Working with us

Conibere Phillips Architects is a young, ambitious practice with a growing portfolio of exciting work across a range of sectors. We are always on the look out for great people to join our team. We look to ensure our team is diverse in every sense, so if you are great at what you do, are passionate and ambitious and feel you could contribute to the practice, we would love to hear from you. As part of a small studio the opportunity for personal development in the profession will be great and a supportive environment for self development will be provided by the practice.

Conibere Phillips Architects is an equal opportunities employer and all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, race, gender or disability and we always like to hear from talented architects and designers. We are only able to respond to candidates who are invited for an interview.

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May 2019
Nightingale Lane nears completion

The timber and corten steel cladding has been installed at Nightingale Lane and looks fantastic in the early summer sun. The glazing is mid install and the kitchen arrives early June. Landscaping will follow and it should be complete for the summer.

Photo of cladding
April 2019
New project in Catford

We have begun work on a new project to extend and refurbish a detached house in Catford, Lewisham. The original house dates from the early 1800s and has been extended a number of times, with many layers of history apparent. Contributing to this evolution of a home promises to be a fascinating process.

Existing photo
March 2019
Henderson Road submitted for planning

Our project in Wandsworth has been submitted for planning. The bold design proposes a 8 x 1.2m roof light made of a single double glazed panel. We are developing the design with the input of a specialist glazing sub-contractor.

Proposed garden elevation
March 2019
Fantastic progress at Clive Road and Nightingale Lane

Two of our projects are making great progress toward May / June completion dates. With structural works and envelopes virtually complete the sense of space and light is really becoming apparent. The glazing installation will be an amazing moment on both projects.

Clive Road
Nightingale Lane
January 2019
Mentoring students from University of East London

Robin has begun mentoring two second year degree students from the University of East London. The programme aims to help students learn about the profession and practice whilst completing their studies. We think it is a great idea and are glad to be involved and add it to the work we do with the University of Sheffield and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

December 2018
Bromley Nursey design progress

The challenge of converting a Grade II 1930s Church to a nursey has given rise to some interesting design ideas. Moveable partitions allow the nave to be used as a performance space, taking advantage of the great acoustics. As a nursery different configurations of the space can be created to suit age groups and activities.

Flexible partitioning - Option 1 Flexible partitioning - Option 1
Flexible partitioning - Option 2 Flexible partitioning - Option 2
November 2018
Claylands Road shortlisted for New London Architecture Don’t Move Improve 2019

Our Claylands Road project is in the running to be crowned as London’s best home improvement project in the annual Don’t Move Improve Awards organised by New London Architecture. More details of the shortlisted projects can be found here.

October 2018
Eddystone Road nears completion

Our first new build house is nearing completion. Plastering is about to start and much of the tiling is done.

Site progress
Site progress
Site progress
Site progress
September 2018
Great progress at Mildmay Park

With the kitchen and bathroom installed plastering complete and decoration well progressed the new spaces within our flat reconfiguration project are more and more apparent. Things should move quickly over the coming weeks as we near completion.

Site progress
Site progress
Site progress
Site progress
August 2018
Peter Landers photography of Claylands Road

Completed earlier this year we have just had our full house refurbishment and extension project near Oval photographed by Peter Landers. Here is a small selection of the amazing photos and take a look at our updated project page for more.

Selection of photos of Claylands Road
July 2018
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Building Futures

Liang He, a recent graduate from the University of East London, has spent two weeks with us gaining work experience. Liang has got involved with a wide range of the practices work including some competition and early project stage design studies, site visits and project meetings. Paul has been mentoring Liang through the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Building Futures programme and it has been great having him in the office.

June 2018
A new project in a new borough

We are about to start work on a new project in Wandsworth. Our client has asked to explore extensive remodelling and extension options for their large semi-detached home. This is our first project in Wandsworth and takes our reach to ten London boroughs. We believe a breadth of experience and proven success in many locations is a great asset, and demonstrates that it is quality of design and approach that makes the difference.

Site location
June 2018
Loft extension planning permission at Clive Road

Following our planning appeal success earlier in the year we have now secured permission for a roof top extension on our project on Clive Road, North Dulwich. With the ground floor extension tender information about to the sent to potential builders the next few months will be an exciting time for the project.

May 2018
Eddystone Road topped out

The topping out of our new build house was recently celebrated with the design and construction team gathering on site to enjoy the fantastic weather. The expressed engineered timber structure, created using Baubuche, has been expertly put together by the team at Create Bespoke.

Ridge beam and BauBuche rafters
May 2018
Daylight at Elmwood Road

The installation of the glazing at Elmwood Road has transformed the appearance of the interior of the previously dark and enclosed ground floor. The flow of space between the dining and kitchen space is now flooded with natural light. The photos below show some of the key steps in the construction progress. Completion is due in July.

New Fineline windows and open plan ground floor
New Fineline windows
April 2018
Teaching at UEL and Sheffield Hallam

Robin and Paul have both been back to uni in recent weeks. Robin has taken part in project reviews at the University of East London while Paul has continued his technical tutoring role at Sheffield Hallam University. We wish all the students the best of luck as the end of the academic year approaches.

April 2018
New project close to home in Clapham

We’re very pleased to have been appointed on a new project, and one around the corner from our office in Clapham. We’ve been asked to develop concept ideas for the internal reconfiguration of a lower ground floor, including a kitchen / diner space, inner hall, and family room, of a large 4 storey house.

As existing internal photos
April 2018
Conibere Phillips support the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Building Futures Programme

Paul has joined the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Building Future Programme as a mentor to young people working toward a career in architecture. The programme offers support, advice and guidance to students and young professionals, helping them take the next step in their careers. More information can be found here.

March 2018
Clive Road planning appeal success

We have just won a planning appeal for our project at Clive Road, West Dulwich. This gets the proposals for a ground floor extension and internal reconfiguration back on track. We will now progress to detailed design, with work hopefully on site later in the year.

Internal visualisation of kitchen, dining and sitting room Clive Road - internal visualisation
February 2018
Don't Move, Improve! design surgeries

Paul recently took part in the New London Architecture Don’t Move Improve consultant design surgeries. These are free advice sessions offered by design and construction professionals to assist people looking to extend or improve their home. It is a great initiative that also raises money for the charity Article 25.

Paul at Don't Move, Improve! design surgery Photo credit: Agnese Sanvito
February 2018
Elmwood Road folded roof structure installed

Our duplex flat refurbishment project in Stoke Newington has started on site. With the building being taken back to the shell and accommodation being re-organised it will be great to see the complete transformation of the space over the next few months.

Cranked plywood roof rafters creating folded roof geometry
Diagram of cranked roof rafters and plywood decking over
February 2018
Mildmay starts on site

Our duplex flat refurbishment project in Stoke Newington has started on site. With the building being taken back to the shell and accommodation being re-organised it will be great to see the complete transformation of the space over the next few months.

Demolition and strip out revealing existing joists and studwork
December 2017
Eddystone Road taking shape

Great progress has been made on our ambitious new build house project. Following the completion of the demolition, temporary and ground works the recent progress has been particularly exciting as the new house begins to take shape. 2018 will see the completion of our first new build building!

New brick front wall with window opening
December 2017
Claylands Road nearing completion

It has been an exciting time on Claylands Road, with the project nearing completion and the bespoke joinery, designed by CPA and made in Italy, being installed on site in recent days. Finishing touches will continue into the New Year, when we will be able to reveal the fully completed project.

New kitchen almost installed and glass pivot door to garden
December 2017
Ferndale selected for Don't Move Improve exhibition

Ferndale has been selected to be shown in the New London Architecture's Don’t Move Improve exhibition in January next year. This is a showcase of some of the best home improvement and extension projects recently completed in London.

Kitchen / dining room from outside looking in
Concealed workspace
Projecting window seat and charred timber Shou Sugi Ban cladding
November 2017
Planning permission for Nightingale Lane

We’ve had a planning success in Bromley with permission given for our project on Nightingale Lane. The project proposes a bold contemporary extension and garden re-landscaping to an Edwardian semi-detached house.

Internal visualisation
October 2017
Office fit out project in Bristol

We’ve been appointed to carry out at a 2,700sqm office fit out feasibility for a prime office building in central Bristol. Subject to our client confirming the lease we will develop the scheme to detailed concept design for tender.

Existing Cat A office space
October 2017
GLA pre app meeting

Our re-developement project in Lambeth has been submitted to the GLA for pre application advice. We met with GLA to discuss the proposals and await their response before moving to the next stage.

October 2017
Competition work

We are currently working on a competition entry. The details need to be kept anonymous but some of the early studies are really exciting and worth sharing.

Roof structure geometry
Roof structure geometry
October 2017
New Architect

Oscar has passed his RIBA Part 3, with a distinction. Congratulations!

September 2017
Photographs of Ferndale

Peter Landers has taken a fantastic series of photos of our residential project in Bromley, completed earlier this year. Have a look at the updated project page to see more.

Photos by Peter Landers
August 2017
Redevelopment project in Lambeth - update

We have continued to work on the large scale development project in Lambeth that we last posted about in December 2016. Working with planning consultants DP9 we have progressed the design in preparation for a pre-application submission in the coming weeks. These preview images give a sense of the scale and ambition of the project, with more to be revealed in the coming months. The possibilities of the project are extremely exciting.

New street visualisation Street visualisation
Section illustrating industrial and residential spaces Concept section
July 2017
Eddystone Road receives planning permission

Our exciting project for the full rebuild of a terraced house in Brockley has been granted permission by the London Borough of Lewisham. The proposed rebuild is a response to numerous structural problems with the existing property. By being a full rebuild, the construction work will be zero rated for VAT, helping to offset some of the additional cost of the rebuild. The project is due to start on site in September.

Visualisation of street elevation

July 2017
New member of the team

Oscar McDonald has joined Conibere Phillips. A Part II architectural assistant with good experience working on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK, we are very excited about Oscar joining our team.

June 2017
Elmwood Road receives planning permission

Our Elmwood Road project has received planning permission. The application is unusual because it includes the partial recladding of the neighbouring property. It is actually the 2nd planning application for the project, the first being a change of use application to re-combine two flats back into a single house.

May 2017
Claylands Road start on site

Work has commenced on site at our Claylands Road project. This ambitious extension and refurbishment project is being built by Create Bespoke contractors.

May 2017
Undercliff Road site progress

Undercliff Road has been progressing rapidly on site with BCS heading for practical completion in mid June.

May 2017
New projects

We have recently secured two new projects. One is in Earlsfield, the other in the heart of the Brockley Conservation Area.

May 2017
RIBA Journal article “So you want to redevelop”

Our article discussing the benefits of understanding Permitted Development rights and the complexity between it and planning policy is published in this Month’s RIBA Journal.

April 2017
Undercliff Road site progress

Good progress is being made on our project in Brockley, south east London. The main structural modifications have been completed and the transformation, from small 1 bed flat into a large 2 bed flat, is really beginning to take shape.

March 2017
Sheffield Hallam University talk

Paul gave a talk to Interior Architecture Degree students at Sheffield Hallam University. The talk focused on the collaborative nature of design, including Paul’s work on the Mary Rose Museum with interior and exhibition design specialists, and our own interior focused work for Dyson and King’s College London.

March 2017
Welcome to Brian

We welcomed Brian Hoy to Conibere Phillips this week. An architect with broad experience from the UK and around Europe we are very excited about what he will bring to the team.

February 2017
New projects in Dulwich and Stoke Newington

Our geographical reach has been extended to north east London, and consolidated in south London, with our appointment on two new projects. In Stoke Newington we have been asked to look at the refurbishment of a maisonette flat within a Victorian terrace. In Dulwich we’re looking at extending a large 4 bed house at both ground and roof level.

January 2017
Webb Yates Engineers appointed to our Elmwood Road project

We are very pleased to be working with Webb Yates Engineers on our major house refurbishment project in Dulwich. The proposals include the creation of a basement, double height dining / library space and a roof extension. Site investigations have been carried out and we are not working on the detailed design stage.