Sustainable Approach

A detailed sustainable approach is at the heart of our ambition to deliver net zero solutions, which meet Passivhaus, BREEAM and WELL performance standards.

Building Wellness

We take a holistic and people-first approach to office and workplace design for better health and wellness outcomes, leading to improvements in things like employee productivity, engagement and retention.

Changing Work Patterns

The workplace has transformed in recent years, with the rise of hybrid practices, co-working and virtually connected teams. Workplaces must work harder than ever to attract and retain the best talent. 

We have extensive experience of designing exemplary workplaces, from large public sector offices to private company headquarters. Our research into sustainable and healthy workplaces can add value to a project by promoting wellbeing and ensuring that buildings and workplaces are resilient for the long-term.

The best places to work are flexible, able to accommodate evolution and provide opportunities to communicate and enhance an organisations values through good design.

Chy Trevail

Meet our Workplace Experts

Cian Spowart
BSc  BArch  PgDip  ARB  ARB With over 20 years experience at Poynton Bradbury... Read More

BSc  BArch  PgDip  ARB  ARB

With over 20 years experience at Poynton Bradbury Architects Cian has an extensive portfolio of completed projects that range from a £30 million re-development of the Callywith College campus in Bodmin to the sensitive intervention of Lizard Lifeboat station, Lizard Peninsula. Cian works with a variety of public and private clients and is currently the design lead for a £60m Estates Transformation Programme with Cornwall Council to support the delivery of post-Covid workspace facilities and public-facing services across the County.

In 2018 Cian also started providing Design Manager support to MWJV, the consultant consortium delivering building and professional services to Cornwall Council, coordinating all design aspects from the supply chain across a wide range of sectors including Housing, Economic growth, Education, Estates Transformation, Placeshaping and Regeneration for circa £250m of construction value per year.

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Iain Stewart
BArch(Hons)  M.Arch  ARB Iain studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture... Read More

BArch(Hons)  M.Arch  ARB

Iain studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, winning in 1990 the City of Glasgow Medal, a RIAS Commendation and two Scholarships, one of which was used to complete his Master’s degree as an extension to the Architectural Diploma.

Before joining Poynton Bradbury Architects in 2003, Iain worked in London on several award-winning projects. Since joining, he has led a number of large projects multi-million-pound projects, including the NHS women’s and children’s hospital, Chy Trevail, Town deal projects, Falmouth University Master planning, Cornwall College Master planning, The Brunel Building, and more alongside his Lecturer role held at Falmouth School of Architecture.

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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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Pt. II Architectural Assistant
Ben Bosworth
BArch(Hons)  MArch  DipArch CEPH Ben is a certified Passivhaus designer and... Read More

BArch(Hons)  MArch  DipArch CEPH

Ben is a certified Passivhaus designer and leads the Poynton Bradbury Architects Sustainability Working Group, helping to ensure that all our projects are delivered to meet the highest environmental standards. As the Poynton Bradbury Environmental Manager, Ben is also responsible for ensuring that Atlantic Studio and Poynton Bradbury Architects operate in a holistically sustainable manner and in accordance with ISO14001.

Ben is passionate about contemporary architecture and environmentally led design and enjoys helping shape and deliver projects that capture these aspirations and make positive contributions to our built environment.

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Office and Workplace Design

With a wealth of experience, our team specialises in crafting exceptional workplaces that cater to diverse needs, ranging from expansive public sector offices to the dynamic headquarters of private companies. Our commitment extends beyond aesthetic appeal; we place a strong emphasis on research-driven approaches to create sustainable and healthy work environments. By integrating insights from our research, we enhance projects to prioritise well-being and ensure the long-term resilience of buildings and workplaces.

Our designs aim not only for functionality and visual appeal but also for the promotion of employee well-being. Our research initiatives delve into the latest trends in sustainable workplace practices, incorporating findings that not only align with environmental concerns but also contribute to the physical and mental health of the occupants.

Recognising the evolving landscape of work culture, we understand the importance of fostering spaces that go beyond mere functionality. We strive to create environments that inspire productivity, collaboration, and innovation, all while embracing sustainable principles. Our holistic approach ensures that each project is not just a physical space but a living, breathing ecosystem designed to withstand the test of time and contribute positively to the overall well-being of its inhabitants.

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.