Congratulations to Inkpen Downie's newly qualified architect

We’re delighted to announce that Linh Bane is now a fully qualified architect after passing her Part 3 Diploma in Professional Practice in Architecture through the University of Greenwich having gained RIBA Part 1 at Manchester School of Architecture and Part 2 whilst studying at Birmingham... Read more


Keep Calm and Carry On

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Clacton Garden Centre

Smith Farms Clacton Ltd approached Inkpen Downie with an idea to construct a new family-run café / restaurant building, with associated car parking to serve the general public and visitors to the existing Clacton Garden Centre.   The proposed business venture, ‘Bluehouse Cafe’... Read more


Building Community

The project comprised conversion of a disused building in the busy High Street in Harwich, enhancing the street frontage and providing a new shop front, ramped access for levelled access throughout the building, mezzanine floor extension and replacement of roof finishes. ... Read more


CGI video preview for client

Bringing Client's designs to life - Inkpen Downie have been investing in developing our in-house visualisation design capabilities to create high-end images and fly-through movies to help bring client’s designs to life.      click here to watch the video Resolution... Read more


Listed Building Seminar

November 19th 2018 sees us in Coggeshall Village Hall from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Come along with your questions and find out more about listed buildings from an architects perspective as well as the how tos of planning and listed building applications. Julia and Ben (AABC architect) will be there to... Read more


Ben's designs on the future show his respect for area's rich history

From a child in Essex with architect parents to Liverpool University and back to Essex Ben has lived a varied life of architecture and was pleased to discuss some of his projects and experience with Katherine Palmer of Evening Gazette in Colchester. The article also appeared in other local papers before... Read more


Church fundraising

Architects support appeal to breathe new life into an ancient building   When it comes to conserving and adapting buildings, no one does it more sympathetically than award-winning Inkpen Downie Chartered Architects, who are supporting a new appeal to raise £200,000 to buy and develop... Read more


RCCE Village of the Year

Once again we are the joint sponsors of the Village of the Year competition organised by the Rural Community Council of Essex. In July last year Terling won the prestigious prize - this year the church tower in the village is surrounded by scaffolding as repairs get underway. Keep an eye our our... Read more


SPAB September 2018

We’ll be at Stand A3 at this exciting show – please do pop by and say hello. The Old House Show Brought to you by SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) The art and craft of building care 7-8th September 2018 10am – 5pm The Old Royal Naval College,... Read more


Goodbye Garden Bridge

The London Garden Bridge: a £200 million proposed pedestrian bridge over the River Thames in London has lost the essential support of the Mayor of London. It was in 1998 that Joanna Lumley first approached the idea of a “floating paradise”, crossing the River Thames as a memorial... Read more


Vineyard to Build a New Visitor Centre, Eatery and Wine Warehouse

Crouch Ridge Vineyard, located on the south-facing slope of the River Crouch is set to build a new visitor centre, eatery and wine warehouse. The special landscape area is dominated by rows of vines meaning any developmental work must bare the sensitive surroundings in mind but also be functional... Read more


Monkwick Junior School in Colchester, Essex Set to Expand

Monk wick Junior School situated in Colchester, Essex plans to expand. The school project was obtained by Inkpen Downie after winning a mini competition to provide an extension of an existing 2.25FE school to a 3FE school.  Designed using our Building Information Modelling services, the new teaching... Read more


Ben Downie Receives Renewal Certification in Conservation

Ben Downie, the director of Inkpen Downie Chartered Architects, has received his renewal certification as an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) in recognition of his expertise in working with historic buildings.  Listed on the AABC register since 2006 and renewing his certification... Read more



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