Architectual Services Surrey

Welcome to Penton Architects, your trusted architectural firm dedicated to serving Surrey and the surrounding areas since 2003.

Founded by a dynamic husband and wife team, we bring a wealth of experience and a passion for high-quality, contemporary design to every project we undertake. Our comprehensive range of services covers every aspect of the design process, from initial feasibility assessments and concept creation to navigating the intricacies of planning and Listed Building approvals. With a keen eye for detail, we guide you through the journey of turning your vision into reality, ensuring compliance with Building Regulations, overseeing the tender process, and providing expert construction management.

Who We Are

Established since 2003, we are a husband and wife team who design and manage building projects with an emphasis on high-quality, contemporary design. We work on projects that can be managed closely with hands-on involvement and commitment to each. Our motivation lies in creating functional spaces that have the ability to excite and please their users. Buildings should be highly individual; responding to their context, site conditions and history.

Our Vision

It is our challenge to take Client’s aspirations and to generate buildings of today, which can mature, evolve and be fun to use whilst retaining a timeless classic quality. For us, good contemporary design embodies the qualities of all good buildings new or old such as:

  • the use of natural light and sunlight
  • the use of appropriate scale
  • spatial arrangements that function well
  • the use of materials to create a rich composition
  • harmony between the building, its internal spaces and the landscape

What We Do

The services we offer cover all aspects of the design process from initial feasibility advice through concept design, planning and Listed Building approvals, detail design, Building Regulations, tender and construction. We also offer pre-purchase advice to Clients who have found their dream location but not necessarily their dream house.

Pre Purchase

We can provide purchasers advice on potential opportunities on sites / buildings both residential and small commercial.


Providing advice and sketch designs for Clients with guidance on potential construction costs. This is often our starting point with a Client. We can help to finalize a brief; looking at the specific building / site features to maximise views, light, future possible requirements and Local Authority constraints.

Planning Consent

We prepare drawings and other information in order to make a formal application to the Local Authority for Permitted Development, Planning Approval, Listed Building Consent, and Conservation Area Consent. We have considerable positive experience with Local Authorities throughout the South East of England and London Boroughs.

Detail Design

Following on from a planning approval we can work up the scheme in sufficient detail to enable an accurate cost to be provided by Contractors. On domestic projects we can tailor our service to suit the level of input our Client’s wish to have; some prefer to select most of the fixtures and fittings however we can make suggestions or provide a full service where all elements are selected and specified. This information is then included in a set of Construction Information. It is during this stage that we can submit for Building Regulations Approval on behalf of the Client.


We have considerable experience of a range of construction firms and can assist our Client in selecting those who would be suitable for the scale and complexity of the project, and issuing them information in order for them to Tender for the Construction work.


Penton Architects can provide either full management of a construction project with site visits, valuations and issuing of Architects Certificates. As this is not always required by our Clients we can equally just visit site when requested and answer site queries on a more ad hoc basis.




What Our Clients Say

In a word, sensational!! We considered four architecture firms before selecting Penton Architects at the back end of 2016 for a substantial £300k build / conversion. Adam Penton took the project from initial conceptual discussions, onto design, through gaining planning permission, to builder selection and we have retained him as our “trusted advisor” throughout the build.
Penton Architects’ brief was to turn a 1980s Scandia Hus “pine” bungalow into a contemporary modern home. They excelled at this challenge.
Adam is everything you would want from an Architect. Visionary, practical, accurate, response, sensitive, easy to work with and our builder worked very well with him. See full project at Extension + Re-Modelling, Sussex

Mr M Sewell
We really trust Adam and feel that his attention to the detailing and his professionalism are of the highest quality. He is also a very nice man – so much so that we are collaborating again on another project!
We would very much recommend Penton Architects. See full project at South London Extension
Clara George, London

They are creative and artistic and very good at conveying the end result through drawings and models….. Pricing was clear and open from the beginning and we were helped and advised through the tendering process….. Highly recommended! See full project at Phased Extension

Mr + Mrs Cowell, East Sussex
Penton Architects offer a professional, friendly, creative and flexible service … we would use them again without hesitation.
Adam listened to our vision for our home and did a great job accommodating this without compromising the overall design. He was patient and supportive throughout. See full project at Cottage Extension
AshleyA, East Sussex

Penton Architects really listened to our requirements and came up with creative ideas and a design that gave us so much more than we had thought about ourselves. They have a refreshingly contemporary, cutting edge, modern style. They worked so well with our builders and kept the project on track and ensured that construction fully followed the brief. Their attention to detail was impressive. It was a very enjoyable experience that has left us with a fantastic result and a space that really works for our family and lifestyle.

Mr R Williams
Their hands on approach to their own building projects and an aesthetic flare in their architecture combine to give an approach which is stylish yet rooted in what is achievable. Whilst offering a highly professional service they are extremely approachable and listen to the aspirations of their clients. See full project at Loft Conversion
Ben P, East Sussex
Having purchased one of their speculative houses, Annelise and Adam were painstakingly attentive in making sure our last minute modifications were made…. The strong contemporary design really opened our eyes to the joys of light and the concept of bringing the garden and surrounding trees into the home as a feature of the property. The layout naturally flowed with the natural finishes in each room enhancing the quality of life. It could be both intimate and an amazing expansive space for entertaining. See full project at New-Build Speculative Houses
Andrew + Sue, Tunbridge Wells
Adam and Annelise provide a highly professional personal service. We were very impressed throughout the entire process from initial scoping of ideas through to planning and consent – as well as support and oversight during the build. See full project at Cottage Kitchen Extension
Sam Y, Kent
Adam provided a professional, yet personal service. The relationship built over the course of the project was very positive resulting in a high quality building. He had very good links with the other contractors and provided excellent expert advice. I would highly recommend his services. See full project at Primary School Extension
Lowther School, South London
I would not hesitate in recommending Penton as both architect and project manager across a wide range of construction projects and have recommended them to numerous friends over the last ten years with only positive feed-back. See full project at Listed House Kitchen Extension
DHall, East Sussex + London
We were thrilled by Penton Architects with their unique and original designs which have given us a contemporary and much admired extension to our home. Their service and attention to detail was of the highest quality and they were professional throughout the process. They were a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend them. See full project at 1980s House Extension
Peter H, Tunbridge Wells