gyd architects joins forces with Richard Bailey Architects

gyd architects is thrilled to announce an exciting milestone in our journey, as we join forces with the hugely respected Richard Bailey Architects. This merger will create a dynamic collaboration that promises to elevate the architectural landscape in Kent and throughout the south east. Our strategic collaboration brings together the collective expertise, innovation, and creative prowess of two industry-leading architectural practices to better serve our clients and the community.


In 2019, gyd architects collaborated with Richard Bailey on the extension and renovation of Stubbs Restaurant, formally known as The Croft Hotel, in Ashford. This working relationship soon expanded into a number of projects where gyd could offer Richard additional technical support.

As a result of this ongoing relationship, Richard was able to consider plans for his succession, enabling him to step back and enjoy a new role as a consultant within gyd architects.

Our plan was to create a partnership which provides Richard’s existing and future clients the support and services they need. As a result, during the past four years gyd architects and Richard Bailey Architects combined forces on projects ranging from new-build houses, restaurants, listed properties and schools. Richard was keen to maintain an interest in client liaison and to bring his 45 years of experience to the practice.

It is a pleasure working with Richard who has an immense knowledge and passion for architecture.

Key points

1. Expanded services
With this collaboration, gyd architects broadens its scope of services, offering a more comprehensive suite of architectural solutions. From design and planning, to project management and sustainable design, we are better equipped to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

2. Enhanced expertise
Our combined team comprises architects, designers, and professionals with a wealth of experience in various sectors, allowing us to tackle projects of any scale or complexity throughout the south east.

3. Innovation and creativity
Innovation is at the heart of our shared vision. By merging our talents, we aim to push the boundaries of architectural design, incorporating the latest trends and sustainable practices to create exceptional spaces that inspire and enrich lives.

4. Commitment to quality
Both gyd architects and Richard Bailey Architects share a deep commitment to quality and excellence. Our merger reinforces our dedication to delivering projects that exceed expectations.

5. Local community involvement
We remain deeply rooted in the community throughout Kent, London and Surrey and are excited to strengthen our ties by contributing our architectural expertise to shape a better and more vibrant future for the south east.

6. Client-centric approach
The wishes and requirements of our clients are paramount. The merger allows us to maintain our client-centric approach and provide them with even greater support throughout their architectural journey.

7. Our team
Visit the Studio page here to meet the talented architects and designers who are driving this partnership forward. Learn more about our shared values, passions, and dedication to creating exceptional architectural experiences.


This is fabulous news for our clients, as the merger signifies our commitment to growth, innovation and the creation of outstanding architectural solutions – helping us provide an even stronger service for our clients.

We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey. Together, we are poised to shape a brighter, more innovative architectural future. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with our clients throughout the south east on this exciting endeavour.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions or require additional information.