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If you’re looking for the best architects in Redbridge and interested in massively effective projects delivered on time and needing minimal revisions, you’re going to love working with us

We work on residential projects in Woodford, South Woodford, Wanstead, Ilford, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Snaresbrook, Barkingside, Chadwell Heath, Seven Kings and Hainault.

Since 2013, we’ve been working with the planning and building control departments of Redbridge on projects from extensions to new build houses, so we know their local planning policies, building regulations and requirements inside out.

Recognised as one of the best residential architecture firms in the South-East of England, 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 Redbridge

Areas we cover include E11, E12, E18, IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, IG8, IG9, IG11, RM6

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What makes Redbridge so special?

Nestled in the north-eastern corner of Greater London, Redbridge is one of those parts of the capital that was once Essex. Yet the area has shifted so dramatically that those east-of-England roots feel like they have been put aside in much of the borough. Redbridge is rapidly changing and has embraced that change - it’s perhaps fitting that two of our favourite projects to work on here have both involved replacing garages with homes.

Ilford boomed in the 19th century from the railway, Woodford grew quickly in the 20th because of the motorcar and now the borough is home to four stations on the Elizabeth Line as rail reclaims the spotlight in the era of sustainable transport. One of those stations, indeed, is Ilford, which dates all the way back to 1839.

Still, that rapid growth is limited by the Green Belt, which pokes like a fat finger into the eastern side of Redridge - beyond Fairlop station the urban gives way to golf courses, sports grounds and eventually farmland.

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The architecture of Redbridge

There’s little doubt about what the most characteristic type of architecture in Redbridge is: it’s the early 20th-century semi-detached house, often with just a touch of mock Tudor above the front window bays, rather than the full faux 16th-century effect. (Although there are some extreme examples of all-out mock Tudor, for instance on Monkhams Avenue).

On a rather grander scale, Snaresbrook Crown Court might be the only court building in England with its own lake. It’s a dramatic Jacobean revival building designed at the start of the Victorian era by Sir George Gilbert Scott - whose later works include the Albert Memorial - and William Bonython Moffatt.

And then there’s the glorious Valentines Mansion - originally built in 1696 but most of what stands today is from the 18th century. It fully deserves its Grade II* listing. And, as it sits in a public park and it’s available as a wedding venue, we all get to enjoy its high Georgian elegance.

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Planning applications in Redbridge

In the year ending March 2023, Redbridge Council received 1,718 planning applications and approved 80% of those submitted.

Our expertise in planning applications means we have a 97% success rate of getting planning permission for our clients (across all councils). Redbridge 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

With all those semi-detached houses, there are lots of opportunities for extensions, including both very large rear extensions and some substantial side extensions, too.

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Most popular projects for developers

We have found Redbridge Council very open to adventurous designs. Two of the projects we are most proud of have been in Redbridge - an unusually shaped group of flats (“block” would be a very misleading word here!) on a former garage site, and a chic little house at the back of a garden. With the combination of the Central and Elizabeth Lines and a booming population, there is both need and opportunity in Redbridge for exciting new housing.

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People in our profession are always complaining about councils, but we’ve had an incredibly rewarding relationship with Redbridge - the planning department genuinely seems to respond to excellent design.
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Director, Chartered Town Planner
Nicole I. Guler

Director, Chartered Town Planner

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Director, Chartered Town Planner

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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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