Palmers Garden Centre

Working closely alongside the clients Palmers Plants & Palmers Landscapes, Nick Brown Architects were appointed to develop proposals for a new garden centre building and the larger redevelopment of the existing garden centre facilities. Incorporated in 1982, Palmer Nurseries began life as a small nursery in Farsley, growing plants for their sister company, Palmer Landscapes,… Read more »

Edinburgh International Arena

Edinburgh is the last capital in Europe and the last major city in the UK without an indoor arena. The LLD team had been looking for several years at developing an arena within the Edinburgh city limits on three separate sites. In late 2017, LLD joined in a partnership with Midlothian Council, the authority immediately… Read more »

Austhorpe Hall

Austhorpe Hall is a Grade II* Listed building to the East of Leeds in private ownership. Our client commissioned us to create a private gallery space within the setting of the existing house. In order to minimise the impact on the setting, we have chosen to replace a collection of out-buildings with a sensitively designed… Read more »

Unity Works

Unity Works is a Grade II Listed building with a fascinating history. Originally commissioned by The Cooperative Society the building reflects the scale and attention to detail of an important public building. Unity Works boasts numerous spaces that have a unique quality to them, not least the Main Hall that has been used as a Dance Hall,… Read more »

West Yorkshire Playhouse

We were asked by WYP as part of a limited competition to produce ideas for the future of the playhouse building. The WYP vision is to provide improved facilities, a stronger first impression, and an impression that better reflects the vibrant activity inside. Our response was to create a folding façade that captures additional space… Read more »


Surfworld promises to be one of the premier indoor leisure destinations within the UK, providing an exhilarating mix of water-based activities for all ages. We were invited to submit a prototype design proposal for the project that explored how the Surfworld concept could be applied to different sites around the country. Our response was to… Read more »


In October 2007 we were one of five architects shortlisted in Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s competition to design the new visitor centre for the Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve. This was to include a café, shop, educational facilities, meeting rooms and an observation tower. The emphasis was on creating a ‘practical, affordable and sustainable design’;… Read more »