We are people centred and purpose driven.

Company Profile

We’re a collaborative practice with our communities, clients and the environment at the heart of our placemaking approach.

Our constantly evolving team works closely with our clients to craft enduring spaces that draw inspiration from and benefit our people and communities.

The result: award-winning, future-ready buildings and spaces.

Multi-award winning



strong team

Manchester & London based

nationwide reach


new commissions per year

The Team

We are a dedicated team of 100 professionals, passionate about the art of placemaking. Our team includes Architects, Technologists, Interior Designers and Masterplanners, supported by specialists in BIM, Heritage, Planning, Retrofit and Sustainability.


We‘re appointed to several Frameworks, offering a streamlined way for current and potential clients to partner with us. On every Framework project, we support innovation, adopt collaboration, generate job and training opportunities and deliver efficiencies and value for money.


Our people centred, partnership-led approach has resulted in numerous industry awards and accreditations. These recognise not just the success of our projects, but also our commitment to go above and beyond in all that we do.

Organisation Mix Interiors
Year 2023
Award 30 Under 30, Listed
Scheme -
Interior Designer Kate Bond was named in Mix Interior’s “30 Under 30: Class of 2023”. The respected list recognised the trailblazers from commercial interior design and architecture nationwide
Organisation The Sunday Times
Year 2023
Award Best Places to Work, Listed
Scheme -
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list honours and celebrates Britain's top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers and wellbeing.
Organisation Architects Journal
Year 2023
Award AJ100, Listed
Scheme -
The AJ100 celebrates the UK’s most innovative, ambitious and successful architectural practices, based on the number of qualified architects employed. This was the first time AEW joined the list of the largest practices in the UK.
Organisation Architects Journal
Year 2023
Award AJ100 New Member of the Year, Finalist
Scheme -
The New Member of the Year award is eligible to new entrants to the AJ100 list and those appearing for the first time in five years. Being shortlisted for the newcomer award was recognition of our business success and the quality of work.
Organisation Northern Housing Awards
Year 2023
Award Regeneration of the Year, Winner
Scheme Sale West
The Northern Housing Awards focus on the individuals and organisations who make it their mission to improve homes and communities in the north. It was great to see the delivery of high quality, sustainable homes at Sale West for Irwell Valley Homes recognised in this way.
Organisation Insider North West Property Awards
Year 2023
Award Purpose-led Innovation, Finalist
Scheme Glass Futures, St Helens
The aim of these awards is to celebrate the property industry in the North West. We are proud to have acted as Architect for the Glass Futures development and were delighted to see it recognised with this nomination.
Organisation Chartered Institute of Architectural technologists (CIAT)
Accreditation / Membership CIAT Chartered Practice, Chartered
Organisation B Lab
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership B Corp, Certified
Organisation UK Green Building Council
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership UKGBC, Member
Organisation Investors in People
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership We invest in Wellbeing, Gold
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Organisation Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Accreditation / Membership RIBA Inclusion Charter, Signatory
Organisation Constructionline
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership Gold, Member

We believe that careers are not just about jobs, they are about pursuing passions and creating meaningful contributions to the built environment and the communities in which we live. We ensure that our offer allows our people to achieve their full potential and build fulfilling, long-term careers.

AEW Plus

We are more than Architects, Interiors Designers, Technologist and Masterplanners. AEW Plus is the added value we offer to our people, clients and communities beyond our traditional roles.

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