Established for over 45 years, Thrive has particular expertise in the residential and retirement sectors our work encompasses masterplanning urban extensions for mixed-use communities, residential scheme development, extra care housing, care homes and retirement villages.

Thrive Architects based in Romsey, Portishead and Camberley

Our Mission

We have developed a thriving practice across our offices in Romsey, Portishead and London. Working hard to build a strong and enthusiastic team with all levels of experience, this is reflected in the way we solve problems through design.

We aim to create a positive working environment for our staff, which is one of our many core values. Regular staff social events and professional development programs ensure that there is a healthy social and professional environment that improves working relationships internally and externally. By building strong, knowledgeable and effective teams, we create a supportive workplace offering opportunities for individuals to develop their professional understanding and wider knowledge.

Consistently recognised for its high-quality approach to design, the practice has received awards including The RIBA, RTPI ‘Housing Design Award’, the Stratford Upon Avon District Council ‘Housing Award’ and the Bath and North East Somerset ‘Design Quality Award’.

The practice received recognition from CABE in the ‘National Housing Audit’ report (2007) and ‘A Sense of Place’ study (2007), which rated the mixed-use development at Field Farm, Shepton Mallet the highest in the South West region. The Field Farm development also received the Mendip District Council, ‘Best Multiple Housing Award’ in 2007. Our Fairfield Park project received the prestigious Building for Life, ‘Gold Award’ in 2010 and remains the largest multi-developer scheme in the country to be recognised in this way.

From Director to trainee, we are a team that works together. While working in a team we not only gain knowledge from each other's talents and experience but benefit from support in progressing our careers.

Meet our team