November 2023 - Articles

Designs for Kingston Hospital ICU

Plans are progressing to build a new intensive care unit (ICU) nestled within the large Kingston Hospital site in Southwest London. Through extensive collaboration with the Trust, the design provides a new day lit new intensive care unit.

The team has looked to create a more domestic feel throughout with an emphasis on providing a direct views of the sky, while a complimentary set of spaces have all been carefully considered to improve the experience of  relatives and staff.

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October 2023 - Articles

Children’s Home receives planning

Charville Lane Children’s Home in London Borough of Hillingdon has won planning. The Hunters designed scheme of specialist supported accommodation is for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and local children under the age of 18. The development comprises of six ‘houses’ supporting up to 12 children. Each house integrates both staff and user accommodation (bedroom with an en-suite bathroom) enabling both privacy and support.

Communal areas have been designed so recreational activities can be facilitated. The addition of an educational building where young people have access to PC’s for homework can also be supported by a Virtual school. Outside a shared Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) sits amongst a private gardens to each house.

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October 2023 - Articles

Building Safety Act, are you ready?

Guy Chapman, Director at Hunters, initiated a series of in-house workshops on the new Building Safety Act 2022. The accompanying secondary legislation, effective since 01 October 2023, will apply to ALL construction projects including work on existing buildings regardless of height. The purpose of this training is to ensure our teams of Architects, Employers’ Agents, and Building Consultants are well-informed about the secondary legislation and recent changes to assist clients through the transition process.

For many years, the Hunters dedicated Health, Safety and CDM compliance team have ensured projects are delivered to the highest standards. The new legislation creates greater accountability for anyone involved in the design, construction of all buildings and those responsible during the occupation phase of Higher Risk Buildings.

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October 2023 - Articles

Norba Court Award Win: Where Affordable Meets Excellence

Inside Housing Development Awards 2023 has honoured Norba Court as The Best Healthy Homes Development. Our client, Gateway Housing Association, is providing 46 new apartments for local residents.

Nestled in Bow near Roman Road, the 100% affordable supported housing gem is designed to integrate comfortable homes with well-planned and vibrant communal areas surrounding a dementia garden.

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September 2023 - Articles

Creating Care Homes Around London

Our award-winning team of architects have designed six new Later Living schemes in the London area, developing bespoke designs sympathetically crafted to reflect the architecture of their local areas. Ranging from an 87-bed care home situated adjacent to the district line in Fulham, to a classic design in the commuter town of Epsom. 


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August 2023 - Articles

Reappointed on to expanding NHS Shared Business Services Framework

We have again successfully been awarded a place for ‘Architectural Consultancy Services’ on the new NHS SBS Framework for the next four years.  Our team has designed and delivered millions of pounds worth of projects for a range of NHS trusts through the previous framework. The process has enabled us to react quickly to NHS refurbishment and new build needs, create improved facilities for many hospitals, staff and patients, and provide a range of other architectural and space planning initiatives around the country.

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July 2023 - Articles

Promotions at Hunters

We are pleased to announce that in our Architectural team Morgan Parrack has been promoted to Director on the Hunters Board, with Andrew Guy and Gabor Honfi promoted to Associate Directors.

Morgan joined Hunters as a student and has championed the growth of the Healthcare division directing a range of projects for both NHS trusts and private healthcare providers. He manages several complicated healthcare projects and is a firm believer in designing collaboratively and through consultation.

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June 2023 - Articles

Changes at Hunters

We are delighted to be taking the company forward from a very strong position and we are excited to build on the reputation and relationships that Hunters has established over the last 68 years with our team in Hammersmith. We will continue to lead and grow our multi-disciplinary services, ensuring our clients receive the outstanding service and professionalism that they expect.

We wanted to thank Sue and Neil, who remain as Consultants at Hunters, for their leadership and direction over the last few years.

As part of the ownership change, we have created new positions on the Hunters board with Kate Henry-Aston (now Chair), Mark Baines (now Managing Director) with Tim Ashton and James Wallace.

The rest of the board includes Directors representing our whole business, Graham Acus, Peter Gibson, David Capel, Amar Mahil and Guy Chapman ensuring Architecture, Surveying, EA and CDM / Principal Designer services remain a core part of our practice.

Kate, Mark, Tim and James

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