Results & Recognition

Spratley & Partners was founded in 2003. Since then, we have grown in size and reputation, and have won numerous architectural awards and accolades. Alongside project partners, we conceive and reinvigorate renowned hotels, places of work, beautiful social spaces and homes, balancing commercial and aesthetic priorities to maximise returns.

The following projects are strong examples of how clever, thoughtful design makes a difference.

Spratley & Partners celebrates successful 20 years with leadership transition and AJ100 entry

Spratley & Partners marks a significant milestone in its 20-year history as founder Jeremy Spratley steps back in leadership and moves into a more consultative role. The practice continues under the leadership of equity partners Stephen Smith, Robert Kennedy, Sarah Tassell, Chris Kelly, Gregg Thatcher, and Sam George.

This transition underscores the continuity and stability of Spratley & Partners, which joins the AJ100 list for the first time this year ranking 92nd, a notable achievement, highlighting the practice’s growing market presence and expanding influence in the industry. Spratley & Partners remains committed to its core sectors—commercial, private residential, hospitality, masterplanning, and life sciences—consistently delivering high-profile projects.

Stephen Smith, Managing Partner, describes the transition as “an exciting continuation of our journey at Spratley & Partners. Our commitment to our clients remains unwavering, and we look forward to collaborating on a diverse range of ambitious projects across the UK. With Jeremy's continued presence and our talented team's dedication, we are confident in maintaining the high standards of design and service that have defined us for the past two decades.”

Recent notable projects include Ascent, a significant life sciences development in Oxford for ARC Group, Knighton Mill, a private home in Wiltshire, a boathouse for Headington School in Oxford, and Building 3000, winner of the BCO South of England and South Wales Regional Awards for Best Recycled/Refurbished Workplace. The practice employs over 40 staff members across its studios in Henley-on-Thames and Bristol, working with clients across the UK in Greater London, the Home Counties, and the South West.

Reflecting on the practice's success, Jeremy Spratley said, “After two wonderful decades, it is the right time to pass the baton to my fellow partners. The past few years have been particularly exciting, culminating in our inaugural AJ100 entry. I am proud to have built something that will continue to nurture talent and passion and will remain involved in a supportive role. I look forward to seeing further success in the future.”

Spratley & Partners continues its legacy by remaining focused on growth, design innovation, and maintaining strong client relationships.

Building 3000 wins at BCO Awards

Spratley & Partners is delighted to announce that Building 3000 has won the best recycled/refurbished workspace at the prestigious British Council for Offices South of England and South Wales regional awards, impressing the judges with its proactive use of retrofit initiatives.

The award recognises the best corporate or commercial building where significant work has been done to adapt the existing building to modern office use.

Spratley & Partners were appointed to develop proposals to refurbish building 3000 creating a cohesive campus feel and a sustainable, flexible office setup. The successful transformation has created a benchmark for the client’s inaugural venture in the UK & Europe, enhancing the campus's overall appeal.

Judges praised the visual aesthetics of the refurbished workspaces, noting that the striking, progressive design did not compromise the building’s functionality. The project meets both occupier needs and commercial requirements, offering wellness spaces like a rooftop terrace, end-of-journey facilities, and high-quality office areas. A central atrium serves as a communal focal point, fostering a sense of community.

We’re looking forward to October when all the winners of the regional awards will be entered into the national awards. A huge thank you to everyone involved.

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Spratley & Partners secures planning for Ascent

Spratley & Partners has secured planning permission for ‘Ascent’, a 105,000 sq.ft GIA life science building for ARC Group’s (Advanced Research Clusters) campus in Oxford. ARC Oxford is a leading science campus, fostering innovation and collaboration among science and tech professionals.

The redevelopment presents a strategic opportunity within Oxford's life science neighbourhood, offering essential lab space and stimulating economic growth. It is estimated to create approximately 500 jobs during its operational phase and contribute £38 million GVA to the economy annually. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

“We’re delighted to have secured planning permission for Ascent. This transformational project designed from the ground will provide a new home for businesses of all types including leading science and tech organisations. This latest development at ARC Oxford further supports our mission in attracting world-class talent, driving economic growth, and fostering continuous support for the innovation ecosystem in the City.” Dan Williams, ARC Oxford’s Director of Asset Management.

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Spratley & Partners joins the AJ100

For the first time, we're delighted to find ourselves on the prestigious AJ100 list this year.

The AJ100, run by the Architects’ Journal, remains the authoritative survey of the largest architectural practices in the UK, measured by the number of qualified architects employed.

Speaking about this achievement, Partner, Jeremy Spratley said:

“I am delighted that S&P has achieved such an accolade. This achievement reflects the success and growth of our practice founded 20 years ago.

Having worked alongside many talented individuals several of whom are now Partners and Directors, not forgetting our trusting and supportive clients, this is an achievement in which our whole team takes pride.”

Published annually since 1995 the survey offers a timely snapshot of the profession over the previous calendar year and measures the level of optimism among practices for the year to come. With respect to fees, salaries, sectors, and markets, where the AJ100 practices go, the profession follows.

We look forward to celebrating with our peers, colleagues, and clients at the AJ100 Awards on June 21st during which the rankings will be announced.

The ALT Office – Boardwalk Studios

The ways we work and spend time in offices are changing. Businesses require fewer traditional desk set-ups and more collaborative spaces where teams can be together. Location, accessibility and nearby amenities are important, but the office itself is key, and likely to need the flexibility to adapt to changing teams and levels of occupancy across the week.

In the case of Boardwalk Studios at Brighton Marina, it was essential the new units were designed with a young and creative Brighton audience in mind. The marina was already an obvious draw with its bars, restaurants, shops and amenities and so the units needed to add to this with the right interior design and working environment.

We decided on a distinctive and colourful concept for both the interiors and exteriors of each unit, to which we added a 50:50 balance of traditional desks and group working/breakout spaces, to provide three flexible and enjoyable offices for a contemporary style of working.

See: Case Study

Capturing Carbon – Winnersh 820

Our commitment to making embodied carbon savings where we can is exemplified by our work on Winnersh 820. Winnersh Triangle is a mixed business community between Reading and Wokingham in Berkshire, and a significant block in the park, Winnersh 820, was scheduled for demolition, to be replaced with offices. However, during the early stages of the project, and in order to respond to changing demands for high office content warehousing and workshop spaces, it was decided to reconfigure the existing building to provide an enhanced high office content warehouse.

Reusing 110.8 tonnes of primary steel for the frame and 4,180 tonnes of reinforced concrete for the foundations reduced costs and project length, while making embodied carbon savings equal to 894,300 kg of Co2. This is comparable to a staggering 369,545 single trips from Winnersh Triangle to London Waterloo on the train, the annual average emissions from 110 UK homes or 16,873,585 cups of white tea or coffee. To sequester this amount of carbon would require 14,787 tree seedlings to be grown for a decade.

See: Case Study

Renting the Unrentable – 210 Building

We have been successful in turning previously unrentable buildings into desirable properties on many occasions. One example is the transformation of Building 210 at Winnersh Triangle, a business park, in Berkshire. Despite previous owners’ attempts at refurbishment, the building was seen as unrentable, and had sat unoccupied for 20 years.

This was a prime example of our retrofit first approach, establishing the benefits of the original building, such as the capacity in the floor-to-floor heights, the positioning and scale of inner courtyards and the vast space to the frontage. This enabled our team to make small adjustments to unlock potential rather than intervene with wholesale changes.

By reorganising the core and providing a substantial extension to the entrance of the building we were able to create a focal point for the building and give it a more notable presence on the campus. Another important new feature was a reception space with direct access to each potential demise and which incorporated a series of collaborative working environments. Curated tactile finishes, carefully crafted joinery and select furniture collections populate the double height entrance space to promote interaction and creativity. The office floor plates consist of exposed services to maximise ceiling heights, with a central raft providing adaptable space for future tenants.

Before completion, half of the building had been rented to a significant global business.

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Ahead Of Its Time – Blewbury Manor

Blewbury Manor is a Grade II listed manor house in Oxfordshire and its remodelling required inspired design innovation in order to introduce significant modern elements to this historic and characterful house.

Our design and technical expertise enabled us to challenge conventions in architectural and construction theory and implementation. This approach allowed us to find the most appropriate response to the manor’s heritage and setting. The result was a series of contemporary interventions that sat beautifully alongside, and enhanced the visibility of, the conserved original structure.

Our scheme included an entirely glass staircase and landing, the first to be installed in the UK, under a curved structural glass atrium which discreetly enclosed the central courtyard. This hi-tec enclosure and visually lightweight flight of stairs enabled us to reveal and celebrate the original building fabric while optimising natural light throughout these new living spaces at the centre of the house.

Completed over 15 years ago, our design also addressed the property's energy requirements and increased its sustainability credentials. This wasn’t standard practice at the time and their inclusion in the project was seen as innovative and exciting. A new water source heat pump system and solar panel system ensured supply for all electricity and hot water heating, essentially making the property self-sufficient in this regard.

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Awards 2006—24

  • Manser Medal Hill View - Shortlisted, House of the Year
  • BCO Regional Awards Building 3000 - Winner, Refurbished / Recycled Workplace
  • Schüco Excellence Awards Field House - Winner, Individual House
  • BCO South East Regional Awards Maplewood - Shortlisted: Refurbished Workplace
  • Condé Nast Johansens Awards Hurley House - Winner, Best Small And Exclusive Property
  • LABC Awards Old Callow Down Farm - Winner, Best Change of Use
  • Ibstock Downland Prize Blewbury Manor - Winner, Conservation Extension
  • NMT Awards St. Francis Chapel - Winner, Nursery Design
  • AJ Retrofit Awards 210 Building - Shortlist
  • AHEAD Awards Heckfield Place - Shortlist
  • AJ Retrofit Awards 90-98 Union St - Shortlist
  • AJ Retrofit Awards 90-98 Union St - Shortlist
  • BCO Awards Centris - Shortlist
  • Civic Trust Awards Ruskin School of Art - Shortlist
  • RICS Awards Northlea House - Shortlist
  • LABC Awards Kingfishers - Finalist
  • RICS Awards Beechwood - Highly Commended
  • BCO Awards 329 Bracknell - Finalist
  • Thames Valley Property Awards 329 Bracknell - Finalist
  • RIBA South Conservation Awards Blewbury Manor - Commendation
  • BCO South West Region Awards Switchback - Shortlist
  • BCO South East Region Awards South 60 - Shortlist
  • RIBA South Award Ruskin School of Art - Winner
  • OXPropFest The Wing, Bremont - Winner, Project of the Year
  • Tatler Travel Awards Heckfield Place - Winner, Best of British
  • The Times Hotel Of The Year Heckfield Place - Winner
  • LABC Awards Sawmills - Winner, Best Small Commercial Development
  • Sussex Heritage Award St. Francis Chapel - Winner, Public Building
  • BCO Award 210 Building - Shortlist
  • Chilterns Buildings Design Awards Bottle & Glass Inn - Shortlist
  • AJ Retrofit Awards Heckfield Place- Shortlist
  • New London Architecture Awards 90-98 Union St - Shortlist
  • Schüco Excellence Awards Union St - Shortlist
  • RICS Awards Centris - Shortlist
  • Oxford Preservation Trust Ruskin School of Art - Certificate
  • RICS Awards Ruskin School of Art - Shortlist, Design Through Innovation
  • Chilterns Building Design Awards Kingfishers - Finalist
  • RICS Awards 329 Bracknell - Shortlist
  • Chilterns Building Design Awards Sawmills - Highly Commended
  • RIBA Conservation Award Orchard Barn - Shortlist
  • Grand Designs Awards Blewbury Manor - Finalist
  • BCO South East Region Awards Cedarwood - Shortlist
  • RIBA Downland Prize 174 Milton Park - Shortlist
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