Our Work

Martin Ashley Architects offers a full range of services to owners and custodians of historic buildings, as well as clients looking for contextual new design.

As specialist historic building conservation architects and surveyors, our work is informed by a strongly held belief that the essence of conservation is to recognise and interpret the ongoing process of change that has occurred to buildings throughout their history, and to enable that process to continue in an informed and intelligent way. As practices and knowledge evolve, we look to respond to changing circumstances, use and technical standards. Our fundamental approach is one of respect: for the buildings in our care and for those craftsmen and builders who have gone before us, whose traditional crafts and skills can be harnessed today to protect historic buildings for future generations.

Our deep knowledge of historic buildings, materials and construction techniques also informs our new design work. We firmly believe that excellent modern design can sit extremely well in the context of older buildings, and we seek to produce enduring designs that respond sensitively to their surroundings.

Our services include: Repair and conservation | Adaptive change | Contextual new design | Building strategies and strategic planning | Quinquennial reports and condition surveys | Conservation Plans | Expert witness | Co-ordination of project teams and specialist consultants

Old Royal Naval College, King William Building. Restoration work by Martin Ashley Architects, UK 2016
Photographer Joakim Borén,
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College, King William Building. Restoration work by Martin Ashley Architects, UK 2016
Photographer Joakim Borén,
Battle Abbey Restoration work by Martin Ashley Architects, UK 2016
Photographer Joakim Borén,
Battle Abbey, East Sussex
Battle Abbey, East Sussex
Battle Abbey Restoration work by Martin Ashley Architects, UK 2016
Photographer Joakim Borén,
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Clifford’s Tower, York
Clifford’s Tower, York
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Norwich Castle
Norwich Castle, Norfolk
Norwich Castle, Norfolk
Norwich Castle
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Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
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The Canons’ Cloister, Windsor
The Canons’ Cloister, Windsor
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Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace, London
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St George’s Chapel, Windsor
St George’s Chapel, Windsor
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Eton College, Berkshire
Eton College, Berkshire
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Whitstable Castle and Gardens, Kent
Whitstable Castle and Gardens, Kent
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Residence for the Society of Jesus, Wimbledon
Residence for the Society of Jesus, Wimbledon
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St Bartholomew The Great, City of London
St Bartholomew The Great, City of London
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Conservation of Ruins
Conservation of Ruins
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Cowdray Ruins
Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex
Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex
Cowdray Ruins
Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire
Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire
Dorchester Abbey
Merchant Taylors Halls
Merchant Taylors Hall, City of London
Merchant Taylors Hall, City of London
Merchant Taylors Halls
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Royal Parks
Royal Parks
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The Great Kitchen in the Royal Kitchens at Kew (Credit Forster_HRP)
The Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace, Richmond
The Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace, Richmond
The Great Kitchen in the Royal Kitchens at Kew (Credit Forster_HRP)
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Royal Museums, Greenwich
Royal Museums, Greenwich
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Base Court, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
Base Court, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
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