Studio Forty is a design-led, architectural practice based in Essex, combining experience with fresh thinking. Our work puts people first through collaboration and discussion, whilst our consistent approach to the design process places emphasis upon understanding the brief, site history and context.

Based in Brentwood, we work primarily in the Essex and London areas. We don’t limit ourselves through sector specialisation or provide off the shelf solutions, instead we offer a bespoke, tailored service to suit all prospective clients. We have experience of all project stages from feasibility through to construction, working at a variety of different scales and budgets.

Our Approach

We embrace the challenges posed by projects with a commitment to finding robust design solutions.​ As a studio, we employ our skills and various media as a means to be experimental and expressive with the design process, in search of designing and delivering crafted, responsive architecture.


Our design approach always seeks to challenge the first answer, and we take the time to create designs with narrative, integrity and clarity.

Kieron Peaty Director

Kieron obtained a degree in Architectural Technology  from Anglia Ruskin University in 2008 before becoming a qualified Architect in 2016 after studying at the University of Greenwich and the London Metropolitan University. Over a 15 year period he worked at other notable practices in Essex, London and Sydney including Atkins and PDP London before establishing Studio Forty in 2018 with the objective of delivering meaningful, contemporary architecture in Essex.


Kieron is a registered Architect and a member of the RIBA. He believes buildings should be designed simply and detailed beautifully. Above all, they should be rooted in a firm understanding of client need and context.