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dorset architects v2


ARC Architecture Ltd is an established RIBA Chartered Practice based in Dorset. We predominantly cover the South-West of England specifically Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Southampton, and Winchester areas, however we have also delivered projects nationally.

ARC can trace its roots back over 40 years and offer a full range of professional architectural services.

Achieving the highest quality design for every project is at the forefront of the practice’s ethos. We have established a reputation for achieving planning approvals which optimise the potential of sites, ensuring the maximum can be achieved through carful design and strategic planning. We have extensive experience overseeing projects to their final completion and assisting clients and developers deliver their schemes on site.

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Our range of services takes projects from conception to completion depending on individual client requirements. With all projects the commercial viability and planning constraints are considered at the earliest stages of the design process and tailored to the client’s brief.

We specialise in residential architecture and mixed-use developments and our regular projects portfolio includes:

  • Luxury one off Houses / Private residences
  • Large and small scale property developments
  • Volume housing schemes / Town Planning
  • Listed building renovations and conversions
  • Lawful use Certificates and PD Conversions
  • Master Planning

We can provide a full architectural service covering the RIBA plan of works from stages 0-7 including architectural design, feasibilities, development consultancy, town planning, CGI's, tendering and project monitoring services.

Over the years we have built strong relations with a number of consultants and can provide recommendations on Planning Consultants, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, Cost Consultants and Contract Administrators.

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Our studio is situated in Christchurch. Ideally located for us to easily cover the Dorset and Hampshire areas.

Our team is a mixture of architects, designers Architectural Technologists and technicians with a vast array of knowledge and experience in different sectors and project sizes. We all share a passion for design and delivering quality architecture.

  • “We have been using ARC Architecture since 2008 over a variety of projects from single dwellings to sites for over 50 units. We have always found their approach to planning to be both practical and proactive allowing us to achieve the best possible outcomes from our design concepts, realising both a quality design whilst maximising site potential. The whole team at ARC have also helped us in progressing the sites following the planning process and this has resulted in sites finished on time and on budget with clear and concise plans for our build teams. We look forward to working with the team for years to come.”
    — Shan Seewooruthun, Director, Amirez Developments
  • "Fortitudo continue to enjoy working with ARC Architecture. We have always been impressed by their efficiency and collaborative working. James, Bradley and the rest of the team at ARC go above and beyond to consistently deliver a high quality of design. ARC also work with us as clients to maximise development potential and produce an end product that we can all be proud of. We highly recommend ARC and look forward to continuing our successful partnership".
    — Richard Carr, Chief Executive, Fortitudo Ltd.
  • "ARC Architecture and it’s personnel have always delivered a professional approach from initial drawings to the delivery of the project, whether our personal homes or development projects, they all have run smoothly with a genuine interest in our end result."
    — Robert Heffer