The architects’ for Mid Wales and Shropshire


Providing high-quality and innovative architectural design, planning, and building consultancy services for residential, commercial, and agricultural sectors. This includes SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) detailed drainage survey and design services as well as specialist Conservation Architecture services.

From home extensions and renovations, new house builds, and listed building consent, to bringing forward land for development, large-scale residential developments, commercial and industrial building projects.

We have offices in Newtown, Welshpool, and Aberystwyth covering Powys, Ceredigion, Shropshire, and beyond



From initial ideas and building designs, through to planning applications and project management. We make the whole process as easy and as cost-effective as possible.

Our offices are located in Mid and South Wales at Newtown, Welshpool, Aberystwyth and Cardiff.


Looking for our Cardiff site? HUGHES ARCHITECTS CARDIFF

Covid-19 – We’re open for business

Hughes Architects remains open during the Coronavirus situation. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees and clients, some of our team are working remotely. This ensures we our offices provide social distancing in compliance with Welsh Government guidance. This does not affect our working arrangements or service to existing and new clients’. You can contact us by email at or telephone 01686 610311.

You can read more about our statement here.

New build – Extensions – Listed Buildings

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

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.

Commercial – Retail – Industrial

We have designed a wide range of commercial and industrial buildings, from office accommodation and retail properties to manufacturing facilities. Our approach to commercially driven projects begins with a pragmatic view, recognizing the value of every square metre and gaining a deep understanding of the real-life expectations of those using the building.


We are experienced in all aspects of planning regulations and guidelines in Wales and England.

From small to large scale developments, including experience of the Welsh Government’s new pre-planning consultation requirements on larger scale housing and commercial developments.


SuDs Drainage Survey and Design Service

We are specialists in the provision of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) Planning, Surveying, and Design Services.

Many planning applications in Wales and England now require supporting or separate SuDS reports and strategies. These evaluate options for drainage and provide detailed solutions to ensure adequate systems are incorporated into residential and commercial developments for discharge into watercourses and sewers.

Our SuDS survey and design service is available as part of our in-house architectural design and planning services. We also provide these services for architects, planning consultants, developers, housing associations, local authorities, and others.

RIBA Conservation Architects Register

Doug Hughes is registered with the Royal Institute of British Architects as a Conservation Architect. There are just 176 architects in the UK on the RIBA register for this specialist work in the Conservation Built Environment.

“Conservation Architects find design solutions including the repair, maintenance, adaptation, and re-use of historic buildings and places that sustains and promotes their cultural significance.”

Our architectural team has worked on a wide range of listed building and conservation projects. Talk to us if you have a project involving property in a conservation area or with an older building, including listed structures, so we can provide relevant and professional advice.


The cost of designing, renovating, extending or building a home varies from project to project.

Our Building Cost Calculator will help provide a starting point when it comes to considering the total cost of your project.



The Association for Environment Conscious Building




Mid Wales Chamber of CommerceA Member of the Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce









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