The architect Victor Farrar, who died aged 77 in 2006, put a training in classical design techniques to excellent use in his speciality of building restoration. He started his own architectural practice, later 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.
Successful for more than 55 years
The Victor Farrar Architects in Bedford are still award winning 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.
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 Victor Farrar Partnership has been successful in business for over 55 years and this website was developed to allow everyone to enjoy the professional services of a skilled, experienced and qualified Architect.
The Victor Farrar Partnership has made it easier for you with 4 divisions which specalise in all buildings, modern and traditional, commercial
1. Architects 4 Extensions
2. Architects 4 Listed Buildings
3. Architects 4 Churches
4. Architects 4 You
Whether it’s a porch, extension, alterations, loft conversion, garage conversion, or new build, no job is too small.
We are qualified Architects with all the skills, knowledge and experience gained from working on modern and traditional buildings and sensitive new build including a recent new bungalow in Wootton, a new house in Cotton End, Ampthill Library, Churches, Apartment above a shop in Mill Street, Bedford, Gatehouses, Coach Houses, Village Halls, Windmills, Change of use, etc.Contact us for a free initial project consultation by a qualified and experienced Local Architect. RIBA CA Arb AABC
Owner- Mrs Laurane Bubbins
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