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James Wells Commercial has been established to present the commercial architectural work of award winning architect James Wells. With over 25 years experience of running an independent architectural practice, James works with a small dedicated team of ambitious architects who have joined to learn the skills and expertise admired and commissioned by many clients. Together they create distinctive commercial projects predominantly in London and more recently in and around Chichester and the South Coast where the practice is now based.

Design standards for today’s leading offices have experienced a revolution. From detailing a new reception desk for a Law firm through to the complete refurb and fit-out of a 30,000 square foot office building, our team is at the forefront of creating the new workplace. Read More >
Experience including niche urban infill sites, air right schemes building on existing blocks and high quality landscaped, new build housing developments. Our team can skillfully negotiate the planning system to create award winning new homes which often sell before being finished on site. Read More >
Over fifty bar and restaurant venues delivered across the UK for a range of clients including St Paul’s Cathedral and Smiths of Smithfield. James’ expertise in understanding the practical back of house requirements are equaled with the skill in creating desirable, cutting edge dining and bar interiors. Read More >


A snapshot selection of recently completed projects including an office development in Kings Cross, a new penthouse apartment in Bayswater, and a number of private houses.

Gail’s Bakery, Notting Hill, London

The brief was to create a new crafted interior to refresh the environment and offer for this established, artisanal bakery.

Gail’s Bakery was…

Sussex House Office Refurbishment, Chichester

This three storey, 1960s concrete framed building had suffered from little maintenance and upkeep in recent years. This scheme was to refurbish…

The Stanley Building for The Office Group

JWA embraced the design challenge to create a series of theatrical spaces. The team was appointed to monitor the base build and…

Green Park House, Mayfair

Located on Stratton Street, just 75 yards down from Green Park tube station, Green Park House was built originally as an arts…

Stratford Place, Marylebone, London

Two contrasting buildings from very different periods have been combined into one office building. The period Georgian building is accessed from Stratford…

Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London

Built in 1937 as an extension to Shoreditch Town Hall, this former civic building has been thoughtfully converted into serviced office and…