The Practice

The directors of the practice have together over 30 years of experience delivering high quality projects to clients both in the UK and in France. Our expertise especially covers the residential sector and works to traditional and listed buildings. The practice also offers consultancy services to developers and property professionals.

We have a strong reputation on the French Riviera, where our clients can rely upon us for a professional and trustworthy service in an increasingly competitive, international market place. We work regularly with clients, contractors and suppliers from all over the world, able to bring the best ideas, design and high quality materials to each project.


2020: In addition to many residential projects in the past year, the practice has worked alongside developers and community groups to deliver sporting facility projects. 

2019: Recent projects include the completion of several renovations and new-build projects in France and the UK and the pre-app approval for a mixed use city-centre development.

2018: The practice is currently working on a number of residential projects in the UK and France and a city-centre student accommodation / retail development in the North East.

2017: Planning approval has been granted for a number of projects including private residences in St Tropez and Antibes as well as numerous projects in the UK.

2016: We have recently completed a number of residential projects and obtained planning approval for the renovation of a villa on the Cap d'Antibes.

2015: The practice is currently undertaking several new build projects in France and UK and have recently submitted a planning application for a new school library project.

2014: Recent projects include the renovation and master-planning of an equestrian centre in the South of France, a number of new-build villas on the cote d'azur and residential projects in the UK.

2013: Ely Architects Ltd has achieved RIBA Chartered Practice status. New projects include private houses in the South of France, renovation projects in Newcastle and a new build housing scheme in Yorkshire.

2012: A number of sites have commenced so far this year in France and the UK including the renovation of a ‘belle époque’ villa on the French Riviera and a major renovation project at Darras Hall in Ponteland, Northumberland.

2011: Winner of the Trophée d’Or (Piscine d’exception) for a villa on the French Riviera. A number of projects have been completed on site this year including a private villa and two apartment renovations in the South of France. Planning permission was also obtained for a contemporary villa in Vence.