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

We are Wimbledon 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 Wimbledon and right across the borough of Merton. 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 underpromise and overdeliver.

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We serve homeowners and developers throughout Wimbledon

As architects in Wimbledon, we serve homeowners and developers throughout the following postcodes: SW19 4UW, SW19 4QN, SW19 4UB, SW19 4TE, SW19 5BY, SW19 7NE, SW19 4TT.

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What makes Wimbledon special?

Famous the world over for its prestigious tennis championship, it turns out there’s a lot more to Wimbledon than grass courts and pints of Pimms.

Located in the south west of London in the borough of Merton, Wimbledon is a leafy suburb with an abundance of green spaces for its residents to enjoy. A key part of this countryside feeling is of course Wimbledon and Putney Commons; 1000 acres of parklands, woods, and rolling plains. The area is a hugely popular spot for outdoor activity, providing the ideal setting for walking, running, and cycling, as well as golfing and even horse riding. Further elevating the natural appeal of the area is Richmond Park, which, while not technically in Wimbledon, sits just on the other side of the A3.

Wimbledon is also fantastic for wining and dining. Two historic pubs in the borough - The Crooked Billet and The Fox and Grapes - are must-visit watering holes, each with highly-rated food offerings. A range of restaurants and cafes add further charm to the area, while the Wimbledon Village Farmers Market runs on most days and features a generous offering from local suppliers. There are also lots of shopping opportunities in Wimbledon, with many popular chains found on the main strip, as well as a number of smaller-scale boutiques. All in all, Wimbledon is a wonderful, highly livable suburb that has a lot more to it than just the tennis!

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The architecture of Wimbledon

The architecture of Wimbledon is relatively varied, but in terms of residential buildings, the overwhelming style is large townhouses, terraced houses, and Victorian villas. Arts and Crafts homes also feature in the area, particularly around Merton Park. As well as these more classic styles, low-rise apartment buildings can also be found in Wimbledon, offering a slightly more affordable housing option to the area.

At the time of writing, a huge news story concerning Wimbledon is the expansion of the tennis precinct, which would see 39 new courts - including an 8,000-seat stadium - be added to the site. This expansion is planned to go ahead on a golf course that sits adjacent to the existing site, which was purchased a few years ago by the AELTC, who run the tournament. Unfortunately for them, there has been some community pushback (a petition against the plans received 16,500 signatures) and while Merton Council gave their approval, the precinct also requires the permission of Wandsworth Council, who in November 2023, rejected plans. Watch this space to see what happens, but if it does go ahead, the development will be enormous for the area.

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Planning applications in Wimbledon

Wimbledon’s local council, the London Borough of Merton, approved 82% of planning applications 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). Wimbledon 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

As an affluent suburb with relatively well-settled residents, the most popular projects for homeowners in Wimbledon tend to be extensions and refurbishments. This of course speaks to Wimbledon homeowners wanting to add value to their homes, as well as to their desire to enhance the everyday livability of their space. For this reason, interior design projects are also extremely popular.

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Most popular projects for developers

Developers in Wimbledon tend to capitalise on infill and backland development, making use of land that has untapped potential and delivering much-needed housing supply to the area. Another popular route for developers here is airspace developments - upwards extensions where unused rooftop space is utilised and converted into new flats. Mixed-use developments are also a common development here, which can provide both residential and commercial property options.

“ I buy a lot of properties, use a lot of property development strategies and have tried many architecture companies in London through my long history with property investment. I have never seen support as professional, excellent or quick as I get from this architecture office. Nor I felt the kind of care, concern and desire to help meet-our-team I see with them. They are really one in a million! Many thanks. ”

Wills — Berkshire

“ Urbanist Architecture provided an outstanding service in respect of our successful Certificate of Lawfulness application. I had a very tight time frame and they managed to get the whole process tied up in less than a week. ”

Amanda N. — South Norfolk

“ Always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the project's success... They built a level of trust where we feel like we are delivering the project as partners. ”

Sandra N. — London
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Designing spaces within such an iconic suburb is always a thrill - whether it’s an extension for a homeowner or a larger project for a developer, we get a lot of joy from working in Wimbledon.
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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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