Anthony Swaine Architecture Ltd has a long established reputation as an architectural practice specialising in traditional and classical design, works to historic buildings, traditional joinery detailing as well as oak framed construction, building repair, new construction, urban design in the historic context and planning advice.

The practice was originally set up in 1945 by Anthony Swaine, renowned Conservation Architect. Anthony Swaine Architecture Ltd was established by David Stere, who trained under Anthony Swaine, and Clive Bowley, former Principal Conservation Officer at Canterbury City Council, to continue the traditions of the practice.

The practice operates out of offices within one of the bastion towers that once formed part of the medieval City walls of the City of Canterbury. The practice prides itself on the quality of drawings it produces for planning designs, historic detailing and construction details.


We provide a full range of architectural services and heritage consultancy services from concept planning and design through to detailed and technical design, as well as overseeing construction works on site to ensure that the care in the design and detail is realised in the finished work.

We undertake a variety of schemes for private clients, developers and local government and although we specialise in historic buildings, we also produce designs for more contemporary projects bringing the same care of detail to contemporary design.  Our heritage consultancy services includes providing ‘Historic Building Reports’, ‘Conservation Plans’ and ‘Heritage and Townscape Impact Assessments’ for private clients, other professionals and local authorities.

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