Welcome to Ablett Architects

Ablett Architects offer a service that responds appropriately to the brief and the site, whether a traditional or contemporary solution. We specialise in preparing condition surveys and quinquennial inspections, including formulating long-term repair plans. We have an established track record of repairing and conserving buildings from the twelfth to twentieth centuries. In addition, we adapt existing and historic buildings to suit new uses. We are based in Bromley but cover Thurrock, Dartford, South London, North Kent etc.



We can help you prepare a brief and develop the design with you and apply for planning permission and listed building consents.


Ecclesiastical exemption

We are fully conversant of the need to prepare documentation and discuss projects with Diocesan Advisory Committees and with amenity societies and assist parishes in obtaining a Faculty.


Building Regulations

Whether preparing a submission to the local authority or to an approved inspector we will manage the process.


Project Management

We can assemble the design team, obtain fee offers from consultants and advise you on their services. We expect to lead the design team and ensure that the agreed programme for the project is maintained.


Quinquennial surveys

We are experienced in undertaking regular inspections of buildings and providing reports with clearly set out recommendations. We can also work with a quantity surveyor to cost the recommended repair and upgrade works to assist in medium term budgeting.


Detailed design work

Whether an item of joinery, an internal or external alteration or repair, or the design of a new building we’ll undertake the design, obtain quotes or tenders, co-ordinating and leading the design team as appropriate.

Architectural Design Process

At Ablett we make the whole design process very simple

Ablett Architects some recent projects

The Hall shines in a way which it has never done in living memory: previously invisible details of sculpture and carving can be seen; the magnificent floor seems so in keeping with its surroundings that it is already hard to believe that it replaced ugly cork tiles.

- Giles Mandelbrote, Librarian and Archivist, Lambeth Palace Library

Ablett Architects: Personable, reliable, sensitive to context and environment, with good attention to detail and cost control with contractors.

- Peter Sanders, Chapter Clerk, Portsmouth Cathedral

I just wanted to write to thank you properly for all of your work and expertise in getting St Luke's re-opened. It was a very challenging time, to have arrived in a new parish and have pieces of wood falling from the ceiling, so I was incredibly grateful to have such a safe pair of hands as yourself in which to entrust so much of the work needed to get the church up and running again. Thank you especially for what you did to ensure that it was completed in time for us to be open again by Christmas. We had around 400 for the Christingle service in the afternoon, and over 120 at Midnight Mass - we couldn't have had such wonderful occasions without the building.

- The Rev Peter Godden, Vicar, St Luke's Church, Enfield

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The Cathedral of the Sea

The major repair work to the seventeenth century tower and the twelfth century chancel, funded by the World War One Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund, is featured in this brochure. 


Our general brochure

This brochure provides a general overview of the work of the practice. For more information on all our services please call: 020 8315 6619 or email: office@ablettarchitects.co.uk


Lambeth Palace Library

Our extensive repair, conservation and restoration work to the magnificent seventeenth century Great Hall, at the heart of the Palace complex, is featured in this brochure.