About Bareham Overy

The Bareham Overy Partnership was formed in July 1997 as the result of a merger between the long-established architectural practices of Clive E Bareham R.I.B.A. and The John J Overy Partnership, founded in 1975 and 1963, respectively.

The merger proved highly successful in, not only uniting the combined expertise of the partners in the areas of residential housing development and commercial and leisure schemes, but also brought together their individual strengths in the fields of industrial developments, healthcare projects and education.

The Bareham Overy Partnership offers professional skills enhanced by imagination, breadth of vision and wide ranging expertise so that clients can expect an innovative, functional and individual approach to every project in the most cost effective manner.

The use of Computer Aided Design (Autocad) and other modern technology, enables the efficient preparation of production drawings, although a hand drawn, artistic approach is still often used for presentation at design stage. The Partnership has established excellent working relationships with many local authorities. This enables them to approach planning applications and negotiations in the most effective manner.


From domestic extensions and "one off" private houses to small and medium mixed residential schemes. We have also completed several Sheltered Housing schemes for Housing Associations.


Extensive experience in the sympathetic conversion of old barn and agricultural buildings into residential, commercial and leisure activity uses.


Over the years we have had extensive involvement with office developments, factories, warehouses and pharmaceutical facilities.


We have had regular dealings with, and repeat commissions from, over 25 schools in Herts, Essex and East London, helping them to improve their facilities within tight capital funding arrangements.