Maddox Design are honoured to have been invited to contribute to the Parliamentary Review 2018

Dear Kim and Paul,

We are delighted to invite Maddox Design Architectural Design Consultancy to appear as one of our experts in The Parliamentary Review 2018, showcasing your best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector. The main aims of the Review are to demonstrate how organisations/individuals have become outstanding leaders in their field and how they have responded to challenges within the industry, sharing best practice as a template for reform.

This year saw Theresa May, Philip Hammond, Greg Clark and numerous other Cabinet and senior ministers participate in the Review along with leading officials from a variety of different industries.

Alongside the pieces from the selected representatives and leading political figures, the 2018 Review will contain impartial summaries of the year in British industry and Westminster.Across all its policy sectors, The Review will be sent out to over half a million leading policymakers including MPs, Peers at the House of Lords, Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Chief Information Officers and leading figures across the country within construction, property and architecture. The majority of the distribution is specifically tailored around the representatives we have involved. We also give you 200 copies of the document, which you can use internally or distribute as you wish.Former Cabinet Minister, The Rt Hon David Curry, will work with you on the 1000-word submission, ensuring it adheres to our guidelines. David is also the former World Trade Editor of the Financial Times. We would expect the final draft to be completed by June 2018 at the latest, with the Review released in the Autumn. The 30-minute telephone appointment with either David or another of our editors will take place at a time of your convenience. This can be delegated to a member of staff if preferred. We can also arrange for one of our in-house journalists to write the piece on your behalf.You will also receive two invitations to the 2018 House of Commons Gala, hosted by our Chairman Sir Eric Pickles, where you will get the chance to meet leading executives from a range of industries as well as senior politicians from Westminster’s past and present. In 2017, notable figures from politics, sport and entertainment attended, including Nick Clegg, Frank Lampard, Michael Gove and Jeremy Vine.David Cameron, George Osborne and Philip Hammond have all contributed to the Review over the last few years, along with many of the nation’s most established business leaders and most talented entrepreneurs. I feel you would make a superb contribution for 2018.

Pleasure speaking to you earlier Kim and I look forward to hearing from you on this.

Kind regards,Andrew

Planning Permission Approved for the Forest of Dean Project

After receipt of Planning Approval from Forest of Dean Council, preparatory enabling works have commenced at Rock Cottage.
The existing flat roofed sun lounge and porch have now been demolished and this area will be replaced with a new Kitchen Dining open plan extension.
A new porch to replace the existing will also be constructed to the front of the property to create a focal point for the cottage.

Rock Cottage – St Briavels Common, Forest of Dean


Built circa 1880s Rock Cottage was originally 2 separate cottages recently amalgamated to form a single dwelling.

The cottage had been enlarged previously with a two storey extension to the North and a single storey flat roof extension to the South. Neither of which related architecturally to the original cottage.

Clients Brief

To refurbish the original cottage to reflect its parsimonious past and to extend sympathetically to suit the lifestyle of the new owners namely

  1. A large Kitchen and Dining area with views to the Southern part of the garden
  2. To relocate the ground floor Bathroom to the first floor
  3. To provide Utility area and ground floor WC
  4. To create additional space for home working
  5. To create a Master Bedroom facing East over open countryside
existing-plans-rock-cottage rock-cottage-rendered

Planning drawings were submitted to The Forest of Dean in March of this year with a determination date of 29th April 2016

The Planning Officer visited the property early in the process and was appraised of the background and reason for the design.

To date there have been no objections received from neighbours nor The Parish Council.

2016 West of England Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards

We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for the 2016 West of England Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards taking place on Friday 6th May under the following category(ies):

Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion, Best Individual New Home, Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team.

Our Best Individual New Home entry is for 1 Pound Drive, Fishponds, Bristol. Take a look at our completion photos below.


It’s our anniversary!

Projet immobilier

Specialising in architectural design Maddox Design Ltd was formed in 2000 by Paul Maddox an Architectural Technologist with over 30 years experience in commercial, retail and residential projects.

Our team are proud to have worked on so many interesting projects in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

This month we’re celebrating our one year anniversary in our new office! We thought it would be interesting to look at the history of the site and show how it has evolved.


The above photographs show the site circa 1960’s and 1970’s being used as a grocery store with accommodation above. Due to the poor state of repair it was demolished in order to build our new office.

Visit our office today

Maddox Design Ltd
315 Two Mile Hill Road
BS15 1AP

 to enquire and find out what we can do for you!