Since 2009, Duncan Blackmore and Graham Townsend have worked together on a variety of development projects. Arrant Land was founded with a shared interest in doing property development differently.

We develop projects which stimulate our interests in architecture, built heritage and the social dynamics of our towns and cities. Our focus is on the deployment of thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship in creating fulfilling, generous and healthy places to live. 

Our guiding principles are to only build projects we would be happy live in ourselves and to treat others as we would like to be treated. No gazumping or gazundering, no bluffing or chicanery – an honest straight talking approach.

We are always looking for the next project. Please contact us if you have an interesting potential plot or a building which needs a rethink. We are also happy to discuss potential collaborations and joint ventures.


European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award – nominated. Red House.

The Manser Medal – winner.
Red House.
Architects’ Journal Architecture Awards. Housing Project of the Year (up to £10m) – shortlisted. Haddo Yard.
Stephen Lawrence Prize – shortlisted.
Red House.
The Sunday Times British Homes Awards, Best Small House – shortlisted.
Red House.
Building Design Architect of the Year Awards. Architectural Client of the Year – shortlisted. Arrant Land.
RIBA London Awards – winner.
Red House.
RIBA London Awards – winner of Small Project of the Year. Red House.
RIBA House of the Year – shortlisted.
Red House.
New London Architecture Awards Homes Award – shortlisted.
Red House.
Brick Awards. Individual Housing Development – winner.
Red House.

Architects’ Journal Architecture Awards. House of the Year – shortlisted.

Red House.
Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award – shortlisted.
Red House.