Architects in Bath - Designscape Macaulay Buildings

Macaulay Buildings start on site

Work has recently begun on site for this extension to a Grade II listed late Georgian house on the edge of the City of Bath.
Promising early designs were frustratingly rejected by the Conservation Officer, despite the Council’s preapplication advice that

Vanguard update

Work has now started on site on the new Vanguard Self Storage building in Bath. The site was formerly the home of the Regency Laundry – which had occupied the site since the 1880s.
The building is approx. 5000 sqm of self storage facility. The front of the

Pixash Lane Waste recycling facility 

We are now nearing completion on the new facilities near Keynsham for Bath and North East Somerset Council. The facilities include a major new investment in a “state of the art” Materials Recovery Facility for the area and waste transfer station. The project also includes a household waste

Bath City Farm

We are very pleased to be working with Bath City Farm on a number of projects. Bath City Farm is a wonderful resource for the local community, providing training, education and entertainment, particularly to disadvantaged people – as well as food of course!

North Road terraced houses

Our Client has recently handed over the keys to the last of three houses built on the site of a 1950s bungalow in Bath. We are, in general, very supportive of the idea that priority should be given to retrofit first, but replacing a single house with three seems to be a good justification of the decision, in this case,

Study Trip 2023

2023 saw Designscape venturing Northwards again to recharge the design batteries – this time to Manchester. As ever, we spent a couple of days looking at some interesting buildings and the City generally. It was quite a revelation to see what is being achieved in a City with such ambition


High tech, low carbon in a Cotswold village

A constrained site, adjacent to a listed building, called for a creative, sensitive and highly contextualised response. The clients were looking for a house that would enhance access to their garden, increase privacy, improve flow through downstairs and provide a downstairs bedroom.

Study Trip 2022

Last month we had the first annual study trip of two years – a time to strengthen our team and build our skills together. In an effort to live out a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we kept our explorations within the UK, and set off one Friday for sunny Sussex.

Our journey to Zero Carbon

The biggest impacts of Climate Change are being felt most by the poorest people in the world – those who have the smallest carbon footprint, the least resilience to deal with the consequences, and who have done the least in the past to create the problem.

Choosing an architect

Clients often approach us with only an outline idea of their project – for example they need more space or feel there is a disconnect between their house and garden – and can’t see how best to find a solution. They feel a need for architectural insight and advice to bring a project to life; This is where we begin to add significant value. We help our clients to explore and refine their needs before responding with concept designs, often introducing ideas beyond what they had imagined possible. Not only does this help both parties ensure they are on the right path to a viable solution, but also that the solution has an expert’s insight to make an elegant proposal that gets the absolute maximum benefit for the money spent.


The case for making the assessment of embodied carbon in buildings a mandatory requirement. The really big “C” this year is not Covid or Cancer, or even Christmas…but of course it is Carbon. Strange that it is one of the most common elements on the planet and makes up about 12% of the human body and the fourth most common element in the universe. The amount of carbon on the planet has not changed since the planet was formed 4.5 Years billion years ago, but the problem is that we keep taking it out of the earth and putting it into the atmosphere in the form of CO2, causing a warming of the climate.

Architects Declare at Battersea Arts Centre

Architects Declare Conference 2019

As part of our commitment to respond to the Climate Change Emergency, Spencer Back of Designscape Architects reports from the first Architects Declare Conference.


Our Approach

From residential homes and commercial housing schemes, to art galleries, offices, agricultural and high-tech manufacturing buildings, we have extensive experience of designing architectural solutions for all environments.

Carbon and our work

The biggest impacts of Climate Change are being felt most by the poorest people in the world – those who have the smallest carbon footprint, the least resilience to deal with the consequences, and who have done the least in the past to create the problem.

Big Sheds

View on ISSUU Used to cover a number of diverse building uses from manufacturing and storage/distribution to data centres or sports, our thinking on Big

Neros Foundation Report

View on ISSUU We are proud to support the Neros Foundation through our links to one of the trustees, Cara Sykes. The Neros Foundation is