MCARTHUR TRING ARCHITECTS are an RIBA Chartered Practice formed in 2003 with skills and experience in a wide variety of architecture, interiors and landscapes, since then, we have grown into a  broad based award winning practise committed to our clients and to good design through collaboration and attention to detail.

Residential work includes individual houses and larger projects to include mixed use developments, volume housing and masterplanning.

Leisure work includes developing concept and brand identity for start ups, large organisations, leisure and retail chains.

Commercial projects include warehousing and storage, office space and space planning, research and development and retail space. 


Our approach to each project is individual, to consider context, use, practicality and budget. We work closely with clients to develop the brief for individual needs and specific  requirements, to ensure that these are explored and met. We look to make great places to live, work, play and learn. 

We offer an initial free consultation to discuss your project and to go through and outline the process with you personally. 

Whatever your project needs may be, our team are here to make sure you receive an individual response to your home or development project.  Contact us today to arrange an appointment.








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MCARTHUR TRING ARCHITECTS    aim to transform living, work and leisure spaces. We offer a wide variety of services to our clients on a variety of projects, small to large scale, domestic and commercial throughout the UK and Europe.

We can help in the following areas:

Feasibility, site appraisals, sketch designs, concept development, branding, planning and building regulation applications, detail design, tender, contract and project management.

We have experience in new buildings, one off houses, volume housing to include housing associations, private developments, refurbishment and conversion of commercial premises to residential. We also work on extensions, listed buildings, fast track fit-outs, and retro eco-furbishment.

We offer a full or part service, from sketch design and space planning to full turn-key projects and everything in-between. We can take your project to a planning application, submit building regulation drawings and prepare tender packages. We can manage the contract on site with regular site meetings and contract management

We would be happy to discuss your project with you. 








We work with all kinds of building types and on all types of sites, and offer a full or part service from feasibility, planning, building regulations and specification, to tender and construction phase and contract management.  

We work on extension, re-modelling, eco-furbishment, new build and small and large scale developer schemes.  Whether your project is on a greenfield, infill and brownfield site, we have experience in optimising the site to produce the best design possible.

We have won awards for our work on Listed buildings and on buildings within Conservation Areas. 

 Context, is important to explore aspect and views for small and large projects. We can offer interior and landscape design for a complete approach.



Our holistic approach to design includes out side spaces, and hard and soft landscape designs to integrate buildings into their surroundings and as part of planning applications and conditions.



We can design 'turn-key' projects for new build show homes, reception areas, restaurants and bars. Interior schemes to include lighting, all finishes and artwork, and feature planting.



We have bags of experience in the leisure sector and have worked to develop brand concepts, identities and design guides for leisure groups, cinemas, bars, restaurants, cafeterias, clubs, karaoke bars and cafes. Here is a selection of our projects. We have worked with clients such as Whitbread, First Leisure, Luminar, Pizza Hut, Samtung Group, Wetherspoon, Cafe 33, Iron House and East 26, Bar 11.

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Among the services we can offer are new build offices, research and development units, storage and factory facilities. Retail developments and rebranding. Space planning and re-modelling to improve existing spaces and to create new staff and social areas. Master-planning of whole sites for planning applications and extensions to existing buildings.

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We can design 'turn-key' projects for new build show homes, reception areas, restaurants and bars. Interior schemes to include lighting, all finishes and artwork, and feature planting.  Each clients has individual needs and specific  requirements, we work closely to develop a brief and to ensure that these Whether your need is for improved use of space and circulation or rebranding and refreshing an existing space. We develop a working brief to achieve new and exciting spaces.. From specification for furnishings and materials selection to interior architectural planning, we design interiors which reflect brand identity with decorative and functional spatial planning. Do get in touch with us today to start a discussion!



After working with several practices in London and Scotland, McArthur Tring Architects were established in 2003 by Gillian McArthur and Steve Tring.
Stephen Tring studied in London and has worked in housing, listed and religious buildings and leisure, with hands on experience in self build after constructing his own house. Stephen's interests lie in sustainable design and eco-retrofit.
Gillian McArthur trained as a landscape architect before qualifying as an Architect and has worked in London and Europe. Experienced in volume house build, one- off houses, masterplanning for retail and commercial use and leisure. Gillian is interested in the integration of landscape and the built environment.


Kingsley House, 140 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RH

01603 766750


01603 766750

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