Bluepencil Designs

We are a chartered architectural practice specialising in residential design and masterplanning for developers, land agents, local authorities, private landowners and individual homeowners. Led by Founder and Director Mette McLarney, previously Group Chief Architect for Countryside Properties, responsible for masterplanning many award winning developments including Great Knighton in Cambridge, Beaulieu Park in Chelmsford, Didsbury point in Manchester,  Wychwood Park in Cheshire and Kingsmere in Bicester.


We are a professional team offering a personalised and dedicated service resulting in high client retention rates and repeat business.


We maintain an outstanding record of Planning Application success.


We are specialists in residential masterplanning, working through all stages of the design process, from inception to completion.


  • From small scale developments of 20 homes through to large settlements of more than 5,000 units


  • Sensitive design and successful masterplanning across the south and east of England


  • Data-linked masterplanning, designed to be policy compliant and technically accurate, meeting building regulations and space standards whilst automatically generating schedules of data as required 

We specialise in high value one off commissions and strategic pieces, focused on challenging sites which require a creative, sensitive and thorough approach.


  • Working with case officers in 28 local authorities across 18 counties to secure desired results for clients


  • An outstanding track record of planning success in conservation areas and planning sensitive locations

Our professional services span all aspects of architecture, urban design and masterplanning, and includes:


  • Outline and Detailed Planning Applications


  • Design Codes, Design & Access Statements and Vision Statements


  • Strategic Frameworks and masterplans


  • Expert Witness


  • Public consultation events, Industry presentations and teaching appointments 


  • Corporate branding and Logo Design


  • 3D Animation
  • All
  • Commercial
  • Masterplanning
  • Residential
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