Keep up to date with all that is going on at Hunters, with insightful articles and regular news.

January 2021 - News

Older and Wiser

Director Kate Henry-Aston spoke at The Housing Forum highlighting ‘right size rather than downsize’ is the way forward & provide housing that can really ‘make a difference to older peoples lives’. Download the new report on Later Living.

The guide is published at a critical stage in the demographic cycle, with the number of people aged 85 and over forecast to double to 3.2 million by 2041. Yet there are just 730,000 retirement housing units across the UK, according to the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). More than half these homes, 52%, were built or last renovated over 30 years ago.

January 2021 - News

A good start to the year

We are delighted to have been selected as Architects to provide Professional Services for the Spelthorne Borough Council framework. Spelthorne is to the west of London and sits mainly within the M25, it includes Staines-upon-Thames.

Susan Pasint Magyar, Joint Managing Director commented: ‘Spelthorne is a really exciting area to be working in, with a strong connection to London and it is accessible to many other parts of the country due to its proximity to the M25, and to the world due to Heathrow being moments away. With the Thames flowing to the south, and a range of town centres and residential areas, we look forward working with the council, residents and businesses to help improve and enjoy the built environment.’

January 2021 - News

A year already

We can’t believe it’s a year since we completed Melbourn Springs in South Cambridgeshire for Octupus Healthcare. The 75 bed care home includes The Memory Lane dementia care community and a person-centred design in its use of colour and cues to help individuals navigate through the home. Residents live in smaller communities with a family feel so that they can feel safe and comfortable with a design to enable independence and dignity.

December 2020 - News

We are 65!

Who’d have known a small surveying practice would grow into a national Architectural, Building Consultant, EA and CDM practice. Did the term EA even exist in 1955? Happy Birthday Hunters and thank you to the team at Hunters especially during this very unusual year.

November 2020 - Articles

School’s Out!

A new teaching block at Ashmole Academy in Barnet, North London has been given the green light by planners. The proposed building will provide multi-functional internal and external performance spaces, additional teaching facilities for the creative drama and music departments and associated landscaping works.

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November 2020 - Articles

Planning Win!

Last night we received planning consent for new affordable housing on Windsor Close in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The application received a majority support from the planning committee and will pave the way for improved amenities for the area.

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November 2020 - Articles

Framework Achievements

The hard work our team puts into frameworks and the comprehensive assessments by clients to make sure they have the right consultants for the job means we celebrate when successful. What makes it even more encouraging is we are working with such a delightful mix of clients on a vast range of work.

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November 2020 - Articles

Helping the NHS Stay Safe

Work has started on the refurbishment of St Georges Hospital Emergency Department to strengthen the control and prevention of infection. The transformation includes a new reception and waiting area and improvements to bays and cubicles. This project is one of a number of national emergency refurbishments the team are delivering, including the A and E departments at Homerton and Stoke Mandeville hospitals, in light of Covid 19.

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