How we work


Johnston and Wright are committed to contributing to the community through the buildings, spaces and landscape that make it up.  It is important to us that with each projectwe undertake, we work in partnership with companies local to that development site to provide additional expertise, supply materials and construct the project, thereby benefitting the local economy.


We are committed to the delivery of building elements that are responsive to their context; and sympathetic to their setting.  We work extensively within sensitive rural areas and within historic areas of towns and cities, where we combine our design flair and extensive knowledge of building techniques with an understanding of the significance of each site to complete projects that enhance their local environment.


Johnston and Wright is committed to the preservation of our built and natural heritage through the conservation of historic buildings and landscapes.  We have been actively involved in conservation projects for over 50 years providing advice on the repair and maintenance of historic properties using traditional building skills. We have carried out condition surveys for English Heritage, National Trust, National Trust for Scotland and parish churches as well as private owners.  The practice is registered as a conservation architect with the Carlisle Diocese of the Church of England and is a Special Conservation Architect to the MOD. A director of the Practice is an architect accredited in building conservation and included on the register of AABC.
We are experienced in preparing Conservation Statements, Conservation Management Plans and Maintenance Plans, and preparing plans and designs to integrate new and contemporary buildings with historic environments.


Johnston and Wright are committed to promoting sustainability within our Practice and our projects. Strategies for minimising energy use are integral to the design, construction and whole life performance of our developments. We work with environmental consultants to produce buildings that will adapt to future climate change through increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and minimising harmful emissions. We have a wealth of experience with sustainable building techniques and the application of renewable technologies, and can offer guidance and assistance as part of our design services. Where possible, we work with local companies to provide expertise, supply materials and construct projects, to benefit the economy of the local community.