About us

Our aim is to design new buildings that delight and serve the user, respect tradition and respond to place. To achieve this we travel countrywide to work with a wide range of clients, including landowners, trusts, local community groups and private individuals.

Current projects are in Cornwall, Cumbria, Cheshire, Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Surrey North Yorkshire and the Isles of Scilly. Recent clients include the Duchy of Cornwall, Whiteley Homes Trust, the Duke of Lancaster’s Housing Trust, Blackpool Borough Council, Cartmel Priory, Ilchester Estates in Holland Park, London, and Lancaster RC Diocese.

We are consulting architects to the Duchy of Cornwall and members of the Professional Network of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.

Dominic Roberts is on the register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC).

Current Projects, October 2017

Mulgrave Estate: New projects include the conversion of agricultural buildings adjacent to John Soane's stables and the development of a masterplan for new buildings in the seaside village of Sandsend.

Ideal Village: Selected as architect for the extension of Whiteley Village in Surrey, we have collaborated with Levitt Bernstein to develop a master plan and proposals for 64 new almshouses, a care home, care hub and the conversion of historic buildings at this self-contained village for elderly people. The original village consists of over one hundred listed buildings designed in the Arts & Crafts style. The schemes were submitted for planning consent in November 2016.

Village Housing: We have worked with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community on a masterplan for new housing in St Weonards, Herefordshire. A scheme for new housing was submitted in April 2017. Our project for new houses at Bletchingdon in Oxfordshire is now on site. The client for both projects is the Duchy of Cornwall.

Extra Care: Our project for extra care housing at Poundbury, Dorset is now on site. This was designed for the Yarlington Housing Group in collaboration with NOMA, Bristol.

New School for Cornwall: We are working with the Duchy of Cornwall on proposals for a new primary school at Nansledan near Newquay.

Historic Building Projects: Our two recent applications for grants from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund have been successful. The churches to be repaired under the scheme are St Ignatius in Preston and Our Lady and St Michael’s in Workington. We also have a number of ongoing projects at Cartmel Priory in Cumbria and the church of St Helen Witton, Northwich, both listed Grade 1.

 

The practice has two directors:

Francis Roberts DipArch RIBA is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild.

Dominic Roberts BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA sits on the Northern Buildings Committee of the Victorian Society. He is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild and is AABC registered.