The eight partners in William Saunders are supported by an experienced and expert team of professionals from a range of specialisations, ensuring that we can provide a comprehensive service to our clients, many of whom return to us repeatedly.

In order to provide a relevant, up-to-date and responsive service we are continually updating our skills, knowledge base and integration of technology and are Quality Assured to ISO 9001.  We are also accredited to ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety).

With our head office in Newark and two regional offices we can effortlessly undertake projects throughout the UK.

William Saunders was originally founded in 1846 and evolved through various changes throughout its history. The original founders were George Sheppard (Architect and Surveyor) and Captain H.W. Lockton, originally articled to him and becoming a Partner and sole owner after the death of Mr. Sheppard. On the death of Captain Lockton in 1924, John Saunders (father of William Saunders) purchased his practice and practiced as Sheppard, Lockton and Saunders. The firm carried on and grew for many years, eventually evolving to Wm Saunders & Partners and subsequently to Wm Saunders Partnership, which became a Limited Liability Partnership on 1st July 2004.

In 2006, the head office moved to its new purpose-built offices in Newark, providing a collaborative and integrated office environment for the multi-disciplinary teams now working on an ever-wider range of projects. In 2012, the Leeds office moved into its newly refurbished office base in the centre of Leeds and the Derbyshire office was founded in Wirksworth in a new office stylishly converted from a former workshop building. The practice’s long and distinguished pedigree underlies its commitment to providing a relevant and totally professional service to its wide-ranging clients and William Saunders will no doubt continue to evolve..

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    Sheppard Lockton House

    Telephone: 01636 704 361
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    Cafferata Way
    NG24 2TN
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    Telephone: 0113 246 8208
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    26 Whitehall Road E
    LS12 1BE
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    Studio 3

    Telephone: 07973 314338
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    Coach House Studios
    Crown Yard
    Market Place
    DE4 4ET
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    Unit 9

    Telephone: 07921 924144
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    Oak House Business Centre
    Waterside South
    LN5 7FB
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