we are colony – a collaborative of architects and designers with an agenda.

what we do

welcome to Colony, where architectural expertise meets a passion for preserving history and crafting timeless spaces. as a small and skilled architectural firm, we specialise in the the creation of breath-taking homes, the thoughtful design of innovative extensions, and the restoration and enhancement of listed buildings. our commitment extends to collaborating with property developers to bring visionary developments to life.

at Colony we believe that each building tells a unique story, and it is our mission to honour and enhance these narratives through architecture. with a keen focus on listed buildings, we approach each project with a deep understanding of historical significance, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern design principles. our team of skilled architects and technicians is dedicated to navigating the delicate balance between preserving the past and creating spaces that meet the needs of contemporary living.

our portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects, from meticulously restored heritage properties to stunning new builds that seamlessly integrate with their surroundings. whether it's a centuries-old Coaching Inn or a modern extension, we approach every project with creativity, precision, and a commitment to exceeding our clients' expectations.

for those seeking a haven of luxury and functionality, our work extends to the creation of wonderful houses that are not only architecturally stunning but also tailored to the unique lifestyles of our clients. we understand that a home is more than just a structure; it is a reflection of the individuals and families that make these spaces their home.

in addition to our residential focus, Colony collaborates with property developers to bring innovative and sustainable developments to fruition. we combine our expertise in design and planning with a keen understanding of market forces, ensuring that each project aligns with the vision of our partners while contributing positively to the built environment.

at Colony, our commitment to excellence is rooted in a passion for architectural innovation, a deep respect for history, and a dedication to enriching communities through thoughtful design. whether you are embarking on the restoration of a listed building, the creation of your dream home, or a collaborative development venture, we invite you to explore the possibilities with us. together, let's transform spaces, preserve legacies, and build a future where architecture inspires and endures.

clients

at Colony, our architecture revolves around you. we believe in close collaboration and a clear understanding of your vision to create designs that not only meet but exceed expectations.

understanding your vision: we believe that successful projects begin with a deep understanding of our clients' visions and aspirations. our architects take the time to engage in open and insightful conversations, allowing us to comprehend not just the technical requirements but also the unique essence of your project. this understanding forms the foundation upon which we build inspired and customised designs.

transparent collaboration: our commitment to openness goes beyond architectural planning. we believe in transparent communication and collaboration throughout the entire design process. regular updates, clear timelines, and interactive sessions ensure that you are not only informed about the progress of your project but also actively involved in shaping its evolution.

tailored solutions: every client is unique, and so are their needs. our team at Colony is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that align seamlessly with your lifestyle, preferences, and functional requirements. from conceptualization to the finishing touches, we work closely with you to integrate your ideas into the design, resulting in spaces that truly reflect your identity.

exceeding expectations: we thrive on the challenge of surpassing expectations. our commitment to excellence goes beyond the aesthetics and extends to the functionality and sustainability of our designs. by pushing the boundaries of creativity and embracing innovative solutions, we aim not just to meet but to exceed your expectations, creating spaces that resonate with your vision and stand the test of time.

long-term partnerships: we aim to be your trusted advisors beyond project completion, fostering lasting relationships that grow and evolve with your needs.

at Colony, client relationships are the cornerstone of our practice. let's embark on a design journey where your vision is not just realized but celebrated.

services

Colony offers a full suite of architectural services, from feasibility studies, through design and planning stages, to technical delivery, tendering, and contract administration of construction works. we also offer bespoke services to suit any project or any client.

at Colony, our architectural services are structured to align with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) stages, ensuring a systematic and comprehensive approach to every project. with a focus on creativity, functionality, and client collaboration, we navigate each stage with precision and innovation.

stage 0: strategic definition

client consultation: our journey begins with a thorough understanding of your vision, objectives, and project requirements.

feasibility studies: we conduct in-depth feasibility studies to assess the viability of your project, exploring creative possibilities and potential challenges.

stage 1: preparation and brief

project briefing: collaborative sessions define your project's scope, aspirations, and specific requirements.

site analysis: a meticulous analysis of the site sets the groundwork for informed design decisions.

stage 2: concept design

creative ideation: our architects bring your vision to life through conceptual designs that capture the essence of your project.

client feedback: iterative feedback sessions ensure that the concept aligns seamlessly with your expectations.

stage 3: developed design

detailed plans: we refine the chosen concept, developing detailed plans that encompass spatial layouts, materials, and aesthetic considerations.

client approval: your approval at this stage is crucial, marking the transition from concept to a fully developed design.

stage 4: technical design

technical drawings: precise technical drawings and specifications are prepared to guide the construction phase.

coordination with consultants: collaboration with structural engineers and other specialists ensures a cohesive design.

stage 5: construction

contract administration: we oversee the construction phase, ensuring that the design is faithfully executed, and addressing any unforeseen challenges.

regular progress reports: transparent communication keeps you informed about the construction process and any necessary adjustments.

stage 6: handover and close-out

quality assurance: we conduct thorough inspections to ensure the completed project aligns with our design intent and meets quality standards.

client handover: a seamless transition marks the completion of your project, with comprehensive documentation and support for any post-construction needs.

at Colony, our commitment to excellence is embedded in every RIBA stage. we invite you to experience architectural services that blend creativity, professionalism, and client-centric collaboration.

resources

at Colony, we make use of cutting-edge resources to redefine architectural excellence. our use of 3D laser scanning technology captures intricate details, proving a nuanced understanding of spaces for precise restoration and innovative design solutions. the implementation of digital point cloud modelling ensures accuracy, creating a digital twin that mirrors reality. powered by state-of-the-art software, our design process is not just efficient, but visionary, pushing the boundaries of creativity.

collaboration is at the core of our success. Partnering with industry leaders and fellow construction and property professionals, we expand our collective expertise. these strategic alliances enhance our capabilities, fostering a dynamic environment where innovation flourishes. at Colony, our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and collaborating with industry partners ensures that every project benefits from the latest advancements, creating spaces that are both timeless and forward-thinking. join us in embracing a future where architectural possibilities are limitless.

contact us

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