Studios located in the heart of Warwickshire and Birmingham, Darcy Architects work with you in designing and building your vision.  Whether it be an extension or conversion of space, creating your new home from scratch or you have a larger commercial project that needs an expert eye, Darcy Architects are with you every step of the way.

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Shaping Your Project


Initial consultation to discuss your budget, scope and the practicalities of your project. Understanding your aims!
TIP! Think about your key driver for the project - increasing value, improving usability or building your dream home.

Discussing ideas and producing early stage design options; this will take into account project constraints and opportunities.
TIP! At this stage it helps to off-load all your questions regarding the project which can ease your mind moving forward. 

Darcy Architects will guide you through the Planning requirements and process as we have many years of successfully gaining planning permission for our clients
TIP! Research historical planning applications for your neighbourhood

Most projects fall under two types of building regulation approval; site notice through the building contractor or submission of technical drawings. Check if party wall agreements are needed.
TIP! There is an opportunity to go for private approval for building regulations - who provide consultant service.

At this stage you should have a min of three building contractors prices from either the planning drawings or the more detailed plans and specifications. Optional additional architectural services such as 'working drawings' can be provided for the construction stage.

... to the completion of your project!


Design Considerations

Major design considerations that will inform your project;


  • Your aspirations and wish list

  • Developed brief through consultation

  • Your ‘Must Haves’ and ‘Would Likes’

  • Flair, creativity and experience

  • Timescales and milestone drivers.

  • Budget constraints and the
    Total Development Costs of the project


  • Site characteristics and constraints

  • A visually appealing building

  • Blending the external appearance with the internal layout

  • Impact of surrounding buildings

  • Thorough understanding of the Planning constraints and opportunities

legislation Requirements

  • Meeting the planning requirements

  • Strict local policy; local council and/or Parish council guidelines

  • Building control and regulations

  • Conservation and historic buildings processes and deliverables.

  • Energy efficiency and sustainability

  • ‘Buildability’

We look forward to hearing from you...


Darcy Architects Ltd

87 Warwick Street, Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire CV32 4RJ
e: jdarcy@darcyarchitects.co.uk t: 01789 601555 m: 07966 732608

and at
the Waters Studio - Bournville
Birmingham B30 2HF