Why we work with Urbanist Architecture

 Company details

Web: urbanistarchitecture.co.uk

Telephone number: 0203 793 7878

Email: info@urbanistarchitecture.co.uk

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The success of any property project depends on having the right people around you. Unless you have the time and relevant experience, going it alone can lead to expensive delays. That’s why Kate always advocates building a team of experts you can draw on. For an extension, reconfiguration or new build, she highly recommends working with a professional architect such as Urbanist Architecture as it means you will be starting your project in the right direction, working to your budget to produce creative ideas. They’ll produce accurate plans for your builder to work from, submit your planning application for you and liaise with the planning department to minimise delays.

Ufuk Bahar, Urbanist Architecture
Ufuk Bahar - Managing Director

What do they do?

Urbanist Architecture are known as London’s most successful planning permission architects for residential extensions, renovations and new build houses and flats.

They are experts in designing and building to increase the value of your property, the quality of your living environment and subsequently the quality of your life.

The majority of their works are for planning applications, building regulations and tender drawings although they also have extensive experience in luxury interior design projects in central London and sustainable urban design projects for greenbelt land developments in the UK.

They have done projects for national house builders and successful property developers right through to first-time investors and homeowners. Many of their clients tripled their ROI in a single project.

How much does it cost?

A full design service costs approximately 5% - 8% of the overall value of the construction.


  • Best Of Customer Service award, Houzz.

  • Awarded Planning Portal accreditation and Smarter Planning (SP) Champion

  • Registered with LABC’s Partner Authority Scheme

Top three tips

  1. Communication is key, so ensure you tell your architect exactly what you way and keep in regular contact

  2. You can add the greatest value through good design, so work with a quality architect who understands your vision

  3. Check what, if any, planning consent is required for your project and allow enough time for your application to go through.

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