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Welcome to archihive

Your Local Architectural Design Team

North England - Lancashire, Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland

about archihive


We are an architectural design and interiors studio based near Lancaster, working locally and regionally across Lancashire, Cumbria, the North West and across the North of England, with experience working in the beautiful and sensitive environments of the Lake District and North Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

We pride ourselves on offering ‘more’ to our clients and their projects. With our knowledge and skills in Architecture and a passion for Interiors, we enjoy exploring design options both inside and out, working closely with you, to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your project.

We advocate great architectural design should be available to everyone, no matter the size or scale of their project; thoughtful, beautiful and considered design can not only achieve your spatial requirements, but also offer additional benefits and value in how your space is used, lit, accessed and enjoyed.

We aim to make the process simple and enjoyable, allowing you to feel confident your project is in our capable hands, cost considered and well designed to fulfill its best architectural potential and your expectations.

If you're considering extending, renovating or refurbishing your existing home or property, would like to develop a new build, or are looking for a fresh approach to building design, we believe considered design, competent project planning and an ambition to exceed expectations, leads to a positive process and exciting results.

Local People,

Local Knowledge,

Locally Inspired,

Locally Designed

our approach

Our approach to our architectural services is client central, professional and holistic. We promote the integration of architecture, interiors, space, light and materials as part of the design process from concept through to completion. We design bespoke solutions, creating spaces, extensions and buildings, tailored to your brief.

We aim to simplify and guide you through the process of turning your dream project into a reality, making your design journey truly enjoyable.


We aim to ensure your brief and the design vision are carried through every aspect of the project, from inception to completion, seen in all layers of the design detail and supported by our strong technical knowledge and rigorous detailing. This holistic approach is central to archihive's philosphy.

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our expertise


With a wealth of experience having worked both locally and nationally in established architect practices, the team at archihive have the skills and knowledge to offer you professional design services across a range of various projects and sectors:

  • Home Extensions, Refurbishment & Renovations

  • Heritage, Conservation & Listed Buildings

  • Barn Conversions & Self Build Homes

  • Environmental & Sustainable Design

  • Ecclesiastical & Community Buildings

  • Hospitality and Leisure

  • Cultural and Public Buildings

Click Below for a full list of projects and sectors we can assist with

Pricing - What is the cost of Architectural Design?

our pricing - what's the cost of good design?


Working with a qualified architect or architectural designer can help avoid costly mistakes and ensure you achieve practical and cost effective solutions. We can help recognise potential problems and propose solutions long before your builder starts onsite.


Every project is unique and the our fees are individual to you, depending upon the scale, nature and complexity of your ambition and brief.


We are always happy to meet new clients and enjoy nothing more than taking the time to discuss your hopes for your project as part of a no obligation, first free meeting. We'll fully explain the design and build process, answer any questions you might have and can help you decide the appropriate level of architectural service for your project and budget. Following which we'll clearly describe our tailored services and your quote in a fee proposal, so you know what to expect and what you'll pay up front. 

Click here to discover more about archihive's pricing for different sized projects

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