Our aim is to work closely with our clients to maximise the potential, enjoyment and value of their property.

We have worked with a wide international range of individuals, families and businesses over the last 20 years. It is quite usual for us to work with the same clients when they carry our further work, move on or buy another property.

This is because we make the process of design and working together as enjoyable, stress free and productive as possible.

Present and past clients include:

  • Sir Colin and Lady Chandler
  • Mr and Mrs Guy Richie
  • Sir Rocco and Lady Forte
  • Eric Clapton
  • Louisa Service
  • Sarah Sainsbury
  • Freedman Green Solicitors
  • Peter Childs Associates
  • Happy Times Nurseries
  • Directors of Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Mitzuo, Morgan Stanley and Tudor Investment Corporation

Sir Colin and Lady Chandler:

“We would not hesitate to use ARK again. They would be our first choice”

Denbigh Road - shoe storage“ ARK have acted for us over three decades for residences in both London and Surrey. They have been imaginative in their designs, having a sympathetic regard for the period of the property, while being able to recommend modern materials with greater endurance and range of colours than their older counterparts. They are particularly adept at interpreting the client’s wishes and at diplomatically suggesting alternatives and amendments which meet the requirements perfectly.  Recently they have acted for us in the renovation of a mews house in London and we could not have been more pleased with the result. We have found they handle builders in a manner which keeps them to plan and are equally adept at dealing with local authorities. We were told by a member of the planning department of the local authority that the drawings supplied to them by ARK were among the best that they had ever seen.

Nicola Thexton:

Their ideas are innovative and fresh but because they have so much experience their suggestions are  tried and tested.”
Parke Road - step detail copy“We have used ARK twice in two major projects on our house. The first involved an almost complete rebuild and the addition of a new floor. The second was a side and rear extension and a basement level. Rupert and Stephen are charming to deal with, they set out the process clearly (essential for project novices like ourselves) and listen carefully to the client. We used them to manage the project and they kept the contractors on time and on budget. They have excellent contacts in the building trade and relationships with other professionals with whom they have worked over a number of years. We went back to them after our first project because of an excellent rapport and are thrilled with the house that we have finally ended up with.  It has the architect -designed wow factor.’

 

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