Established in 2003, BWP Architects Ltd have studios in Surrey and North Yorkshire BWP Architects have successfully undertaken and delivered on projects all across the country from Northumberland down to the south coast and as an RIBA Chartered Practice BWP Architects can handle all aspects of your project. The ability to design individual solutions for each client and for each scheme together with a firm understanding of construction detailing, contract administration and an ability to achieve planning permission where others have failed has attracted many of our clients. A consistently high quality of service ensures many recommendations and repeat work from both private clients and developers.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • RIBA Chartered Practice
  • Two RIBA and ARB Registered Directors

Serviced Areas

  • Surrey, East Hampshire,, Yorkshire

Contact Details

  Website
  City Farnham
  Postcode GU9 7NU
  Address 10, Borelli Yard
  Phone Number 012 5282 1114

Products & Services

BWP Architects can undertake an initial briefing and produce Feasibility Studies to examine different ways to maximise opportunities on the site, prepare sketch massing proposals, alternative architectural styles, prepare outline advice on possible planning difficulties, etc. while responding to the specific constraints and opportunities offered by the site, its surroundings and adjacent buildings.

This service is predominantly aimed at small developers rather than private clients.


One of the main parts of the work we do is to help private clients who are looking for new bespoke homes.

These can either be replacement dwellings on a site with an existing building or on an empty site.

Each project is tailored to the client's needs; be it a highly contemporary eco-home or a more traditional style home we have the skills and experience to successfully deliver.

We offer the full range of services from the initial designs advice through construction drawings and dealing with your builders on site if you wish.


As well as designing new homes, BWP Architects will also undertake large projects to extend and remodel private client's existing homes.

Typically, the remodelling projects we get involved in have construction budgets ranging from 0. 5m to 2m.


We have worked with a number of small local developer over the years, typically on small sites suitable or up to six or so units.

With the vast majority of this type of project the client often requires both our planning and design services followed by the preparation of the construction information, leaving the works on site to their own in-house teams.

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Established in 2003 and with studios in Surrey and North Yorkshire Multi-Award Winning BWP Architects have successfully undertaken and delivered on projects all across the country from Northumberland down to the south coast and as an RIBA Chartered Practice BWP Architects can handle all aspects of your project. The ability to design individual solutions for each client and for each scheme together with a firm understanding of construction detailing, contract administration and an ability to achieve planning permission where others have failed has attracted many of our clients.


James Palmer undertook his architectural education at Leicester School of Architecture where he met Leigh and Jane. James completed his studies in 1994 and worked in London for the next eleven years gaining considerable experience with social and sheltered housing projects and working with the volume house-building industry and a number of high-end developers including The Grosvenor Estate and Octagon Developments. James delivered complex projects involving new buildings within Conservation Areas and worked on the refurbishment of Grade I and Grade II Listed Buildings.


Applications for Planning Permission can be extremely complicated and the quality of the submission is often a factor in obtaining an elusive permission. We are able to take the lead in both the design process and the planning submission or work with your Planning Consultant should the project be of sufficient complexity. BWP Architects can prepare schemes for Outline Planning Application, Full Planning Applications, Discharge of Reserved Matters and Discharge of Planning Conditions. This is a process set up to establish the principle of development on a site.


As well as working with developers to design and build individual houses or small groups of houses BWP Architects also plan new large housing developments of several hundred units. This involves an understanding of current urban planning issues, knowledge of highways requirements, an appreciation of the economical constraints of working with the largest of the country's housebuilders while all the time trying to ensure that the overall design produces a cohesive solution that addresses the local planning authorities needs and provides a pleasant place to live for the eventual residents.


BWP Architects regularly work closely with Developers from initial Feasibility Studies through to the preparation of full working drawings. Many of the Developers we have worked with have become repeat clients - some of whom we have now worked with for many years. We have also been appointed by some of the larger national developers to prepare overall Masterplans for housing developments of over 400 units. We can quickly prepare alternative proposals where planning permission has previously been gained to increase profitability of a site and are comfortable negotiating these changes through the planning maze.


BWP Architects approach each project from a fresh standpoint with tailor made services specific to the project and the client. Some clients only need early Feasibility Studies to decide whether they are taking the right general approach to a project, some require a full set of services from design inception through to completion of the built project and beyond.


At BWP Architects we can be involved in all aspects of your project from the initial design inception and feasibility studies through to the construction and final handover. Virtually any aspect of building work will need to comply with the Building Regulations and it is vitally important that this is handled properly. The Building Regulations cover a multitude of elements from the obvious like structural stability and insulation through to the more obscure such as the height of light switches.