We are an award winning Architects practice based in Romsey and Portishead, providing professional services including Urban Design, Architecture, and Sustainability Consultancy.

The practice was founded over 35 years ago, originally under the name of Oldfield King, then as part of the multi-disciplined Tetlow King Group before rebranding to Thrive in 2014. We have a particular expertise in the residential and retirement sectors and our work encompasses; masterplanning urban extensions for mixed use communities, residential estate development, extra care housing, care homes and retirement villages.


– Architecture
– Urban Design
– Sustainability


Thrive is owned by the directors who work closely with an experienced team of around 70 staff. Our team comprises architects, urban designers, technologists, graphic designers and sustainability consultants.  We are always on the lookout for talented, creative people to join our team.


The practice has consistently been recognised for its high quality approach to design with awards including: The RIBA, RTPI ‘Housing Design Award’, the Stratford Upon Avon District Council ‘Housing Award’ and the Bath and North East Somerset ‘Design Quality Award’.

The practice received recognition from CABE in the ‘National Housing Audit’ report (2007) and ‘A Sense of Place’ study (2007), which rated the mixed-use development at Field Farm, Shepton Mallet the highest in the South West region. The Field Farm development also received the Mendip District Council, ‘Best Multiple Housing Award’ in 2007.

Our Fairfield Park project received the prestigious Building for Life, ‘Gold Award’ in 2010 and remains the largest multi-developer scheme to be recognised in this way.