Groundworks Architects LLP

Groundworks Architects LLP
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Groundworks Architects LLP

Western House, Western Street, Nottingham, Notts, NG1 3AZ

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About Groundworks Architects LLP



1 (Nottingham)


Any to £1m


Groundworks Architects was set up to support private house clients and community led building projects.

We are experienced at working on the following building types

- one off individual house projects, new build and refurbishment
- community projects, including village halls, arts centres, community centres etc.
- housing refurbishment
- access improvements

All our projects aim to offer individuals and the community the sense of having created something special. We investigate use of colour, material and building forms to ensure that the building will function well but also to create senses of excitement, celebration and other qualities that can lift the spirit.

We recognise the need for community led initiatives to be representative of all sectors of the community and through our work address issues such as accessibility, perception, barriers to involvement and the need for dedicated or culturally appropriate space.

Groundworks Architects has received an English Heritage Civic Trust Award for accessible design and works to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Accessible Environments. We have worked with many organisations representing minority or excluded groups such as Ashfield Women’s Centre, South Yorkshire Black Community Forum and Nottinghamshire Society for the Deaf to provide facilities that promote social inclusion.

We produce environmentally responsible, energy efficient buildings with low running costs and have developed close working relationships with specialist consultants to provide environmental assessments, energy management, life-cycle and running cost advice.


Steve Banks
Alison Davies


Residential & Commercial

  • Civil Buildings
  • Community Participation
  • Conservation
  • Culture/Entertainment
  • Housing/Residential
  • Offices


  • Brief Writing
  • Building Regulation Advice
  • Building Regulation Drawings & Applications
  • Contract Administration Services
  • Design & Build
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fund Raising Advice
  • Interior Design
  • Lottery/Grant Bid Advice
  • Planning Drawing & Applications
  • Production Information

Specialist Experience

  • Contemporary Design
  • Conversions
  • Cultural Design
  • Design For Disabled People
  • Ecological Architecture
  • Energy/Enviromental
  • Extensions
  • Internal Alterations
  • Lightweight Structures
  • Listed Building
  • New Build
  • One-off Houses
  • Refurbishment
  • Self-Build
  • Small Works
  • Sustainable Design
  • Other/Miscellaneous


RIBA Award Winner 2006 – Attenborough Nature Reserve
RICS – East Midlands Awards 2006 – Attenborough Nature Reserve. Overall Winner
RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Judges Award 2005 – Conservation Award for Otley Courthouse.
The Civic Trust Access Award 2000 – Doncaster Community Arts Centre.
The Daily telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Award 1999 - Best Town House - Casa Bevron. This was also featured on T.V. (Home Front)


RIBA Chartered Practice
ARB registered architects