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DB3 Architecture
20-25 Glasshouse Yard London

Tel: 02076891434
Julius Steinert

DB3’s London studio is equidistant from Waterloo and London Bridge Station, and a short walk from Southwark London Underground Station and a great location for creativity, culture and coming together.

DB3 London are a diverse office consisting of architects, architectural technicians and assistants, working mainly on retail, residential, commercial and sport and leisure projects. Our London team also offer principal designer services.

DB3 Architecture – Headquarters
10 South Parade
West Yorkshire

Tel: +44 (0)113 244 6931
Tom Hill

The Headquarters of DB3 relocated to Leeds city centre in 2021, having previously been based at the listed Monk Fryston Hall Coach House for over 31 years.

As well as a strong team of Architects, Technologists and Principal Designers, the studio hosts our in-house IT team, Accounts and Marketing departments.

The studio has a wealth of multi sector experience throughout the UK having grown and diversified on the back of a strong Retail sector offer. We have particular expertise in delivering multi-site roll out projects or programmes of work, as well as the design of significant single buildings.

Having been involved in the early development of superstores for clients such as ASDA , the firm now boasts one of the most comprehensive retail specialisms in the UK, covering all sectors, from food retail, non-food, hospitality and online shopping.

We also carry specialisms in the Sports and Leisure, Residential and Industrial/Food Processing sectors.

DB3 Architecture
2 Callaghan Square
CF10 5BT

Tel: +44 (0)292 034 2688
Matthew Savory

DB3’s Welsh origins date back to 1922 when Haydn Burgess opened his Pontypridd office. Haydn’s son David oversaw a move to Cardiff and expansion into one of Wales’ premier architectural practices, prior to B3Burgess’ acquisition by Darnton EGS Ltd in 2016 to become DB3 Architecture.

Our Cardiff office now serves a wide range of sectors, with particular experience in the education, housing, workplace, healthcare, banking retail and heritage sectors. In addition to traditional drawing techniques our team in Cardiff are able to support clients with immersive 3d visualisations and collaborative project working to BIM level 2. We are also experienced in a range of stakeholder consultation techniques to support clients in the public sector and have fluent Welsh speakers.

DB3 Architecture
1 Balloon Street
Greater Manchester
M4 4BE

Tel: +44 (0)161 7130335
Matt Ganley – Head of Building Services Engineering | Hemal Patel – Head of Architecture

Based at our Manchester studio are our M&E team as well as architects, who endeavour to uphold at all times the highest professional standards of management and control of the technical design and supervisory activities undertaken on behalf of our clients.

Our Manchester studio was originally formed following the closure of Building Services Partnership who were an independent Building Services Consultancy. Senior staff from BSP joined B3 Burgess who were later acquired by Darnton EGS to form DB3 Architecture. The team have continued to develop and grow since their formation, expanding into new sectors and continue to service developments across the country. Find out more about Building Services Engineering here.

DB3 Architecture
Unit 2 – The Matrix
114 Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow, Scotland
G4 0HL

Tel: +44 (0)141 353 1187
Bob Ramage

Our highly experienced Glasgow team undertake a range of projects from 100k to £50m in value and do so with hands on collaborative approach with our other 6 studios, drawing on our collective strength and experience to ensure the successful delivery of our client’s buildings.

We increasingly make a positive contribution towards the Scottish Government’s target to end our contribution to climate change by 2045. Our strengths are our people, their skill, passion and commitment. Our Glasgow team are experience in a number of sectors including complex public sector leisure centres, large scale industrial developments, Scottish Whisky Industry, repurposing historic buildings, social housing and complex bespoke residential design solutions for individual clients.

DB3 Architecture
12D McLaren Building
46 The Priory Queensway
West Midlands
B4 7LR

Tel: +44 (0)121 374 2020
Julius Steinert

In November 2020 our Loughborough team relocated to our new Birmingham studio to support our growing client base.

The Loughborough office was formed in 1984 as part of the Gibson Hamilton Partnership by David Gibson and Keith Hamilton and is based on the Loughborough Technology Centre site. The practice ran for 23 years before being bought out by B3 Architects, who merged with the DarntonEGS group in 2015 to become DB3. Although operating as a general architectural practice, DB3 Loughborough specialises in Sports& Leisure as well as Conservation work. In recent years they also have completed a growing number of Commercial & Industrial projects with clients such as Western Power Distribution, Rolls Royce and the Irish Government.

DB3 Architecture
30 Heol y Wȋg
Ceredigion, Wales
SY23 2LN

Tel: +44 (0)197 062 4688
Iwan Thomas

DB3’s Aberystwyth office was previously the office of local practice James Jenkins Thomas, which merged with B3 Burgess in 2012, who in turn were acquired by Darnton EGS Ltd in 2015 to become DB3 Architecture. The team is proud of their record of providing architectural services across Mid, North and West Wales.

The offices experience ranges from bespoke houses and extensions for one-off clients through to boutique hotels and community, heritage and public projects, with a client list which includes The National Library of Wales, CADW, The National Trust and the Welsh Language and Culture Centre Nant Gwrtheyrn as well as Local Authorities and further education establishments including both Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities.

Over the years the office has worked on a number of projects located in sensitive locations such as Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, World Heritage Sites and sites located in National Parks. All office members are fluent Welsh speakers and work closely with the Cardiff studio to deliver major projects in Wales.

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Meet the DB3 team who turn your project into a reality

Meet the DB3 team who turn your project into a reality

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