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We are an award-winning design practice that works collaboratively on large scale strategic placemaking projects down to the small scale technical details that provide buildings and places with a strong and unique identity. We strive for environmentally and socially responsible architecture that is both deliverable and achieves good value for our clients. We invite you to explore our extensive experience across a wide range of sectors.


Poynton Bradbury is an award-winning architectural practice. We work collaboratively with our clients across a range of industries including conservation and heritage, arts and culture, later living and care, leisure and hospitality, higher education, and workplaces.

Our designs cover everything from the small-scale technical details, providing buildings and places with a strong and unique identity to the large-scale, strategic placemaking projects. We strive for environmentally and socially responsible architecture that is both deliverable and achieves good value for our clients.

From housing to higher education to heritage and community spaces, Poynton Bradbury have collated an impressive portfolio of projects. One of our latest projects to reach completion was in St Ives, Cornwall, for the Derrington Group. Our team redeveloped a brownfield coastal site into a vibrant and well-connected retirement community in Carbis Bay. Oceanview is a new development housing thirty-seven independent living apartments for those aged over 55.

With a steeply sloping site, the topography heavily informed the designs from the building approach, access, and the architectural forms. Building back into the hillside reduced the overall building mass in order to respond to the sensitive coastal landscape and surrounding residential area.

Our team of architects also have a wealth of experience in conservation and heritage having worked on a number of Cornish landmarks including the King Edward Mine in Camborne, St John’s Hall, and the Jubilee Pool (both in Penzance), and the Wheal Martyn Clay Works Museum in St Austell.

In 2015, Cornwall Council engaged our services to conserve, repair and convert the King Edward Mine complex, which is recognised as having 'Outstanding Universal Value' as the oldest and best preserved mine within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site (WHS) for the pre-1920 period. The entire complex is within the WHS and includes sixteen Grade II* Listed buildings.

The works comprised of the conservation, repair and conversion of the existing grade II* listed Count House Complex and Carpenters' Shop. The completed project protected the building's future, and the Count House Complex has now been taken off the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register.

Poynton Bradbury has extensive experience in extreme weather architecture, and we have been instrumental in the design of RNLI lifeboat stations across Cornwall. We designed the Padstow Lifeboat Station, which is located on the east side of Trevose Head where the station is subject to considerable coastal forces. This project is the winner of five design awards, including overall national winner of British Construction Industry Civil Engineering Award 2007.

For more details about our projects feel free to browse our individual case studies.