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ABOUT US

Watershedd is a RIBA Chartered Architecture, Interior Design and Property Development company based in London and Cornwall working with clients across the UK on new build and extensions to private residential projects.

‘WATERSHEDD’ is a young, passionate Architecture, Interior Design and Property Development practice, with links to Cornwall and the London area. Our approach to design is unique, collaborative and innovative; creating simple yet beautiful projects around the country.

 

The company originated from a strong passion for the Cornish lifestyle with its beautiful landscape, rich culture and the energy of the Atlantic coast. The constantly changing landscape directly informs our entire design process. We aim to use natural, sustainable, locally sourced materials and traditional craftsmanship in each of our projects. Our design ethos has since expanded across the UK with a strong belief that our carefully crafted designs positively influence and compliment the beautiful landscape.

 

Each project responds closely to the surroundings creating bespoke outcomes for every site and more than ever we are striving to encourage sustainable building solutions.

One of the selected projects showcased on our website is the beautiful new build ‘Sand Dunes’ located in Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall. This family orientated, beachfront holiday home owned by Marzouk one of Watershedd’s founders demonstrates a live example of what we are all about. The project has become a catalyst for our design ethos, aiming to marry beautiful aesthetics with practical living, using local craftsmen and sustainable design to help blend the building seamlessly into its surrounding landscape.

 

In 2016, Sand Dunes went on to win RIBA’s SouthWest Award, the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, and in the same year also won The Daily Telegraph Award for Home Building as well as The Sunday Times Award for Interior Design.

 

SERVICES

Interior Design

We are passionate about interior design and offer a complete interior design service for each project helping bring spaces to life, with a particular eye for the fine details.

We firmly believe that the interior design of the home is as important as the architecture itself and that the two elements go hand-in-hand. That is why we offer both architectural and interior design services so that the overall approach is consistent throughout the new home. 

We offer full Architectural services; from initial site feasibility studies through planning up until to the construction stages and project completion. We work closely with local contractors to ensure each project is delivered to a high standard.

Sustainability plays an important role in all of our projects, striving to avoid construction waste and improve the energy performance of new buildings to create environmentally friendly spaces without compromising on design.

As a company we are involved in realising our own architectural developments. Specialising in creating high-end bespoke developments within the Cornish countryside.

We understand that finding the perfect site for your new home can be a challenge so we also offer consultation services for new sites to help you explore the potential from a planning and design perspective.

Development Consultation & Planning
Architecture

HOW WE WORK

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Concept Design

We will work with you to refine the brief and work out what is possible on the site before proceeding to prepare an initial concept design for discussion. Once you are happy with the proposals we will then develop the design and review any planning implications.

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Construction Information

Once planning has been granted we will work with you to add the finishing touches to the design and prepare a detailed set of drawings which can be issued for pricing. Once these are ready we will coordinate the pack and advise on suitable contractors for each project.

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Planning Applications

We will guide you through the planning and building regulations process and advise on what consents are required at each stage. We will prepare a full set of planning documents and submit these to the council for approval. 

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Construction Phase

We will monitor the works on site and work with the contractors and design team to make sure the project is delivered in a timely and efficient way to make the process as smooth as possible. 

MEET THE TEAM

ADAM

FOUNDER

RIBA Registered Architect

Having worked as an Architect for many years at an established award winning architectural practice in West London, Adam founded Watershedd alongside Marzouk and Poppy to delivery high-end bespoke developments and architectural homes. Adam graduated with an Honors Degree (BArch) in Architecture and went on to compete his Master’s Degree in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College of London and finished his Part 3 at the Architectural Association qualifying as an Architect.

MARZOUK

FOUNDER

Creative Designer

Marzouk Al-Bader’s 25-year career in investments allowed him to exercise his lifelong fascination with architecture and design through developing his own homes and workspaces over the years.

 

Sand Dunes was his largest and most ambitious new build project. Introducing a new and exclusive building on the Cornish landscape. Marzouk initiated and lead all aspects of the creative direction of this new build project including the design, architecture and interiors. 

POPPY

FOUNDER

RIBA Registered Architect

Poppy co-founded Watershedd after having worked as an Architect in London for an established award winning architectural practice. Poppy has had significant experience within London’s commercial sector creating state of the art, innovative working spaces with carefully curated interiors. Poppy graduated with an Honors Degree in Architecture from the University of Nottingham and went on to complete her Part 2 Master’s in Architecture and Part 3 qualification at the University of Westminster.