Seasons Greetings

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!


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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. 

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Change of Use – A Building of Greener Choice

MP Architects LLP are experts in ‘change of use projects’. We have helped many property owners successfully obtain planning permission to turn redundant premises into better buildings. 

It can indeed be challenging to design and restore a ‘change of use’ project as opposed to starting from scratch. 

Change of use can provide fantastic opportunities to take the lead on greener buildings whilst adding architectural character and difference to a previously unsuccessful building. 

From an environmental viewpoint, retaining elements that already exist will always benefit from a reduced carbon footprint rather than demolishing and starting again. 

By using an experienced Architect, the benefits to the cost and the environment that can be involved with demolition and waste can be navigated much more successfully. 

In a recent local change of use project, our client identified a fantastic investment by acquiring a disused church which had been empty for 8 years as new premises for his growing international phonics, publishing business. 

The project required this building to be adapted internally on an epic scale, providing office space and warehousing for this thriving company. The aim of keeping most of the basic structure in place and most of itsoriginal features as opposed to a complete rebuild with new footings and external walls has helped keep originality and gave the project a greener aspect. 

Senior Architect, Kate Murray successfully worked on this exciting change of use project at St Elisabeth’s church, from concept to completion. 

“It has been a pleasure to be a part of the design adaptation and shaping of this building. A challenging and rewarding project that included retaining and restoring many of the original features and the inclusion of a stunning mezzanine floor with glazed balustrading.  This project is now a centre of operational excellence, creating a delightful place for Chris and the Jolly Learning team to work”. 

A stunning finish, bringing a beautiful building back to life. 

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Kate Murray
Senior Architect, MP Architects LLP

Dear Kate, you can rightly feel proud of what has been achieved in the conversion of St Elisabeths Church to our Jolly Learning premises. We are all very pleased with the result, and it has been nice to have so many positive comments from others, including local neighbours who have known the church for so long. Yourself, Steve, and John have all done an amazing job.

Chris Jolly, Jolly Learning






Listed Buildings

As experienced ‘listed building’ Architects we excel at working with historic property. Just recently we have worked closely with the owner of this beautiful timber-framed home to sympathetically extend, upgrade and modernise all within the legal guidelines.




COP26 Glasgow

It is reassuring to know that the RIBA President @Simonalford and team will be attending COP26 in Glasgow, representing Architecture for the built environment. Our industry is committed to following the Government directive to make the necessary changes to support decarbonisation. MP Architects LLP understands that the future of design must support the earth’s tomorrows. We look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that COP26 brings.





You’re in safe hands with us!

The Architect’s Register is maintained by the professions’ regulator, the Architects Registration Board (ARB). 

We are proud of our membership and appreciate that the ARB gives our clients the clarity and reassurance that your project is in safe hands with a truly qualified professional. 

It is a legal requirement that only those with the appropriate education, training, and experience can hold the title ‘Architect’ it is deemed a criminal offense to use the title if you are not qualified. 

With a very simple search, you can make an informed decision on who to hire for your architectural project. 

You can be sure that all ARB members are qualified, experienced, appropriately insured, and committed to adhering to the professional standards of the ‘Architects Code’

Celebrating 36 Years of Business

The end of this week marks 36 years since I started my own Architectural practice in Ongar.

MP Architects LLP was set up by me Martyn Pattie, working alone above my garage with just my cat for company. 

I have incredibly fond memories of the days when I attended every site visit personally and completed all of the drawings by hand. I was in charge of the photocopying and filing, catching the post at 5.45 pm every evening, and making my own coffee! 

I have seen huge and positive progress in the world of Architecture over this time. Housing design will always evolve, technology will continue to improve our efficiency and enable us to be more precise. Land will become less available encouraging us to stretch our skills and minds to deliver better housing solutions whilst incorporating the necessity for a focus on sustainability and the environment.

The years of hard work and determination have paid off. I now have a wonderful business that has moved to larger premises several times and grown from strength the strength.

My team of brilliant staff have helped make our award winning practice a great success and a truly good place to work. We will continue to deliver outstanding Architectural Services to the local Ongar community and beyond.

Lots of development and positive change. A growing team and more cats have joined us for the journey…. plus, I still make the coffee!

Martyn Pattie

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Essex Wildlife Trust

Last week our founding Partner, Martyn Pattie had the pleasure of meeting Karen Dixon, Corporate Coordinator for the Essex Wildlife Trust.  MP Architects LLP has been a member of the Essex Wildlife Trust for over 27 years, so it was a real pleasure to meet Karen at our Ongar practice and to be presented with our new Silver membership. 

The Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. Founded in 1959 by volunteers, they protect over 8,400 acres of land across 87 sites and are supported by 39,000 members.  

It is no secret that the increase in housing is proven to have a powerful effect on the natural habitats of our wildlife.   The local environment and its ecosystems play a very important role in our work at MP Architects LLP when designing homes.  Our 27-year relationship with Essex Wildlife Trust supports our ethos to recognise the importance of including design options that enhance habitats and ecosystems in response to the demand for biodiversity, sustaining and increasing natural wildlife.  

The MP Architects LLP team continues to be committed to educating ourselves on the necessity to protect local wildlife and include future-proofed biodiversity measures for the longevity of a healthy and thriving Essex wildlife. 

Protecting the future of tomorrow together. 







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