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



written by: 50degrees on 05.09.17

With Voting closing this week we are asking clients, contacts, friends and associates to vote for use on the following link: http://www.self-build.co.uk/vote-britains-best-renovation-extension-architect-or-designer. We’d love to win and the competition is strong…… Go on, VOTE for sustainability!!!!  

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Commercial & Change of Use Projects

written by: 50degrees on 21.08.17

   Last week we went to visit a scheme we completed two years ago, a 450 seat new church in Walton on Thames. The building, previously a car dealership, also features a large function space with kitchen and toilets; offices and pastors lounge; sound booth and rehearsal space; and of course the main auditorium with […]

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written by: 50degrees on 14.08.17

We’ve just had word from Built It Magazine Awards that we are shortlisted for Best Renovation project for the West Wittering Beach House project. We’re so delighted and are looking forward to meeting Marcus Brigstocke at the ceremony in September. Watch this space, fingers crossed……..

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written by: 50degrees on 26.07.17

Our newest project, in Acton, has a Banksy on the side of it. Concealed for ages and not exactly on show now its exciting to see one in the flesh. The wrapped elevations on the proposals will need to feature a framing of sorts we think……

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