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Richard Meynell Ltd is an Award-Winning Architectural Practice working in and around Chichester, West Sussex.

We have over 40 years of experience of working in the local area and specialise in historic building conservation, additions to historic buildings and the design of new buildings in sensitive locations.

Our team combines Architectural, Surveying & Project Management expertise and can also draw upon specialist planning advice as required.

We offer a full range of architectural service, from inception to completion including the management of a project during the construction phase if required.

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Richard Meynell Architect

In 1980 Richard Meynell started his practice with semi retired architect Walter Greaves FRIBA who will best be remembered for his involvement under Peter Moro with the design of the Royal Festival Hall in 1950/51 and his own house ‘Severels’ in Runcton that was Grade 11* listed shortly after his death in 2004.

In 1987 Richard became Architect to the Dean and Chapter of Chichester Cathedral and had the responsibility of looking after the Cathedral close properties for around 30 years. In addition to this he was also appointed Surveyor to the Fabric of the unique medieval Almshouse of St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester.

In addition to his Architectural work, Richard also Lectures at the Weald and Downland Museum as part of their MSc in Historic Building Conservation.

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Tom Hayes Surveyor

Tom has worked with Richard in the practice since 2009 and became a Partner in 2019.

During this time, he has overseen the sympathetic renovation and extension of many historic houses and church buildings. He has also been involved in a number of prestigious projects including the renovation of Chichester Deanery and significant repairs to the East end of the Cathedral Cloister.

His versatile approach to conservation, blending contemporary design with traditional techniques was recognised in 2017 with a Civic Award for the imaginative restoration of a dilapidated Grade II Listed Priest House. His practical understanding of construction combined with a creative design solution was of particular distinction.

In his spare time, Tom’s passion for conservation also extends to traditional crafts and the restoration of his eighty acres of ancient Sussex woodland.