What we do

Boon Brown is an established, client-focussed, creative, award-winning Design Practice with an enterprising commercial mindset and experienced technical knowledge. Since our formation in 1986, we have concentrated on fulfilling our Client’s brief with energy, passion and a determination to maximise development opportunity and value. We deliver projects with pragmatism and viable solutions

Over our 30+ years, we have grown to a 60-strong design team, with a diverse portfolio of interesting and challenging projects in a wide range of sectors that cover residential, retail, commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, elderly care and conservation works. The practice has gained a reputation for our quality of architecture and completed projects. We have grown a strong client base to include major national, public and private sector developers, housing associations and commercial institutions; many of which remain as repeat clients.

We invested significantly in BIM and Revit training under the guidance of our BIM Manager and are delivering complex collaborative designs to BIM level 2.

Our core values

The value we offer our Clients is based on 30+ years’ experience and at our core remains our ethos to be objective and pragmatic, whilst maintaining creativity and maximising development potential. We constantly evolve to protect the business, growing and expanding in a strong, competitive industry, whilst ensuring we continue to offer our client base the expertise they demand.

Multidisciplinary approach

Boon Brown commenced business in 1986 with the partnership of Clive Brown and Richard Boon and grew to become a respected Architectural Practice, based in the Southwest but operating nationally. In 2014, the company opened the London Studio, capitalising on the growth in new appointments in London and the Southeast and this part of the business has continued to strengthen and grow.

In 2005 the company expanded to provide a Town Planning Consultancy in response to the increasing challenges of obtaining successful planning decisions. The practice has always been proud of its high success rate in securing planning permission for often challenging sites. Having in-house expertise to advise on planning policy and strategic opportunities, to present confidently to public and officer consultees, and to negotiate with planning authorities, has significantly improved the holistic design service Boon Brown provides.

Continuing to diversify the business, in 2015 the opportunity arose to add landscape architecture to the design skillset of the Practice. With the growth in large scale urban master planning projects, the ability to bring the strategic architecture and landscape designs under one single appointment has significantly benefitted project coordination and delivery, design quality and the technical understanding of both the architects and landscape architects working together. The landscape team has recently incorporated The Adams Loxton Partnership and offers a comprehensive landscape service including: Master Planning, Landscape Design, Landscape Visual Impact Assessments, Arboriculture and Ecology.

Testimonials

Boon Brown designed our flagship care home, Cooksons Court in Yeovil. They provided the professionalism and artistry to produce a stunning building which continues to wow visitors and customers alike. But what is also important is that they listened to our requests, resulting in a building which fulfils its requirements both as a comfortable home for our customers, and as an efficient workplace for our employees. We would not hesitate to use Boon Brown for future projects.

STEVE CAVILL

Somerset Care | Assistant Director

Midas Group have worked with Boon Brown on a number of prestigious schemes over the years in various sectors and have found them both innovative and collaborative in the services that they provide. They are responsive and helpful and we consider them one of the better practises operating in Devon and Somerset region. They are also nice and fun people to deal with.

ANDY SMITH

Midas Group | Director

Boon Brown have supported The Care Home Group since its launch, with excellent architectural design and planning consultancy advice playing a key role in developing our luxury care home proposition. Their keen understanding of the health sector, and track record in designing care homes that are tailored to the needs of those in later life, have been invaluable and we look forward to working with Boon Brown on other exciting developments in the future.

STEVE TWIGG

The Care Home Group | Director

Awards

Neal’s Yard Remedies, Somerset

RICS SW Awards 2017 | Commercial Category – Shortlisted

Latimer Lodge, Somerset

Insiders Property Awards 2017 | Residential Development of the Year

Ruskin Close, Somerset

RICS SW Awards 2016 | Regeneration Category - Highly Commended

St Paul’s Church Conversion, London

Wandsworth Awards 2015 | Best Design – Commended

Wandsworth House, London

The Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 | Best One-Off House - Commended

Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset

RICS SW Awards 2015 | Tourism and Leisure Category – Winner

Canadian Estate, Wiltshire

Lend Lease Public Awards 2013 | Design Innovation of the Year

Waterfalls, Somerset

RIBA Wessex Awards 2009 | Town and Country Design – Shortlisted

Church Cliff, Dorset

RIBA Wessex Awards 2003 | Country Design - Winner