An architect providing planning and design services from my studio in Norton St Philip, midway between Bath and Frome, I have an extensive portfolio of a broad range of projects in and around Bath and further afield.

Conservation, care and adaptation of old buildings

I advise on sensitive, architectural adaptations which will allow you to get the most from a period property whilst respecting its history and the original fabric of the building. I offer expertise in dealing with conservation officers to achieve Listed Building Consents and in applications to Historic England for listing hitherto neglected buildings.

Strategic advice for the
planning of new and existing buildings

Creating beautiful architecture is complex and requires expertise to negotiate the required legal and legislative maze. I bring to bear decades of experience to help ensure the very best result for your project.

Designing and overseeing construction projects

With a well developed network of trusted suppliers, contractors and craftsmen, I are able to fulfill your project management needs to the very highest level.

About me

I am a founder member of Bristol- based architects’ practice Hallett Pollard Hilliar (latterly HPH Architects) which worked for many years from The Wool Hall, a Grade 2 listed Georgian warehouse in central Bristol. My architectural roots are in the West Country, having graduated from Bath University with a First Class Honours degree in Architecture. A life member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, I am an RIBA registered conservation architect and a significant part of my work is in the repair and re-use of historic buildings.

I offer advice to clients on planning their projects to develop imaginative and rational solutions to their building needs. I pride myself on listening to my clients’ aspirations and interpreting them appropriately. In particular I recognise the art of architecture as being a collaboration between clients, designers and constructors alike.

Neil has completed three projects for me, one to remodel my former house in Freshford, one to enlarge and remodel my current house in Bat, and one a new pavilion for Freshford Football Club. In each case Neil discussed with me at length our requirements and came back with great original and practical thoughts way beyond anything we dreamed possible. Neil made himself available at all stages of the projects including all the building work.
Ken Birleson
We chose Neil to help with our project because he really understands Listed buildings and we had an unusual brief, to add a modern glass and oak extension to our quirky 17thC house. Neil came up with a solution neither of us had considered, it worked out well and we're really pleased with the end result.
Alice and Ben Tollworthy
We came up with several ideas to turn our garage block into a detached annex to be used as a holiday home. Neil's patience and understanding, coupled with his vast experience and knowledge has given us a wonderful result. Everyone who has stayed has given nothing but positive comments to the design and quality of finish. To cap it all, we obtained a EPC rating of 'A' which we are immensely proud of.
Mark and Teresa Webb