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Camp End Manor Wins Award

Posted on September 26th 2017


Lees Associates are delighted to announce that Camp End Manor has won the Best Residential Property £20 million + at The 2017 International Design Awards, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Described by Country Life (06.09.17) as “the Hill’s most prestigious launch of the autumn season”, Camp End Manor is the epitome of refined luxury and elegance.

Partner, Andrew Paulson, who oversaw the project from its conception through to completion said: “It was a fantastic experience to work alongside our client, Daniel Mateos of Werner Capital, to deliver a home of such exceptional quality. We set out with a vision for the finest house on The Hill and, through a combination of passion and perseverance, we have achieved it. It is wonderful that all of the team’s hard work over the past few years has been recognised in these awards.”




Camp End Manor Featured in Country Life

Posted on September 6th 2017

Camp End Manor

As house prices in St George’s Hill, Surrey, continue to break records, Lees Associates’ recently-completed project there, Camp End Manor, is featured in the latest issue of Country Life, out today.

Click here to read the article.


Posted on June 7th 2017

IMG_3398As of Thursday 8th June am Lees Associates’ office remains behind the police cordon at London Bridge and is therefore closed until further notice. We have had no access since Saturday’s tragic events.

We are contactable on email and mobile phones.

Stairway to Heaven

Posted on March 13th 2017

One of our proudest achievements recently has been the completion of a one-off house we have delivered in St. George’s Hill, Surrey, for Werner Capital.


At the very heart of this, literally and figuratively, is the grand helical staircase that elegantly descends through the central atrium. Acting as a focal point to all of the principal spaces of the house, the impossibly slender stair – which is constructed of solid stone – defies gravity.

Let’s take a closer look at this world-first for Lees Associates: (more…)

Camp End Manor – “The finest house on the Hill”

Posted on March 6th 2017

Lees Associates are immensely proud of what we have achieved at our recently completed project in St George’s Hill. Camp End Manor is named after the iron age fort that once occupied the site, and it is no coincidence that it commands the best views for miles around.


From the earliest sketches, the design was a direct response to the house’s unique location. The house, which is in an authentic Regency style with strong Palladian influences, respects its historic setting while taking maximum advantage of the stunning views south over the forests, fields and villages of The Surrey Downs.


The layout of the house follows a disciplined classical approach and one gets an immediate sense of the strong axial arrangement of the plan, with an elliptical stair hall at its core, visible from every principal room. Flooded with natural light from above, and with a glimpse of the spectacular view beyond, the hall frames the centrepiece of the house: the unique helical solid stone floating stair, which winds down from the first floor gallery, through the ground floor hall to the basement wine bar. (more…)

80 year old Eltham Palace features contemporary elements used by Lees Associates today!

Posted on January 17th 2017

All photos credited to English Heritage.

Eltham Palace was the home of Steven and Virginia Courtauld, designed by Architects Seely and Paget and built between 1933 and 1936. Constructed on the site of a former medieval royal palace, the Courtauld’s purchased the land which included one remaining medieval structure – the Great Hall built for Edward IV as a grand entertainment space, which at the time was being used as a lowly barn.

Image source - English Heritage.

Seely and Paget designed an ultra-contemporary home for the Courtauld’s which featured all mod-cons. The butterfly plan incorporated the great hall on one wing and the…


Posted on January 17th 2017


Our 36th year in practice has started with a bang! In the last five days, we have been appointed on several new and exciting projects across the UK, from initial planning and designs for a Georgian townhouse refurbishment, to full design and project management of a large penthouse. We have also been commissioned on several high-profile commercial and retail projects. It is without doubt the best start to a year we have ever had. Long may it continue!

An outstanding result is not an accident; it’s by design.

New pool, old building

Posted on November 11th 2016

sg-smoke-test70,000 cubic metres of smoke has been delivered into the ceiling void of the former ballroom of a 1920s listed property into which Lees Associates are currently installing a luxury swimming pool and spa.

The smoke test was carried out to determine the interconnectivity and integrity of the existing ceiling void, which will form part of an important strategy to maintain safe conditions for the existing building fabric when the warm, humid and potentially corrosive atmosphere of the new pool is soon introduced. 

Lees Associates are excited to see the new pool take shape and look forward to sharing more photographs soon.

Adaptive Structures – (Re)active Technology

Posted on September 6th 2016

As a part of Lees Associate’s continuing quest for new innovations in architecture and design, our colleague Andrey Kravtsov attended a presentation on Adaptive Structure technology at The Building Centre.

The presentation showcased the concept of a passive and active systems hybrid; an impressive shallow cantilever able to support people. This concept opens the way for a new and exciting design philosophy where (re)active technologies can be employed to support leaner and less energy-intensive structures that can achieve spans and loads that have not been previously possible.

For more information, here’s the link.


Posted on July 8th 2016

If you came to our 35th anniversary party on 16 June see if you can spot yourself in the timelapse movie we’ve put together below. The event was a great success as we welcomed the great and the good from the London luxury property market. Sadly the movie only captures the first two hours up until the GoPro’s battery ran out, although maybe it’s no bad thing that some of what happened later wasn’t captured!! Only kidding. If you weren’t able to join us, check out the gallery here.