about us

50 Degrees North is a RIBA Chartered practice based in Richmond. We have a passion for residential architecture and love to create beautiful homes which function magnificently.

To every project we bring a huge wealth of experience and the results are well-considered, well-planned spaces which enhance and simplify the lives of our clients, bringing order and balance. Our strong environmental heritage underlies the thinking for all projects.

We are specialists in the design of:

  • New build homes
  • Whole house remodelling and refurbishment
  • Home extensions
  • Loft conversions

Our clients are homeowners, builders and developers and we have the expertise and capability to work at all scales from simple alterations though to small housing developments.

We have developed an accessible, client friendly approach to engaging an architect: be that full-service (from initial designs right through to build and snagging) or simply design through to planning permission and handover to your build team.

Our architects encourage collaboration and our designs are the outcome of this conversation: the perfect mix of client desire, married with architectural know-how.

Over the years we have assembled a core list of recommended builders, consultants and suppliers which our clients readily benefit from at every stage throughout their project.

We are based in Richmond and work throughout London, the Home Counties and sometimes further afield.

Please call us on 020 8744 2337 or email info@50degrees.co.uk if you would like to talk through your project and arrange an initial appointment at our studio.



Our design process and service offering has been finely honed in response to the specific needs of residential clients.

We provide a full architectural service broken down into 5 clear stages. These stages are based on the 'RIBA Plan of Work 2013' - the definitive UK model for the building design and construction process. We tailor the content and output of each stage to meet the requirements of individual projects.

Our service includes coordinating the input of our established network of consultants for example: Structural Engineers, Planning consultants, Arboricultural Specialists, Building Control Companies and Interior Designers.

In the main, we are able to quote on a fixed fee basis - we find that clients like the certainty this gives and helps to reduce possible anxiety about spiralling costs. Our quotes clearly explain what is and what isn't included in each of the work stages. We also give an indication of additional third party costs.



Our 5 stages of service are:

Stage 0: Getting Started

Initial meeting, Brief development, Quote

Stage 1:  Design

Brief development, Measured survey, Desktop research, Design and Planning Issue Drawings

Stage 2: Planning Permission

Planning Application Submission

Stage 3: Preparing to Build

Developed Design, Structural Calculations and Building Regulations Submission

Stage 4: Build Support

Working Drawings, Site visits, Interior Design


Recent magazine features!

written by: 50degrees on 03.06.16

Just catching up on our recent magazine features! We had our Upper Park Road project featured in the House Beautiful magazine (May 2016 issue). Then, last month we had our Holly Bush Lane loft conversion project featured in Good Homes (June 2016 issue). Now, we have our Holly Road project in the latest issue of […]

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50 Degrees CdP De Ronde

written by: 50degrees on 06.04.16

We were very proud this week to see Chris from CdP completing the Tour of Flanders in 50 Degrees Colours. 143 miles of cobbles, hills and other bike related craziness. Excellent work.

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Real Homes magazine feature

written by: 50degrees on 29.03.16

A case study of our Holly Bush Lane loft conversion project has been included in a special bedrooms feature magazine which accompanies the May edition of Real Homes magazine. The magazine supplement is called ‘154 ideas to transform your bedroom’ and includes many exciting ideas to jazz up your sanctuary. We are so pleased that one of […]

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Church for sale

written by: 50degrees on 14.03.16

Announcing a project that we worked with our client Yuri on: http://www.antonyroberts.co.uk/properties-for-sale/263578?index=5&search_type=sale. A wholesale refurb and extension in stark contrast to the RIBA award winning Kew house by Piercy & Company. This was an interesting project with some challenging detailing. While we worked on our project ‘The Old Church’ we had the chance to walk […]

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