As we seek to develop detailed solutions to modern and new requirements for our clients we are set with the challenge to work considerately within all of our towns, coastlines, villages and surrounding rural areas and as such new design invariably generates out of the context of existing buildings, structures or built form in some way, shape or another.

It is through a detailed understanding of individuals requirements and context where our philosophy for new buildings has developed over the years. As a practice we seek to avoid a single style and let our ideas for the new develop out of a clear rationale for planning, environmental and three dimensional strategies which we develop and explore through brief and design options with each and every client.

We are able to call on other consultants and design professionals as required and over our 35 years of experience we have developed strong and important contacts to aid all aspects of the design and construction process.

A strong concept is vital to maintaining continuity through the complete design process and we believe for this to remain legible and be clear upon completion is vitally important to the overall success of a completed project.

As a scheme is developed, different stages of detail design are produced and combined through the process. This keeps the design intent rich and responsive to the client and we work hard to be dynamic and flexible in order to achieve the necessary detailed input whilst managing carefully the aspirations of the client and design team as a whole throughout the whole process.

As a practice we are always keen to encompass integrated and suitable technical solutions, identifying mechanical and structural solutions which are relevant, cost effective and carefully chosen for their purpose.

Given our locality we are conscious of the need for a sensitive approach to identifying a suitable quality of materials and finishes for new buildings, seizing the opportunity where we can to embrace modern technology but in ways that reinforce and regenerate the past whilst always looking forward to the future.

Over the years we have developed a powerful working relationship with both planning and conservation officers alike who we believe welcome our involvement and support that professionalism, sensitivity and consideration which we can bring to every scheme of any scale.

Recent New Building Projects Completed:



  • Sites opposite Cliff Cottage, Cliff Rd, Salcombe
  • Dartmouth Quay Boathouse, South Town
  • Grattons, Langdon Lane, Dawlish
  • Barn Conversion at West Buckland
  • Fishermans Store, North Hallsands
  • Storage/garage/studio – Little Coombe Farm
  • Yurts – Little Coombe Farm
  • Penthouse, Dartmouth House, Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth


  • Coombe Royal, Kingsbridge
  • Summerton Dean
  • Barn adj to Daisy Cottage, Blackawton
  • The Gunfield Boathouse
  • Oversea House, Stoke Fleming
  • Land at Durleston Cross, chillington
  • New Barn at Little Coombe Farm (Shed)
  • Fisheok and Waterside
  • One Gun Lodge, Castle Road
  • Chacegrove, Cott Lane, Dartington
  • Tozers Site, Victoria Road


  • Two Guns
  • The Brye, Worden Farm
  • Hillfield Cottages and Country House
  • Little Firs, 2 Mount Boone
  • Falloden, Hynetown, street
  • Start View Lodge, Kingsbridge
  • Seale House, Lower St, Dittisham
  • The Killick, Dittisham
  • Redholm, Mount Boone
  • Plot of Land, 14 Ford, Dartmouth


BBH Chartered Architects Ltd
9 Duke Street
Devon TQ6 9PY


Tel: 01803 834076



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