Feneley Studio is an architecture and design practice specialising in contemporary residential design. Working throughout Hertfordshire, London, the Home Counties and beyond, projects include housing developments, new one-off houses, bespoke extensions and remodelling of existing homes.
The studio was established by Simon Feneley who provides a personal service to each and every project. Simon has worked with several award-winning practices including RIBA Gold Medal winner Edward Cullinan, where he was a co-Director at the practice for over eight years.
At Feneley Studio we consider every project to be unique, requiring a bespoke design that not only responds to site context, but one which involves our clients throughout each stage of the process - from the initial design concept, to developing the design and obtaining planning permission, to the final built detail - ensuring exceptional, high quality delivery.
Securing Planning Approvals
The studio has an excellent track-record of securing planning approvals for individual homeowners, those looking to build their own home, and commercial / developer clients.
Our success in securing planning permissions on challenging sites, including those in Conservation Areas or in sensitive locations, has established our reputation as a practice that is able to unlock the full potential of these sites to deliver well designed and detailed buildings. We are currently working with a number of private clients on such schemes, located in both urban and rural settings.
"We wanted to say a thank you for all your work and creativity on our project. Your ideas and attention to detail has resulted in a stunning transformation of our home for which we are hugely grateful. It’s been a hugely tricky year for everyone building throughout Covid but your efforts have made it as seamless as it could possibly have been."
- Blandford Road Client
"What is great design / architecture?
To the designer, great design is beautiful design. A significant amount of effort must be placed into making the product attractive.
To the client, great design is effective. It must bring people in and meet the goals put forth to the designer in the original brief.
Simon and his studio, balanced this tension perfectly between a build that looks amazing whilst being sympathetic to our existing home. He delivered against what we briefed him around a better relationship between the inside and outside as well as optimising space and storage due to it being a family household.
From start to finish he listened and worked with our wishes and budget and we now have a home which is not only incredibly functional but one that we absolutely love from an aesthetic perspective.
Another massive plus of Simon, is his no nonsense level headed approach to something which is incredibly personal and emotive to the home owners.
We couldn’t recommend him highly enough"
- Corringham Court Client
"Feneley Studio created our beautiful and unique house that is a haven of calm within Shepherd’s Bush. Everyday I wake to magical lines of light and airiness; treetop and skyline views and the natural texture of wood against smooth, crisp lines of white. To say I love everything about the house would be an understatement."
- Thornfield Road Client
"What an impressive, clever yet modest response to context. Hill House, Upper Dunstan Road, is probably the best contemporary building that I have seen built in the area … It may be small and hidden but it is a real gem!"
- Chris Bearman, Partner at Allies and Morrison + Member of the South Eastern Design Review Panel
“Feneley Studio helped turn a tired 1950s end of terrace that hadn’t changed since the early 1980s into our stylish, modern family home that is both beautiful and practical. The incredible level of service we received made this an enjoyable process but it was their ingenious design ideas and eye for detail have been the key to this transformation. They made the most of the space and the potential and delivered everything on our wish list. We are absolutely delighted.”
- Wormholt Road Client
"We approached Feneley Studio on recommendations of friends … Our wish was to create a bedroom space for our son and to ensure that in doing so the new living space was both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
The support we received from Feneley Studio was invaluable to provide us with design options, secure planning permission, and to guide us throughout the building process. We now have a beautiful living space and most importantly a bedroom for our son. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Feneley Studio for their support throughout our project."
- St Elmo Road Client