History

Hughes Architects was founded in 2001 by Doug Hughes, our principal architect and managing director.

His objective was to provide a first-class architectural design and planning service, based in Mid Wales. The business soon expanded with architecture, building design and planning commissions throughout Wales and England.

From our four offices at Newtown and Welshpool in Powys, Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, and Cardiff in South Wales, we work with clients throughout Wales, the border areas of Shropshire and Herefordshire, the West Midlands, M4 corridor and further afield, including London and Bristol. From remote and isolated countryside to populated urban areas. We get everywhere.

Our clients are always our primary concern. Whether it’s the house owner extending their family home for the first (and more often than not the last) time, to those that build houses again and again, we work with all of them. As experienced planning consultants, we work with landowners and property developers looking to bring forward land.

We are also a lead adviser to local authorities, and we work with housing association partners identifying and co-partnering with them in developing often challenging sites.

Residential, commercial and industrial

Our work also includes properties and buildings ranging from churches to health surgeries, schools to office developments.

We work on conversions, renovations and listed buildings, as well as designing industrial and commercial units for expanding businesses.

Architects, planning consultants, interior design

But we don’t stop at being architects. We are also planning consultants.

During 2016/2017 we made 120 planning applications across the region with a 98 per cent success rate throughout Powys, Ceredigion, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

We talk to the local council planners, local community and parish councils, communities and government agencies in the early stages of your project. In doing so, we can often overcome any of the usual concerns that can often delay projects. We get results. Our excellent success rate with the planning system is a testimony to that.