Alec French Architects is a well-established, award winning, Bristol based Architectural practice. We deliver creative and sustainable projects by engaging with our clients to establish the initial brief, agree project priorities and develop well considered design options to suit their requirements and exceed expectations.

@ukbuilding: Delighted to have attended the @RIBASouthWest event at @Bristol_Beacon tonight. A complex and challenging transformation project. @LevittBernstein, @AlecFrenchArchs, @WillmottDixon. Such a fantastic building to provide “belonging and community” for music listeners.

Willmott Dixon have a long standing relationship with AFA and are pleased to have them as part of our delivery team on this extremely complex project; as such we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them for further projects of this kind.

Chris Townsend – Senior Design Manager for Willmott Dixon

Bristol Beacon

Bristol Beacon is undergoing a complete transformation to sit alongside…

@Cargo_Work: CARGO Work reflects its industrial dockside setting and is sustainably clad in upcycled shipping container components to reflect the housing of many of the independent businesses at

I gave my team a tricky brief for CARGO Work. Let’s build some first-class contemporary offices, that make the most of this unique historic site but we must retain the quirky independent feel of Wapping Wharf, so anyone working here feels they are part of our community. Those involved in construction and development will know that it’s never plain sailing but now that we’ve put the finishing touches on the interior, I’m pleased to say I think they’ve really delivered!

Stuart Hatton - Managing Director at Umberslade

Cargo Work

Formerly the JS Fry Warehouse, Cargo Work will provide circa…

The winner of the @Lovell_UK the Residential Project of the Year (36 units and over) is… Wapping Wharf Living (Phase 2) in Bristol Congratulations to everyone involved!

The eye-catching design of Wapping Wharf’s transformation reflects its urban dockside character. This upcoming neighbourhood will encompass over 600 apartments and provide vital employment space for aspiring businesses.

Bristol Property Awards

Wapping Wharf Phase 2

Wapping Wharf Phase 2A (Blocks D and E) is a…

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We’ve built up a team whose expertise and passion are evidenced in every project. With a vast knowledge of the local area, our staff bring an enthusiastic and committed approach to our work that has allowed us to be involved in projects of varying scale and type.
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“This proud Bristol company has an exceptional portfolio of high-profile projects including the impressive Launchpad. A stand out year for client work and fast yet efficient projects” Judges comments, Bristol Property Awards 2020
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Latest updates from AlecFrench

Wapping Wharf Gaol Gate now open

The fully restored Gaol Gatehouse is now open at our…

Site Progress at Bristol Beacon

Striking on-going work at Bristol Beacon shows the extents of…

New public spaces at Wapping Wharf Phase 2

External Areas are now open to the public at Wapping…

British Road Completed

Great to see a local infill scheme AFA obtained planning…

Lino Printing

AFA’s talented Part 2 Architectural Assistant, Sophie Ward, has shared…

Planning Granted for Bristol Bike Project

Planning permission has been granted for our project with The…

AFA Win Social Housing Project of the Year

An excellent win for the team. We are delighted to…

AFA Win Architectural Practice of the Year

We are delighted to announce that AFA have recently been…