We offer architectural and interior design services to individuals and companies, for domestic and commercial properties. We work for …
- Home owners
1st Architects lse undertakes extensions and refurbishments for homes of all sizes. Home owners can rely on our vision, expertise and attention to detail. We offer very accessible services tailored to domestic clients. Our 1st Architects Capital Homes department specialises in work on homes in the very centre of London.
- Home builders
Our portfolio demonstrates our experience and skill in designing, gaining planning approval for, and building bespoke houses in London and the South East of England. This type of project has always been of particular interest to us and we take great care to realise the very personal ambitions of each client.
- Self builders
1st Architects lse is a member practice of the Association of Self Build Architects (ASBA) and our director Jason See is also a director of this organisation. We are therefore, very well versed in the particular requirements of self builders.
“We trusted 1st Architects with our project from beginning to end. They listened to my wife and I carefully, but also introduced their own ideas and expertise with very pleasing results.” Mr Hill
We offer a portfolio of bespoke services for our developer clients. We turn around site appraisals quickly and efficiently, and we have access to Ordnance Survey mapping services and other technology to assist in assessing site potential. We will search local authority planning databases to obtain site history and establish local precedent. 1st Architects is adept at designing with a particular view to maximising value and minimising cost and are familiar with the strategy required to successfully negotiate the increasingly complicated planning system. We have successfully obtained planning approval for various types and scales of development – from two-flat projects to 14 flats as part of a mixed use residential/retail development.
1st Architects has undertaken a number of design-build projects, employed by the contractor. We design and detail to the constraints and budgets of the contractor as agreed with the client. Our contractor clients include Depa and Holloway White Allom, but we are equally able to work with smaller contractors.
“We know the considerable amount of time 1st Architects and spent in designing and building a house that was perfect for my lifestyle, and on such a small site. The quality of the design shone through and the council recognised this. It is a great house.” Mr Parker
- Interior designers
We have worked alongside leading interior designers on high quality domestic projects. We integrate our architectural design skills with the interior designer’s concepts, and address planning and listed building applications, and building regulations. We prepare tender packages as necessary or work on a design-build basis with a preferred contractor. We take initial concepts for bespoke bathrooms, joinery, staircases and so on, and apply our construction experience to provide full construction drawings. This process is enabled by our ability to understand the particular requirements of the designer and maintain a dialogue with them. We integrate audio/visual, lighting and ventilation requirements into the designs and liase with specialist contractors if required.
- Commercial clients
We have experience of office and reception area fit out and space planning. Our director Jason See has been responsible for commercial projects from inception to completion in the office, retail, motor trade and industrial sectors. He has had responsibility for projects for both branded and design-led hospitality projects up to £2.5 million in value. The national coverage of the 1st Architects Group is of additional benefit to clients with widely spread property interests.
We have worked closely with King Sturge International Property Consultants (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and also GVA on office fit-outs and space planning projects for their corporate clients. The national coverage of the 1st Architects Group is of benefit to clients with nationwide property interests
- Estate agents
We can advise your clients, both private and commercial developers, on how to maximise the value of their properties.
Our commercial client list:
King Sturge / Jones Lang LaSalle
Holloway White Allom
Charterhouse Financial Ltd.
London Leisure Services Ltd.
Larkwood Management Ltd.
Urban Associates Ltd.
Ernle Estates Ltd.
Unicorn Property Investment Ltd.
Hyatt Group Ltd.
Well Conceived Design
"Thank you for attending the planning hearing. The unanimous vote in favour of the design is quite an achievement considering we added nearly 100sqm to the property." P Winter
Get in touch
We will respond to your enquiry whatever the size of your project, and will be happy to meet you to discuss it further.Contact us