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Waterside House
72a High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 219967
commercial@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Jamie Whittle

Waterside House
72a High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 200880
cowes@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Charles Spence
Charles Spence
Tanya Hill
Tanya Hill
Spence Willard team
Emma Bradley
Zadie Margham
Zadie Margham
Natalie Miley
Natalie Miley

Sherbourne Street
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SB

01983 873000
bembridge@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Bembridge
Spence Willard team
Sam Branston
Hannah Cook
Hannah Cook
Lauren Taylor
Lauren Taylor
Charlotte Branston
Charlotte Branston

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005
yarmouth@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Yarmouth
Spence Willard team
Duncan Willard
Lesley Samson
Lesley Samson

The Old Bank
Tennyson Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AB

01983 756575
freshwater@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Freshwater
Jason Siviter
Jason Siviter
David Langford
David Langford
Sarah Kujawa
Sarah Kujawa

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005 opt 2
lettings@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard office
Laura Homes
Alice MacNab
Alice MacNab
Henrietta MacLean
Henrietta MacLean

40 St James' Place
London
SW1A 1NS

020 7839 0888
london@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard London office
Bob Bickersteth
Bob Bickersteth
Katinka Stampa Orwin
Katinka Stampa Orwin
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Meet Architect – Lindsay Mattinson

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Lindsay has lived and worked on the Island for the past fifteen years having previously been in London as Design Director for a practice specialising in large commercial buildings for blue chip companies all over the world. A native Zimbabwean, she studied architecture in Cape Town before beginning her career in South East Asia.

‘I went straight from university in Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur during the early 90’s building boom to a large local commercial practice and was thrown in at the deep end. My first project was lead architect designing thirteen theatres for the University Malaysia Sabah in Kota Kinabalu. It was a big ask of someone straight out of university, but I think it made me what I am today: no architectural challenge is insurmountable if I set my mind to it.’

Here on the Isle of Wight the practice gets involved in feasibility studies and master planning which are popular given the buoyant property market, concentrating on commercial developments and reimagining facilities for charities or helping those looking to develop a parcel of land. A good portion of our work is remodelling and extending to create modern contemporary lifestyle homes out of historic listed buildings or dated and unimaginative buildings. Bespoke ‘show stopping’ new builds have become popular commissions affording us the opportunity to create some really special buildings in amazing locations.

We are all about good design and making sure the architecture is relative to its context while pushing the boundaries of creativity to create unique pieces of architecture. Our clients often say we ‘magically create what they don’t yet know they need and can’t articulate’.

With large increases in build prices and the race to carbon zero living, we at the practice feel there needs to be a shift towards using more existing building stock in new and imaginative ways. Emphasis on place making, creating healthy spaces people want to use and linking buildings together with wonderful green spaces to achieve an overall built environment that champions wellness is the only way forward.

Adopting the Government Design Code is not necessarily enough, success will only come through an inherent understanding of what good design is, the creation of an aesthetically pleasing, socially aware and psychologically uplifting environment and how we can do that best.

We successfully run the Young Designer’s Award which addresses grass roots education of good design and its impact on the built environment. Currently I am busy working on a new design review panel with the Local Planning Authority to facilitate making good design decisions for the Island so that we see a better built environment for everybody.