News archive

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.

December 2016
Dyson Oxford Street visit

We recently met members of the Dyson Professional Sales Team and Press Team in their new offices on Oxford Street. Conibere Phillips designed the offices, located above the new Dyson Store, in the first half of 2016.

As well as the office space we designed a board room and meeting suite that is used as a London base for the company. It was fantastic to catch up with the Dyson team and receive positive feedback on the new spaces.

December 2016
New project in Bromley

We are pleased to announce a new commission. Located around the corner from our Ferndale project, and secured following a referral from our client there, the project is for extension and reorganisation of the ground floor of a 3 storey semi-detached house.

December 2016
Redevelopment project in Lambeth

We have been working on a large scale development project in Lambeth for a private client over the last couple of months. Having completed a feasibility study we are now forming a project team in advance of preparing and submitting a pre application submission in the early part of 2017.

November 2016
Ferndale nears completion

Our extension and refurbishment project in Bromley is nearing completion. Work on site has progressed well and the new space looks fantastic. The client is looking forward to spending a family Christmas in the new kitchen and living space in just a few weeks time.

October 2016
Press coverage of Dyson HQ project

The Dyson HQ expansion project, that Robin was Project Architect on at Wilkinson Eyre before starting Conibere Phillips, was completed earlier in the year. We visited the buildings in May, while working on our own project for Dyson. The completed buildings look fantastic. A number of articles featuring some really great photos, taken by Peter Landers, of the project have recently been published. A selection of the these are linked to below:

October 2016
Claylands Road receives planning permission

Our ambitious reimagining of a poor quality rear addition to an early Victorian terraced house has received planning permission from Lambeth at the first attempt. The house is in a conservation area and the challenge of working with the unsympathetic existing rear addition was significant. We made a pre-application submission and worked closely with the Lambeth planning team to develop a design that everyone is excited by.

September 2016
Ferndale extension starts on site

Our project for a large rear extension and refurbishment of a house in Bromley has been on site for 4 weeks. The main structural works are now complete and the project is on track for completion in December.

August 2016
New project for King's College London
We are very pleased to have been asked to carry out a study for King's College London that investigates options for refurbishing a 550 room student apartment building in Waterloo.

July 2016
Lyveden Road starts on site
Our rear extension project in Blackheath has started on site. Removing the old extension was the first task. The work should be completed in October.

July 2016
Undercliff Road receives planning consent
We were delighted to receive planning consent for our flat extension project in Brockley. We have now appointed a design team and are progressing with the detailed design stages with the aim of a start on site later in the year.

July 2016
A preview of the completed Mary Rose Museum
Paul was invited to the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, for a preview of the completed museum interior and the fully conserved hull of the Mary Rose. It was a spine tingling experience seeing the ship for the first time, and the new visitor experience reveals new aspects of the Mary Rose story. It was great to catch up with some of the team who were involved in the design of the museum, just a few of the many who have been involved in this wonderful endeavour.

June 2016
Sheffield University School of Architecture Alumni Event
Paul travelled to Sheffield to join in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the iconic Sheffield University Arts Tower. As well as catching up with old friends and tutors it was great to explore the city, discovering the new and rediscovering the old.

May 2016
Sussex Way on site
Our radical re-working of a live/work unit in north London has started on site. Work is scheduled to be complete within 10 weeks.

May 2016
Undercliff Road submitted for planning
A project we have been working on since the new year has just been submitted for planning. We have developed proposals for extending and remodelling a 1 bed ground floor flat in Brockley; creating a generous two bed flat, with greatly improved living accommodation, that takes full advantage of the split level garden.

May 2016
New project in Dulwich
We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to develop designs for the complete re-furbishment and potential extension of a large 4/5 bedroom house in Dulwich.

April 2016
Eddystone Road receives planning consent
Our full house refurbishment and extension project in Crofton Park, Brockley has received planning permission. After a challenging planning process, we are delighted the project can now proceed to detailed design and construction.

March 2016
New project for Dyson in central London
We have been working on this since the new year but we are pleased to announce that we recently landed an exciting new project. All that we can say is that it is for Dyson and it is in central London.

January 2016
Roundtable discussion at the Building Centre
Robin recently took part in a roundtable discussion on 'The energy implications of standards in speculative office design' at the Building Centre. Organised by the Demand Centre research group, based at Lancaster University, we had previously contributed to their work through discussions on our office design experience. We were very pleased to be invited to participate in the discussion which was attended by professionals from across the industry. A summary of the findings can be viewed here.

January 2016
We are hiring
Conibere Phillips Architects is a young, ambitious practice with a growing portfolio of exciting work across a range of sectors. We have an opportunity to join our practice for an Architectural Assistant or Architect with between 2 to 5 years post part II experience. You would be based at our studio on Clapham High Street working on a number of interesting residential and commercial projects. In addition we endeavour to take part in competitions and other non project work to explore new ideas and seek new opportunities. You would have a role that is integral to the ambition of the practice and have opportunity to contribute to future success. As such, the successful candidate must be ambitious and passionate about architecture and their work, being an exceptional designer in all aspects of an architects work. 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. You will ideally have skills in Microstation, Rhino and Creative Suite.

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.

Please send CVs to If you are sending a webpage link, please also attach a few examples of your work.

No agency, phone or fax enquiries please.

Unfortunately, we are only able to respond to candidates who are invited for an interview.

December 2015
New project in Oval
We have been chosen to design an extension and full refurbishment of an elegant three bedroom Victorian terraced house in Oval.
November 2015
Sussex Way - Developing our fold down balcony concept with Structure Workshop
Structure Workshop are helping us design a fold down balcony on our Sussex Way project. It’s been great getting to grips with the mechanics of it, taking inspiration from the ‘Gizmos' of Tom Kundig.
*Folding sequence drawing © Structure Workshop
October 2015
New projects in Clapham and Bromley
We are excited to have been commissioned to do two new residential projects; a reconfiguration of a large Victorian semi-detached house in Clapham and an extension to an Edwardian house in Bromley.
October 2015
Conibere Phillips - projects page
We have launched our projects page which includes information on six of our projects!
August 2015
Preston Bus Station - RIBA Competition
Now that the winner of the competition has been announced we can show our design.
August 2015
Butcher and Ballerina House
We carried out the site survey and briefing meeting. It is in a lovely secluded neighbourhood of victorian terraced houses in Blackheath.
July 2015
Courtyard House, Archway
We have started working on this interesting project near Holloway Road which has limited access to daylight.