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It all started in 1983 with a refurbishment for the Rising Sun pub in central Manchester.


From this small, local beginning we have grown and developed the practice to become specialists in providing architectural and interior design solutions to the pub and hotel industry.


Our portfolio spans projects from small independent breweries to major industry names. We take equal pride in providing tailored solutions to suit all budgets from small up to and including multi million pound developments.


Although leisure has become our speciality, we successfully design for other sectors such as retail, care and domestic clients.


Our strength lies in our team of architects and technologists, interior designers and project managers, whose diverse skills and backgrounds provide a full package of creativity and technical knowledge for our clients.

As an RIBA Chartered Practice we are required to have an ongoing programme of CPD and H&S training in place so that we are aware of current industry knowledge and latest safety requirements.


We also firmly believe that the team that plays together stays together – which is why on payday Fridays you could find us anywhere from a crazy golf course to a locked room challenge!



Our sensitive transformations of listed buildings have won a number of awards. The practice is currently in the process of providing the architecture and interior design services on some landmark hotel buildings. Our expertise includes creating luxurious guest experiences and overcoming challenges presented by historic buildings.


high street Pubs & bars

We have been designing pubs & bars for a number of clients since the practice started out over 30 years ago. Our architecture and interior design teams work closely together to transform these spaces into stunning pubs, while our project management experience means we can ensure everything runs smoothly.


airport pubs & bars

We have a wealth of experience in designing a range of concessions within transport spaces such as airports and railway stations. Often working to extremely tight deadlines both air-side and land-side, we can utilise our in depth knowledge of working in these busy environments managing the complexity of sign off procedures to ensure projects run smoothly from start to finish.


residentiaL & CARE

We work with a number of private clients to provide bespoke services to suit their needs.  From residential care, one-off houses to house extensions and garden design, we can tailor our service to all needs. Currently we are working on a retirement home providing care in a high quality environment, and an individual home for a high-wealth family.



Our team are skilled in producing high quality computer renders as well as beautiful hand drawn drawings which help to bring projects to life.  


1st June 2018

We are pleased to announce the merger of Architect CT with the  London + Poznan-based AJ100 practice Darling Associates.

Read more here.

18th September 2017

Hotel Indigo Bath featured in Mix Interiors 'Impression'magazine

25th August 2017

To celebrate the launch of our new website, we’ve asked our team to step out from behind their desks, take off their hard hats, put down their pencils and step in front of the camera to showcase their broad creative mindset and individuality that fuels everything we do. Click  here  to watch it.


Darling Associates Architects 

Fourways House

57 Hilton Street


M1 2EJ

0161 9899 720


Darling Associates North Ltd is a company registered in England. Registered No: 06428814  

Registered office: 1 Greencoat Row, London, SW1P 1PQ.