Beautiful Barn Conversion

Beautiful Barn Conversion

Breathtakingly Beautiful Barn Conversion And Astonishing Artefacts.  

Our Senior Architect, Dandi Passerini was thrilled to receive planning consent at the end of 2021 to convert an existing barn, occupying over 7 acres of delightful Essex land into two independent dwellings.  

The current property offered the new homeowners an exciting opportunity to transform and extend the dwelling and create two stunning family homes. 

Following thorough preparation, beautiful design, and two pre-application meetings with the planning and conservation officers at Brentwood Borough Council, Dandi submitted a precise and detailed planning application.   

Comprehensive research and reporting were requested before building could commence. 

A conditional Archaeology study made the exciting discovery of rare pieces of medieval potteries on-site. These astonishing artefacts were carefully excavated by a team of professional Archaeologists and forwarded to a local museum for public display.    

Dandi’s meticulous attention to detail and her expertise in architectural design enabled the property to be split into two beautiful homes, with the exact area measurements in each home.   

We are incredibly excited to see this project completed and the client’s vision of co-living, separately coming to life.  

Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

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Rising to the challenge

Creating a single-storey rear extension and the demolition of the existing garage on this job has had some challenges. We were initially commissioned to prepare the construction drawings and submit a building regulations application to private building control. This project is being built on a public drain, originally using a separate drainage company. Unfortunately, this approach was unsuccessful and MP Architects LLP’s Navid Hamzeheinejad was recommissioned to submit a ‘Build Over Agreement’ to Anglian Water. We proposed to replace the existing drainage pipe with clay and provide a manhole on the side of the extension for access and maintenance. Anglian Water accepted the new suggestion and have approved our application resulting in substantial cost savings for our client and the project is moving forward again. 

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Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Delivering for Developers

Martyn Pattie and MP Architects LLP have been delivering outstanding Architectural design to our local Essex community for over 35 years. We know that finding the right Architect for your development project is the foundation of its success.  

As an established local provider of exceptional Architectural design to the Essex Community, it is a daily occurrence for our team to pass completed historical projects when enroute to a new job or site visit.  

Last week, whilst heading to a client appointment, Kate Murray took advantage of the beautiful blue sky to take some snaps of one of her past projects. The ‘change of use’ brownfield site occupying a small timber yard, into three delightful, four-bed detached homes.  

This job came with a number of challenges.  Firstly an inherited project from an alternative Architect back in 2013, add into the mix, a ‘Change of Use’ application, Green Belt restrictions, navigating the complexities of brownfield land development, a previous planning refusal for the request of an unrealistic development, more new plans and further revisions, Kate certainly had her work cut out and a long process ahead of her on this one.  

However, working in partnership with her clients, demonstrating expertise, resilience, and determination she pushed this project over the finish line and onto the market.  

Kate Commented “After a long journey, these glorious pictures I captured last week show all three houses looking established, sold, and occupied, giving me a real sense of achievement.” 

If you have an unfinished housing development project that has hit a stumbling block, we are the specialists that can help you see it through to completion. 

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Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Author: Jessica Parkes, Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Our People Speak Your Language

As the world is becoming more accessible the demand for diverse Architectural design experts continues to grow.


We pride ourselves on ‘our people’ being made up of a strong multilingual team, who can communicate effectively in a range of languages and cultures.


Whilst we recognise that English is seen as the global dialect, others are rapidly growing in importance.


We believe that our Essex-based team of Architectural staff represents the community we serve and that our staff diversity gives us the edge to communicate better with our multinational clients.  


You can be assured that we confidently understand many cultures and living behaviours that may underpin the Architectural design process for your home or next development project.


Our staff are an asset to us and more importantly of huge benefit to multicultural clients.


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Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

2022, You, Your Home and Us.

You can be reassured that the pandemic doesn’t have to be a reason to put your home project on hold.

As COVID-19 evolves and changes the way it affects our lives, we would like our clients to be assured that MP Architects LLP continues to be busy and open for business, with the health of our staff and clients remaining our top priority.

We are confidently continuing to provide our clients with the best in Architectural design and customer service in a COVID secure way.

Appointments and on-site surveys continue to go ahead and will be conducted complying with all government guidelines. Our staff will wear a face-covering and adhere to sanitising and physical distancing rules, by keeping 2 metres apart.

You can also opt to communicate with us via a range of online communications to help keep your project moving forward.

We look forward to working safely and responsibly with new and existing clients in a COVID-secure environment throughout 2022 and beyond.

Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Your Architecture Practice of Choice in 2022

A new year is an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved in the last. We are so grateful that our award-winning practice responded brilliantly to the huge demand for architectural design requests in our local community during 2021. We look forward to another exciting year, happy in the knowledge that we have a proven track record of consistently delivering excellent architectural design service to our community and beyond. We are delighted to be the ‘Architect practice of choice’ for residential development in Essex. 


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Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

2022 – Time to change your home?

Every New Year arrives crammed with possibilities of hope and new year’s resolutions. 

So here we are again, in a new January looking forward to a positive 2022. 

The turn of the year is always a good time to think about a plan to accomplish your goals for the forthcoming 365 days.  

Like many, you may have decided to make some changes to your home – the spot where you’ll probably spend the majority of 2022. 

As RIBA Accredited Chartered Architects, our professional expertise has helped countless homeowners achieve the best versions of the place they live in. 

Working with you we will create a vision and plan for your project, whether this is a new build home, a remodel and renovation, creating additional living and sleeping space, or simply extending a kitchen for better family dining. 

Your home is where our heart is. If you are thinking of building a new home or improving your living space for a more comfortable place to be, we can help you achieve it. 

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Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Seasons Greetings

I would like to thank every member of my team for their hard work and commitment in 2021. We have worked passionately together to ensure our practice continues to deliver top-class architectural design and service to all of our customers.


In 2021 our practice collaborated with some wonderful clients on some incredibly exciting and rewarding projects. We have also enjoyed experiencing our relationships with leading developers, cultivate and prosper.


The practice was thrilled to see our expertise and dedication recognised by being awarded the incredibly prestigious BUILD 2021 Architecture – Local Architecture Practice of the year – Essex. A real team effort and celebration for all staff.

As we look forward to 2022, we continue to be committed to delivering first-class Architectural services to our clients and also the directive to build our knowledge, expertise, and design capability to incorporate better sustainable housing that supports the future of our planet.


MP Architects LLP would like to express our sincere thanks for the loyalty and goodwill of our customers, friends, suppliers, and acquaintances in 2021. We are excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for us all in 2022.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and may your holiday season be filled with laughter, joy, and peace.

Wishing you happiness and well-being for a prosperous New Year.

Martyn Pattie 

Founder MP Architects LLP

Congratulations Navid!

MP Architects LLP are keen supporters of emerging Architectural talent on every level and this week was cause for a real celebration!  

We would like to congratulate our valued team member, Navid Hamzeheinejad for the hard work, time, and effort he has dedicated to achieving his RIBA Part III Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture.    

Navid attended a prestigious ceremony held at the RIBA Headquarters in London and had the opportunity to meet the Ex-President of the RIBA – Jack Pringle, RIBA Part III Course Director – Alison McKinder, and Lecturer & Author – Stephen Brookhouse.  

Navid,  you have shown immense commitment to achieving this professional credential and we hope you take time to enjoy this wonderful success!

Congratulations.

Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/

Keep Your Project Moving

Keeping your home development project moving during the pandemic. 

In the last 12 months, we have submitted over 145 planning applications and are busy working on many more new builds, home extensions, remodels, and conversions.

We want to assure you that the pandemic doesn’t have to be a reason to put your project on hold. 

We understand that COVID-19 is an ongoing and changing situation for us all.  

We would like our clients to be assured that MP Architects LLP continues to be open for business and that the health of our staff and clients remains paramount. 

We are continuing to provide our clients with the best in Architectural design and customer service they deserve, whilst practicing in a COVID secure way. 

Appointments and on-site surveys continue to go ahead and will be conducted complying with all government guidance to work safely.   Our staff will wear a face-covering and adhere to sanitising and physical distancing rules, by keeping 2 metres apart.  

If you’d rather , we are also able use a range of online communications to keep your project moving forward. 

We look forward to working safely and responsibly with new and existing clients in a COVID-secure environment throughout the pandemic and beyond.   

Stay safe, stay healthy. 

Author : Jessica Parkes. Read more articles for MP Architects LLP https://www.martynpattie.co.uk/news/