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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 – what our clients say about us

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 for four homes

23rd July 2018
Planning approval has been granted for four homes near Chichester The Coach House at Norton Priory, Church Norton has recently been given planning approval to be converted into four homes.…

Planning Permission Granted

16th November 2017
For two new build family homes in Ardingly, West Sussex Planning permission has been granted for two new build houses on a green field site in College Road, Ardingly.  The…

Office Refurbishment Go-Ahead

25th August 2017
Planning Permission granted for an office refurbishment in the heart of Chichester Our sister practice James Wells Commercial has recently achieved planning permission for a major office refurbishment to Sussex…

Refurbishing outbuildings

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

Beach House featured in Sussex Life

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

The Best Architecture in Chichester

18th May 2017
Chichester is a city steeped in history from the Roman, Mediaeval, Georgian and Modern periods.  The team here at James Wells Architects has a wealth of experience working with listed…

James Wells helps Portsmouth University School of Architecture students

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

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 creating the best ambience to suit your home While the main drive of an architectural scheme often focusses on the key issues of planning consent, building control issues, and…

Planning Permission Granted in Mayfair, London

15th November 2016
This week planning permission has been granted for our scheme to create two new mews terrace houses in Rose & Crown Yard, Mayfair, Central London. The proposed development is arranged…

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. Firstly,…

How to find an architect

16th September 2016
5 Top Tips on how to find an Architect Congratulations! You’ve found an award winning architectural practice with a versatile design approach and many years of experience in designing and…

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 Thursday 7 July, James Wells Architects won their first award at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2016. The award was given to our design for Stones,…

Beach House now available to rent

11th June 2015
The Beach House built in 2002 is now available for holiday lets.  Situated in Pagham, West Sussex the house sleeps six in three bedrooms, with a guest bed for another…