Collaboration and Engagement

Through collaboration and community engagement we shape places that put people at their heart and create a sense of community.

Social and Environmental Value

We are committed to working with clients to deliver real social value and ambitious environmental targets across all our residential projects.

Homes for All

We believe in comfortable, safe and adaptable homes that are responsive to different patterns of living.

We have extensive experience of creating new residential communities and our work covers a range of residential typologies, including social and affordable housing, later living and care, student accommodation and key worker housing.

We are committed to working with clients to deliver real social value, whilst meeting ambitious environmental targets, such as zero carbon homes.

Across both retrofitting and new homes, our designs promote sustainable lifestyles, biodiversity, minimum resource use, and carbon positive consumption.

Our experience and in-house expertise of the Passivhaus standard enables us to create net-zero-ready new or existing homes, regardless of our client's aspirations for accreditation.

Meet our Residential Experts

Jacob Down
BA (Hons)  MArch  PgCert  ARB  RIBA Jacob joined the practice in 2014 shortly... Read More

BA (Hons)  MArch  PgCert  ARB  RIBA

Jacob joined the practice in 2014 shortly after graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Since then, he led a diverse range of projects for a number of private and commercial clients across Cornwall alongside his Associate Lecturer role held at Falmouth School of Architecture. 

Jacob has in-depth experience in digital technologies including 3D lidar scanning and BIM and has written extensively for AEC magazine. He is currently managing the practice’s transition to B-Corp certification which will assess the practice’s business impact on people and the planet alongside profit.

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Chris Turner
BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA Chris joined Poynton Bradbury Architects in... Read More

BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA

Chris joined Poynton Bradbury Architects in 2018 after working in London where he led the delivery of major mixed-use regeneration schemes in both the UK and abroad with project values of over £120m. Becoming a Director of the practice in 2021 Chris is now applying his passion for environmentally and socially responsible architecture and urban design to help shape the ethos and vision of the practice.

He has wide experience of public consultation processes and has repeatedly represented the practice during the engagement of complex and varied stakeholder groups, local authorities and review panels. Chris is responsible for several sectors including schools, urban regeneration, placemaking, later living and care.

Working with a wide range of private sector and local authority clients Chris is adept at taking their projects through complex planning processes and supporting them to create truly transformative places.

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Senior Architect
Matt Wills
BSc(Hons)  BArch  DipArch  DipCons  ARB  RIBA Matt has been with Poynton... Read More

BSc(Hons)  BArch  DipArch  DipCons  ARB  RIBA

Matt has been with Poynton Bradbury since 2018, following 13 years working in local practices in Cornwall.

Matt has experience of leading extra-care housing, care and retirement living projects, as well as social and private housing, schools and hospital projects.  He has a particular interest in health and wellbeing and how good design can improve the lives of building occupants and users. Matt has a postgraduate diploma in conservation and has gained specialist skills and knowledge through working on a number of listed and historically important ecclesiastical projects.

Matt is also the practice’s Employee Owned Trust employee representative, ensuring that the ethos and direction of the practice is to the benefit of all. Following his role of RIBA Cornwall Branch Chair in 2014 Matt remains the RIBA Branch Treasurer.

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Senior Architect
Carl Fowler
BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  RIBA  ARB Carl has a wealth of experience on large... Read More

BA(Hons)  BArch(Hons)  RIBA  ARB

Carl has a wealth of experience on large commercial and residential projects in the North West of England for national and international clients as well as together with local authorities. During his time at Poynton Bradbury, he has successfully completed several projects, including the Tamar Crossing Offices, ESAM Advanced Manufacturing office and industrial building, Exmouth Watersports Centre, The Liner, Ocean View apartments, and Launceston College’s new science teaching building.

Carl brings extensive knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the delivery of projects through BIM software alongside leading the practice’s BIM Management and Implementation program. As a senior member of the practice Carl is able to manage multi-disciplinary teams and complex client groups, nurturing strong project team relationships and ensuring that design remains central to the delivery process,

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Residential and Housing Architects

Our team's expertise extends beyond conventional architectural norms, embracing contemporary design trends while respecting the historical context of each project. Whether it's restoring a period property to its former glory or envisioning a cutting-edge, sustainable homes, we approach each residential venture with a keen understanding of the unique needs and aspirations of our clients.

We have cultivated a reputation for seamlessly blending aesthetic elegance with functional efficiency. Our residential projects blend form and function, where every detail is meticulously curated to enhance the quality of living. Our architects are adept at creating spaces that transcend the ordinary, incorporating sustainable practices and energy-efficient solutions to ensure a harmonious coexistence with the environment.

With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating homes that stand the test of time, our team are at the forefront of shaping the residential landscape, offering bespoke solutions that celebrate the art of living.

If you have a specific enquiry or if there's anything further you'd like to explore with us, please contact our team – we’re here to assist in every aspect of your project.