whitelogoWe are an award winning, fresh thinking, RIBA Chartered North Wales Architects Practice, that designs with flair and imagination.

Why Choose Us

• Bringing added value to you through creative design ideas

• Delivering your project on time and on budget

• Saving  you money on your building project

• Working with our team will be a positive experience with you being our primary focus

• We will facilitate the whole design and build process

Architectural Design & Planning

• Domestic Extensions, Alterations & Loft Conversions

• Bespoke House Design Planning and Building Regulations Applications

• Feasibility Studies and Conceptual Design Ideas

• Listed Building and Conservation Area Consents

• Design and Access Statements (DAS)

• Grant Aided projects Eco-Design and Student Accommodation

• Commercial Projects/Offices/Hotel and Leisure

• Barn & Chapel/Church Conversions

• Shopfront Design and Remodelling Projects

• Lease Plans and Survey Plans

We are in the business of enhancing the quality of peoples lives through innovative design ideas that brings added value to you. We deal in all aspects of architecture and are passionate about architectural design. We offer a value for money service for you that is proactive, creative and realistic. We cover all areas in and around North Wales including Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey, Denbighshire & Flintshire.


After unhappy experiences with other architects I found Matthew Jones very good. In particular I found them practical and down to earth and most importantly they listened to my requirements and successfully incorporated them into the design rather than telling me what to have. I’d be more than happy to recommend them to anyone needing an architect. Ian Roe

Private client., Mercury Search and Selection Ltd


Plans to redevelop former Bangor Post Office on Deniol Road

Matthew Jones Architects have recently been commissioned as architects for the redevelopment of the former Bangor Post Office. The listed building which houses the Embassy nightclub on Deiniol Road, Bangor, closed last year and the building currently lies empty. The grade two listed structure originally operated as a post office but plans have now been submitted to convert the building into a mixed use building to include 29 student flats on the upper floors and a cafe/restaurant on the ground floor.  Plans for the city centre site have been drawn up and submitted for planning. Matt Jones, Director from Matthew Jones Architects said: “a building of this age and type without a ‘sustainable beneficial use’ would quickly deteriorate and be under threat” If the plans are given the go-ahead, the single-storey buildings at the back of the building will be demolished to make way for a new five-storey contemporary building providing further 151 student flats, set around a private courtyard, creating a total of 180 flats. Mr Jones said: “Our exciting proposals for the redevelopment of the old post office will introduce an appropriate beneficial use which will ensure its survival for the foreseeable future. “Our proposals will fully renovate this important listed building ensuring its continued positive impact within Bangor. “The proposal is a well thought out scheme that integrates a new build suitable building alongside the listed building, that has been sensitively designed for the site and its context. “The proposals will provide much needed sustainable use in the form of high quality student accommodation in a suitable and sustainable location adjacent the university campus in commercial area of the city... read more

Do you know your responsibilities for managing Health and Safety on your project?

Most people and organisations who contract builders or architects are not experts when it comes to construction regulations. Yet recent changes to the law place legal demands on you in relation to health and safety requirements. The revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015.The key changes you as the client to be aware of are: A construction phase plan will be required for all projects. If there is more than one contractor on site, the client MUST appoint a principal contractor and/or principal designer, as well as keep a health and safety file. Construction phase co-ordination duties will remain with the Principal Contractor, but responsibility for the planning, managing, monitoring and coordination of pre-construction phase health and safety, will now go to a Principal Designer instead of a CDM Coordinator. The client must notify the HSE (F10 notification) if a project runs for 30 days or more, AND has more than 20 persons on site, OR exceeds 500 person days. For a quick overview of what these changes will mean for you and your project, take a look at this simple infographic or a short video from the CITB. We fully understand the new regulations and the responsibilities on all those involved in a project. If you need guidance on appointing a principal designer to manage pre-construction phase health and safety of your project, give us a call today. A downloadable guide to the CDM regulations can be found on the Health and Safety Executive... read more

Are you ready for new fire safety laws in Wales?

All new and converted residential dwellings in Wales must be fitted with an approved automatic fire suppression system, under new laws coming into effect soon. But what does this mean for you? The Welsh Government implemented the Domestic Fire Safety Regulations 2013 with a two phase approach. The first stage required the installation of fire sprinklers. It came into effect in Wales in April 2014 and applied to care homes, halls of residence, children’s homes and some hostels. The second stage of this legislation is due to come into effect on 1 January 2016, when ALL new and converted residential dwellings must be fitted with an approved automatic fire suppression system. There are Transitional Provisions in place which help those with schemes or projects which are still in the planning phase, and have not yet reached construction phase. Installing an automatic fire suppression system can actually be an advantage if you are considering certain design features such as open plan and off-book designs, and can act as a compensatory feature. We can advise you on how installing automatic sprinklers can be beneficial to your project, and how they must be installed to meet legislative requirements. If you are unsure about how this legislation will affect your project, feel free to give us a call for more information, or you can visit the Welsh Government... read more