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MICHAEL SPARKS ASSOCIATES (established 1988) is a practice of Chartered Architects committed to producing buildings of quality and to maintaining the highest professional standards. Our expertise in the logistics and manufacturing sector together with our sound grounding in environmental and sustainable matters, makes us one of the best known architects in the UK by industrial occupiers, developers and funds alike.

MICHAEL SPARKS EUROPE: We are excited to announce that we have opened a dedicated office in Madrid in 2022 to work in European markets within the sector to provide the core services we are well known for.

Our 37-strong design team includes 34 qualified architects and combines creative talent with extensive experience of commercial development work gained from participation in projects for major corporate clients.

The Practice has established a reputation for imaginative design solutions, technical expertise and a sound commercial approach to contract management and cost control. Particular care is taken to interpret the full requirements of the client and to optimise the buildings for each individual site. All stages of building work are closely supervised by architects, and all elements of the design and construction process are carefully co-ordinated.

Sustainability and welfare are key to the success of the Practice. We have achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ on several buildings. EPC ‘A+’ and carbon negative buildings often feature as a standard, along with very high urban green factors and provision of amenity areas to promote a healthy workforce. Local authorities and the GLA regularly refer to our developments as ‘exemplar.’

  • Michael Sparks Associates are well known as one of the leading architects in the commercial sector. Our 35 years of experience has produced a substantial portfolio of work. Well over 2,000 buildings have been completed for many occupiers and developers, ranging in size from 500 sq ft to 2.4 million sq ft (totaling upwards of 95 million sq ft).  In 2022 alone we delivered 45 buildings (over 5 million sq ft).
  • Our commitment to quality, value and service is proven by over 97% of our workload being repeat business from a well-established client base, whilst 3% is by recommendation. Our clients are developers, funds and major occupiers who are acknowledged as leaders in the sector.
  • We embrace BIM as a powerful tool to improve the architectural process from inception to completion. BIM reduces risk by providing certainty that the design is tested before being built, and simplifies the coordination and delivery process, allowing us as architects to focus on other aspects of our role.
  • Michael Sparks Associates has initiated and managed a number of sustainable strategies and this, combined with the practice’s rigorous commercial approach, has led to highly successful developments and repeat work.