Planning permission granted for new build house in SDNP

14th May 2024
James Wells Architects has been granted planning permission for the extensive transformation of a Victorian cottage situated in Guildford.

Planning Permission Granted For Guildford Cottage Transformation

16th February 2024
James Wells Architects has been granted planning permission for the extensive transformation of a Victorian cottage situated in Guildford.

When do you need planning permission?

9th November 2023
This is the most commonly posed question to James when talking about new project enquiries “When do you need planning permission?”. There are a range of planning permission types which…

A Trio of Listed Building Schemes win planning

9th September 2022
A trio of successful planning applications to Listed Houses Achieving planning permission for listed buildings is a complicated process which needs careful consideration over and above the design process.  It…

Two new build houses completed in St James’s

10th May 2022
Two new build houses in St James's Central London are now complete JWA had the challenge of designing two new build houses in London. These properties fit snugly between three…

Planning Permission granted for new build house

23rd December 2021
Planning permission has been granted for our scheme for a new build house in the grounds of an existing home located in the Shripney conservation area in West Sussex. Our…

Work progresses on site with our new build houses in St James’s

28th September 2021
Our scheme for two new build bijou mews houses tucked away in St James’s is progressing well on site.  Located just North of Pall Mall and West of St James’s…

JWA wins award at this year’s Sussex Heritage Trust Awards

17th September 2021
This week  James Wells Architects won an award at the 2021 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Presentation. This year's winner is a stunning West Sussex retreat with three buildings created by…

Planning Permission Granted for a New Countryside House

5th February 2021
Planning Permission has been granted for a new countryside house.  The scheme gives approval for the demolition of a class Q barn to be replaced with a new barn style…

Recommended Architects Near Me

27th November 2020
Recommended Architects - one of the best ways to find an architect is undoubtedly 'on recommendation'. Here you can find out what our clients say about us.

Listed Building Consent Granted for Link Building

28th October 2020
Our client purchased a beautiful Grade 2 listed cottage in the Surrey Hills.  The original cottage is small, but the site also benefited from a Grade 2 listed barn. James…

Listed Building Consent Granted in SDNP

18th August 2020
Planning and Listed Building Consent has been granted for remodelling to a cottage located in the South Downs National Park James and his team have worked closely with Haig Dalton…

Eight page feature in Gardens Illustrated

31st July 2020
Introductory spread in Gardens Illustrated Gardens Illustrated recently featured eight pages on the South Downs House designed by James Wells for his own family home. Whilst designing the new house…

Planning Approval Granted for Extension

14th November 2019
Planning Approval Granted for extension to Listed Manor House, West Sussex Planning Approval has been granted to replace a 1990s extension with a new two storey extension housing Kitchen, Snug…

JWA Sponsors Chichester Festival Theatre

8th November 2019
We are delighted to announce our first collaboration with Chichester Festival Theatre.  James Wells Architects is the sole sponsor of the current play on at the Festival Theatre, Prism. Robert…

Award for Grade II Listed Property Refurbishment

11th September 2019
Our recent refurbishment project of the main section of a Grade II Listed Property won a Commendation at the 2019 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards The original building is a Strawberry…

Planning Permission Granted For Refurbishing a Detached Home in Barnham

14th February 2019
Planning permission has been granted for replacing the existing rear garden extension and garage with a new single storey extension in Barnham.  The scheme also incorporates a more workable side…

Planning approval has been granted for the restoration of a 1930s listed house

16th January 2019
Planning approval has been granted for the restoration of an important piece of 1930s architectural history in the South Downs National Park Located in one of the most desirable down…

Part 2 Architectural Assistant Required

19th September 2018
Part 2 Architectural Assistant required for Chichester's leading RIBA Chartered architectural practice. James Wells Architects is looking for a highly motivated, talented young Architectural Assistant to join our practice based…

Planning Approval Granted: Church Norton Homes

23rd July 2018
Planning Approval Granted in Church Norton for 4 New Homes The Coach House at Norton Priory in Church Norton has recently been given planning approval to be converted into four…

Planning Permission Granted: West Sussex Homes

16th November 2017
Planning permission granted in West Sussex for two new build houses on a green field site in College Road, Ardingly. The site is an 'edge of settlement' location with the…

Office Refurbishment Chichester: Planning Granted

25th August 2017
Planning Permission Granted for an Office Refurbishment in Chichester Our sister practice James Wells Commercial has recently achieved planning permission for a major office refurbishment to Sussex House in Crane…

Refurbishing Outbuildings

18th August 2017
James Wells To Build Pool House, Home Health Spa & Home Office James Wells has this week been given the client go-ahead on their preliminary designs for a new build…

Pagham Beach House Featured In Sussex Life

26th May 2017
We are delighted that Duncan Hall has written about Pagham Beach House in Sussex Life in their June issue. Designed and built as a weekend retreat by James Wells, Pagham Beach…

The Best Architecture in Chichester

18th May 2017
History Of Chichester Architecture Chichester is a city steeped in history from the Roman, Mediaeval, Georgian and Modern periods. Our Chichester architects have a wealth of experience working with listed…

James Wells Helps Portsmouth Architecture Students

21st April 2017
Mock Interviews At The Portsmouth School Of Architecture We believe it is vital to support young architectural talent. Last month James Wells attended a series of Mock Interview sessions with some…

How to Value Good Architecture?

21st April 2017
Here in our first Q&A our Marketing Director, Jo Scott asks James Wells Architects Director, James Wells about how to value good architecture? How can a client judge how much to…

Interior Design Makes Your Home

24th November 2016
Interior design is what makes your home, a home! While the main drive of an architectural scheme often focuses on the key issues of planning consent, building control issues, and…

Planning Permission Mayfair, London

15th November 2016
Planning Permission Granted For Houses In Mayfair This week planning permission has been granted for our award winning residential architects to create two new mews terrace houses in Rose &…

Planning and Development

8th November 2016
Planning and Development in Sensitive Locations There are a number of considerations to be borne in mind if you are planning works of any significance in a sensitive location. 1.…

How To Find An Architect

16th September 2016
This is a question that many clients will ask their friends after deciding to do building work.  Quite possibly the best advice will be to go on recommendation – if…

Contemporary conversion of historic buildings

20th July 2016
Contemporary Barn Conversion in the South Downs Work is in progress on site of a contemporary interpretation of the barn conversion.  The site is nestled in the South Downs National…

Award Winning Architects

11th July 2016
Award Winning Architects In Sussex On Thursday 7 July 2016, our architects sussex team won their first award at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards! The award was given to our design for…

Beach House To Rent In Sussex

11th June 2015
Looking for a Beach House to rent in Sussex? This beautiful Beach House was built in 2002 and is now available for holiday lets. Situated in Pagham, West Sussex, the…