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Edward Keelaghan

Chairman

FRICS

With wide recognition across the industry, Edward has a depth of experience in the housing, healthcare and education fields. He believes strong relationships across our markets foster mutual benefits, and the level of repeat business that the firm attracts is a testament to this.

Edward has been a central part of Hunters' prominence as a leading practice of architects and building consultants over the last 40 years.

Neil McCabe

Managing Director, Building Consultancy and Employer's Agent

BSc(Hons) MRICS

Neil has developed strong relationships with RSLs and local authorities where he is widely known for his expertise in housing as well as other sectors.

His knowledge of the industry, especially public sector, is reflected in the successful increase in the range and extent of the different projects his team manages.

He is committed to providing outstanding service, delivering efficient and high quality buildings for clients.

Susan Pasint-Magyar

Managing Director, Architecture

BSc(Hons) BArch RIBA

Susan has been fundamental in leading Hunters' strategies in sustainability, regeneration and development, particularly in the residential and healthcare sectors. The many awards we have won under her guidance are recognition of the quality of our design and architecture.

She has creatively led the architecture team, providing exceptional service that has generated a nationwide portfolio of clients with more than 85% repeat business.

Ian Hurlstone

Group Finance Director

MA DipArch RIBA FCSD

Ian heads financial and corporate affairs across Hunters. As an architect with wide experience in the property and construction sector, Ian understands the importance of efficient project delivery and providing a quality of service to clients.

In overseeing the firm’s infrastructure and directing its administration, Ian believes professional expertise goes hand in hand with leading technology to foster a creative and forward-looking business.

Graham Acus

Director

BSc FRICS

Graham jointly leads Building Consultancy and Surveying, providing services to the public and private sectors.

His breadth of experience and technical expertise make him highly respected in his field. Graham’s personable approach combined with his expertise means that he can carefully guide clients and contractors throughout the design and construction process. A number of his schemes have been highly commended.

He is an APC assessor for the RICS and can also act as an Expert Witness.

Graham is on the National Housing Forum's Making The Best Of Existing Housing working group.

Tim Ashton

Director

BA(Hons) DipArch RIBA

Tim is the crucial green cog in the Hunters Architecture team, constantly improving the delivery of the practice's sustainability vision. Specialising in the design and development of complex healthcare and residential sites, he is working with a number of London NHS trusts on refurbishment schemes and has designed award-winning mental health projects.

 

Mark Baines

Director

BSc(Hons) BArch RIBA

Mark has in-depth knowledge of the private and public sectors, working on high-profile residential schemes around the UK as a director of our Architecture team. His experience spans large scale regeneration projects including new-build and major refurbishments often situated within complex urban locations and conservation areas. His other remit includes marketing and business development.

He is working with Hemingway Design on an extensive estate refurbishment in Maidenhead converting rundown estates into positive places for families and life-long homes.

Kate Henry-Aston

Director

BSc(Hons) MRICS

Kate is a board director and is jointly responsible for the Employer’s Agent and Cost Consultancy team.

With extensive experience at senior and management level within EA, her projects include both public and private sector residential and mixed use developments using different construction methods.

Much of her work is in extensive regeneration and green field site projects, including the 1,500-home Biddenham Vale and the 500-plus unit keyworker scheme in Oldchurch, Romford.

Kate is on the National Housing Forum's Building Better Homes - Building Better working group.

James Wallace

Director

BSc(Hons) BArch

Leading our Architecture team's care home strategy, James has specialised in senior living and dementia care and is working on long term affordable, high quality, care home design with contractors and clients.

A leading figure in this sector, he delivers seminars and workshops to continually improve the design and provision of care in the UK. He is recognised as one of the industry experts in senior living and leads his team providing first class living conditions for the elderly.

Paul Wellings-Longmore

Director

BArch DipArch MSt RIBA

A director of our Architecture team, Paul designs a range of complex residential, keyworker and primary care developments, as well as exciting interior projects including bespoke hotels and office spaces. This variety has included new-build and refurbishment within the public and commercial sectors.

Paul leads the practice’s design strategy and direction. He previously worked for the international practice HOK and is currently working on some major UK projects including Brenley Park in Mitcham.

Associate Directors

David Capel

Associate Director

BSc(Hons) MRICS MCIOB MAPM

Working in our Employer's Agent team, David’s specialist area is in the environment and sustainability and he is a registered BRE and CSH assessor.

He worked on the award-winning Cambridge Street, a green refurbishment of regency houses in Pimlico. In addition, David currently manages Hunters' development monitoring portfolio on behalf of a number of banks and lending institutions.

He has successfully delivered a wide range of projects and is currently working on Dee Park, a major regeneration programme in Reading, and Century House, a large private sale scheme in Southwark, designed by MAKE.

He is an expert in mixed use, regeneration and senior care homes.

Bob Forrest

Associate Director

BSc(Hons)

Experienced in both the private and public sectors, Bob has led the Surveying team from strength to strength. His meticulous project management skills and large scale condition survey expertise means his team have delivered surveys around the UK for commercial, education, NHS trusts, and housing organisations. 

He is leading the way in data capture techniques that are tailored individually to suit clients’ needs, including pro-forma. He also develops reports for business planning and to meet asset management requirements of clients.

Peter Gibson

Associate Director

BSc(Hons) BArch

As an associate director of Architecture, Peter has worked on an exceptional portfolio of schemes from the towering Streamlight in Docklands to the refurbishment of LEK Consulting’s headquarters. Peter has provided pragmatic and creative decisions in his designing. He has been able to drive projects to completion whilst maintaining exciting and memorable buildings. 

More recently he has detailed a number of care homes providing realistic solutions and deliverable designs. His skills have transferred within the public and private sector successfully.

Ian Johnson

Associate Director

BA(Hons) DipArch ARB

Associate director of Architecture, Ian has specialised in a number of complex health, senior living, community and residential schemes. He led the design and delivery of the award-winning Barkantine Health Centre in Tower Hamlets and has recently completed St Michael's in Norfolk, a senior living village with housing, healthcare and community buildings. 

He has worked for both the private and public sectors and designed some exceptional buildings, including the Thunderbirds inspired Raleigh Weir Fire Station in Essex.

David McNish

Associate Director

BSc(Hons) BArch RIBA

David’s knowledge of the health and senior living sectors in Architecture is exceptional and he has recently led the design strategies for living with dementia. His wealth of expertise and project management has enabled him to become a technical advisor for clients on healthcare and senior care design, including for Brent Borough Council. He has also worked on complex PPP and PFI projects for local authorities, including Kent, Suffolk, Kirklees and West Wiltshire PFI.

Paul Stephens

Associate Director

BSc(Hons) BArch ARB

Paul has extensive experience of new build and refurb in both the public and private sectors. He has designed mixed use and mixed tenure residential developments and exclusive office fit-outs. He has worked on Eagle House in Hackney, A2Dominion’s exemplary office on Uxbridge Road, St George’s University library and Notting Hill Housing’s mixed tenure apartment block on Hammersmith Grove.

Andrew Warman

Associate Director

BSc (Hons) ICIOB MAPS

Heading up Hunters’ CDM and Principal Designer team, Andrew combines project management and building surveying expertise. His work has covered a range of sectors, including extensive refurbishment and new build project in the housing, commercial office space, healthcare and education sectors. His experience covers design, management and professional Building Surveying services.

Gregory Deakin

Associate Director

BA (Hons) 3D Design MCIAT

Greg leads on many of Hunters project delivery programmes,  meticulously coordinating the design team through working drawing packages, ensuring every facet is managed carefully. Liaising with contractors and the client, his technical knowledge and team management experience ensure a smooth delivery process.  He has worked on major health, care, regeneration, commercial and residential schemes.