – so if you’re looking for an experienced partner for your development project in the West Midlands, you’ve come to the right place. 

We have dozens of examples of our premium residential design work all over the heart of England from the beautiful market towns of the Cotswolds to the Regency elegance of Leamington.

We work closely with local planning departments and reputable high-end developers to build comfortable, well-designed homes in urban and rural locations that sell fast – and for a great price.

Courtyard Gardens, Haseley Manor

We work closely with our partners to ensure the end result fits their brief, meets their financial objectives and is delivered on time. As your local West Midlands architects, we have the local knowledge and planning experience to realise your plans, whether they involve city centre mixed-use schemes or the subtleties of Green Belt planning issues – and our committed team are always on the end of the line to sort out any problems that arise during the process.

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Erdington Road, Aldridge
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Roundelay Collection, Snitterfield

Luxury homes from statement architects

In recent years we’ve worked with developers and cultivated great relationships with council planning departments to deliver high-quality schemes of varied scale across the region. Our speciality is contemporary period-style housing in suburban and rural settings, as you can see from the above examples. 

The locations we specialise in invite the outdoors in, and so our homes generally feature plenty of glazing – from oriel and bay windows to French and patio doors – that looks out onto landscaped open spaces, as in Regents Green, or formal parterre gardens like at Courtyard Gardens.

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Regents Green, Leamington Spa

The typologies of building in our schemes vary, from balconied mansion blocks and semi-detached family homes to terraced townhouses and executive villas, all sale-ready with attractive designs and materials. 

Regardless of the building style, our projects fit right into their context and meet planning stipulations, from the larger-scale possibilities of Lickey Grange, near Bromsgrove, to the precision and expertise required by the Roundelay Collection for its green belt location. 

Space, appropriate styling and character touches are common to the architecture of all our projects, and interior features like underfloor heating, en-suite bathrooms and top-end finishes match your clients’ expectations and lifestyle – and improve your earnings. 

Highworth Collection, Broadway

Expertise and communication

Our residential developments have been recognised by prestigious industry authorities like the CABE Gold Award for our work at Lickey Grange; we’ve also been nominated numerous times by the Birmingham Post for their awards in housing, and we’ve been fortunate enough to feature in the Sunday Times’ Housing Awards for our work at Haseley Manor in Warwick. 

With industry-leading partners like Spitfire Homes, Cameron Homes and Elegant Homes, we know what it takes to collaborate on projects with plenty of moving parts, and we work hard to make sure that communicating with our team of architects and planners is always easy, structured and honest. 

These projects are always complicated, but our team has the knowledge and the experience of dozens of collaborations behind them, a great relationship with the powers that be, and the energy to drive meaningful communication between all parties. 

So, if you’ve got a project, some land you want to develop, an old building you want to refurbish, or are just interested in the possibilities, take a look at our portfolio of residential developments, and get in touch – via our contact form below, calling us on 0121 455 0032, or chatting to us on our live chat –  to see how we can help you get the best from your investment.

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!