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Facade of Marconi House
Victoria Square Townhouse: library
Victoria Square Townhouse: drawing room
Highbury Apartment: Highbury Terrace
Highbury Apartment: living room
Park House, entrance
Park House, kitchen
Knightsbridge House, square
Knightsbridge House, master bedroom
Prince's Square Apartments, exterior
Prince's Square Apartments, living area

Patalab Architects: Your partner to realise heritage and conservation projects in London

Heritage Architects London - Patalab Architects is an award-winning architectural practice, delivering heritage building projects of varying scales in London. Established in 2008, Patalab provides a personal and tailored approach to deliver high quality construction projects in London for private, commercial and institutional clients. We work closely with Historic England, London Planning Authorities, and local societies and have been involved in over 120 heritage projects, dealing with Grade 1, Grade 2*, and Grade 2 listed buildings, or buildings in conservation areas.

Our heritage projects in London include conservation, refurbishment, remodelling and extension projects.

Heritage Architects London: map of London locations
London: Locations of Patalab heritage projects

Combining Passion for Historic Fabric with Economical & Contextual Understanding

Conservation Areas cover much of London, whilst many properties are listed to protect special architectural and historic interest. A considered approach is therefore required to maximise the site’s potential and a return on investment. Our methodology combines a passion for historic fabric with an understanding of economical and contextual parameters. It responds to meeting our clients’ expectations and has been acknowledged with a number of industry awards.

Heritage Architects London: Your Project

If you’re considering appointing Patalab as your Heritage Architects, we would be delighted to assist you in delivering your project’s objectives; whether it’s a refurbishment or extension. We’ve created a guide to help you planning your heritage project, explaining each stage of the process. All projects involving a listed building require Listed Building Consent. With our successful planning record, we are well placed to deliver ambitious and challenging schemes.

Heritage Architects: Our Services

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    Full architectural design service

    From feasibility studies, planning, technical design to site supervision, covering all project work stages

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    Interior design services

    Including space planning, furniture design, and loose furniture

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    Pre-purchase, pre-design assessment, planning review, building regulations, and construction contracts

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    Support in negotiation

    With funders, freeholders, authorities, and contractors

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    Project management

    Design team coordination, contract administration, cost control, value engineering, and acting as employers agent

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    CDM Principal Designer

    Health and safety measures from concept to completion

Working with Patalab Architects

Patalab Architects is a boutique architectural practice focused on high quality heritage projects. Based on many years of experience delivering projects that meet the high aspirations of our clients, we have built a broad network of project partners alongside an in-depth knowledge of the construction process, building regulations, procurement, market conditions and planning policies. The extent of our experience enables us to take a holistic design approach; ensuring statutory requirements and the reality of the construction industry are integrated with design conception.

In close dialogue between our clients and other project stakeholders, we conduct thorough research and design studies to fully understand the potential of each construction project. Responding to specific project objectives, we work together with specialist consultants, expert advisers and local craftsmen as well as with leading manufacturers and suppliers in order to meet highest quality standards.

The Patalab team is made up of talented, experienced, and dedicated architects and designers. Our aim is to offer our clients a very personal approach and services tailored to their needs, developing and realising sensitive design solutions with great attention to detail.

Patalab is Chartered Practice of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Planning Your Heritage Project

A Brief Guide for Residential Clients

We have prepared a guide for private clients to assist uncovering your objectives, highlighting key considerations and outlining the delivery process. It is based on our experience working with private clients over the last 13 years, delivering a wide range of residential projects in Camden and further afield.

Client Testimonials

Our project was a tricky one - refurbishing and upgrading an early Victorian, Grade II* listed townhouse and making it suitable for contemporary family life. Navigating listed building consents, planning approvals, landlord's licences and of course, construction, was quite a journey! Throughout, Uwe, Jordan and Sophie offered consistent and constructive guidance. Their positive outlook proved invaluable, turning what could have been a stressful process into a really rewarding collaboration. We very much enjoyed working with them and we're looking forward to our next project with Patalab

Kitty and James

What used to be a small one bedroom flat is now a beautiful and generous two bedroom apartment, filled with light and great ceiling height. This refurbishment and extension required planning permission and listed building consent. Uwe and Jordan have excellently guided us through this process and achieved the maximum amount of additional space. I especially appreciate the dramatic new stairwell which makes the approach to the living spaces on the second floor a joyful experience.

Client of Cascade House

Patalab was recommended to me and after my initial meeting with Uwe, discussing design ideas and how to realise them I decided to go ahead. A decision I have not regretted. Not only was I very impressed by Patalab's exceptional attention to detail but also the smooth delivery, managing design and construction processes very competently.
I am very happy with the turnout and love the interplay between colours, materials and spaces.

We were very happy with the services provided by Patalab, particularly with regard to their level of commitment to design. They were professional throughout the project and the level of aftercare was exceptional.

Sebastian Potiriadis
Development Manager, The Estate Office
Client of Chandos Street

Heritage Architects London: Your Contacts

Uwe Schmidt-Hess
Uwe Schmidt Hess

Founder and Partner

Uwe is the Founding Partner of Patalab Architects. Since setting up the practice in 2008, he has coordinated the design of a diverse range of projects encompassing the residential, public, office, arts and culture sectors.

Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson

Partner, Architect

Jordan joined Patalab in 2012 and became Partner in 2022. He has worked as lead architect on over a third of the practice’s built portfolio, utilising his design and technical skills to conceive and deliver complex projects.

Simon Wyn James - Associate, Architect
Simon Wyn James

Partner, Architect

Simon joined Patalab in 2013 and became Partner in 2022. He specialises in leading high-end residential and commercial projects, implementing a design approach that combines physical and digital craft.

Whatever the nature of your heritage project, Patalab will be able to support you.

We are passionate and experienced architects and designers. Our award-winning designs give evidence of our expertise. Our ambition is to deliver high quality, sustainable and economically viable projects to the full satisfaction of our clients.

Site development

We carry out strategic reviews for the development of premises to unlock the site’s potential and assess planning requirements.


We are passionate about working with existing buildings. Based on a thorough investigation we develop sensitive and innovative approaches how to sustainably adapt and transform existing structures into contemporary spaces.

Interior Design

Whether residential or office building, optimal organization of the interior spaces is vital. For us, the boundaries between architecture and interior design are fluid. Accordingly, we offer not only architectural but also interior design services. These can include, for example, design of all internal surfaces, design of built-in furniture, proposals for loose furniture and the development of lighting concepts.


Each listed building is to be assessed on its own merit. Repair and restoration on one hand, and modern technology and construction methods on the other can both be appropriate responses depending on the context. In our approach we appreciate and accentuate achievements of previous generations and seek to complement these situations with our own contemporary interventions.

Heritage Architects London: Selected Projects

Victoria Square Townhouse: staircase

Victoria Square Townhouse

Highbury Fields Apartment: view towards living space

Highbury Fields Apartment

Highbury Apartment: entrance hall

Highbury Apartment

Park House, rear facade

Park House

Knightsbridge House, front facade

Knightsbridge House

Garden staircase

German Embassy Garden Staircase


Eaton Terrace

Casa Roja, entrance facade

Casa Roja

Prince's Square Apartments, view to living room

Prince’s Square Apartments

Chandos Street, exterior

Chandos Street

Facade of Marconi House

Marconi House

Street facade of 1930's Arts-and-Craft residence in Hampstead, London

Heath House

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Patalab Architecture
15 Garrett Street
London EC1Y 0TY
United Kingdom

+44(0)20 7253 2036