Thrive Architects

About us

Thrive Architects have extensive experience in urban design and masterplanning, particularly on challenging and sensitive sites for residential, retirement care and mixed use low carbon communities.   We are committed to promoting sustainable design through problem solving and a practical solution based approach.   We put particular emphasis on place-making, through collaborative design with a clear vision that we champion throughout every project.

We have a reputation for delivering on the most challenging of projects, and our work has been recognised by numerous awards for our high quality approach to design.   In particular, our development at Fairfield Park, which we master planned and design coded, was awarded the Building for Life Gold Award and is the largest multi-developer scheme to be awarded this accolade.

Our Approach

Our approach is distinctive in that we are experienced at delivering masterplanning projects from inception through to detailed planning and construction stages.   It is our in-depth knowledge of each stage of the design and construction process that ensures our designs are implementable, commercially attractive and of a high quality.   Our approach is strengthened by our sustainability expertise and in-house team of code for Sustainable Homes, SAP and BREEM assessors who help to ensure integration of sustainable principles early in the design process to create low carbon communities.


Primary Office
Building 300, The Grange
Romsey Road
SO51 0AE
01794 367703
Key Contact
Gary Rider
Regional Offices: 
South East
South West
Recognised Practitioners: 
Gary Rider
3D Visualisations
Branding & Identity Design
Graphic & Web Design
Public Consultation
Sustainability Assessments
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Greenfield Development
Coastal Areas
Health & Social Care