Founded in 2005 by Darren Kent, Spitfire Architecture is an accomplished architectural practice, based in Eastbourne. We offer a professional and responsive service, suited to commercial clients who enjoy collaborative working. Every brief is unique – the site itself, the client’s budget and the requirements of the end-users shape our design solutions.

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Darren Kent

Darren Kent is a Chartered Architectural Technician, registered with the CIAT. He began his career in commercial surveying, specialising in listed buildings, public sector and one-off new housing before embracing the residential market. A reputable name for residential projects then brought him to the attention of local developers and landlords. Darren’s commercial acumen and genuine understanding of buildings helps him transform bricks and mortar into profitable businesses.

Amanda Champness-Kent

Amanda Champness-Kent is a skilled Project Manager and entrepreneur in her own right. Dedicated to the smooth-running of the business, she ensures that applications are submitted, licenses are granted and timelines adhered to. Since joining Spitfire in 2017, Amanda has become an indispensable part of the team.

Our speciality

Unlike other architects, we’re not in the design business just to win awards or boost egos. The glory of success is all yours. We relish the grunt work – albeit highly skilled grunt work – the bits without prestige that enable your commercial goal to become a reality. Devoting our time to detailed surveys, technical drawings, lease and legal plans, applications and licenses, our job is to unlock the potential of your project.

Versatile & resourceful

Our portfolio is refreshingly diverse. Recent projects include restaurant licenses and planning, refurbishments and conversions of £100,000 to £500,000, redeveloping the property portfolio for a well-known chain of pharmacies, including converting redundant spaces into residential use, and a £2 million redevelopment project for the Eastbourne Fishing Fleet. Clients appreciate our proactive approach, our creative yet realistic mindset and our attention to detail. We take pride in client loyalty and value personal recommendation.

Our client promise

Spitfire Architecture has become synonymous with high quality work, personal attention and professional relationships. We keep clients informed every step of the way. We impress with initial ideas, then complete our packaged services on time and on budget, ensuring a stress-free experience. We’re respected by contractors and enjoy a good working relationship with local authorities.