City Architect's Department


The City Architect’s Department provides the following architectural services and advice within the City Council:

  • Consultation/Brief Preparation
  • Building and Interior Design
  • Planning and Urban Design
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Libraries and other Civic Buildings
  • Procurement of works and services
  • Project and contract management
  • Building Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Conservation and Restoration

We also have a broader role in the promotion of good design and architectural awareness across the city, highlighting the importance of architecture in creating a high quality built environment for the City’s residents and visitors alike.
Alongside the other Departments in the City Council, we work to protect the City’s architectural heritage, so that its social and cultural significance can be passed on to future generations.
We continually work to foster best practice in both the public and private sectors, promoting sustainability throughout the design, construction, operation, maintenance and upgrading of city buildings.