Our Practice

Carden & Godfrey was founded in 1946 as a firm of Architects in general practice designing new buildings but specialising in conservation and historic building work, including sensitive alterations and extensions.

We currently have framework agreements with Historic Royal Palaces where we have completed a number of projects at the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Banqueting House and with English Heritage where we have carried out major projects at Dover Castle, Osborne House and Kenwood House.

We are Architects to the National Trust at Osterley Park, Ham House, Bradenham Manor and Hughenden Manor. We are the Architects to Worcester College in Oxford where major and minor repairs to the fabric, conservation, alterations and extension projects have been carried out over many years and continue. Repairs, alterations and new build have been carried out at numerous schools including Tonbridge School.

We are the Architects for Beverley Minster and in addition we look after over 120 parish churches and 15 redundant churches for the Churches Conservation Trust.

The Practice undertakes the full range of architectural services as well as building and condition surveys, feasibility studies, the design of furnishings and fittings, lighting and fire protection schemes and all types of alterations and extensions in traditional and contemporary design to existing buildings and new structures on sensitive sites.

We are also able to offer Lead Consultant services, Principal Designer services under the CDM Regulations, preparation of conservation plans, accessibility audits & access plans, planning appeals, grants advice, HLF applications and historical research in conjunction with archaeological investigations.