About Us

The Practice

MRT Architects is a design-led chartered architectural practice based in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds with over 30 years experience and an established reputation for creating high-quality, imaginative, and well-considered designs coupled with a commercial awareness.

Founded in 1975 the architectural practice of Rathbone Taylor amalgamated with Marson Architects to form Marson Rathbone Taylor LLP Architects to bring together the resources and expertise of the two practices.

MRT Architects undertakes work across a broad spectrum of building types; from large and small residential projects to civic, leisure, commercial, and educational schemes. As such the clients we work for range from large developers, private individuals, and a number of public and private bodies.

We pride ourselves on being an approachable and friendly practice and our projects are always a tailor-made response to our client’s specific needs and the unique characteristics of a site. The practice is adept at delivering both traditional and contemporary high quality designs and, using our extensive local knowledge, we have been able to secure planning consents for a number of sensitive sites.

Our Services

Stage 0


  • Complementary meeting and briefing

Stage 1

Feasibility / Dimensional Survey

  • MRT will organise dimensional survey and other data as required

Stage 2

Feasibility / Initial Concept Design

  • Following preparation of the brief prepare feasibility study and sketch proposals

Stage 3

Detailed Design / Planning

  • Discuss your requirements following initial feasibility study
  • Arrangement / co-ordination of other Consultants’ as required
  • Development of the agreed design / planning / listed building consent or other requirements
  • Application for Planning Permission and all other consents (as applicable)
  • Liaison with Planning Officers until determination (or withdrawal)

Stage 4

Technical Design

  • Development of the technical design for building construction
  • Preparation of detailed drawings and specification for Building Regulations submission
  • Preparation of construction drawings, specifications, schedules for costing purposes

Stage 5/6

Builders Quotes and Project Management

  • Release of planning permission conditions
  • Organisation of tender or negotiation cost with potential builder
  • Preparation and administration of the building contract
  • Inspection of the works on site
  • Completion of the project, snagging and end of defects


Health and Safety

• Prepare the Pre-Construction Information pack  for issue with the tender documentation during the pre-construction phase

• Undertake the Principal Designer’s role and liaise with the Principal Contractor during the construction phase and issue of the Health and Safety File upon completion

Other services

Other work, not listed, may be required, which is undertaken at our hourly rate to be advised.

Our Team