BWP Architects Ltd are a multi-award-winning RIBA chartered practice established in 2003 with studios in Farnham, Surrey and Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
The Farnham studio is headed by architect Leigh Brooks MVO, RIBA who has lived in Farnham since 2005. Leigh completed his architectural training under the personal tutelage of eminent architectural historian Professor James Stevens Curl in 1995 after which he spent eight years working in for a London practice as Project Architect and Senior Associate on numerous highly prestigious projects including the award winning works at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge and the Brownsword Market Building in Poundbury. In January 2002 Leigh was awarded the Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 2002 Jubilee Honours List for his work as the Project Architect and Contract Administrator on behalf of the Royal Household for the £25M Extension and Remodelling of the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
As the director running the Farnham studio, Leigh’s clients have included Sir Stephen & Lady Lamport, Sir Peter & Lady Wakefield’s family, Sir Adrian & Lady Montague as well as a large number of other private clients designing unique, bespoke homes. In addition, BWP Architects Ltd have worked with a select few small developers over the last 15 years including Gold Property Developments Ltd, Prism Homes, Tkei Homes Ltd and One Merrow Croft Limited designing individual homes for smaller sites.
In 2014 BWP Architects’ designs for a new home in Farnham for a private client won an award in the UK Property Awards in the “Single Architecture Residence” category, and we were delighted to win again in the same category in 2018 for another project (a project which also went on to win “Best Eco Home” in the 2018 Build It Awards). Earlier in 2018, BWP Architects also won “Best Passivhaus Residential Design” in the 2018 Home Builder Awards. In 2019 BWP Architects also won an award in the Waverley Design Awards for another private home.
BWP Architects have worked with CPL Developments, the Project Managers for this scheme, on a number of new build schemes for private clients including a new three storey Georgian style home in Surrey, a new timber-framed oak home overlooking Chichester Harbour and, most recently, the redevelopment of a 19th Century Oast House including some very contemporary extensions. It was clear that in order to achieve the quality of build that our client was looking to achieve would require not only a high level of specification and detailing but also a project team that could work well together to deliver that quality.