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If you’re looking for the best architects working in Chiswick and want a team who deliver outstanding projects on time, you’re in the right place.

We are Chiswick architects who specialise in crafting creative design and planning strategies to unlock the potential of challenging sites and buildings.

Since 2013, we’ve been working on residential projects in Chiswick and right across the borough of Hounslow. Because of this, our team has a firm grasp on the nuances of local planning policies and building regulations in this region.

Recognised as one of the best residential architecture firms in London, we work across the entire residential architecture spectrum with construction budgets of 200k - 10m. With a proven track record delivering home extensions, flat conversions, HMOs, new build houses and flats, we deliver incredibly successful projects for national house builders and seasoned property developers right through to first-time investors and homeowners.

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Throughout the planning, design, and construction journey's highs and lows, you'll find our team open, communicative, and down-to-earth. Unlike numerous architecture practices, we consistently endeavour to underpromise and overdeliver.

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We serve homeowners and developers throughout Chiswick.

As architects in Chiswick, we serve homeowners and developers throughout the following postcodes: W4 2RP, W4 2PS, W4 2PR, W4 2PF, W4 2PP, W4 2PJ, W4 1RZ, W4 1SH, W4 1LS.

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What makes Chiswick special?

Located in the London Borough of Hounslow in the west of London, Chiswick is an affluent, highly sought-after neighbourhood that people are drawn to for its calming, peaceful atmosphere. Bordered by Hammersmith, Richmond, Acton and Brentford, Chiswick rests on the outskirts of London, yet its strong transport links make it easy to get to central London and beyond.

This lovely, leafy neighbourhood is perfectly placed on a scenic stretch of the River Thames, which a number of homes perched on the river’s edge happily look out to. Though formerly a fishing village, today Chiswick’s key demographic is families and young professionals seeking a slightly slower pace.

Known more for its relaxed atmosphere than its raucous nightlife scene, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in this West London nook. Of note is Fuller’s Brewery, one of London’s largest and oldest breweries which attracts throngs of thirsty visitors in search of a weekend pint or two. Another key feature is Chiswick House and Gardens, which spans 65 acres of parkland and features an abundance of ponds, fountains and flawlessly manicured gardens. Some of the trees on site even date right back to 1720 - an incredible piece of living history.

Before moving on to the architecture of the area, we thought we’d share a thrilling piece of trivia to take along to your next pub quiz… Chiswick was originally named Ceswican, meaning 'cheese farm' because it hosted an annual cheese fair right up until the 18th century. Who would have thought?!

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The architecture of Chiswick

From period homes to modern apartment blocks, Chiswick varies in its architectural style and caters to a wide variety of tastes. Large Edwardian detached homes overlook the Thames River, while the neighbourhood’s many tree-lined streets host everything from one bedroom flats to generously-sized family homes.

Particular architectural standouts are of course Chiswick House, which was completed in 1729 and has a striking Neo-Palladian style, but also the far more contemporary ‘Mosaic House’, which - though some assess it as an eye-sore more than an aesthetic marvel - brings a particular charm and personality to an otherwise quiet, leafy street. The five bedroom work of art is the home of artist-activist Carrie Reichardt, who, with an array of her artist friends, spent decades working on the exterior which today is covered top to toe in colourful, mosaic tiles with various imagery and messaging incorporated into the design.

There are only two conservation areas in Chiswick - one on the High Road to preserve the heritage quality of the area - as well as the area of and surrounding the aforementioned Chiswick House and Gardens. All in all, Chiswick is an architecturally diverse neighbourhood, celebrated for its liveability and its peaceful atmosphere, despite its relatively close proximity to the city.

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Planning applications in Chiswick

The London Borough of Hounslow approved 73% of applications in Chiswick in its most recently reported quarter (ending September 2023).

Our expertise in planning applications means we have a 97% success rate of getting planning permission for our clients (across all councils). Chiswick is a place where we have a history with the council, increasing the chances that you - as our client - will get planning approval.

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Most popular projects for homeowners

In Chiswick, we specialise in extensions, renovations, new builds and interior design and have extensive experience in working on the many different types of sites the neighbourhood of Chiswick offers. Our multidisciplinary team of architects, designers and town planners have an in-depth knowledge of the area and know how to successfully attain planning permission. Of particular interest in Chiswick at the moment are conversion and extension projects, as residents seek to add value and enhance liveability to their treasured homes.

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Most popular projects for developers

Given the popularity of the neighbourhood of Chiswick, investing in this corner of London will typically be a safe bet. Like other parts of the city, Chiswick is one of the many London neighbourhoods in need of increased housing stock. For this reason, one of the most common projects for developers in Chiswick is backland and infill developments for small scale new build housing schemes, as well as the conversion of older buildings into new uses, adding density to existing plots and providing a stronger provision of housing to the area.

“ Friendly, helpful and professional approach. Very impressed by how they took care of my planning application and made it such a simple and easy process thank you. ”

O. Wilson — London

“ I used Urbanist Architecture after having been previously given poor advice from another service- so naturally I was quite wary of using another service - my planning needs were of a specialised nature and Urbanist was able to confidently help me to navigate the planning complexities to successfully gain me the planning permission needed for my project. I would most definitely recommend Urbanist for your planning needs. ”

E. Ross — London

“ We found Urbanist Architecture after multiple failed attempts at getting planning permission. If it wasn't for them and there dedication my family would have needed to move away! For that we are all extremely grateful. throughout our whole experience Urbanist Architecture were helpful, professional and very informative. ”

Matt B. — London
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Chiswick is a beautiful London nook, and creating clever designs that mirror the aesthetics of the local area is a process we delight in.
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Yuki Terado

BA(Hons) MArch
Architectural Designer

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We specialise in crafting creative design and planning strategies to unlock the hidden potential of developments, secure planning permission and deliver imaginative projects on tricky sites

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