Architects Highgate → Your local architects
We believe each client is special and has a story to tell. We listen to your needs and do what it takes to meet your expectations. Combining our energy, knowledge and talents to deliver fantastic client care and strive to develop relationships that make a positive difference to your lives.
Located in North London, XUL Architecture is a commercially minded, client centred architecture practice. We are efficient and responsive, and put particular focus on the client’s experience as well as in finding ingenuous ways of bringing light into architecture.
For over 10 years we have been busy designing and taking our clients projects from their initial sketch through to their successful completion – including project management and interior design.
Architects Highgate → Architecture driven by collaboration and lateral thinking
We believe in constant improvement and encourage change. Our lateral thinking allows us to creatively overcome challenges. Our motto is ‘there is always another way’! We always like to explore alternative design solutions as well as finding the right strategy to suit your needs.
We pride ourselves on having a unique outlook that combines our passion for enhancing our clients’ lives, with the ingenious use of abundant natural light; all whilst keeping the practicalities of the project and the realities of the budget in mind.
Architects Highgate → 200+ Projects Completed
Our team is comprised of people from all parts of the world, giving us a rich breadth of experience, cultural background, depth of talent and diversity of thoughts. This is accompanied by the added value of having a can do attitude when in front of any challenge. And of course, you can be involved in this creative process as much as you want to be. Design is a dynamic and interactive process!
Architects Highgate → Inspired by natural light for better living
Our extensive research is based around finding ways in which we can bring more natural light into architecture. This has a positive impact on spatial quality, sustainability, well-being, productivity and creativity.
Architects Highgate → About XUL Architecture
Our clients are at the core of everything we do here. That’s why we have a dedicated team assigned to each project which will manage things on your behalf.
The RIBA Chartered team will include a Director as well as an experienced ARB Registered Architect and an Architectural Assistant/ Designer. All our staff are talented professionals with a vast amount of experience, covering a range of projects from large commercial buildings abroad, to award winning listed residential properties right here in London.
All projects are reviewed regularly by our Directors. We formally review every project in our Monday morning meetings and then go back over them as required throughout the week.
Our Office Manager is always available to help organise meetings, request quotes and provide support throughout your project.
We have invested greatly into putting a number of systems in place to make sure things run as smoothly as possible so we can spend time providing you with an exceptional service.
Architects Highgate → What our clients say
Five star service *****
“A totally professional and very approachable team who are so easy to deal with. We had numerous meetings until everything we wanted was put down on paper. Would definitely use this firm again.”
Would 100% recommend
“We looked at four different architects because we were unsure of how much XUL had done in the Hampstead Garden Suburbs. Other practices were way behind in creativity and presentation. XUL saw things that others didn’t and saw the potential of the house. The turn-around time was also exceptional. If I had to do it all again, they would be my architects.”
—Julliette and Michael Overlander
Fantastic Architecture practice
“They get the balance right between listening to brief, stretching ideas and sticking to budget constraints. I would wholeheartedly recommend. They are a delight to deal with!”
A trustworthy and highly creative company
“We experienced XUL as a thoroughly dependable and trustworthy creative team which acted as a supportive partner throughout the project we worked on together. Sebastian got involved in every aspect of the process, and the external consultants he brought in were consistently excellent, contributing greatly to the results achieved. I recommend XUL for any architectural project you may be considering: you will get more than you imagine, including a fulfilling and enjoyable relationship with some deeply committed and creative people.”
Architects Highgate → Thinking of Moving to Highgate?
Are you a homeowner or a tenant looking to start living in Highgate, North London? Then our guide to the area is just for you…
Situated between Hampstead and Crouch End, the affluent Highgate is one of the few areas in London that still maintains the village vibe. From atop a hill, the N6 postcode has been a popular place for families and retiring professionals. The beautiful surroundings and cobbled streets are a breath of fresh air while the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus feels as though it’s a stone’s throw away.
The History of Highgate
The village of Highgate is known to have existed since at least the 16th century, and has been a popular spot for wealthy businesspeople ever since. In fact, some of the pubs still exist to this day. Highgate was also a popular spot for highway robberies, with the infamous Dick Turpin regularly spotted in the area.
Highgate Hill was also where Europe’s first ever cable car was built in the late 19th century. Bombing in World War II caused a lot of damage to housing in the area while the tube station became a notable bomb shelter. While the population has grown, the rate has been a lot slower than many areas with around 17,000 living in the area right now. The average age is 35.
House Types & Price in Highgate
Highgate architects were busy in the Georgian and Victorian era, and their work can still seen throughout the village today thanks to townhouses and big terraced houses. The 1930s was another busy period, although a lot of restoration work was naturally required following the bombings. The cobbled streets also hark back to a period that is absent in many areas of London.
The popularity among the upper classes is reflected in the prices. While Highgate is still cheaper than St John’s Wood and other neighbouring villages, average house prices are £1.05 million while average rentals are £545 per week. (Per Foxtons)
A 2-bed flat can be bought for under £450,000, though, and many people that move to the area stay indefinitely. Even if they require upsizing at a later date.
Life in Highgate
Despite being situated at the top of the hill, the village itself is walk-friendly while there are a number of parks and natural attractions in the local area. Furthermore, Highgate high street is blessed with several highly recommended restaurants and cafes, including High Tea of Highgate, as well as the pubs that have lasted for centuries.
Highgate is located in Zone 3 of the London Underground map, but journeys to Oxford Circus take just 11 minutes while King’s Cross is just 13 minutes away too. This opens the door to a plethora of working opportunities.
The crime rates are low with just 24 counts of violence per 1,000 people per year while the village atmosphere is supported by very good schools such as Channing School for Girls.
Moving to Highgate
Moving to Highgate can be a little difficult from a practical sense but the right agent and right moving company, you can enjoy a comfortable move. Once you live in Highgate, you’ll never want to leave.