Specialists in residential architecture LONDON

Urbane Design Architects


RIBA Chartered Practice

At Urbane Design we have a passion for translating clients needs, lifestyles and budgets into designs that are inspirational and practical. Our ethos is one of completely understanding our client’s requirements and sensitively translating these into designs of exceptional quality, through dialogue and attention to detail. To produce quality, we hope to be actively involved with each project from the earliest stages.

Specialising in residential architecture across London for over 15 years, we deliver projects across London and the South East. Our experience spans from new-build homes and apartments as well as remodelling existing properties and extending properties via loft conversions, rear extensions, side returns to basement conversions.


Whether you are a developer looking to create new properties, a householder looking to extend an existing property or a shop owner looking to alter your premises we have a team of professionals with unrivalled knowledge and a rigorous design and management process that ensures every project is characterised by inspiring design, attention to detail and budget management.

Services offered include feasibility design, planning applications, building control applications, detail contract tender drawings that explain exactly how a builder should build something, building contract administration, interior design, cad surveying and topographical surveys.



Every project we undertake whether it is a home extension, a new build home or a mixed use residential scheme follows the same rigorous process at Urbane Design.

Our design and project management process is always centred around the customer and communication is central to all stages of the project to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards.

We offer a flexible approach to using our services allowing you to select the level of service that you feel appropriate however a typical project will take you from the brief stage through to initial feasibility designs, statutory consents, tender action, contract management during the build through to practical completion.

  • We used Urbane Design Architects to renovate our house in mayfair. They were very good with westminster and dealing with our free holders Grosvenor Estates. We had previously worked with another architect who we fell out with over design issues. Our architect from Urbane Design really understood our brief and requirements. They were very hands on during the construction period making the project run very smoothly with our builder. The end result was a very modern but sensitive design. They kept the original features that had character on our georgian house and blended them with interesting glass light wells that now flood the house with beautiful natural light. We particularly loved the design for the doors. They are full height and frameless. This really adds a wow factor as some of the rooms are 4meters in height!

  • Urbane Design Architects took our newly acquired and very run down house in Bedford ParK , chiswick from planning through to completion. They were recommended to us by a friend who lives on the street who had worked with them on her house. We used them to obtain listed building consent, planning permission, to produce the very detailed construction drawings and to manage the project on site. We used a builder they recommended and found this working relation very successfully. The architect explained clearly what was required at each stage of the project which was very useful. He described it as adding layers of information as the project developed. This became clearer as the project developed. We are very happy with our new home and highly recommend them. They communicate well which I have learnt is the key to a successfully delivered project.


Residential architecture, we deliver projects across London and the South East. Discuss your next project call 020 8996 0601.

e. robert@urbanedesignarchitects.com

Urbane Design
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14:03 24 Apr 20
Robert offers a very professional service. His vision for the space was aligned with ours, so that is why we wanted to work with him to fully... renovate our house. He advised us that we could reconfigure the loft conversion under permitted development and go down the planning application route for the single story rear extension. He drew up plans, providing various different options, and was open to our suggestions for changes. Robert drew up our plans, submitted our applications and ran our tender process to select an appropriate builder. We were very happy with Robert's services.read more
David Jones
David Jones
14:43 07 Apr 20
We worked with Urbane Design during the renovation of our house in West London. They exceeded expectation, had great ideas during planning, great... support during the build and the finished product is better than we even imagined it would be. Would highly recommend.read more
Chris Stenzel
Chris Stenzel
11:18 06 Apr 20
We decided to engage Urbane to design, submit planning and arrange the tender process with builders after speaking to a number of local architects... and builders. The project involves an internal redesign, extension to rear, side and loft. Robert has come up with amazing design ideas, bearing in mind our budget and focused on how we wanted to use the space. Project is currently in build phase Happy to recommend and provide a reference.read more
Ross Nicolson
Ross Nicolson
08:41 06 Apr 20
We used Urbane Designs to renovate and extend our house. From initial consultation to completion, Robert was a pleasure to work with. We'd never... taken on a project like this before, but Robert was great at setting out each stage of the process, with transparent, itemised costs for each. He was also very responsive and helpful with our (many) questions, and of course came up with an excellent design for our home.read more
roland oakshett
roland oakshett
14:11 25 Sep 19
We've used Rob Speight and Urbane Architects twice over the last 10 years. Once to do a ground floor extension and refurbishment and then once to do... a loft and first floor extension.On both occasions Rob was clear and responsive in communication and thoughtful and adaptable in design. We certainly wouldn't have used Urbane a second time if they had not done a good job the first time round (and we did encounter problems with some of our contractors first time). Recommended.read more
Simon Oldham
Simon Oldham
10:05 05 Jul 19
Were great to work with and provided 3 great builders to work with. We could not recommend them more highly for kitchens and extensions.
Deborah Armstrong
Deborah Armstrong
13:39 27 Jun 19
Urbane Design Architects are a wonderful team to work with. Over the course of 18 months they supported us with feasibility, planning permission,... tendering the job, building control approval and contract administration with the builder. Together we carried out a major renovation including a basement, ground floor and 1st floor rear extension. Robert Speight & his team were incredibly responsive throughout, producing exciting and effective designs with lots of detail.I would have no hesitation in recommending Urbane Design Architects to my family & friends, they were a great pleasure to deal with throughout.read more
Dianna Pierce Burgess
Dianna Pierce Burgess
11:06 18 Jun 19
Most definitely 5 stars! We had a great experience with Urbane Design Architects and their team when we recently extended and reconfigured the... ground floor of our Georgian terraced house in Chiswick W4. Robert Speight was our project architect. He listened to our brief but then made us consider some alternative, exciting ways of thinking about the spaces and materials. He combined his experience of local planning policies, working relationships with local suppliers and our budget to deliver a new home that we are in love with! When we were going through planning permissions and the tender process, the team walked us through all the requirements step by step with us, which was great. Very highly recommended and sensibley priced!read more
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