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... ready to give maximum value and quality to your projects.

Originally founded in 1900, Ansell and Bailey are one of the longest established architectural practices in the UK.

We are 100% focused on your requirements, providing partner led service from inception to completion. From our studio near Farringdon Station in London, we are conveniently based to serve you both locally and nationally. 

We have experience in virtually all sectors and we specialise in HealthcareLaboratory and Education projects.

The two partners and senior staff members have combined experience well in excess of 100 years focused on our speciality sectors, including over 1 million square feet of healthcare space.

We are a strong team, committed to delivering your goals. Whether you have vast experience of procuring design and construction projects, or whether this process is new to you, we tailor our service to maximise value for you.

If you are thinking of a project, please contact us. We are happy to talk it through, understand your requirements and suggest solutions to help give you the confidence to proceed.

Ansell and Bailey architects aim to...

Approach your project with an open mind.
       • Assist you in developing your brief clearly and comprehensively.
       • Produce high quality, practical, attractive and cost effective designs.
       • Provide strong design team leadership.
       • Produce clear drawings and documentation including BIM.
       • Administer contracts in a firm, fair, friendly and consistent manner with all parties.
       • Develop many successful working relationships.

Please see below to meet our team and please click here to contact us.

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You will find us at:

Ansell and Bailey Ltd

99 – 101 Farringdon Road




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Meet your senior team

Our Team
Mark Herbert


Belen Francos-Taylor


Kaluba Mukwasa

Finance Director

Martina Arata

Associate Project Architect

Caveh Bahreyni Toossi

Associate – Project Architect

Denise Cloutt

Associate – Project Architect

Jason Laurence

Associate – Project Architect

Fuen Yague

Associate – Project Architect


Michael Florides

Project Architect

Carlos Gravil

Project Architect

Jason Dick

Senior Architectural Technician

Andy Chiu

Project Architect

Cristina Roșculete

Architectural Assistant

Henna Patel

Architectural Assistant

Charan Singh

Architectural Assistant

James Read
James Reed

Architectural Assistant

Our Rich Heritage

Advancing architecture since 1900

Please meet the man who, in 1900, founded our historic practice. William Henry Ansell was an architect, a specialist
designing health and care facilities, a First World War Royal Engineer, a Second World War RIBA president and he was honoured with a CBE for his dedicated services. His younger partner Arthur Bailey specialised in church design, who was commissioned to rebuild Second World War bomb damaged churches. Arthur Bailey’s son, Martin Bailey, also became a partner of the practice, retiring in 2008.

1872 – born in Nottingham

1900 – set up practice in London

1914 – designed a new ‘Temple of Humanity for the Positivists’ at Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool which is now  grade 2 listed building.

1915 to 1918 – First World War active service as an officer in the Royal Engineers, receiving the Military Cross and was twice mentioned in despatches.

1928 – President of the Architectural Association School of Architecture

1933 to 1935 – Vice-President of the Royal Institute of British Architects

1940 – Vice-Chairman of the National Buildings Record – a body formed to record significant buildings threatened by enemy bombing.

1940 to 1943 – President of the Royal Institute of British Architects

1944 – Master member art workers guild

1955 – CBE – Order of the Most Excellent Commander of the British Empire

Ansell did very few buildings in his long life, never had more than 1 or 2 assistants, was over 40 at the beginning of WW1, and was renowned as a witty after dinner speaker. His wife was wheelchair bound with polio. (information in italics courtesy of Martin Bailey)


William Henry Ansell 1872-1959


Above is a sketch William Henry Ansell did in Poperinghe shortly before the end of WW1. ‘Pops’ as it was known to British troops was the town used for casualty clearance, and also a rest area for UK troops. (information in italics courtesy of Martin Bailey)

Arthur Bailey 1903 1979

Arthur Bailey 1903-1979

Arthur Bailey 1903-1979

Arthur Bailey trained under E Vincent Harris (1876-1971) in the neo-classical style. Bailey however completed a wide variety of project types and styles throughout his career and, in partnership with William Henry Ansell, focused on the restoration of London’s churches bombed during the Blitz.

Restored churches included:

Hawksmoor’s St George in the East, grade 1 listed.

New Churches included:

Dutch Church, Austin Friars, London, built 1950-54, Grade 2 listed.

Holy Trinity Church, Twydall Lane, Gillingham, Grade 2 listed.

In the photo here is Arthur Bailey with a model of Tower Court and Portal House. A block of flats on the cliff in Bournemouth, which paid for Portal House (convalescent home). The client was the NDFS who the firm acted for, from 1900. Tower Court was finished in about 1962. Arthur Bailey bought one of the top flats and retired there in 1970. The photo was probably taken in about 1959. (information in italics courtesy of Martin Bailey)

the dutch church

The Dutch Church

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Martin Bailey

Here is Arthur Bailey’s son, Martin Bailey, who also became a partner of the practice, retiring in 2008.


Mark Herbert

Senior Director | BSc (Hons), Dipl, Arch, RIBA

Mark joined Ansell & Bailey in 1981 and has worked as a project architect on a wide variety of Healthcare Projects since 1987. He became a Partner in 1999. Mark has experience of a full range of projects including traditional procurement, design and build and PFI, strong working relationships have led to repeat appointments with many clients.

Currently, Mark is involved on NHS and private Healthcare projects in London. Mark also has extensive experience of educational projects including schools and university schemes.

Belen Francos-Taylor

Belen Francos-Taylor

Director | BSc, BArch (Hons), RIAS, RIBA, ARB

Belén joined Ansell & Bailey in 1998 and has over 20 • years experience of working on a variety of healthcare, education, and retail new build and refurbishment projects from inception to completion. She became a Director in 2013 and is the practice lead for NHS & Private Healthcare projects in London.

Belén is passionate about working with people and problem solving to deliver high quality healthcare environments. She promotes incorporating ‘Evidence Based Design’ best practices and research into healthcare project proposals. Currently Belén is involved with the Architects for Health Future Standards Group updating Healthcare Design Standard.

Martina Arata

Associate, Project Architect | BA (Hons), DIP Arch, RIBA

Martina has over 10 years’ experience in architectural practice, joining Ansell & Bailey’s office in June 2015 as an architect, having previously worked for several architectural practices in London and the North East of England.

Having previously worked as a carbon profiling consultant, Martina is in charge of the Net Zero strategy for the office, as well as having a keen interest in sustainable materials and construction techniques.

Currently, she is working as a Project Architect and Project Manager under NEC on the new Pathology Hub for the University Hospital Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in Bournemouth.

Caveh Bahreyni Toossi

Associate-Project Architect | BA, MArch, ARB

Caveh joined Ansell & Bailey in 2018 to complete his • professional training to become an Architect. He had previously qualified as a doctor and worked in the Emergency Department before pursuing his passion of becoming an Architect specialising in healthcare design.

Caveh has gained experience from working on a variety of healthcare projects from feasibility to completion and enjoys working with people to deliver healthcare environments that provide the best patient experience and clinical efficiencies.

Denise Cloutt

Associate, Project Architect | BSc (Hons), Pg Dip Arch, ARB

Denise joined Ansell & Bailey in 2022 after previously  working in practices specialising in the healthcare sector for 12 years. This experience has included a wide variety of healthcare projects across many NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. Projects have included mental health facilities, community healthcare, dental practices, care homes and primary care.

Whilst enjoying work across both new build and refurbishment, the problem solving and complexity of working within the constraints of existing hospital sites to provide improved facilities was a focus of Denise’s project  experience. Working closely with the clients to improve the facilities for both the patients who utilise the space and the staff who have specific operational requirements. This often requires careful consideration of how a project will minimise the impact on existing and neighbouring services, keeping services operational whilst at the same time reconfiguring and refurbishing spaces to meet the latest standards and guidance.

Jason Laurence

Associate, Project Architect | BA (Hons), DipArch, RIBA, ARB

Jason joined Ansell & Bailey in 2006, having worked for several Architectural practices previously. He has over 15 years experience of working on a variety of healthcare new build and refurbishment projects from inception to completion.

Jason became an associate in 2015 and is the practice lead on compliance. Jason is currently involved with the Radiotherapy and Diagnostics refurbishment programme at The Royal Marsden as well as feasibility and planning work for Frimley Health and Whittington Health..

Fuencisla Yague

Associate, Project Architect | ETSAM, MArch, ARB

Fuen has over 10 years of experience in architectural practice, specialising in Primary School Education in Spain before joining Ansell & Bailey in 2015.

She is currently working on a number of healthcare and education projects including the partial refurbishment of Lower Ground Level in RFH London and the refurbishment of Camberwell Havens centre.

Carlos Gravil

Project Architect | BA (Hons), DipArch (Hons)

Carlos has 35 years’ experience in architectural practice, joining Ansell & Bailey’s office in early 2018, having previously worked for several large architectural commercial practices in London and Australia. His involvement was primarily at the later stages of The RIBA Plan of Work with a strong technical bias and good experience on delivery.

He is currently working at various London NHS Trusts including Kingston Hospital Trust, The Lewisham and Greenwich Hospital Trust, The Royal Marsden Chelsea. Currently Carlos is working on various new buildings and refurbishments, including a new Mental Health facility at Kingston Hospital.

Jason Dick

Senior Architectural Technologist | BTEC

Jason joined Ansell & Bailey as a draughtsman in 1986  and has over 25 years’ experience of working on a variety of healthcare new build and refurbishment projects from inception to completion.

He is one of our most experienced technicians and is passionate about the detailing of buildings. Jason has recently completed the Private Patients Care Cancer & Diagnostic Facilies at the Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea, Adult Intensive Care and the Royal Free Hospital and Diagnostics at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Andy Chiu

Architectural Assistant | BA (Hons), MArch

Andy joined Ansell & Bailey’s office in November 2021 as a Part II Architectural Assistant. He is very passionate about healthcare architecture and would like to pursue further in this field.

Andy is proficient in Revit and has experience in BIM Level 2 from a variety of healthcare projects from initial feasibility to completion. Andy is currently undertaking his Part III professional studies to develop knowledge on UK building contracts and the role of contract administrator.

Andy is also assisting the practice to become net • zero by 2040 according to NHS target. This includes encouraging team members to use low-carbon means
of commute and ensuring that works of £5m and above would demonstrate a carbon reduction plan and a road to net zero.

Cristina Rosculete

Architectural Assistant | BA (Hons)

Cristina joined the practice in April 2022, helping the project team with a number of projects throughout various RIBA stages. In addition to assisting on architectural projects, she ensures all aspects of office administration are carried out effectively, helping out with a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks.

Cristina is currently on her 12 months of Professional Practical Experience (PPE), after graduating from University of East London with a Second Higher Class Honours. She is also developing her Revit skills, as well as her understanding of contract administration.

Cristina is assisting on a variety of projects, including the TransPlus for the Chelsea & Westminster, and 7 South for Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Henna Patel

Architectural Assistant | BA (Hons), MArch

Henna joined the practice in 2022 following the completion • of her master’s degree in architecture and has since worked on a wide variety of projects across different scales, budgets, and construction stages. Notable projects included a new elective centre at for Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and a Community Diagnostics Centre for Barts Health NHS Trust.

Prior to joining Ansell + Bailey Architects she worked at a healthcare focused practice in the South East for 2 years, where she worked on projects that included the regeneration of Royal Bournemouth Hospital and COVID – 19 emergency planning for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Her experience has allowed her to develop her knowledge of HTM’s / HBN’s, clinical planning and the production of RIBA Stage packages, particularly within a healthcare setting. Henna is a confident user of both Revit and AutoCAD and is keen to develop these skills, as well as her skills related to the field of healthcare architecture.

Charan Singh

Architectural Assistant | BSc, MArch (Hons)

Charan joined the practice in 2019 with previous experience working on doctor’s surgeries and hospital refurbishments. Since joining the practice he has had experience of working on a variety of healthcare new build and refurbishment projects from inception to completion.

Charan is one of our most experienced architectural assistants currently in training to complete his Part 3 professional qualification to become an ARB registered Architect. Within the practice he has been championing the use of Revit and assisting in leading BIM implementation across schemes as well as the integration of healthcare design tools with the project design process.

Charan has most recently completed for University College London a maternity ward refurbishment and for Kings College Hospital Endoscopy facilities. He is currently involved with a large new build for Imperial College Healthcare to create new Theatre and Critical Care capacity on their Hammersmith Hospital site.