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ECD Architects is an award winning architectural practice committed to design excellence, sustainability and commercial reality. We aim to deliver high quality design solutions that meet the needs and exceed the aspirations of our clients.

Our design approach is based on the belief that all buildings and places we create must contribute to environmental, social and economic sustainability. Our aim is to create buildings that bring quality to life.

Founded in 1980, ECD Architects has a long history of producing high quality, contemporary, sustainable buildings.

A deep concern for the environment, built or natural, is fundamental to our approach. This is evident in our varied project portfolio, which include new developments and the transformation of existing buildings and neighbourhoods.

For our projects to be successful, they must both stand the test of time and be of their time. They must respond positively to their context, create a sense of identity, and enrich the lives of those who use them. They must also be procured and delivered via a well-managed, collaborative process.

We are well-regarded for our design quality and our ability to deliver. Our technical knowledge and expertise match our design capabilities, bringing real benefits to all those involved.

By promoting collaborative working both internally and externally, we maintain our client and project driven ethos.

By uniting and sharing creative talent across the group, we deliver appropriate design and management skills as one team.

ECD’s services include:

  • Architecture
  • Master planning
  • Urban design
  • Regeneration
  • Energy and sustainability consultancy

Our experience and expertise covers a wide range of new build and refurbishment projects in the following sectors:

  • Residential
  • Education
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Community & leisure


We happily undertake commissions with building costs from £0.5m up to £50m. Our long list of awards is recognition of our ability to produce architecture of consistently high quality, whatever the budget.