Award-winning Lichfield and Cheltenham Architects

RIBA Chartered Architectural Practices

BHB Architects consists of two well-established award-winning practices:

Brownhill Hayward Brown Architects in Lichfield

and

Clive Petch Architects in Cheltenham

The practices combine to offer our clients a shared resource of over 40 architectural professionals including 15 chartered architects, specialising in a wide portfolio of works including;

CommercialIndustrialRetailLeisure Healthcare & Retirement Living Conservation & HeritageEcclesiasticalResidentialInterior Design

BHB Architects Group

Brownhill Hayward Brown Architects is based in the historic city of Lichfield, Staffordshire and is part of the BHB Architects group. The award-winning RIBA chartered architectural practice was established in 1946.

Clive Petch Architects is based in the town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and is part of the BHB Architects group. The award-winning architectural practice was established in 1986 and joined the BHB Architects group in 2017.

Together the practices provide many years of experience providing high quality architectural solutions to both private and public clientele including;

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham
  • The Dean & Chapter
    of Lichfield
  • Diocese of Birmingham, Lichfield & Coventry
  • Highclere Estate
  • JCB
  • National Trust
  • John Lewis & Partners
  • JLR
  • Wedgwood
  • Charles Wells Ltd
  • DHL
  • IM Land & Properties
  • Barwood Homes & Land
  • Nurton Developments
  • St Modwens
  • Hortons’ Estate
  • CBRE Investments
  • Cape Homes
  • Bovis Homes
  • Howard Tenens Ltd
  • Superdry
  • Buckland Care Ltd
  • Cottesloe Properties

We work at all stages within the design and construction process from inception through to completion. Projects have included feasibility studies, master planning, detailed design, project management and contract administration. We consider the diversity of our work and specialism in both new build and conversion projects to be key factors in our continued success. By drawing on our combined experience and knowledge we are able to offer our clients a unique and holistic service tailor-made to the requirements of the project.

Recent Accolades:

St Mary’s, Lichfield – Winner of Building Conservation - RICS West Midlands Regional Awards

World of Wedgwood and Wedgwood Park – Winner of Tourism and Leisure – RICS West Midlands Regional Awards

Attingham Park – Winner of Building Conservation – RICS West Midlands Regional Awards

Lye & Wollescote Cemetery Chapels, Stourbridge – Winner of Conservation – The Victorian Society Award West Midlands

New Minster House, Lichfield – Highly Commended – Southern Staffordshire Design Award

St Barnabas, Erdington – Winner – South Staffordshire Design Award

Axiom Apartments, Cheltenham – Winner of the Restoration Award – Cheltenham Civic Awards

Albion House, Gloucester – Winner of the Regeneration Award – Believe in Gloucester Awards

Montpellier Apartments – Winner of Improvement to the Built Environment – Cheltenham Civic Awards

County Court Building, Cheltenham – Commendation – Cheltenham Civic Awards

Our Accreditations include:

RIBA Chartered Practice – Investors in People Accreditation Silver Level – ISO 14001 – ISO 9001 – Construction Line – Achilles Building Confidence Member – The Green Register of Construction Professionals - Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation

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Our Approach

“Excellence in design through knowledge, experience & understanding.”

Architecture is our passion, and at BHB we are committed to delivering outstanding & innovative designs that benefit the user, enhance the environment and inspire the wider community. Drawing from 90 years of experience & knowledge across two practices, we work across all sectors at all stages within the design and construction process. Projects have included feasibility studies, master planning, detailed design, project management and contract administration. By drawing on our combined experience and knowledge we are able to offer our clients a unique and holistic service, tailor-made to the individuals’ requirements & the nature of each project.

We strive to provide a service that is second to none and in testament to this we are proud of the long-standing relationships we enjoy with many of our clients.

Our Philosophy

“Architecture is more than just good aesthetics. It is the impact our designs have upon the lives of the users and wider community.
We strive to understand our client’s objectives, articulate the vision and deliver great buildings and spaces.”

Architecture is our passion, and at BHB we are committed to delivering outstanding & innovative designs that benefit the user, enhance the environment and inspire the wider community. Drawing from 90 years of experience & knowledge across two practices, we work across all sectors at all stages within the design and construction process. Projects have included feasibility studies, master planning, detailed design, project management and contract administration. By drawing on our combined experience and knowledge we are able to offer our clients a unique and holistic service, tailor-made to the individuals’ requirements & the nature of each project.

We strive to provide a service that is second to none and in testament to this we are proud of the long-standing relationships we enjoy with many of our clients.

Scope of Services

BHB Architects offers full architectural & lead consultant services that encapsulate all stages of the RIBA plan of work, from initial feasibility studies & options appraisals, to detailed design / production information, contract administration on site & final handover of the completed project.

Interior Design

BHB Architects offers in-house interior design services for both existing architectural and standalone interior refurbishment projects. Our team of designers work closely with clients to ensure their ideas are seen through to reality within their commercial expectations. Working within a chartered firm of architects enables the team to fully integrate both the interior and exterior design into a coherent co-ordinated solution.

Principal Designer

Under the new Construction Design & Management regulations (CDM 2015), a Principal Designer (formally CDM-C / Planning Supervisor) is required for all construction projects and is to be appointed by the client during the design phase. Principal Designers are integral members of the design team who will plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinated issues relating to health and safety. BHB have successfully carried out this role across a varied project base and offer this service in-house to any new or existing client.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BHB Architects are committed to the collaborative BIM working environment and have the appropriate procedures and competent staff in place, to ensure the highest quality of coordinated design output, providing real benefit to the Client, Consultant and Contractor organisations alike.

In addition to the BIM outputs generated as part of our Architectural service, BHB Architects have recently been appointed as specialist BIM consultants by main contracting organisations, in order to coordinate and manage whole development models on behalf of the end users. This process has developed our in house capabilities significantly.

View selected examples of projects

JCB World Parts
JCB World Parts

Staffordshire
JCB World Parts
Axiom Apartments
Axiom Apartments

Cheltenham
Axiom Apartments
World of Wedgwood
World of Wedgwood

Staffordshire
World of Wedgwood
St Barnabas Church
St Barnabas Church

Birmingham
St Barnabas Church
Vearse Farm
Vearse Farm

Dorset
Vearse Farm
JCB Golf Academy
JCB Golf Academy

Staffordshire
JCB Golf Academy
The View
The View

Cleeve Hill
The View
Dunham Massey
Dunham Massey

National Trust, Altrincham
Dunham Massey
117a St Georges Road
117a St Georges Road

Cheltenham
117a St Georges Road
Ashby Road
Ashby Road

Melbourne, Derbyshire
Ashby Road
Regency Place
Regency Place

Cheltenham
Regency Place
Bethesda Methodist Chapel
Bethesda Methodist Chapel

Staffordshire
Bethesda Methodist Chapel
Highclere Estate
Highclere Estate

Hampshire
Highclere Estate
Woodhouse Eaves
Woodhouse Eaves

Charnwood, Leicestershire
Woodhouse Eaves
Oulton Abbey
Oulton Abbey

Staffordshire
Oulton Abbey
Attingham Park
Attingham Park

Shropshire
Attingham Park
Howard Tenens
Howard Tenens

Sharpness
Howard Tenens
Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Tamworth Assembly Rooms

Tamworth
Tamworth Assembly Rooms
Throws Farm
Throws Farm

Essex
Throws Farm
Pearl River
Pearl River

China
Pearl River
Mellstock House
Mellstock House

Nailsworth
Mellstock House
Police Mutual
Police Mutual

Lichfield
Police Mutual
St Helen’s House
St Helen’s House

Derby
St Helen’s House
Whittington Heath Golf Club
Whittington Heath Golf Club

Staffordshire
Whittington Heath Golf Club

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