Thursday, 5 November 2015

End of Autumn

Firstly, congratulations to New Zealand who won the Rugby World Cup at the weekend! The past few months have seen us working on several new Toro's Steakhouses across the country. In addition to their existing sites in Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester, we have helped make the Coventry site happen. The Harrow branch is opening next, with two more northern sites in the immediate pipeline.

Well done also to our very own Vandana who took part in a charity walk for the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign in September. Organised by the FBBC and LLS, this was a 10-mile trek across the beautiful landscape of the Peak District. Altogether, the 80 or so walkers raised over £12,000 so well done to all of them!

We also gained planning permission in October for a client wanting to extend their residential property in a Conservation Area, next door to a listed building, which is no mean feat. On to the next stage now!

Keep your eyes on our social media for updates, we'll post here again soon.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Calling Part 2 Arch Assistants!

We're looking for a Part 2 Architectural Assistant to join our team in September. Is that you? If so, you must be proficient with AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop. Previous experience within a practice is essential. Good sketching skills are a bonus. You will have the ability to communicate well with clients and other professionals in the build community.

 Attention to detail is essential, whether you're working on Building Regulations drawings or making a round of teas and coffees for the team.

We'd love to hear from you so send us your CV and portfolio with a covering letter to

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Summer Update

Well a lot has been going on since our last post! We have hosted a networking event at the amazing Roca London Gallery, completed several residential projects and even taken on new staff. Here's one of our latest and largest residential projects at a footprint of almost 5000 sq ft.

Photos from our event at Roca London Gallery, presenting to hoteliers and suppliers who attended the Sleep Event last year.

Take a look at our updates on Twitter @skmarchitects and our Facebook page to find out everything else we've been up to recently.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Winter Updates

We have now reached March, and things are not slowing down in the slightest! We have several private extensions that are due for completion this month, and have secured a number of commercial jobs outside of Leicester.

We are also in discussions with several hoteliers across the country, in the wake of our win at 2014's Sleep Event, which we are very excited about. Another client in Nottinghamshire is incredibly pleased with the progress of his conversion of a commercial premises to flats.

Hopefully over the next few weeks we can post up some completion photos, so watch this space!

Friday, 5 December 2014

We Won!

We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that we won the Sleep Set competition on 26th November! The team could not be prouder after all the hard work that was put into the project from the beginning of the year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in getting us there (and deepest apologies to anyone we may have missed out!):


Karndean Designflooring
Landau Parapan
Solus Ceramics

Product Suppliers

Billi UK
Jon Martin Architectural Ltd
Karndean Designflooring
Landau Parapan
NSI Limited
Perkins Stockwell & Co. Ltd
Solus Ceramics
Villa Nova

Onsite and Offsite

Benchmark Construction
Hodgson Electrical
SAS Photography
Clickk Media
Castle Print Brokers

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Sleep Event

We can now give a sneak peek of what we are getting up to for the Sleep Event! Here are some of the materials we are featuring, without giving too much away...

It's all systems go at the moment, with a practise run of our room under construction and final details being sorted out. Don't forget to follow our updates on Twitter @SKMarchitects and #sleep14!


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Autumn Update

Plenty has been happening over the past few months! Here are a few examples:

We finally received planning permission for the new build community centre for the Leicestershire Brahma Samaj on Leicester’s Belgrave Road. This will involve a demolition of the old dilapidated brick shell that is currently at the site, and the construction of a beautiful and tranquil building where the Brahma community, as well as others, can flourish.

We are also looking at the refurbishment of some local community centres, including the front fa├žade of the multi-phased redevelopment of the Shree Prajapati Association hall. We completed the interior refurbishment back in 2012, with new front wall with railings and gated access. 

Also received planning permission for works to an industrial unit in Oadby, and even got a permission through today to erect a set of new flats in Evington.

There have also been a high volume of enquiries over the summer, both residential and commercial. Previous clients have also been returning to us with new projects, which is fantastic.

Our interior designers are busy preparing for the run-up to the Sleep Event in November and working on several homes that we are currently extending, as well as new shopfronts on Melton Road.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Happy Birthday to Us...

We proudly announce that SKM Architects Ltd officially turned 5 years old this May! The team celebrated with an afternoon tea at Leicester College’s Taste restaurant. Much tea was drank and cakes eaten!

The company has entered a particularly exciting year, gaining many industrial projects and a flurry of residential enquiries. We showed you the interiors of the large extension in Oadby in our last post. The external works have since been completed including the boundary wall, so we are delighted to be able to show you a before-and-after; let us know what you think!

  Some more completion images here:

We are also ecstatic to be selected as one of the 6 finalists chosen to exhibit a design-and-build concept hotel room at London’s prestigious annual ‘Sleep’ event this November. Our team have been working hard getting ideas and layouts together, meeting suppliers and sourcing innovative products.