BBH Chartered Architects (Dartmouth) Ltd

BBH Chartered Architects (Dartmouth) Ltd
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Based in Dartmouth in South Devon, BBH Chartered Architects (Dartmouth) Limited is one the South Hams leading architectural practices with a reputation that continues to grow for providing high quality architectural solutions within an ever more sensitive and complex built environment.

Our Practice

The partnership of BBH was established in 1976 in Dartmouth, becoming incorporated in 1992 as BBH Chartered Architects Limited. In 2005 BBH Chartered Architects (Dartmouth) Limited was established giving freedom for the Dartmouth office to develop its own local identity and sustain itself as a practice for the future.

As a Chartered Practice our directors; Paul Myers and Adam Benns bring different strengths and experiences to the daily running of the office which currently employs 8 further architectural staff and an office manager.

Paul studied at De Montfort University in Leicester and joined the practice in 1996. Paul initially gained experience working for both WS Atkins and Charlesworth & Co. in the Midlands before his relocation to Devon and having progressed through the ranks of BBH he became a Director of the Practice in 2001. Paul has built up a wealth of experience working within the South West with Local Authorities, Contractors and Clients alike and oversees the hands-on smooth running of the administration, accounts, recruitment and general management of the office.

Adam studied at Bath University and Oxford Brookes and gained experience over a 4 year period working for the leading Bristol based architectural practice Acanthus Ferguson Mann. Adam joined BBH in 2004 and became a director in 2005 and has looked to increase and diversify the practice’s portfolio of client’s with a constant desire to seek the maximum architectural potential in every project we undertake.

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Our Approach

We are a Chartered Practice focused on the future and we value highly our long established roots in the town and port of Dartmouth. We wish to build on our ability to provide an important service locally and with an already excellent reputation throughout the South West we are producing creative, sensitive and high quality building designs from smaller projects, extensions and alterations through to large scale commercial and residential developments. We maintain an ethos that no project is too small, too big, or too diverse for our office to undertake.

We have a powerful working knowledge and extensive experience of the planning, listed building and conservation area policies. This combined this with our design expertise has established our reputation with local planning authorities throughout the South West and our work maintains standards that have won design awards and commendations in the most sensitive of areas.

We believe strongly that design evolves from a carefully considered brief and we actively seek to avoid a single style, believing strongly in the importance of local and regional variety.

We seek to create tailored new buildings and spaces for our clients’, whilst striving for performance, integrity and excellence rather than passing fashions in design.

Our experience varies from the use of traditional and historic construction techniques and materials to that of well tested contemporary technology. We believe strongly in working closely with all our clients to produce a sensible and viable strategy for all projects, seeking to establish the correct early design decisions that can fundamentally affect the overall cost, quality and value of a successful project.

Our areas of expertise are broad ranging, stemming from our roots and base in Dartmouth. Over the years we have developed extensive skills in dealing with conservation and historic buildings, new buildings and sensitive infill development, urban design, sustainability. We have throughout this time worked closely with both the private and public sector to provide concept development and feasibility studies that have sought to positively influence and enhance our varied built surroundings.

In all of these fields we are committed to providing a professional and full architectural service that can involve our input and guidance from an initial concept idea through to project completion. We are also able to tailor our involvement to provide input at any single stage of a project and as such can be flexible in order to suit the particular needs of a client or project.

Our team of experienced architectural staff are vital to our success and we positively seek to employ at all stages of experience and the professional qualification process in order to promote a varied experience and a learning opportunity for all. Our team are focused on providing a professional service at every stage of a project with which we are involved.

We have a highly equipped office, with the latest software and hardware to enable us to present any scheme dynamically for any presentation requirement. We are able to tailor dramatic and realistic presentations for sensitive planning situations through to large scale public consultation displays. We have the latest Computer Aided Design software that enables schemes to be developed precisely from initial survey through to working drawings and the construction process on site.

BBH Chartered Architects (Dartmouth) Limited will offer a dedicated architectural service and have the experience, knowledge and professionalism to enable us to provide realistic and inspired solutions to satisfy all of your building requirements. We take pride in producing designs and results of which all involved can be proud.


For a full image gallery of our previous projects, covering the services below, go direct to our website. Or you can see a selection of images on our Images link.

  • New Buildings
  • Conservation & Listed Buildings
  • Alterations and Building Extensions
  • Residential Developments
  • Masterplanning and Feasibility
  • Public, Community and Commercial
  • Smaller Scale Works
  • Affordable Housing

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