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.

Cultural Institution HQ Cultural Institution HQ

Cultural Institution HQ
West End

Design proposal for a prominent cultural client’s headquarters in Westminster, as an iconic marker on a central London thoroughfare to offer a ‘window’ into the organisation.

The Rotunda – White City Place The Rotunda – White City Place

The Rotunda – White City Place
Hammersmith and Fulham

New creative incubator space and music production facilities for emerging artists within the existing Rotunda building at White City Place.

Old Brewers’ Yard Old Brewers’ Yard

Old Brewers’ Yard
Covent Garden

Re-activation of a historic former brewery in the heart of Covent Garden to unlock a hidden urban courtyard as a calm antidote to the surrounding retail streets.

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.

Affordable housing Affordable housing

Affordable housing

Affordable housing providing 41 homes, whilst significantly improving community facilities for an existing adventure playground.

Queen Street Queen Street

Queen Street

Refurbishment of a Grade II listed Georgian building in Mayfair, including a rear extension, to create a modern workspace which respects the original building fabric.

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.

Medical science Medical science

Medical science

Our third appointment with the University of Oxford, designing an extension to the existing medical science facilities at Old Road Campus.

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.

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
St James's

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.

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
St John's Wood

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.

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.