I am an award winning Chartered Architect with a wealth of experience in both the residential and commercial sectors.
Having originally worked from the mid 60's with leading Architects on prominent London projects in the public eye such as The Barbican Housing Development, St Pauls Cathedral renovation, BBC TV Centre, Imperial College, Headquarters for BNP Bank, Phoenix Assurance Headquarters and Sandown Racecourse Grandstand I became an Associate of Chapman Taylor Partners and was the Project Architect for the £10m Harlequin Shopping Centre in Watford.
I later joined London Architects S&P to design a number of hotels and sports and leisure buildings including Swimming Pools in Tonbridge and Cambridge, a Sports Centre in Rickmansworth and a multi million pound Athletics Centre for Cambridge University which won a design award from Cambridge Planning Authority. From there I joined Mountford Pigott in Wimbledon, where I focused on designing retail projects, including The Tandem Shopping Centre in Colliers Wood which won a design award from Merton Council.
This previous experience equipped me for setting up on my own and from 1998 I built up my own Practice as Mike Silverwood Associates working entirely on housing projects, partly freelance with Architects PRP and Omega, both in Surrey, and directly for private Clients and Developers Northfield Associates and Millwood Designer Homes, both in Sussex. I have designed and completed new houses and house extensions in Surrey and Sussex, an office building in Sussex and an apartment building in Haywards Heath which won great aclaim from Mid Sussex Council. I have also designed a major grass roofed extension plus alterations to a listed Shropshire farmhouse which required consent from English Heritage, and a new oak framed house in Surrey, both currently being built and project managed by their owners.
My former Practice was dissolved in 2009 at the onset of the recession, but I have made an energetic comeback and with a base in London I can cover anywhere in London and the South of England.
My current projects include large new houses in Esher, Kingston Upon Thames, Sussex and Southampton plus an oak framed Manor House in the Guildford Green Belt, and several house extensions in South London and Surrey.
But whatever your requirements, conventional or contemporary, or a blend of both, I would be pleased to be of service.