Fathom Architects

We design buildings across a range of sectors including residential, workplace, education, medical science, culture and urban regeneration.  Our expertise lies in sensitive sites, employing rigorous logic to create places with commercial and aesthetic value.  Our clients include The University of Oxford, Stanhope and The Crown Estate.

Hidden House Hidden House

Hidden House
Highgate, Camden

Hidden House is encased by a pair of overlapping curved brick walls which orientate views towards a sunken garden, minimising the impact on its sensitive setting bordering Hampstead Heath.

Christchurch Woking Christchurch Woking

Christchurch Woking
Woking, Surrey

Competition winning extension and re-ordering of a prominent Grade II listed church complex in Woking town centre, encouraging community interaction through clarity of use, transparency and contextual contemporary design.

Hauxton Mill Hauxton Mill

Hauxton Mill

New Life Science and tech incubator campus on the outskirts of Cambridge, which re-purposes a 19th Century Grade II listed water mill, establishing a new laboratory building and co-working space within the 2.8 acre site.

Community Sports Centre Community Sports Centre

Community Sports Centre

New community sports centre on a green belt site. A sensitive approach to massing and façade design creates a building of three connected volumes integrated with the landscape.

Regent Street Regent Street

Regent Street

A series of regeneration projects with The Crown Estate to assess sites within their central London portfolio to rejuvenate existing building stock to create next generation collaborative and flexible workspace, leisure and retail spaces.

Dulwich Picture Gallery Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Competition proposal for a temporary pavillion at Dulwich Picture Gallery, which references Soane’s manipulation of light through spherical vaulted domes to create a contemporary playful space for a variety of events.

Babmaes Street Babmaes Street

Babmaes Street

Re-use of an existing vacant building in the heart of the St James’s Conservation Area for The Crown Estate, to provide a sustainable mix of work, leisure and community facilities.

The Pod – White City Place The Pod – White City Place

The Pod – White City Place
Hammersmith and Fulham

The Pod: a mobile podcasting studio, designed to draw attention to and reference the BBC heritage of Stanhope’s new White City Place development.

Medical Research Institute Medical Research Institute

Medical Research Institute

A world class medical research institute for the University of Oxford, including laboratory, offices, café and roof gardens.

The Empire, Leicester Square The Empire, Leicester Square

The Empire, Leicester Square

Concept design for the redevelopment of one of the UK’s oldest and most respected entertainment venues in a prominent and highly sensitive West End location.

Abbey Road Abbey Road

Abbey Road
City of Westminster

Redevelopment of a site within the St John’s Wood Conservation Area to enhance the community assets of a listed Synagogue and provide 32 homes within a contemporary mansion block.

Hurlingham Road Hurlingham Road

Hurlingham Road

Residential proposal addressing an awkward triangular site in Fulham, to provide 55 apartments within a volume which transitions from one storey up to nine.

Dial House Dial House

Dial House
Putney, Wandsworth

Reconfiguration of an existing 1980’s development to increase area and improve the building’s contribution to the surrounding historic context.

WestWorks research laboratories WestWorks research laboratories

WestWorks research laboratories
Hammersmith and Fulham

Design work for Mitsui Fudosan to assess the feasiliblty to fit out 6,000sqm of office as Category Two research laboratories in the newly refurbished WestWorks building at White City Place.

Residential Masterplan Residential Masterplan

Residential Masterplan
East of England

Masterplan proposal for a new edge of city quarter, assessing future living standards, housing typologies and innovative construction techniques.

The Living Library The Living Library

The Living Library
Arup HQ, Camden

Finalist in the ‘Circular Economy’ competition for an installation at Arup’s global HQ, designed to encourage workplace sustainability with an interactive object library.

Mary Sheridan House Mary Sheridan House

Mary Sheridan House

Designs to establish the viability of extending this 19,000sqft listed building, mediating between the historic fabric and the substantial adjacent ‘Baby Shard’. Two successful planning pre-applications concluding the study.

Residential Development Residential Development

Residential Development
Shoreham, W. Sussex

Concept to deliver 300 homes with integrated public realm and sea defences. Our rigorous analysis of port authority regulations unlocked 20% more land for development.

Wilbury Grove Mews Wilbury Grove Mews

Wilbury Grove Mews

Mixed use development in a Brighton Conservation Area, reworking and extending an existing three storey Victorian mews to provide apartments and office accommodation.

Church Reconfiguration Church Reconfiguration

Church Reconfiguration

Modernisation and reconfiguration of the building fabric, entrances and amenity spaces of a listed landmark.