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We listen, we inspire and we deliver. We offer a full range of architectural services, from concept to completion. Our services are underpinned by developing a deep understanding of every project. We blend the creative energy of young designers with the expertise of experienced professionals to provide a seamless, innovative, holistic architectural service.

Core Services

Feasibility Studies
Conceptual design
Technical design

Feasibility Studies

We develop your needs into a brief, apply creative solutions and subject them to a rigorous design process. A feasibility study tests these options against the constraints of time, budget, regulations and practicalities to establish the best way forward.  

Conceptual design

The process of conceptual design requires keen coordination between multiple departments. We converge inputs from our designers, engineers, cost managers and stakeholders to ensure the project captures your vision.

Technical design

This critical phase transforms the design intent into a package ready for construction. Our designers, technicians and engineers work collaboratively to produce a comprehensive tender package. Our cost managers feed into the process to ensure budgets are maintained and appropriate procurement strategies are considered to help you achieve best value.

Planning
Project management

Planning

We combine our knowledge of the planning system with innovative design solutions to unravel complex planning issues and provide you with the best possible outcome. Working across all sectors and from individual buildings to large-scale regeneration our team has an outstanding track record of success.

Project management

We deliver our clients’ vision whilst honouring project constraints, such as scope, time and budget. We diligently plan, organise and manage each and every project from conception to completion. This is achieved by fully understanding your expectations, key requirements and the drivers of the project. We use the RIBA Plan of Work as the basis for developing a clear management framework and Project Execution Plans (PEPs) to formalise deliverables,  milestones, roles and responsibilities.

Our Architecture & Design Services Include:

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  • Feasibility Studies
  • Master Planning
  • Conceptual Design
  • Pre-Development Site Surveys and Appraisals
  • Option Appraisals
  • 3D Modelling, Visualisation and Animation
  • Detailed Design
  • Technical Design
  • Principal Designer (CDM)
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  • Statutory Applications
  • Planning Pre-Applications
  • Outline Planning Applications
  • Full Planning Applications
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Building Regulations
  • Sustainable Design
  • Interior Design
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  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Space Planning
  • Landscape Design
  • Urban Design
  • Conservation Design
  • Project management
  • Lead Design
  • Construction Procurement
  • Contract Administration

What our architecture & design clients say about us

“We are absolutely thrilled with our wonderful new facility. You used our limited funds to excellent advantage and we have ended up with a library that is fully functional, spacious, practical and inspirational. What more could we ask! The fact that you took ownership of the project put so much time and effort into it and made a personal commitment to making all the components come together so successfully, ensured that we felt safe under your leadership.”

Henrietta Barnett School, Mrs SD Cooke Headteacher

“I have been extremely impressed with the whole process from beginning to end. The design process at the beginning and the consultation with the school was good. Barker’s team listened to our design brief and provided us with a solution that met all of our criteria. The plans were changed as new suggestions were made and we were consulted with at all times. It has been a pleasure to work with such a professional team and I would not hesitate in recommending Barker Associates to other schools. I am sure we will be using them in the future.”

Pear Tree Mead Academy, Harlow, Mrs Peden Headteacher

“Working with Barker through the design phase of this project has been a very positive experience.”

Marketfield School, Executive Head

“Barker’s architects gave us very good guidance from developing the initial concept, working within our budget to selecting and dealing with the building contractors. The team was always available, extremely helpful and we never felt alone as they guided us through the process. We were very pleased with Barker and found them extremely professional at every level.”

Mercer & Hughes Ltd, Seamus Mone, Director

“We have been working successfully with Barker since March 2019 and are very pleased with the service they have provided across all disciplines including Project Management, Building Surveying services, Cost Management, Architectural Design services, Contract Administration and Structural/Civil Engineering Design services. We are looking forward to a continued successful working relationship with Barker on a variety of projects and commissions in the future.”

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Relevant Projects

Reinstatement of City office building following serious fire
Reinstatement of City office building following serious fire
  • Client: Highgate Properties Ltd
  • Location: 5-11 Worship St, London
Market Field School – Four Classroom Extension
Market Field School – Four Classroom Extension
  • Client: Market Field Learning Community
  • Location: Elmstead Market, Essex
A vehicle exhibition and flexible working space for global technology company
A vehicle exhibition and flexible working space for global technology company
  • Client: Global Plc (Technology Sector)
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
The Henrietta Barnett School – Library and ICT Remodelling
The Henrietta Barnett School – Library and ICT Remodelling
  • Client: The Board of Governors - The Henrietta Barnett School
  • Location: Hampstead Garden Suburb
Creating a flexible workspace hub for a growing charitable trust.

Architecture & Design Team Key Contacts

Richard Paynter

Richard Paynter

Partner | Architect

Richard is a partner at Barker and leads the architecture department. He is dual qualified as(…)

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Simon Brown

Simon Brown

Associate Architect

Simon joined Barker in 2021. He is a Chartered Architect with 20 years of specialist experien(…)

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Daniel Claydon

Daniel Claydon

Associate Structural Engineer

Daniel joined Barker in 2019. Daniel has been appointed as an Associate to provide and develo(…)

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Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez

Senior Architect

Juan is a registered Architect who through the years has developed a particular interest in c(…)

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