An application for full planning approval has been submitted to Durham County Council for our clients Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd, for a new office and workshop. The proposed facility will provide them with a new HQ, as well as space to maintain and service their fleet of commercial vehicles. Thanks to Michael Barron at Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd, as well as the team including Engineers BDN and SAJ Transport Consultants for their help in developing the proposals.
Although we are known mainly for our specialist experience in the residential sector, predominantly in the development of social, affordable, and supported living schemes, we have extensive experience across a range of sectors, including commercial and industrial. HMH Architects Ltd are experienced in delivering new build and refurbished office spaces, as well as commercial units, and we are delighted to be working with Groundwork Services (Durham) Ltd to help them realise their project.
We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed, along with a panel of other Architects and employer’s agents, onto Thirteen Group’s strategic development framework for both the North East, and Yorkshire and Humber regions.
HMH Architects look forward to continuing its working relationship with Thirteen Group and we are excited to help deliver on their ambitious development plans over the next few years.
Recently completed development of 25 bungalows and 3 houses in South Bank, for Thirteen Group.
Planning permission submitted and validated for the development of 12 affordable homes in Darlington for Incrementum Ltd and North Star Housing Group.
All the dwellings will be Approved Document M(4) Category 2 standards, with one wheelchair adaptable home to Category 3.
An exciting scheme that aspires to meet the upcoming Future Homes Standard, with target emissions around 75% lower than current standards, whilst being zero carbon ready.
Pleased to see the excellent final product!
An HMH Architects Ltd collaboration with Thirteen Group and built by contractors, Esh Group, at South Bank; a £3.8m development of 28 dwellings, 25 of which are bungalows to Approved Document M(4) Cat. 2 standards. Also included; 3 bespoke 1.5 storey hybrid dwellings, providing a wheelchair accessible ground floor to Cat. 3 standards.
Great to see another successful project delivered for Thirteen Group; always a pleasure to work with, and expertly delivered by Esh Group
Introducing HMH Architects Ltd.
In 1991 we began trading as a Partnership under the name HMH Architects. Our lineage, as a continuing practice, can be traced back to 1953 with E D Jefferiss Mathews OBE; a notable Architect and Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA).
This month brings a new chapter in our history as we became a Private Limited Company! Watch this space for more exciting updates to come as HMH Architects Ltd look to continue the legacy and expand.
Having taken over the practice in January this year I have overseen multiple changes, but none quite as exciting as this or what’s to come over the next few months! I look forward to sharing our evolution / journey with you all as we go. Watch this space!
We were delighted to attend the opening of Rivers House following the extensive refurbishment, conversion and extension from Thirteen Groups former housing office, to provide 18 new supported housing apartments for the local Chinese community.
Delivering on complex issues, from flooding and needing to raise the internal ground floor level, to detailing fire compartmentation and integration with the existing structure. It's fantastic to see it all come together!
Congratulations to the whole team, including contractors Esh Group for delivering on a complex and challenging development.
Since 1995 HMH Architects have comprised two partners, John Kinmond and Andrew Watson, both having worked for the practice since 1977 and 1987 respectively. Following John’s retirement in April 2018, Andrew carried on the practice as Principal, supported by myself as Associate Partner.
With great sadness Andrew passed away in December 2021. For some years we spoke of succession in the practice and of Andrew making me a Partner. However, due to various circumstances, the time was not right.
In January, I took over the business with the aim of carrying on Andrew’s legacy as well as those he worked alongside, and before him. Andrew was a mentor and Architect of great knowledge, experience and distinction, but most of all a great man and someone who will be missed greatly by all who knew him. It is my privilege and motivation to carry on Andrew’s work and to continue to grow and make HMH Architects a success.
Recently we have moved premises from Enterprise House in Team Valley, where we were been based since 1985, to the Design Works in Felling, It is an exciting move which should help provide further opportunities and potential for growth. I look forward to an exciting period ahead and I would like to thank our loyal client base for their continued support.
We are delighted to announce some double award success for St. Cuthbert’s and our partners Karbon Homes.
The scheme was announced as the winner of the prestigious Northern Housing Awards Supported / Sheltered Housing Scheme of the Year 2021. St Cuthbert's is a £6.7m development of 38 supported flats for older residents located in a Conservation Area at the heart of the historic market town of Hexham. The building was built on a challenging site, long, narrow and sloping, enclosed on 3 sides by existing housing.
The sponsor of the award, Karen Owens, from Procare, said: "We have had so much positive feedback from the judges about this category, and in particular, this St Cuthbert's scheme demonstrates how difficult sites can be to transform and how flexible design supports independent living going forward."
We would like to extend our thanks to Karbon Homes as well as our development colleagues at Tolent Construction, 3e Consulting Engineers and project managers Hall & Partners, as well as all those involved in the project which have made it a success.
In addition, we are also delighted to announce that the St Cuthbert's scheme has been shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2021!
Our partners at Karbon Homes entered the scheme for the Best Older People's Housing Development (Rural and Suburban) category. This year’s awards have seen a record number of entries, with the scheme shortlisted from 300 entrants. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 4 November 2021.
Again, well done to all those involved with the scheme.