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20 Years of Base!



20 Years of Base!

We are excited to be celebrating our twentieth anniversary in 2023 as we enjoy ongoing growth despite recent economic challenges.

Having started off as team of two in Shifnal in 2003, we have grown into a practice of nineteen working across its offices in Shrewsbury, Chester and Conwy and are now a leading player in architecture and planning across the region.

We have witnessed significant growth in our commercial arm since we launched our free feasibility service for developers last January, seeing our share of work in the commercial sector grow to 44% of our total work in 2022, further expanding our network of private and commercial clients. The service, which helps commercial clients maximise their return-on-investment, has proven popular over the past year and we are fortunate work has continued to roll in for us despite the more recent challenges posed by rising energy prices and inflation.

In October 2022, Base also managed to achieve something that many architectural practices can only dream of by successfully gaining the full support of the planners at Shropshire Council who granted us planning permission for a rare ‘Paragraph 84 (Paragraph 80 as was)’ Grand Designs home in the countryside near Pitchford.

Managing Director Harry Reece explained how our established reputation and experience in the commercial and residential sectors, together with our in-house planning expertise, means developers and homeowners have confidence in us to make the most of the opportunities presented by each and every project:

“These results are incredibly reassuring in the current market and serve to demonstrate the ongoing stability and longevity we represent to our clients, both old and new. Our clients appreciate the knowledge and experience we bring to the table and know that they can rely on us to maximise results for them, whether their budget is £300,000 or £3 million.”

Harry went on to say “reputation is everything for us and we are very much looking forward to our 20th birthday year and getting our teeth into a range of exciting new projects.  Clients look for a proven track-record and reliability in their chosen architect and getting a Paragraph 84 (Paragraph 80 as was) new build across the line has further increased our clients’ confidence in us.  We’ve seen a flurry of new enquiries for this type of build and we now have several other ‘Grand Designs’ schemes in the pipeline for 2023”.

Business and homeowners who want to find out more about how all of us at Base can make their property dreams come true in 2023 can contact us here or by emailing [email protected]

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