About Us

Hughes Architects was founded in 2001 by Doug Hughes, our principal architect and managing director.

His objective was to provide a first-class architectural design and planning service, based in Mid Wales. The business soon expanded with architecture, building design and planning commissions throughout Wales and England.

Residential, commercial and agricultural building design and planning services – a one-stop shop

Hughes Architects was founded in 2001 by Doug Hughes, our principal architect and managing director.

His objective was to provide a first-class architectural design and planning service, based in Mid Wales. The business soon expanded with architecture, building design and planning commissions throughout Wales and England.

From our four offices at Newtown and Welshpool in Powys and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, we work with clients throughout Wales, the border areas of Shropshire and Herefordshire, the West Midlands, M4 corridor and further afield, including London and Bristol.

Our clients are always our primary concern. Whether it’s the house owner extending their family home for the first 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 a lead adviser to local authorities, and we work with housing association partners identifying and co-partnering with them in developing often challenging sites.

Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural

Our work also includes properties and buildings ranging from churches to health surgeries, schools to office developments.

We work on conversions, renovations and listed buildings, as well as designing industrial and commercial units for expanding businesses.

Architects, planning consultants, interior design

But we don’t stop at being architects. We are also planning consultants.

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 excellent success rate with the planning system is a testimony to that.



OUR TEAM

Our team is carefully selected to bring together the essential experience and key skills necessary to deliver a successful architectural or planning project over time. And we collaborate tirelessly to ensure you experience a high-quality friendly service at all times.

Our team are based at Newtown and Welshpool in Powys and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion.

Our Offices

NEWTOWN OFFICE 29 Broad Street Newtown, Powys, Wales SY16 2BQ Tel: 01686 610311 Fax: 01686 610331

WELSHPOOL OFFICE 38 Broad Street Welshpool, Powys, Wales SY21 7RR Tel: 01938 553436 Fax: 01938 553562

ABERYSTWYTH OFFICE Cambrian Chambers Terrace Road Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 1NY Tel: 01970 636019

CARDIFF OFFICE 02921678999

Accreditation

As a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) chartered practice, Hughes Architects comply with strict criteria in an accreditation scheme that represents a mark of quality.

The scheme has been developed by RIBA following client and government feedback. It ensures that all accredited members work to a common set of standards and have in place the following:

  • Appropriate professional indemnity insurance
  • Quality management systems
  • Health and safety policyEmployment policy addressing the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment
  • Continuing professional development for all staff
  • A written environmental management policy

Click here to download the Chartered Practice Manual


SERVICE

From your first call or visit to one of our offices we aim to provide you with all the information you need to decide on what’s best to progress your project. We offer a free consultation meeting at your property where we can discuss your ideas and offer advice on the possibilities.

At this initial meeting we can explore all your options and also advise on the practicalities. This will cover planning rules, building costs, construction types, possible materials and all the things you will need to consider to realise your project.

Following this meeting we can produce a fee proposal tailored to your project, with all the different stages explained.

“This project for me has been one of the smoothest, not least because of the very competent team involved. Many thanks again for you and Richard’s involvement, it certainly gave me the confidence that the project was being ‘looked after’ “