Our Expertise & Services

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • CDM Principal Designer
  • Project Management
  • Master Planning and Urban Design
  • Visualisation

Our team commit to a high level of service throughout the procurement process, assisting our clients and communities, recognising the climate emergency and aiming to achieve a more sustainable and beautiful built environment.

The Practice undertakes projects of varying size ranging from large domestic extension sand conversions through commercial buildings, offices and sport facilities to highly technical clean room environments for the pharmaceutical industry. We work with Contractors and Developers of all sizes providing not only the base service of Architecture, but also offer the services of Principle Designer, Project Manager, Interior Designers and 3d visualization

1.2.1 Nigel Peacock

Nigel Peacock


As a Chartered Architect and a Project Manager, Nigel joined the practice in 1995, becoming a Partner in 2002.  Nigel has developed the Practice’s involvement with social housing and leads on all Extra Care Housing projects. Nigel is also experienced in Residential, Further Education, Retail, Leisure and Pharmaceutical projects.

1.2.2 David Hodgson

David Hodgson


Joined SPA on qualification in 1987, Partner since 2002.  Leads at project inception and an active project architect alongside practice management duties.  Broad project experience and particularly commercial, healthcare, residential, education, and industrial developments. Additionally qualified for CDM Principal Designer services.

1.2.4 Peter Nicholson

Peter Nicholson

Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

Peter is a qualified Architectural Technician and has acquired substantial experience dealing with technical and administrative duties for both commercial and social housing projects. Peter leads on the technical aspects of projects within the office, particularly Extra Care Housing.

1.2.3 Tim Lambert

Tim Lambert

Associate, Architect

Tim is dedicated to creating clear conceptual designs that are strong visually and technically with high levels of sustainable design. He has experience across all sectors within the practice with significant experience in Sports and Leisure, Residential and Commercial projects.

1.2.5 David Shield

David Shield


As a Senior Architect, David works across a number of sectors developing architectural visions which fulfil both the client’s goals and aspirations. David has many years’ experience in healthcare and education sectors and has gained expertise in pharmaceutical and food hygiene sectors, extra care housing, rural dwellings and domestic extensions. 

1.2.9 Alistair Mitchell

Alistair Mitchell

Architectural Designer

Alistair brings creativity and flair alongside strong technical ability, drawing on 15 years’ experience in design and delivery across a wide variety of projects. He has recently led the delivery of several complex Extra Care Housing schemes.

1.2.8 Neil Tunnicliffe

Neil Tunnicliffe

Senior Architectural Technician

Neil is an experienced Senior Technician working as part of a technical team producing working drawings and specifications also acted as a coordinator on-site for various projects from planning to completion. In sectors including, residential pharmaceutical retail commercial, sports leisure, and education.

1.2.6 Susan Mayfield

Susan Mayfield

Architectural Technician

Susan has been involved in the technical detailing of numerous extra care schemes, housing and commercial projects. She has substantial experience working within our technical team.

1.2.7 Hayley Hunter

Hayley Hunter

Interior Designer

Hayley is a multi-skilled Designer with experience across all sectors including designing for dementia. In addition to Interior Design Hayley provides presentation drawings for both architectural, planning, and master planning projects for the practices varied workload.

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Debbie Williams

Practice Manager

As our Practice Manager Debbie is responsible for the managing the office. Her role also includes both financial and human resource matters.

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Janette Mableson

Office Administrator

Janette is an experienced administrator. She provides reception and administrative services as well as additional support to project teams, the Practice Manager and Partners.