Practice Profile


Brief History

1946 Tom Burrough and Francis Hannam form Burrough and Hannam 
1987 Stephen Chapman becomes a Partner of Burrough and Hannam 
1990 Peter Newland becomes a Partner at Rawlings & Newland 
1991 Robert Guy becomes Managing Director of S&P Architects
2000 Rawlings & Newland merges with Burrough Hannam and Adam to form Arturus Architects 
2009 Robert Guy and his S&P Bristol staff join Arturus Architects which becomes a Limited Liability Partnership
2014 Stephen Chapman and Peter Newland retire from the partnership. Ruth Guy becomes a partner.


Robert Guy BA(hons) DipArch RIBA

Robert qualified in 1981 and was managing director of S&P Architects from 1991 until joining Arturus Architects in February 2009. He is a leading expert in the design of Sports, Leisure and Retail schemes with a particular emphasis on integrating sports developments with other enabling developments such as residential and student accommodation.

Whilst at S&P Robert was responsible for designing and implementing some of the most innovative sports and leisure schemes built in the British Isles over the past 25 years including: the Irish National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, Cardiff International Pool, The Swiss Cottage Sports centre and Visage Residential Development, Aquadrome Basingstoke, Tonbridge Pool, Coral Reef Bracknell and many other Local Authority Sports Centre and Swimming Pools.

Robert’s expertise in Commercial Leisure is second to none and he has completed many schemes integrating multiplex cinemas, ten pin bowling centres, bingo clubs, night clubs, bars and restaurants, with completed schemes including LeisureWorld at Hemel Hempstead, Southampton and Coventry for Rank Leisure and Ocean Plaza Southport and Freeport Braintree Leisure Park. In the retail field Robert has completed Designer Outlet Malls for Freeport in Glasshoughton Yorkshire, Gothenburg Sweden and ‘Excalibur’ Czech Republic as well as designing the major shopping centre in Athens called ‘The Mall’.

Robert has a detailed understanding of mixed schemes where enabling developments fund sports facilities. This skill has been acquired through the design of schemes such as Hemel Hempstead where a commercial leisure development paid for an indoor waterpark, leisure ice rink and indoor bowls centre; Swiss Cottage where a residential development paid for a major Sports Centre and community centre; The Memorial Stadium, Bristol which includes student accommodation, offices and retail to pay for the stadium and Rodney Parade, Newport where a similar development plus a major residential scheme was also designed to pay for the stadium.

Robert has been responsible for the design and has gained planning permission for over 1500 student rooms and has a detailed knowledge of the standards and commercial requirements of major operators of this type of accommodation.
Robert is working on a number of Residential, Sports and Leisure projects including student accommodation projects in Bath and Bristol, the UWE Bristol Stadium for Bristol Rovers FC, the stadium for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and Brean Splash- a leisure pool and play centre for Brean Leisure Park. Robert is also designing schemes for rugby and lower league football clubs to bring them up to modern standards as well as carrying out feasibility studies for Local Authority Sports Centres.

Robert is a member of the RIBA, has contributed to books on sport and worked as an expert witness in the leisure field.


Ruth Guy

Ruth trained as a medical laboratory scientific officer at the National Blood Transfusion laboratories at Southmead Hospital, Bristol before going on to become the Senior Officer in charge of the Haematology Department at Queen Charlottes Hospital, Hammersmith. Her experience in the commercial sector, where she worked in her family’s business selling wheels and castors, enabled her to have a good understanding of processes to help her write the Standard Operating Procedures for the Haematology Department at Queen Charlottes. She is responsible for the administration of the practice.



Ian Burridge BSc(Hons) BArch PgDip RIBA
Ian qualified as an architect in June 2006 and joined Arturus following 10 years with Stride Treglown. He has worked on a variety of project scales and types including retail, military and sports. At Arturus he leads on healthcare projects having spent many years working in this sector for both private and public clients in primary and secondary healthcare settings. 

Ian has continued to build on the strong relationships the Practice has with many of the local healthcare trusts, and enjoys developing schemes from their concept stages through to completion on site focusing specifically on the design and management of the projects.

As an experienced Revit user, Ian is responsible for BIM within the office.

Ian is a member of the RIBA.


Liz Stacey BArch(hons) DipArch RIBA

During her 18 years in the profession, Liz has worked on a full range of projects of varying size and sector including education, residential, urban development, leisure and commercial. In her capacity as Design Director in her previous firm, she led the design and management of complex schools projects from inception to early tender stages.

Liz has designed schools for 2 successful bids within the Building Schools for the Future Programme in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, and Ealing, and 1 successful bid for Falkirk Schools in Scotland. She has also designed residential schemes for a range of clients including major house builders and smaller Residential Social Landlords.

Since joining Arturus Architects Liz has been responsible for education and residential projects and has worked on projects at Weston College and the Maritime Heritage Centre for the ss Great Britain Heritage Trust. Liz is a clear thinker and problem solver with strong design and communication skills, primarily experienced in the design and management of projects at their early stages and throughout the design and planning process.
Liz is a member of the RIBA.


Simon Stacey BArch(hons) DipArch RIBA

Simon qualified in June 2004 and prior to joining Arturus in October 2011 he was associate director of Collado Collins Architects where he lead the exhibition and conference team and where he was responsible for the design and delivery of a new 3000sqm exhibition hall at Kensington Olympia.
He has worked on projects of varying scales from inception through to completion, including a number of residential, office and education projects for clients from the public and private sectors. The majority of the projects have been located in sensitive sites within conservation areas or areas of historic importance, leading to an expertise in implementing new buildings in challenging locations.
Simon gained a knowledge of Sports and Leisure projects whilst working at Populous during which time he worked on the award winning O2 Arena within the former Millennium Dome.

Since joining Arturus Simon has been responsible for Sports, Leisure and Residential Projects and is the project associate for the UWE Bristol Stadium and the Bristol Pavilion and Mound Stand at the County Ground, Bristol for Gloucester County Cricket Club. He has worked on numerous student accommodation and residential projects for both larger housebuilders and smaller developers.

Simon is member of the RIBA and a registered BREEAM accredited professional.