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The ethos of Colman Architects is to work closely with Clients to refine designs and produce cost effective and elegant solutions.

Established in 1988, Colman Architects has developed detailed expertise in the areas of Office, Leisure, Retail, Residential and Mixed Use design.

The size of the firm, between 20-35 architects, enables the board of Directors to have an intimate knowledge of every project from the smallest refurbishment to multi million pound development schemes.

The strong management team has developed over many years and every person is an expert in their respective field. They are responsible for the practice’s reputation for quality control and hands on management of the projects.

The practice has worked with all types of Client including banks, funding institutions, developers and individual investors using analytical skills and enthusiasm for the products to produce highly commercial solutions incorporating elegant contemporary design.

Our Process

This has been developed over our 25+ years of successfully delivering construction projects and follows the principles established in the RIBA’s Plan of Work.

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Town Planning

  • Strategic Planning at RSS and LDF level
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Planning Applications of all types
  • Planning Design & Access Statements
  • Environmental Statements
  • Green Travel Plans
  • Planning Obligations
  • Planning and Enforcement Appeals
  • Development Research and Viability
  • Judicial Reviews and Witness Statements
  • Demographic Research
  • Community Involvement and Consultation


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Layout and Design
  • Building Design
  • Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • Furniture Design and Procurement
  • Presentation Drawings and Visualisations
  • Landscape Design/ Concepts
  • Specifications
  • Building Regulations
  • Construction Details
  • Project management and contract administration
  • Site Inspection
  • “As Built” Drawings
  • Condition Reports

Urban Design and Conservation

  • Master Planning
  • Townscape Context
  • Appraisals for Applications and Appeals
  • Listed Building Advice
  • Applications and Appeals
  • Conservation Area Appraisals and Advice
  • Heritage Statements


Trevor Colman

Senior Partner

David Liddell


Simon Hastings


Alex Sansom


Chris Corner

Senior Associate

Steve Hetherington

Senior Associate

Denny Laban


Tom Davis

Senior Design Assistant

Clare Hill

Marketing Manager