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About Us

Creating the Vision…

Peter Luke draws on a long career working internationally and locally in the fields of architecture, high-end interiors, super yacht design and furniture to offer you specialist residential architectural services.

Designing the perfect living environment requires sensitivity to individual taste and a strong understanding of ergonomics and practicality. Peter Luke Designworks has an established record for designing houses and apartments that have gone on to achieve record resale prices owing to their high level of appeal. Peter describes his style as ‘classical minimalism’ by combing the character of the traditional styling typical to British homes and refining them for modern living with clean lines and optimised innovative layouts.

He is meticulous when it comes to detail where every space becomes functional, nothing is wasted, storage is enhanced, spaces open out. His work has been described as “extraordinary, I would never have believed this transformation unless I had seen it”.

An initial consultation is offered free of charge to discuss the potential for each client’s project, followed by a written proposal and estimate of costs.

Each process from initial briefing, concept drawings, planning applications, party wall agreements, structural engineers, selection of builders and site supervision is explained and costed to provide a clear understanding of what is involved.

Peter Luke

Peter Luke

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“Peter has just helped me secure Planning. He was brilliant, his insight and experience are second to none and I really couldn’t have done it without him. 5 Stars

Joshua C

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Our Services

Architectural Design

We are extension and refurbishment specialists working mainly in SW London, where local knowledge and detailed understanding of Council planning regulations are essential to maximise each projects full potential.

We also work in the home counties and internationally when commissioned. 3D modelling and animations help clients visualise our proposals.

Project Management

Building projects have a habit of appearing easy in concept and then developing into a potential nightmare of detail and complexity as they progress. Designworks aim to mentor our clients through each process from design and planning, through Party Wall agreements, Structural Engineering, Building Regs, Tenders for builders, site supervision and purchasing of fixtures and fittings. Our client’s testimonials bear witness to our dedication to ensuring that our projects progress as smoothly as possible.

Marine Design

Peter Luke’s passion for things nautical have led to several challenging marine commissions. These have included superstructure design and styling along with interior layouts and detailing for motor and sailing yachts ranging from 15 metres to a 55 metre superyacht.

Interior Design

Accumulated experience designing modern as well as classical homes, yachts and furniture provides deep insight to create interiors imaginatively as well as being innovative and practical. Open plan layouts, room connections and attention to detail are essential ingredients. Designworks aim to provide interiors that are truly enjoyable to live with.

Planning Permission

Experience counts when preparing planning applications that achieve approval first time. Our recent success rate has been 100%.

Permitted Development has freed up opportunity, but we always recommend applying for Lawful Development Certificates to avoid future issues, especially upon resale. We specialise in Full Planning permissions as well as LDC’s.

Discover

Our Services

Architectural Design

We are extension and refurbishment specialists working mainly in SW London, where local knowledge and detailed understanding of Council planning regulations are essential to maximise each projects full potential.

We also work in the home counties and internationally when commissioned. 3D modelling and animations help clients visualise our proposals.

Interior Design

Accumulated experience designing modern as well as classical homes, yachts and furniture provides deep insight to create interiors imaginatively as well as being innovative and practical. Open plan layouts, room connections and attention to detail are essential ingredients. Designworks aim to provide interiors that are truly enjoyable to live with.

Planning Permission

Experience counts when preparing planning applications that achieve approval first time. Our recent success rate has been 100%.

Permitted Development has freed up opportunity, but we always recommend applying for Lawful Development Certificates to avoid future issues, especially upon resale. We specialise in Full Planning permissions as well as LDC’s.

Project Management

Building projects have a habit of appearing easy in concept and then developing into a potential nightmare of detail and complexity as they progress. Designworks aim to mentor our clients through each process from design and planning, through Party Wall agreements, Structural Engineering, Building Regs, Tenders for builders, site supervision and purchasing of fixtures and fittings. Our client’s testimonials bear witness to our dedication to ensuring that our projects progress as smoothly as possible.

Marine Design

Peter Luke’s passion for things nautical have led to several challenging marine commissions. These have included superstructure design and styling along with interior layouts and detailing for motor and sailing yachts ranging from 15 metres to a 55 metre superyacht.

Other Services

Design & Build 

Many of our clients are working professionals with very limited available time. We offer to not only take on design commissions, but also introduce and supervise our trusted builders with whom we work habitually, offering a full ‘design and build’ service. We have decades of experience with ‘total concept’ projects.

In March 2019 we bought a house in Park Hill SW4, which required complete gutting and renovation from earth to sky. Peter Luke managed the entire process, helping us see the potential of the property while it was still on the market, to comprehensive Architectural redesign, Planning approvals, Interior detailed design and finishing touches. He oversaw all aspects of the project, introducing and managing his building teams, plus purchasing on our behalf as we were overseas at the time. What could have been a very stressful experience was made easy under his guiding hands. We now have a perfectly formed home which makes us happy every day. Peter is warm and approachable and open to ideas but is also highly professional and imaginative. He saw big pictures where we saw piles of bricks. He patiently accommodated my constant nagging about more and more and more storage space and came up with ingenious designs to fit storage into every last cranny. We could not recommend Peter more highly – he’s an absolute pleasure to work with. We are happy to chat directly to anybody who is considering working with him.
Sarah S

Information & Breakdown

Our Services

Initial Consultation

We meet you to discuss options and outline our proposals. A Free service 

Concept Drawings

These take the form of plans, sketches and optional 3D models to help envisage the proposals. 

Planning Package

Following adjustments to suit your preferences we draft Full Planning drawings, prepare all documentation and submit on your behalf. 

Party Wall Agreements

If your property is attached to others you most likely require Party Wall agreements. We either prepare the Notices in house, or bring in our surveyors.

Structural Engineering

Most building works will require Engineering drawings and specifications prepared by qualified experts. We introduce Associates whose work is guaranteed and Insured

Building Regulations

Exterior and interior construction will require Council certification via building control. This can be provided via Council or private building inspectors. We work with both.

Construction

You have the option to use our trusted building Teams, or commission your own. With either option Designworks offer to supervise as required to ensure the work is achieved to specification and on time.

Fixtures & Fittings

We offer our trade contacts with numerous suppliers and subcontractors to provide bespoke joinery, kitchens, bathroom fittings, appliances, tiles and flooring. Our connections save time and research to acquire quality products at the right prices.

Handover & Snagging

We are with you all the way to the finish, with advice and technical expertise. We ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction.

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Our Recent Projects

Here is a selection of our recent projects.

Broadhinton Road, SW4

Total refurbishment and extension of the most distressed house in the road to become the most valuable, having achieved another street record resale price upon completion.

Tantallon Road, SW4

This terraced house with disused shop was converted into a five bedroom desirable home. It achieved another resale record, exceeding any other street sale by £153,000.

Mandalay Road, SW4

This distressed probate property required a total makeover and loft extension, tailored into the style and taste of the new owners.

Reviews

Client Testimonials

It was a pleasure working with Peter Luke to set out & agree, the plans to de-convert my 2 flats back into the original house. He accurately interpreted my requirements & offered imaginative solutions, when I got indecisive; or otherwise provided me with scaled drawings, so I could accurately visualise, & hence choose between possibilities. His professionalism is also evident in his drive and workmanlike adherence to a strict schedule, which ensures the whole process of reviews & acceptance, is short & sweet. In conclusion, Peter made applying for planning permission a “walk in the park”, instead of the unforgiving procedure I had assumed it to be.
P. Groves

I instructed P&P London Ltd to draw up plans and obtain planning permission for a side return. Peter was great to work with, always full of helpful suggestions and his services were extremely good value for money. Needless to say the application was successful first time.
CL

I would highly recommend Peter Luke’s service. He provided us with some creative ideas to improve the layout of our old kitchen, along with practical help on good quality suppliers. Throughout the process he remained on hand to co-ordinate the works and remained professional and reliable throughout. Great end result. He is also a pleasure to work with.
Richard Wright

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Peter restoring our dilapidated Victorian chapel into a first class home, a triumph of contemporary living and sensitive conservation. Throughout Peter’s invaluable advice and professionalism enabled us to realise the project exactly as we had envisaged – we can’t thank him enough – especially his positivity, patience, and “can do” attitude from start to finish.
Simon & Nick

After speaking to a number of architects/planners we found Plans and Planning to be the most competitive, and used their services to secure planning permission and produce necessary paperwork to appoint a builder for a small residential project in SW11. Peter helped guide us smoothly through the complex process, and was very proactive to ensure our application was progressed despite difficulties the planning department had encountered during lockdown. I also found his experience in managing the process invaluable. He was able to offer expert advice throughout the planning stages of our project, point out potential pitfalls and put us in touch with trusted tradesmen. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Chris Harper

Peter provides a great service at a very fair price. He has great experience and local knowledge.
Glyn Thompson