Nick Noble

Founder & Managing Director

Expertise: Experience of residential market, freehand drawings

The culture of the business is important to me. We take great pride in our work and every member of the team is valued and recognised as playing a pivotal role in delivery for our clients.

Nick Noble Founder & Managing Director

With 35+ years’ experience in the industry and working for residential housebuilders, residential design is in Nick’s DNA. His understanding of the challenges and issues that housebuilders face at the early stage of a project is as a result of the real time, hands-on experience he had working with them in their own environments. His tenacity to get under the skin of a project and develop designs that bring the best return on investment for the developer is second to none.

Nick is expert in producing hand drawn, sketch layouts that respond to site context and client needs. His ability to maximise the development potential of a site utilising a client’s standard house type range is highly regarded within the development industry. His freehand drawings were part of the initial conceptual designs for Bloy St, Bristol, an urban regeneration project involving the sensitive renewal of nineteenth century terraced housing.  This was awarded the RIBA “Housing Design Award for Best Residential Urban Regeneration Scheme”.

The business has grown year on year, working with UK housebuilders on large scale residential projects with focus on providing feasibility planning, planning and urban design, technical working drawings and landscape design services. Nick continues to remain at the heart of the business.


In his younger life Nick was an international cyclist and competed for GB. He made a return to cycling and became British National Masters Road Race Champion. Dinghy sailing is also a big passion.


  • Feasibility Planning

    Feasibility and concept design are the initial steps in developing design options for your residential development project. Our feasibility planning service evaluates the commercial potential of a piece of land before creating concepts and architectural design solutions that augment the development potential.

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  • Town Planning

    Town Planning is about much more than just submitting planning applications. There are many facets of planning and our planning team have expansive knowledge of planning matters, having accumulated many years experience working within the residential industry.

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  • Technical Drawings

    Key to the delivery of any residential project is the production of clear and concise technical working drawings in a time efficient way. We produce fit for purpose economical technical solutions that comply with all necessary building regulations using the latest Autocad or Revit software.

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  • Landscape Architecture

    Landscaping is an integral part to any successful development. At an early stage of the design process we identify the key landscape features for retention and potential new areas for enhancement. Our in-house landscape architecture team can devise hard and soft landscape schemes that not only perform a function but also add to the aesthetic quality of a development.

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  • Masterplanning & Urban Design

    From small rural or urban infill sites, to large-scale, brownfield, regeneration and greenfield urban extensions; we provide everything from concept plans and development framework plans to detailed masterplans and parameter plans, based on well-established urban design principles.

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  • Graphic Communication

    Communicating visions and detailed proposals through graphics is a key element of architectural design. Creating the best user experience and visual representation of our design proposals is what we do. From 2D plans to 3D axonometric projections and perspective visualisations, we employ various techniques and media such as hand-drawn sketches, digital photo editing and CAD software layout tools.

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