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As architects, our role is to create great buildings that work well, are cost effective and are a pleasure to use. Our aim is to integrate those buildings into their context and to maximise their potential to help the wider area to flourish or to promote its regeneration. We believe in simplicity and that coherent and modest buildings, informed by an integrated approach to sustainability and longevity, are more likely to stand the test of time. And our interest in craft and in quality underpins the technical rigour of our approach, from the macro through to the micro scales.



We are adept at placing confident, resonant, modern development into historic settings, making beautiful interventions in precious places including listed buildings.



Through our background in also designing interiors, we create fully-integrated interiors within our architectural projects, as well as stand-alone interior spaces. Careful analysis of the client or operator brief and an understanding of the end-user is the foundation of our approach. We produce spaces that are not only memorable, but that also respond to the buildings they form part of, whether new or old. We avoid fashion, instead taking a strong interest in the applications of materials, the development of details and the use of light, to produce spaces designed to endure.



As part of our focus on integrating our buildings with their surroundings, we have a long history of designing the landscapes which surround them.



We offer a full range of architectural services from feasibility to completion of construction work on site.



Paul Foxley is a film maker as well as an architect. Several years ago he set up Foxley Film to realise a long-held ambition and push the boundaries of his creative abilities. He often works closely with his son Oliver, himself a professional photographer, to portray architecture in still and moving images.

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Stealth House – Lancashire

Extension – Wilmslow

House in the Trees – North Yorks

Extension + Adaptations for Wheelchair User – Keighley

Barn Conversion – Normandy

Housing – Bradford

Extension + Alterations – Keighley

Community Building + Carpark Extension – Trawden

Remodelling + Music Room + Barn – Blacko

Extension + Remodelling – Higherford

Barn Conversion Extension – Laneshaw Bridge

Refurbishment – Burnley

Extension – Warwickshire

Extension – Burnley

Hotel Spa – Lancashire

Sydney Opera House

Memorial Garden – Laneshaw Bridge

Medical Centre – Armley

Vets Surgery + Hospital – Cambs

Quaker Meeting House – Ilkley

Doctor’s Surgery – Keighley

University of Manchester Optometry

Student Hub – Lancaster University

BAE Samlesbury manufacturing unit

Thornton-in-Craven barn conversion

Tatham Fells extension

Lothersdale period style

University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus

Extension + Refurbishment – Laneshaw Bridge

Eco House – Norfolk

Restaurant + Health Centre – Lancashire

Manchester Cancer Research Centre

Booths Barrowford

Cowling Community Centre

Stanbury extension

Refurbishment + Extension – Ilkley

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The practice is something of a family affair. As a result we are exceptionally dedicated in all we do.



Paul was about seven when he decided he wanted to be an architect and has run his own architectural practice for more than twenty of the thirty odd years since he qualified. Along the way he has gained a wealth of experience in residential, healthcare, education, industrial, hospitality and research sectors.




Margaret is very much a people person and is a very skillful organiser and negotiator and shares Paul's passion for great architecture. Her input ensures that day to day administrative tasks do not get in the way of the creative process and that our clients get the very best attention at all times.




Oliver has wide experience of architectural photography, having undertaken many commissions for architects and corporate clients. He is our right hand man when it comes to producing outstanding architectural images.


Based close to the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire, we offer a full range of architectural services to discerning clients.

The Experience Matters!

Paul Foxley has over 30 years experience in housing, one-off houses, commercial, healthcare, education and retail sectors, applying his design flair and attention to detail to all aspects of a project.

Choose your architect with care. Undertaking an architectural project without adequate help can be extremely stressful, as anyone who has watched Grand Designs will know. Having a safe pair of hands like Paul’s to guide you every step of the way can ensure your experience is a pleasurable one. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Enjoying your finished building project for years to come can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. To ensure your experience is one of sheer delight, your architect needs to go far beyond meeting your practical needs to give you a well designed and beautifully executed piece of architecture. Give yourself the thrill you deserve.

We place considerable emphasis on a detailed analysis of the brief and the development of a clear understanding of the aspirations of our clients. Our designs then evolve as a direct response to this, and to their context, in order to create good places that complement and add to their locality, offer delight to those who use them and foster community.

Architecture is seen as being technology-based, so it is often assumed that as architects we are more concerned with science than art. This is not the case. We see ourselves more as artists than technicians and our primary concerns are with aesthetics not calculations. We embrace the latest technology and our buildings function fantastically, but we are also passionate about what our buildings look like and how they feel. Technology is for us a vital means to an exciting end. Our aim is always to lift the spirit and delight our client.

Contact Info

  •   01282 867137
  •   Brompton House, Keighley Road, Colne BB8 7HR
I once applied for a job where Paul had previously worked and during the interview I mentioned I had worked for Paul for a number of years. I was offered the job on the strength of that connection. This gives you some idea of the measure of Paul as an architect. I can't vouch for the film making though but imagine it'll be to the same exacting standards...


Paul represents all that is the best in Architects. Apart from being extremely capable he will always be prepared to bring alternative solutions to a project. He has a unique personality which is very refreshing in the midst of the day to day running of a project.


Company Director
Nice photo film dude! All the very best with this new venture Paul...


Client + Management Consultant


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