Bench Architects offer a rare combination - years of experience conserving historic buildings and the ability to create award-winning, contemporary designs.

Our understanding of historic buildings and their context is paramount. We work with a network of craftsmen and contractors, whose traditional building skills are integral to the fine repair and conservation of historic monuments. We have access to the most advanced technology coupled with cutting-edge creativity and our determination to ensure sustainability of the built environment.

We use our expertise to assess the significance and value of each component in a historic building. It is this comprehensive research and attention to detail that accounts for our growing reputation for securing Planning and Listed Building Consents and completing complex projects, often where others have failed.

Established in 1997, the members of our practice offer consultancy and full project management from parish churches, historic and country houses to industrial archaeology and commercial properties. We draw on a professional team of Planners, Archaeologists, Historians, Conservators, Heritage and Tourism Consultants, Quantity and Land Surveyors, Structural and Environmental Engineers to suit the economic and architectural brief of each project.