History

Doug Hughes founded our practice in 2001 with the aim of providing a first class quality architect and planning consultancy services based in Mid Wales. Within two years the practice had grown with architecture, building design and planning projects throughout Wales and England. While the geographical spread of our projects is still vast, our core values remain the same, wherever we have the pleasure to be working. And we do work in some wild places.

From our four offices at Newtown and Welshpool in Powys, Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, and Cardiff in South Wales, we work with clients throughout Wales, the border areas of Shropshire and Herefordshire, the West Midlands, M4 corridor and further afield. From remote and isolated countryside, to populated urban areas.

We are a close-knit team drawn from a variety of backgrounds and experience and this is reflected in the products and services we are able to deliver. We have been together as a team for a long time. We enjoy working in this wonderful part of the world. We enjoy learning and laughing with our clients. We enjoy creating their dream homes and properties - whether residential, commercial or industrial.

Our clients are always our primary concern. Whether it’s the house owner extending their family home for the first (and more often than not the last) time, to those that build houses again and again, we work with all of them. As experienced planning consultants we work with landowners and property developers looking to bring forward land, we are also lead adviser to local authorities and we work with our housing association partners identifying and co- partnering with them in developing often challenging sites.

Residential, commercial and industrial

On top of this, this year we have worked on a new church, a doctor’s surgery and extending an existing school. We work on conversions, renovations and listed buildings, as well as designing industrial and commercial units for expanding businesses. We believe that variety is good. It certainly keeps us sharp. So much so that we have won quite a few awards for our work. 

When we design our buildings we include our clients as much or as little as they want. Some want to be unofficial site foremen, while others just want us to hand their building over when it’s done. Whatever works for you as our client works for us. We can then be there from start to finish or just get all your permissions in place to enable you to build yourself.

We are dedicated to providing practical yet innovative architectural and planning solutions tailored to the needs of our clients. We take a lot of time to get to know you to make sure you get exactly what you want from your project. We spend time with our clients creating ideas, sharing the designs that inspire us and talking through alternatives, while not forgetting to talk about budgets too.

Architects, planning consultants, interior design

But we don’t stop at being architects. We are also planning consultants. In the last year we made 146 planning applications across the region and all bar one was successful throughout Powys, Ceredigion, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

We talk to the local council planners, local community and parish councils, communities and government agencies in the early stages of your project. In doing so we can often overcome any of the usual concerns that can often delay projects. We get results. Our enviable success rate with the planning system is a testimony to that.

We are developers and project managers too. We can build and manager your project from scratch if you want us to.

We are different to other architects and planning consultants. We offer so much more. Give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you.