Allies Associates have evolved from and are firmly grounded in the commercial development environment.

They work within the financial constraints of developers and apply their award winning Architectural design skills to achieve the right form of development for a site. This requires a high standard of design which respects and enhances the character of an area whilst maximising the development potential of the site.

The Vulcan Building was designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and placed on the English Heritage list of endangered buildings for many years before Berkeley Homes first stabilised the structure, then rebuilt the North Wing the Central Pediments and the Clock Tower before converting the existing buildings into homes which retained the integrity of the building and providing space for the Portsmouth based Aspex Gallery on the ground floor. Tony Allies managed the process through appointment of specialist consultants to supervising the construction of new elements which match the original in every respect. The renovation is shortlisted for a 2008 Portsmouth Society Award.

Tony Allies designs for retirement housing which replaced an under used theatre building in Chippenham town centre received a Civic Design Award in 2007 because, in the words of the Local Authority Architect who presented the award, “the people of Chippenham like the new building so much�. This common thread of creating environments which people appreciate, enjoy and respect runs through all of Tony Allies work and has resulted in numerous award winning and commercially successful developments. This design approach has proved successful in all fields of development from residential proposals at any scale and including Historic Buildings to larger brown field commercial and mixed use proposals.