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Architect who grew up near Fakenham returns to his roots to set up new company Norfolk Branch

An architect has returned to his Norfolk roots to set up a business bringing city sharp designs to homes in the countryside.

George Evennett, who was brought up near Fakenham, has set up Norfolk Branch, a new company aimed at people moving from the city to live in the countryside or stay at their second homes there.

He started his London-based business George Evennett Architects in 2011 and returned to Norfolk during lockdown to be with his family.

Architect George Evennett (43741385)
Architect George Evennett (43741385)

He said: “Our ethos is to be that personable business who takes a lot of the strain of moving to the countryside, allowing our clients to realise their dream in the smoothest possible way.

“My partner and I returned to Norfolk to be with the family during lockdown, and it was during that time that we reawakened our passion for the area and decided that we should focus our efforts on being the link between the city and the country that helps to make people’s dreams come true.

"Working on everything from architectural design, liaising with contractors, general advice and being a friendly and approachable ear, we believe that our brand new company, Norfolk Branch, will be able to help so many people begin a new chapter in their lives.”

Norfolk Branch, based in Kettlestone, aims to act as a bridge from one way of life to another, delivering country lifestyle to exacting city design standards. His expertise covers renovations, conversions and extensions as well as new builds. George has just featured in the latest issue of Grand Designs Magazine.

It was while growing up in Norfolk that he developed his passion for architecture, design and its importance in maintaining a happy life balance. He went on to attend Westminster School of Architecture and then set up his city business.

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