Burd Haward Architects

Burd Haward Architects
24 Wolsey Mews
London NW5 2DX

T: 020 7267 9815


How to Be an Architect Developer September 2023

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Delighted to have contributed to Amanda Baillieu and Gus Zogolovitch's new book, "How to Be an Architect Developer".


You can purchase the book here 

Westminster Design Review Panel July 2023

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Catherine Burd has been appointed has been appointed to co-chair City of Westminster’s first ever Design Review Panel.


Read more about it here and here



Corfu Villa July 2023

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Looking forward to working further on this exciting concept design for a new low energy villa, perched high on hills above Kassiopi, Corfu

The Queen's College June 2023

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The new gate at The Queen's College, Oxford has been put in place.

The Civic Trust Awards - Highly Commended March 2023

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Incredible night at the 2023 Civic Trust Awards where our project at The Palace of Holyroodhouse was highly commended.


Congratulations to all the other winners!

Home Truths - Review March 2023

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Catherine is impressed by ‘Home Truth’s a new book by Ben Derbyshire on issues facing housing design, in her recent book review for Building Design.
Read more here

Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist November 2022

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The Abbey Strand Buildings have been selected as Regional Finalist in the Civic Trust Awards as well as the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design.


Winners will be announced on the 9th January. To see who the other regional finalists are click here .

Landscape Institute Winner November 2022

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Very excited to announce that our project, The Palace of Holyroodhouse Future Programme has won the Landscape Institute 2022 award - ‘Excellence in Heritage and Culture’ category.


Judging the Architecture Today Awards November 2022

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Catherine had the pleasure of chairing the Architecture Today Awards in the Residential, Mixed Use & Retail and Religion & Culture categories.


After a day of finalist presenting their projects the judging team selected the 9 winners who will be announced in February 2023.


To read more click here 

S.P.A.B - Sustainable Heritage Award 2022 - Shortlist October 2022

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We are excited to announce our project at The Palace of Holyroodhouse has been shortlisted in sustainable heritage category at the S.P.A.B awards.

Winners will be announced on the 3rd November! 

Elliott Square, Roof Extensions September 2022

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Following on from our completed project in Elliott Square, NW3 we have been granted planning 

granted planing permission for another group of roof extensions in the Chalcots Estate.

Camden Design Awards - Winner June 2022

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We are extremely proud to announce that our housing projects in Gospel Oak and Wolsey Mews both won awards and the Camden Design Awards 2022.

The awards seek to celebrate and reward excellent design in all sectors across the borough of Camden

Up against an amazing shortlist, they won in both the Major and Small Project categories.





The Camden Design Awards 2022 Shortlist May 2022

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We are very happy to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted for a Camden Design Award.


Wolsey Mews has been shortlist in the Small Projects category and our Gospel Oak project shortlisted in the Major Projects category.


Check out the other shortlisted practices here.

Winners will be announced in late June. 

Scottish Design Awards Finalist May 2022

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We are extremely excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Retrofit category in the Scottish Design Awards for our work on The Abbey Strand Buildings at The Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

To view the full list of nominations click here .


Winners will be announced on the 29th June.


AJ Retrofit Awards Finalist December 2021

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We are very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Listed Building category in the AJ Retrofit Awards for our work on The Abbey Strand Buildings at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Winners will be announced on the 24th February 2022.


Palace of Holyroodhouse October 2021

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To mark the official opening of the new learning centre at the Palace of HolyroodhouseHRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay visited the Abbey Strand Centre and the new public gardens.


See more of the visit here.

9 Leighton Place, NW5 September 2021

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We have just submitted a planning application for our project at 9 Leighton Place, an old C19 Piano Factory in Kentish Town. 

The scheme comprises an extension to the existing annex of the building to provide a carefully planned and light filled split level home with rooftop terrace.  The simple red zinc clad 1st floor volume complements the bold industrial form of the original building.

Queen's College Oxford August 2021

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Basement work has now commenced on site at Queen's College Oxford.

West Kentish Town Estate June 2021

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Burd Haward Architects are excited to announce that they will be collaborating with AHMM, Coffey Architects, BBUK Studio Limited, Elliott Wood Partnership, Atelier Ten, Gerald Evellp, and HNNA to create the masterplan for West Kentish Town Estate giving Camden Council 880 new homes, new commercial and community spaces.

Read The Architect Journal coverage here.


New Public Garden Opens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse November 2020

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Click here to see the Royal Collection Trust's announcement for the opening of the new public garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, part of our work at the Palace in collaboration with J & L Gibbons.

Structural Timber Awards September 2020


We are pleased to announce that Wolsey Mews has been chosen as a finalist for the Structural Timber Awards 2020 in the 'Custom and Self Build' category


Congratulations to all the other finalists!

New London Awards 2020 Shortlist September 2020


We are delighted to announce that Wolsey Mews has been shortlisted in the 'Dwelling' category for the New London Awards 2020.


Extending a huge congratulations, too, to all the other nominees. 

Church Farm, Abbotsley July 2020

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We have submitted a planning application for our project at Church Farm, Abbotsley – a site which lies within Abbotsley Conservation area.

The scheme proposals comprise of a group of three new homes arranged around a communal courtyard, designed to protect and enhance the specific historic and landscape character, and to achieve a real sense of place that is appropriate to its sensitive setting.

How to Develop Small Sites - Developer Collective May 2020

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Click here to see Catherine talk about lessons learned developing small sites in Camden including Wolsey Mews

COVID-19 Update March 2020

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Our studio at Wolsey Mews is looking much emptier now as everyone here at Burd Haward has been working from home for the past week. Despite this, we remain fully operational: staff are contactable via their work email addresses, and our reception is working remotely. 


Whilst we get used to our new virtual Monday Morning Meetings, no matter where you are, we hope you are all keeping safe and well amidst the chaos.


Sending lots of love from the whole BHA team in this strange time of uncertainty. 

Victorian Society Lectures January 2020

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Catherine joined a fantastic line up as part of the Victorian Society's Winter Lecture series, Re-engaging with the Past: New Architectural Approaches.


Architects Declare December 2019

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We joined hundreds of fellow professionals to discuss how the industry can adapt to the ever critical issue of climate change and consider the declaration points for Architects Declare.     

Queen's College Oxford November 2019

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It was great to return to site at Queen's College, Oxford following positive feedback on our masterplan proposals and further appointment to look in detail at a number of projects.  

High Views October 2019

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Planning received for substantial remodelling of an existing house on Dorset’s protected Jurassic coast. A new red roof, oversized dormers & wide sliding doors give the house a distinctive character, more living space and amazing long views out towards the sea...

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Catherine led a tour of our Gospel Oak Housing scheme for The Saturday Ladies Architecture & Design Society. The tour took in our new housing together with peter Barber's Kiln Place project, both part of Camden's Community investment programme (CIP). 


"Thank you so much for this informative insight into a really interesting house-building model and how architecture can directly add value and improve public realm and existing communities."

Summer Outing August 2019

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A great time was had by all on our South London Summer Outing, including visits to Goldsmith's Centre for Contemporary Art and the colourful 2019 Dulwich Pavilion.   

Covers off at Abbey Strand July 2019

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The scaffold is on its way down at Abbey Strand. Part of our Future Programme works in Edinburgh for the Royal Collection Trust. Read more here.  

We've Moved! June 2019

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Please note the new address on our contacts page

Public Housing: A London Renaissance May 2019

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Gospel Oak features in the new publication Public Housing: A London Renaissance and is part of the exhibition by NLA at the building centre until 18th July 2019.


"Designed as a recognisable family of buildings, they reinforce, animate and stitch together the local streetscape."  

BHA 21 May 2019

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Thanks to the fantastic people who helped us celebrate the handover of Wolsey Mews and reflect on 21 years in practice.  

First Blooms at PHH April 2019

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Bulb planting flowers for the first time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Stage 1 of the new Physic Garden designed by J&L Gibbons as part of our Future Programme work for the Royal Collection Trust.  


RIBA Journal March 2019

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Delighted our Gospel Oak Housing project has been featured in this month's RIBA Journal


"In designing these houses Burd Haward has looked long and thought hard about this area and its needs. Its architecture, inventive yet restrained, mediates and strengthens what is there and displays, in the highest order, both sense and sensitivity." 

Loo of the Year February 2019


We are very excited to announce we have received a Loo of the Year platinum award for our public toilet at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Wolsey Mews January 2019

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Diagrid roof just completed at our self build development in Wolsey Mews. Completion due early Spring.

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BHA took an office trip to Madrid. Amazing tour around the Norman Foster Institute and Herzog & de Meuron's CaixaForum museum!

Gospel Oak Housing wins 2018 Brick Award November 2018

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Great to announce that our Gospel Oak Housing project has won at the 2018 Brick Awards for Small Housing Development!


Click to see the project in the Winner's Brochure.


"Much care has been taken in establishing a level of detailing, achieved mainly by the imaginative use of brick bonding, which makes for a puzzling and pleasing complexity."

Brick Awards judges. 

Gospel Oak Housing shortlisted for London Planning Awards 2018/19 October 2018


Gospel Oak Housing has been shortlisted for 'Best New Place to Live' in the 2018/19 London Planning Awards





Work progressing at Palace of Holyroodhouse September 2018

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Our exciting project with Royal Collection Trust at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is progressing well on site, with WCs just having been handed over. 


Follow this link to read more about the project, and watch a video about the planned transformation of the Abbey Strand.  

Gospel Oak Housing shortlisted for Brick Awards 2018 August 2018

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Thrilled to hear our Gospel Oak Housing project has been shortlisted in the 'Small Housing Development' category for the 2018 Brick Awards.


Winners to be announced in November. 


View full shortlist here.

Gospel Oak Housing wins New London Award 2018 for 'Homes' July 2018

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Delighted to announce our new Gospel Oak Housing has won under the 'Homes' category at the 2018 New London Awards!

Click here to see the project and all the other winners. 


"This is social housing delivering the same kind of living environment that a millionaire has."  Ricardo Marini, NLA judge.

Office Trip - Serpentine Pavilion & Pedalos July 2018

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We took a BHA office trip to view Frida Escobedo's beautiful Serpentine Pavilion before taking some pedal boats out on the Lake to get a closer look at Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Mastaba sculpture.

Gospel Oak Housing shortlisted for New London Awards 2018 June 2018

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Gospel Oak Housing has been shortlisted for the 2018 New London Awards 2018 under the Homes category. 

Associate picked as part of new Public Practice scheme May 2018

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Very proud that Tom Sykes, associate at Burd Haward Architects, is part of a pioneering new scheme putting architects in local government planning departments. 

Great article in the AJ. 



Archiboo/Rare Space conference April 2018

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We are pleased to announce that Catherine Burd will be speaking this Thursday 19th at the Archiboo/Rare Space conference How to Develop Small Sites



Planning approval for new family home October 2017

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We are delighted to have received planning permission for a new family home, situated on a tight end of a terrace site near to Crystal Palace. 

Scaffolding down at Gospel Oak Housing site July 2017

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Scaffolding down on Site 3, part of London Borough of Camden’s Community Investment Programme in Gospel Oak.

Wolsey Mews May 2017

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Very happy to announce that work has just commenced on our Wolsey Mews housing development in Kentish Town. Demolition in progress.

Gospel Oak Housing March 2017

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Work progressing well on the three sites in Gospel Oak; brick soffits in and scaffolding down along Lamble Street.

Wolsey Mews Housing gains planning permission February 2017

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Happy to announce that planning permission has just been granted for Wolsey Mews, our small housing development on a site in Kentish Town.


Construction is due to start in April.

BHA Office Trip December 2016

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BHA took an office trip to Porto and the CÔA Valley. Lots of looking at beautiful prehistoric rock engravings and relaxing in the Longroiva thermal baths!

Mottisfont Welcome Centre gets 'High Commended' at Wood Awards 2016 November 2016

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Delighted Mottisfont achieved 'Highly Commended' in the 2016 Wood Awards within the Commercial & Leisure category. 

2017 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalists Revealed November 2016

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We're delighted to announce that Mottisfont Welcome Centre has been announced as a 2017 Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist.


Regional Finalists will now be reviewed by the Civic Trust Awards and AABC National Panels who will consider them for a National/International Award or Commendation.

Mottisfont Welcome Centre shortlisted for Wood Awards 2016 July 2016

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Our new visitor facilities for the National Trust at Mottisfont in Hampshire have been shortlisted for the 2016 Wood Awards under the Commercial & Leisure category. Winners to be announced in November.

Mottisfont New Visitor Facilities wins RIBA South Award April 2016

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Delighted to announce our new visitor facilities for the National Trust at Mottisfont has won an RIBA South Award 2016!
Click here for further details:

Gospel Oak Housing starts on site April 2016

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Work has started on site for our new housing schemes in Gospel Oak - London Borough of Camden.

Mottisfont New Visitor Facilities shortlisted for RIBA Award March 2016

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Our new visitor facilities for the National Trust at Mottisfont in Hampshire have been shortlisted for the RIBA South 2016 Awards.

Mottisfont opens to the public January 2016

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Our new visitor facilities for the National Trust at Mottisfont in Hampshire have opened to the public. 

BHA Office Trip December 2015

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BHA took an office Christmas trip to Ronchamp & Basel.

New visitor facilities, Chartwell November 2015

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Our new visitor facilities in the grounds of Chartwell, Kent are complete.