Experience and Knowledge

With over 50 years' experience of designing specialist housing and care settings, our projects range from small specialist dementia care homes to large retirement villages.

Creating Better Places

We share a common goal with our clients: to create sustainable places where people will thrive, feel secure and be proud to call home.

People Focused

We create places that are valued by their residents and support them to be independent whilst managing long-term care needs.

Our experience working with housing associations, charities, local authorities, care providers and private developers gives us a broad understanding of the increasingly diverse older population and their changing needs of care, from mainstream to specialised housing schemes such as extra care accommodation and specialist dementia care homes.

We recognise the power of the built environment to encourage active ageing, and enhance residents’ long-term health and wellbeing. On every project we seek to encourage social and community participation and design out barriers to physical activity.

Our ongoing research into better housing design for older people informs the standard we set for mainstream housing design, where we apply the principles of accessibility and adaptability to accommodate the wide ranging physical needs of our society, particularly in later life.

Meet our Later Living and Care Experts

Chris Turner
BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA Chris joined PBWC Architects in 2018 after... Read More

BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA

Chris joined PBWC Architects in 2018 after working in London where he led the delivery of major mixed-use regeneration schemes in both the UK and abroad with project values of over £120m. Becoming a Director of the practice in 2021 Chris is now applying his passion for environmentally and socially responsible architecture and urban design to help shape the ethos and vision of the practice.

He has wide experience of public consultation processes and has repeatedly represented the practice during the engagement of complex and varied stakeholder groups, local authorities and review panels. Chris is responsible for several sectors including schools, urban regeneration, placemaking, later living and care.

Working with a wide range of private sector and local authority clients Chris is adept at taking their projects through complex planning processes and supporting them to create truly transformative places.

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Josie Dorling
BArch(Hons)  MArch  PgCert  ARB Josie joined PBWC in 2018 having graduated with... Read More

BArch(Hons)  MArch  PgCert  ARB

Josie joined PBWC in 2018 having graduated with a distinction in her master's degree at the University of Sheffield.  She previously worked in London gaining experience in the private residential, mixed-use, and masterplanning sectors.

Whilst undertaking her thesis project, Josie developed a passion for older people’s housing and care.  Her research into how architects can use design to improve quality of life by avoiding social isolation and loneliness amongst residents informs her approach to practice today within the Later Living and Care team. She also has a strong interest in environmentally sustainable design and plays a key role within the practice’s Sustainability Group, primarily providing support with implementing the practice's committments as signatories to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

Josie qualified as an Architect in 2022 after gaining a distinction in her training at the University of West England, Bristol.

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Senior Architect
Matt Wills
BSc(Hons)  BArch  DipArch  DipCons  ARB  RIBA Matt has been with Poynton... Read More

BSc(Hons)  BArch  DipArch  DipCons  ARB  RIBA

Matt has been with Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole since 2018, following 13 years working in local practices in Cornwall.

Matt has experience of leading extra-care housing, care and retirement living projects, as well as social and private housing, schools and hospital projects.  He has a particular interest in health and wellbeing and how good design can improve the lives of building occupants and users. Matt has a postgraduate diploma in conservation and has gained specialist skills and knowledge through working on a number of listed and historically important ecclesiastical projects.

Matt is also the practice’s Employee Owned Trust employee representative, ensuring that the ethos and direction of the practice is to the benefit of all. Following his role of RIBA Cornwall Branch Chair in 2014 Matt remains the RIBA Branch Treasurer.

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Ben Bosworth
BArch(Hons)  MArch  DipArch CEPH Ben is a certified Passivhaus designer and... Read More

BArch(Hons)  MArch  DipArch CEPH

Ben is a certified Passivhaus designer and leads the PBWC Architects Sustainability Working Group, helping to ensure that all our projects are delivered to meet the highest environmental standards. As the PBWC Environmental Manager, Ben is also responsible for ensuring that Atlantic Studio and PBWC Architects operate in a holistically sustainable manner and in accordance with ISO14001.

Ben is passionate about contemporary architecture and environmentally led design and enjoys helping shape and deliver projects that capture these aspirations and make positive contributions to our built environment.

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Architectural Assistant
Milly Sailsbury
BA (Hons)  DipLSA  Milly is a Part II Architectural Assistant with experience... Read More

BA (Hons)  DipLSA 

Milly is a Part II Architectural Assistant with experience in architecture, the public realm and landscape design and research. She joined PBWC Architects in 2022 and since graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2012 has worked on projects in the Southwest, London, Athens, and Australia.

Designing in diverse contexts has sparked a particular interest in place and vernacular architecture. Throughout her work, there has always been a focus on the adaptive reuse of buildings and spaces to make them sustainable, relevant and useful to our changing needs.

Milly is one of the founding cohort of the London School of Architecture and graduated with distinction. Her thesis explored our relationship with public buildings. She enjoyed being part of developing the culture at the school which seeks to bring architectural education and employment together in a collaborative environment.

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