EPR Architects has a strong foundation of more than 75 years’ experience in architecture, masterplanning and interior design. EPR was established in late 1945 by Cecil Elsom, before becoming Elsom, Pack and Roberts in 1947.

Over the years, we have been privileged to work on a wealth of prestigious commissions from pioneering sustainable developments to the deft repurposing of heritage assets for new use. The following are some of the key projects that have shaped our award-winning practice over the decades, and continue to inform our work today.

SINCE 1947

Southbank Television Centre, 1973

Part of the now iconic South Bank Cultural Centre, the 1-hectare island site provided public pedestrian access to the river frontage which was later extended to form the river walkway between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.

Victoria Street, Victoria, 1975

A contemporary restatement of the urban form established by Eastbourne Terrace. The Piazza, now one of London’s most successful open spaces, revealed for the first time the façade of Westminster Cathedral. From this time, Victoria emerged as a major office location.

ABN Amro, Bishopsgate, 1996

Shortlisted for the Royal Fine Arts Commission’s Twenty Best Buildings of the Year, this striking building formed the gateway into the new development around Spitalfields Market. The angled façades guide the pedestrian away from the main thoroughfare into the area beyond.

Marriott Hotel Heathrow, 1999

This 390-bedroom conference hotel was the first purpose-designed hotel in Whitbread’s Marriott franchised chain in the UK. EPR Architects brought fresh ideas to the design and in doing so were able to deliver exceptional value for money in terms of total capital cost. 

Greenwich Millennium Village, 2000

Working in collaboration with Ralph Erksine on this multi-award winning scheme, we developed the vision of the original masterplan, which delivered contemporary design and pioneering sustainability standards.

Marriott Hotel, Leicester, 2001

Our design for the six-storey hotel introduced a grand full-height steel portico as a dominant focal point on the building, revealing the entrance atrium with a fully glazed screen wall behind. 

Cardinal Place, Victoria, 2006

This multi-award winning mixed-use development comprises two large office buildings linked with ground floor retail and a rooftop garden. The masterplan built on our previous design for the adjacent Ashdown House, creating a retail-lead thoroughfare between Victoria Station and Cathedral Plaza.

Marriott Hotel and Country Club, 2007

Four new buildings integrated into the working Lingfield Park racecourse whilst retaining the existing stand, providing a Marriott International Hotel, a leisure centre and a golf club in addition to creating a new stable yard and entrance building.

The Killanin Stand, Galway, 2007

Our replacement stand for ‘The People’s Racecourse’ accurately reflects the course's inclusive philosophy, enabling people to flow freely around the different parts of the enclosure. From the start, the project was carefully scheduled so that racing could continue without interruption while the works were undertaken.

Parliament View, Lambeth, 2007

This distinctive building sits in the heart of the Lambeth Palace Conservation Area. Our design provided a high quality residential development that optimised views across the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament, whilst responding to the diverse architectural styles of its immediate neighbours.

York House, Marble Arch, 2007

Our design for this mixed-use development referenced the proportions of the traditional Georgian town houses in the area, and integrated itself sensitively into the existing context with confidence and individuality.

Coworth House, Berkshire, 2010

This original Palladian-style Manor House and estate were extensively restored into a luxurious and energy-efficient hotel and spa. We placed sustainability at the heart of our design, restoring the whole estate to its former glory and implementing a quintessentially English interior throughout.

American Express HQ, Brighton, 2012

Built on a steep, elevated urban site with the historic Brighton Pavilion as its backdrop, we created a vibrant highly articulated building that offers American Express a sustainable and future-proofed working environment

24 Savile Row, Mayfair, 2015

Winner of the WAN Façade Award, this building is a piece of art; it is a tribute to Savile Row’s tailoring heritage, clad in 10,000 hand-glazed ceramic tiles and positioned on a decorative sand-cast plinth.

St James's House, Westminster, 2016

Our transformation of this magnificent Grade II* listed former office building into a limited collection of elegant residences, offering a unique and exclusive lifestyle that befits the neighbouring St James’s Palace. 


Formerly the headquarters of the Midland Bank, this Grade I listed building was designed by Sir Edwin ‘Ned’ Lutyens in 1939. The redevelopment and renovation transforms 27–35 Poultry into a stylish venue providing contemporary hotel accommodation, restaurants, bars and extensive leisure and spa facilities.


Our residential-led masterplan transformed the former Young’s Brewery site into a new urban quarter, celebrating the heritage of the brewery buildings and creating a series of interlinked new public urban spaces. The development also opened up the previously inaccessible riverfront of the Wandle, enhancing biodiversity with planted terraces and providing a new focal point for Wandsworth.


This complete reworking of a postmodern office building is situated on a prominent corner site in the heart of the City of London. The project gave the building a new lease of life, stripping it back to its core and extensively reconfiguring and refurbishing it to create a thermally efficient, high quality workplace.


EPR Architects has converted the historic Grade II listed Bow Street Magistrates’ Court into the NoMad London hotel. The building was once home to the Bow Street Runners, and both the courthouse and holding cells housed many notable defendants including Oscar Wilde and the Kray Twins.

Our restoration and architectural interventions have resulted in the removal of Bow Street Magistrates' Court from Historic England's 'Buildings at Risk' register.


(Currently on site)

EPR is sensitively repurposing this iconic Grade II* listed former government building — which once housed secretaries of state Lord Kitchener and Winston Churchill — to create a five-star luxury hotel with 120 bedrooms and suites and 85 private residences.