About pdp architecture llp


PDP Architecture llp was established as an architectural practice in 1983, and is based in Havant, Hampshire. Our commissions cover an extensive area across the south, from the West Country along the south coast to Kent and as far north as the Midlands.

The Practice Partners are Mike Willenbruch (MBIAT) and Michael Saunders BA (Hons) Dip Arch MA RIBA and Heather McCrudden BA (Hons) Dip Arch MA RIBA.

Mike Willenbruch has been a Practice Partner for 30 years and has a broad range of experience in public & private sectors. Michael Saunders has been with the Practice for over 10 years, becoming an Associate in 2011 and a Partner in 2013 and leads the Practice’s design strategy of producing good design that is cost effective and factors in buildability from inception. Heather has been with PDP since 2008 and an Associate since 2014, becoming a Partner in April 2015 and alongside her design skills has a keen interest in contract administration and how the Practice can operate more efficiently. All three Partners are always directly involved with the Client on every project and take an active role in supervising project staff.

Louise Fell is our Practice Manager, organising the administration side of the Practice. The Practice currently employs 10 members of staff.

The Practice has a broad portfolio of project experience including Private and Affordable Residential, Conservation, Commercial, Leisure, Supported Living, Nursing and Elderly Care. In recent years the Practice has excelled in Nursing and Elderly Care and has been a flag bearer in designing for the elderly with projects such as Extra Care.

The Practice keeps up to date with current standards, regulations and guidance such as:

  • Building Regulations
  • The National Housing Federation – Standards and quality in development
  • Scheme Development Standards & Lifetime Homes
  • London Design Guide
  • Modern Methods of Construction and off site manufacture
  • Code for Sustainable Homes

This ensures even at the inception of a feasibility study, the appropriate standards and guidance are factored in to give realistic appraisals of sites and their potential. Such a practical approach to design is carried through a projects life to ensure quality design and cost effective buildability are driving factors and the Practice prides itself on a high percentage of planning approvals and built schemes to client satisfaction and factoring in the needs and experiences of the end user.

We are innovative in maximising the potential of the sites by assessing the site context and considering the use of the latest technologies, sustainable products and systems. We have a wide experience in using Modern Methods of Construction, Off Site Manufacturing and modular construction as well as the more conventional traditional masonry, thin joint construction and timber frame construction methods. The Practice also has extensive experience of sustainable design, working on CfSH 3, 4 and 5 projects as well as Passivhaus criteria.

  • A2 Dominion
  • Ability Housing Association
  • A E Parker
  • Affinity Sutton
  • Air Traffic Control, Swanwick
  • Austin (Builders) Ltd
  • Barons BMW
  • Barratt Homes
  • Bouygue Leadbitter
  • Debenhams
  • Drum Housing Association
  • Downland Housing Association
  • Dwyer Property plc
  • Eastlands Boatyard
  • Fareham Borough Council
  • First Wessex Housing Association
  • Gracewell Healthcare
  • Guinness Hermitage Housing Association
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Havant Borough Council
  • Havant Housing Association
  • Hayling Community Centre
  • Hayling United Football Club
  • Hermitage Care
  • Highwood Group
  • Highwood Residential
  • Home Group
  • Horizon Leisure Trust
  • Hyde Housing Association
  • Hypen Law llp
  • Kelsey Housing Association
  • Kier Group
  • Kier Partnership Homes
  • Kitnocks Nursing Home
  • Mayfair 500
  • Mayville High School
  • Mr and Mrs K. Tye
  • New Forest District Council
  • Origin Housing Association
  • Portsmouth Football Club
  • Raven Housing Trust
  • Reflect Contractors Ltd
  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
  • Rosemary Simmons Memorial Housing Association
  • Royal Military Police Museum
  • Sentinel Housing Association
  • Sovereign Housing Association
  • Synergy Housing Association
  • Taunton Nursing Home Ltd
  • Taylor Wimpey Homes
  • Test Valley Leisure
  • The Leonard Cheshire Foundation
  • The White House Residential Care Home
  • Walthams Ltd
  • Wilson House Development Group
  • Winchester City Council