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As Richmond Architects, we specialise in crafting creative design and planning strategies to unlock the potential of challenging sites and buildings in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

We work on residential projects primarily in Kew, East Sheen, North Sheen, Barnes, Mortlake, Twickenham, Hampton, Richmond and Richmond Hill.

We’ve been working in the area since 2013 and have a good relationship with the planning and building control departments of Borough of Richmond upon Thames. We’re familiar with their regulations and guidelines but, just as importantly, with what kinds of projects they are likely to approve and which ones they are likely to object to. We can shape your application so it has the best possible chance of being built.

Recognised as one of the best residential architecture firms in London, we work across the entire residential architecture spectrum with construction budgets of 100k - 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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As architects in Richmond, we serve homeowners and developers throughout the following postcodes

The areas we cover are KT1, KT2, KT8, SW13, SW14, SW15, TW1, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW7, TW9, UB10

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What makes Richmond special?

Located in the south-west of the capital, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is renowned for its large, extensive parks and open green space. There are over 100 parks win Richmond, with up to 140 hectares of this land forming part of London’s Metropolitan Green Belt. Over 10 miles of the Thames runs through the borough, one of the largest stretches recorded across the capital. Some of the most noted parks in the borough include Richmond Park, Bushy Park and Kew Gardens.

Richmond is also home to Hampton Court Palace, one of King Henry VIII’s favourites among his many residences. Richmond has historically been a haven for royalty and the rich and famous. Due to its historical significance and beauty, Hampton Court Palace and its surrounding parks attract a vast number of tourists, from around the world every year. Another large tourist attraction is Twickenham Stadium, one of the world’s largest rugby stadiums.

The borough provides a rich cultural offering including historic houses, theatres, galleries and museums. However, its scenic Royal Parks, vast open green space and riverside setting are Richmond’s main attractions.

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The architecture of Richmond

Richmond upon Thames is considered an affluent suburban residential district. The Borough boasts a number of examples of lavish Georgian architecture. The style of this era is characterised by symmetry and classic aesthetic with buildings often constructed from brick or stone.

The mix of Georgia, Regency and Victorian architectural styles makes Richmond a unique borough of London, giving it more of a village-like feel. In an attempt to protect, preserve and enhance the architectural and historical character of Richmond, 85 conservation areas have been designated across the borough. This gives buildings and areas of high architectural merit, greater protection.

Notable buildings within the borough include Ham House and Garden, which is a 17th-century house in the Stuart architectural style, and Hampton Court Palace, widely considered an icon of Baroque architecture.

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Planning applications in Richmond

In the year ending March 2023, Richmond upon Thames council received 2,611 planning applications and approved 85% of those applications.

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

We’ve helped homeowners in Richmond completely transform their homes with a combination of large extensions and a complete reorganisation of the layout. And we’ve worked on the careful refurbishment of listed buildings to restore them to their former while making them pleasurable to live in.

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Most popular projects for developers

As Richmond architects, our projects for developers have been focused on sympathetic additions to 20th-century estates along the Thames, along with work in the town centres.

“ I found working with Adam and Ufuk a pleasure and their understanding of the planning process especially in a difficult conservation area; tested all their skill sets and some! ”

D. Sawyerr — London

“ Nicole was a very helpful lady, she gave me all the information I needed for my application. Perfect and amazing job in no time. Happy to work with. Thank you. ”

Wahida N. — London
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With the spectacular riverbank and park settings, plus the many beautiful historic buildings, working in Richmond means that architects have to be at their very best.
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Senior 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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