Company Profile

Plater|Claiborne Architecture + Design

Our Mission

To provide a quality design service and to create, with our clients, quality architectural solutions to fulfil their chosen brief

Commitment to the creation of marvellous buildings in which to work and live, and the formation of enjoyable spaces inside and out

Company Profile

The practice of Plater|Claiborne, Architecture + Design was formed by the merger of the award winning architectural firms of Borges & Claiborne Architects and Simon Plater Associates, with a background in housing, community, commercial and ecclesiastical architecture, and work to historic buildings including scheduled ancient monuments.  Our main office is located at The Sail Lofts, Tollesbury, Essex, England, with a satellite office placed in the river side town of Wivenhoe, Essex.  Both offices are minutes away from the historic town centre of Colchester and are located near main line rail stations allowing quick and easy access to central London and beyond.  For our international clients, Stansted airport provides routes to Europe and is only 50 minutes away.  The practice has undertaken work throughout East Anglia, and as far away as Truro in Cornwall and Ayrshire in Scotland.  Designs have also been formulated in many locations throughout France, Belgium, Spain and the U.S.A.

Recent developments to the legislative background of the construction industry has led to far reaching changes in the profession.  To keep abreast of these the practice is totally committed to the continual professional development programme (CPD) set out by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

We are committed to quality design solutions, creation of marvellous buildings in which to work and live, and the formation of enjoyable spaces inside and out.  The practice offers a broad range of services.

Let us only add this. We are young enough to be adventurous; old enough to be realists.

At Plater|Claiborne we have a fully networked computer system providing:

    * Computer Aided Design by VectorWorks

    * Fully Networked Computer Office

    * National Building Specification (NBS) on Word Processor

    * Desktop Publishing Facilities

    * Time and Cost Control

    * CD-ROM Technical Library

    * ISDN Access Lines and Internet Information Retrieval

    * In-house Printing and Photocopying (Colour & B/W)

Professional References

Don Markham,

Witham United Reform Church,

34 Barwell Way,

Witham, Essex, CM8 2TY,


John Warren,

Climate Changer Limited,

Abbotts Hall,

Eight Ash Green,

Colchester, Essex, CO6 3QL,


Plater | Claiborne

Architecture + Design

Young enough to be adventurous;

Old enough to be realists



Planning Consultants

Historic Building Consultants

Interior Designers