about us

50 Degrees North is an award winning 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.

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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


The Brief

written by: 50degrees on 19.07.17

Recently the types of enquiries we have been receiving has changed a little, the backdrop of Brexit, the summer slow down, the housing market and peoples tastes and budgets are all playing a part. But crucially people still need to extend, renovate and space-plan their homes and potential new homes. The housing market is sluggish, […]

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FAKRO Press Release

written by: 50degrees on 17.07.17

A fresh press release from our friends at FAKRO about The Beach House…. http://www.fakro.co.uk/media-centre/press-releases/beach-house-retrofit/

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Festival, Music and Passion

written by: Lyndon Thomas on 10.07.17

On the 6th July we attended the House Festival in Marble Hill Park, as ever it was a blast. It was a place to meet past clients and have discussions and fun with the backdrop of the amazing Marble Hill house. Set to undergo a major refurbishment and upgrade of its park facilities Marble Hill […]

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House Fest Marble Hill

Ideal Home Magazine Feature: West Wittering Beach House

written by: 50degrees on 03.07.17

We are very excited to see 50 Degrees North’s very own Leigh & Charlotte Bowen appearing in the latest issue of Ideal Home magazine with the West Wittering project. The August 2017 issue is currently on sale so grab yourself a copy! (westwitteringbeachhse.co.uk)

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