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Need a Residential Architect in Notting Hill?


AURA are leading London architects, and understand both the culture and the historical heritage of Notting Hill and its distinctive residential architecture.  We want to discuss your desires for a better home and make them a reality for you while adding value to your property.

Because of our long experience, our team knows how to extend and revitalise the colourful Victorian houses, and how to work with the Kensington and Chelsea planning and building control departments, to obtain planning permission for the home of your dreams.

Being an award-winning residential architecture firm with a focus on the area as well as Bayswater and West London in general, we undertake basement conversions, extensions, loft conversions, refurbishments, kitchen extensions, and more.

We are equally able to blend modern features into existing period homes, or design brand new developments to fit in with surrounding properties.

It may be that you have enjoyed working from home in recent months and are considering a home office in the garden or basement?

This is something we have undertaken for many clients before and would be pleased to share our considerable experience and advice with you to assist with your needs.

Have a look at our video introduction by Ben Richards here to learn more about AURA Architects.

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7 Prescott Place, London

4.8 18 reviews

  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

Why Choose AURA Architecture As Your Notting Hill Architect?


Maximise Your Space


Without a doubt, more space is normally the number 1 requirement from our Notting Hill clients.

Speak to AURA Architecture to discover opportunities for mezzanine space optimisation, basement conversions, loft conversions, infill extensions, and more ingenious ways to make the most of your space, however limited.


Utilise Natural Light


Increasing levels of natural light within your home will improve your sense of well-being, and reduce your energy consumption at the same time.

Talk to us about light wells, energy-efficient skylights, glass walls, and more.  Even your basement can have both natural light and living greenery as shown here.


Enjoy The Beauty Of Simplicity


As every good home designer knows, less is often more.

Clean, uncluttered, uncomplicated designs allow subtle features and splashes of colour to come to the fore and provide a calm, energising, and distraction-free environment for you to live and socialise in.


Refurbish And Extend Sustainability


Another thing that makes AURA Architecture a great choice for the vibrant community of Notting Hill is our commitment to sustainability in all of our designs.

With AURA, sustainability is built into our designs from the start, not an afterthought.

Contact our team today on 0203 189 1619 or submit your brief online.


We Provide Fixed Costs


We loathe unpleasant surprises which is why our fees are clear and transparent, and we carefully detail your budget for each step of the process.

NOTE: We do not currently work on projects with a contract value that is less than £150,000.

Book a Home Design Consultation with our experts – £200+VAT*

Within this consultation, we will discuss:

  • What your dream home looks like.
  • Your design ideas and how to add value to your property.
  • How to gain planning permission.
  • Any site constraints that will need consideration.
  • Anticipated building costs – here’s a useful blog on build costs.
  • How to hire the right builder for your project.

*This fee is deducted from our charges should you proceed to the concept stage.

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Dual Award-Winners 2019

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Most Trusted Architecture Practice Greater London


Our Core Values, as outlined on our About page, won us this cherished award as an architect that you can trust:

  • Honesty & Integrity – It’s not what you do when people are watching, but what you do when they are not.
  • Attention to Detail – trust us to leave no stone unturned and think through every detail.  You can relax, knowing that you are in good hands.
  • Understanding and Respecting People – we understand that every client, every contractor, and every council planning department, is different.  Our approach: different needs – different wants – creates high levels of trust and respect with everyone we meet.


This award is further supported by our outstanding reviews on Google and Houzz.

Best Small Scale Extension and Home Transformation Project


A practical, stylish, and client-centred project in nearby Wimbledon not only improved the client’s living environment and the value of their home, it also won an award as an outstanding kitchen extension and home renovation.

The client said:

AURA listened to our needs as a family and made some great suggestions that we hadn’t considered. One feature in particular that they suggested was the guest en-suite which we had always wanted but had discounted as not being feasible.  It really is a great use of space and is perfect for our nanny and guests when they stay the night (and mean guests don’t need to share a bathroom with the children!).  It will also have added value to our house price which although wasn’t the aim, is a huge bonus.”

View the full details of this project here.

Getting planning permission for your project is important. An architect that cannot obtain planning permission for the project is not going fulfill your desires, and you may waste months (and incur extra fees), with repeat submissions to the council.

We have a Kensington and Chelsea architect team who can find creative ways to obtain planning within the Notting Hill district and have a good track record of success.

From drawing up plans to liaising with planning officers and creating designs that comply with local conservation area restrictions, our architects will manage everything for you, streamlining and fast-tracking the planning process along the way. Of course, your project may not need planning permission at all. Speak to our experts to see what can be done under the rules of permitted development.

See Our Insights for: Permitted DevelopmentSolar PanelsEdwardian & Victorian Property RenovationThe London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Planning Portal



To discuss your project with an architect – complete our online enquiry form


Call us on 0203 189 1619 or visit us at 7 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS



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