Ben Parsons Design is an Architect’s Practice founded in 2003.

Our clients are predominantly homeowners looking to build new homes or extend/remodel existing houses, and we also work with developers and contractors on projects of a larger scale.

The practice is run by a husband and wife team. We’re proud of our friendly approach and much of our work comes through recommendation from existing clients.

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  • We are committed to using materials and methods of construction that embody ecological and environmental best practice.

  • We stay abreast of renewable technology and take influence from low-energy building standards such as BREEAM and Passivhaus.

  • We understand the importance of construction cost control and we strive for efficiency throughout the design process.

  • We have an in-depth understanding of the Building Regulations and extensive experience of Zurich and NHBC requirements.

  • We have a broad understanding of adopted and emerging planning policy including listed building policy through numerous schemes working with historic and listed buildings.

BPD has a recognised internal quality control system in place and the practice has professional indemnity insurance for all design services.

Practice Director Ben Parsons is registered with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) and is a RIBA Chartered Architect.

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The Team

Ben Parsons RIBA

Ben has built up a long-standing reputation for delivering high quality projects. He has an excellent working relationship with local authority planning departments. Prior to setting up BPD, Ben was part of a design team that won several RIBA, Civic Trust and CABE awards and commendations. Ben studied Architecture in Liverpool and went on to complete his qualifications in Birmingham.


Lorna Parsons

Lorna has spent many years as a Practice Manager, before concentrating on Marketing and Communications within the architecture industry and beyond. Her role at BPD has more recently focussed on landscape design. Lorna also looks after the finances and marketing at the practice.

Services offered:

  • Full Architectural Services

  • Hard and soft landscape design

  • Computerised visuals and fly-throughs

  • Indoor and outdoor furniture design


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the professional body for architects primarily in the UK. The service we offer follows RIBA’s Plan of Work. This industry-standard model for the building design and construction process is divided into 8 work stages. RIBA have published a document about working with an architect which goes into detail about this working process. It provides useful overview of how we can assist with the delivery of your project. Read Working With An Architect here.


Increasingly we are being asked by our clients to further explore the relationship between home and garden. We have expanded our services to include our love of garden design, and we have a growing portfolio of projects which include plans for hard and soft landscaping as well as full planting schedules.


We have found that many of our clients benefit from seeing 3D Computer Generated Images of their projects enabling them to visualise the changes we are proposing. This might take the form of still images, or in some cases, a video fly-through of the entire project.

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