Who we are
Established in 1986 by Phil Easton, Western Design is a design-led, award winning Dorset Architectural practice with an excellent reputation locally and nationally. We have always striven to produce exciting, creative and inspired design whilst being sympathetic to the local context. Many of our buildings have received positive recognition in the form of design awards and media coverage. Western Design is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Where we work
Located near Blandford, Western Design are a Dorset Architects working throughout many towns and villages in the South and south west of England such as Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bridport, Dorchester and the New Forest. We are happy to take on architectural projects in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and much further afield. Past projects have included such locations as London, Bristol, Cornwall and the Midlands. We are currently working in Essex and North Wales.
What we do
Western Design’s main emphasis is on design excellence. We are a versatile practice designing in both contemporary and traditional styles. Disciplines include:
New Build & Self-build house design; Conversion, refurbishment and renovation; Luxury houses; Affordable housing; Urban planning, development and multiple housing schemes; Housing association; Sustainable buildings; Extensions, Conservatories and alterations; Educational and school buildings; Community buildings and centres; Landscape design and Interior design.
We also have expertise in listed buildings, conservation areas, restoration and repair of existing buildings and sustainable design & technologies. We enjoy the challenge of problematic sites and difficult planning issues.
Can we help you?
Western Design work with a variety of people from individuals with a dream to build their own home, self-builders, developers both large and small to housing associations, charity organisations and private companies.
Western Design can assist with a number of services associated with any project. These include architectural design, planning applications, liaising with planning officers during the pre-application & planning process, building regulations and detailed technical drawings, tendering, on site construction and completion. Western Design have expertise in planning appeals and public consultations.
We will tackle projects of any size, so please do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation discussion.
Western Design is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
What is an RIBA Chartered Practice?
In order to qualify as a ‘Chartered Practice’, each separate office within a practice which wishes to register must supply evidence of its compliance with the following criteria.
At least one of the full-time principals (Director or Partner) in the architects’ practice must be a Chartered Member of the RIBA.
All architectural work must be under the supervision of a Chartered Architect.
At least 1 in 8 of all staff employed in the architect’s practice must be a registered architect (on ARB register) or chartered architectural technologist (CIAT member) with RIBA Affiliate membership.
At least 1 in 10 of all staff employed in the architect’s practice must be a Chartered Architect (i.e. chartered RIBA member).
The architects’ practice must have a current Professional Indemnity Insurance policy appropriate for the work undertaken.
The architects’ practice must operate an appropriate Quality Management System.
The architects’ practice must operate an appropriate Health and Safety Policy.
The architects’ practice must have a written Employment Policy in place which address the principles of the RIBA policy statement on employment.
The architects’ practice must have an appropriate CPD Framework in place.
Western Design Ltd
Registered Office: 21 Market Place, Blandford, DT117AF
Registered in England No 2059882.
VAT No: 453 7165 42