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"The Gateway Interpretation Café in Peacehaven is an exemplar for retrofit design due to its holistic sustainability approach and collaborative local community-led approach."

Royal Institute of British Architects

"The Big Parks Project required the Architect to find the best solution for the refurbishment and change of use of a number of buildings, within the constraints of a tight budget and different stakeholder objectives. Mike and his team have created a fantastic design using the existing buildings and have been integral in coordinating the design team to deliver the project.

Mike's presentation material and interpersonal skills in communicating the design and the methodology have been excellent. He has attended numerous public consultations and project board meetings demonstrating a personal passion for the project. Their attention to detail and problem solving ability means that I have no hesitation in recommending them."

Christopher Bibb - Lewes District Council

"Kaner Olette provide a service that blends creativity with sound technical expertise. The attention to detail and flexible approach ultimately builds good project development and delivery.

Simon Hawkins - Glevum Consulting Project Management

"Kaner Olette have taken the time to really understand our needs, the complexity of the site requirements, along with the implications of having a variety of stakeholders. They really understand capital community projects, take time to listen and provide excellent advice and information, both when it is needed and when they say they will."

Sarah Vickery - Chair, Margate Caves Community Education Trust

"Working with Michael Kaner of Kaner Olette (and previously with Patel Taylor) on three stages of development at Orleans House Gallery over the last decade has created a holistic seamless vision. Their contemporary interventions are practical, well-designed, well-made from quality materials and are sympathetic to the historical listed site. We very much look forward to working with them to complete our phase 4 Transforming Orleans House project."

Rachel Tranter - Head of Arts, Orleans House Gallery

“What was especially good about working with Kaner Olette was the excellent relationship between contractor, architect and client - resulting in a genuinely harmonious and enjoyable project, with a positive outcome for all. The design has attracted praise, not only from RIBA, but also from local residents and councillors, which has served to enhance our reputation as a council, and act as a catalyst for further regeneration improvements in the area.”

Anna Palmer - Senior Countryside Officer, Canterbury City Council

“Kaner Olette displayed a flexible and proactive approach to the challenging conversion of the listed coal house at Woodberry Wetlands. We are very pleased with the delivered project and the multi-use café has become an important element in our new wildlife reserve and visitor destination in Stoke Newington. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”

David Mooney - Development Manager London Wildlife Trust


We aim to develop strong working relationships with all of our clients. We believe that the best architecture addresses the client's needs and exceeds expectations. Many of our clients, public and private, have provided repeat business which we believe is a result of our responsive and considerate service. A selection of our recent clients is as follows:
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Eastbourne Homes
  • Lewis District Council
  • London Wildlife Trust
  • Kent Wildlife Trust
  • Margate Caves Community Education Trust
  • Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre
  • Unicorn School Beckenham
  • London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
  • Crawley Borough Council
  • Knepp Estate
  • National Trust
  • Age UK
  • Hands of Hope
  • St George's Nursery
  • Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare Trust
  • Ashford Council
  • Gravesham Borough Council
  • Hackney Council
  • Harlow Council
  • Various private individuals
We are currently on the Kent County Council framework.