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How has The Victor Farrar Partnership been successful for more than 54 years?

The Victor Farrar Partnership are friendly, qualified, experienced, award winning, registered Architects (Arb) and Surveyors and Structural Engineers who work together as a team so our clients get the best designs and most accurate Planning and Building Regulation drawings in Bedfordshire. No upfront fees. You only pay when you are happy. This ensures all our customers are 100% satisfied with our services which is why we have been successful in business for more than fifty years!

The award winning practice was founded by Victor Farrar in 1962 in Bedfordshire where it continues to have its main office. From its establishment, the practice has specialised in modern and historic, residential and commercial development.

The late architect Victor Farrar, put his training in historical design techniques to excellent use in his building restorations. He started his own architectural practice, the Victor Farrar Partnership, in Bedford in 1962, and was known for taking a stand for conservation at a time when few professionals thought it worthwhile.

In the St Albans and Peterborough dioceses, he was a conscientious architect to numerous historic churches. In 1975, he wrote (for the Bedford Society) a report suggesting new uses for four redundant churches in the borough, St Mary, St Cuthbert, Holy Trinity and St Leonard (only the last has since been demolished). He also supervised restoration of the nave and chancel, and the reordering of the interior of St Paul's, Bedford, in 1978.

Chairman of the Bedford Society since 1980, he had earlier been its consultant architect and in that role organised the restoration of the listed Regency-style Priory Terrace in Bromham Road. The terrace, jointly owned by the borough and county councils, had been due for demolition in 1970 but, at his own expense, Victor prepared a restoration scheme and found a developer willing to buy and convert the near-derelict terrace into offices and flats. The restored Priory Terrace is now considered to be one of the town's showpieces.

As commissions increased, The Victor Farrar Partnership expanded the scope of work to include the 4 sections below:

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We are still experts in modern, historic, domestic and commercial buildings including churches and provide the best professional advice and designs that are tailor-made to all our clients' needs.

Owner- Mrs Laurane Bubbins

RIBA Conservation Architect (CA)

  • RIBA Conservation Architect (CA)

  • Chartered RIBA Architect (Royal Institute of British Architects)

  • Registered Chartered Architects. (Architects Registration Board, Arb.)

  • Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC for Grade I Listed Buildings)

  • Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)

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