January 2022 - Articles

Let’s make 2022 the year of listening……

On a recent active and engaging Resident Project Group on an estate in Southwark, one of the residents highlighted his disappointment that he had read a recent survey stating that an architect prioritises the approval and praise of other architects over the satisfaction of their client. Mark Baines, Director, delivers an inspiring message for all architects – service is key.

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January 2022 - Articles

Affordable homes in the heart of Kensington

Rarely affordable housing is created in such a prestigious location, but Kensington and Chelsea has worked with Peabody to create new affordable housing at the back of Kensington Church Street. As part of the wider team, Hunters, acting as EA’s, have delivered fourteen new affordable homes with private terraces and / or balconies the residents will have a new public garden on their doorstep as part of the wider development. The tenants housed are from the councils housing waiting list.

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December 2021 - News

New Healthcare Update

As the response to Covid continues, the after-effects of lockdown on a healthcare system are starting to materialise: the escalation of mental health care demand, increased waiting lists and a technical revolution. For many trusts and healthcare providers that’s a lot to address and keep up with.
Read More about how our architects’ designs are considered, reflect the needs of both patients and healthcare professionals and embrace future technologies whilst learning from the past.

December 2021 - Articles

Supporting our Community

This Christmas we have again supported the Lyric theatre in Hammersmith where an expected 35,000 people will see Aladdin, their lively Panto, and the captivating Raymond Briggs’ ‘Father Christmas’. As part of this, the theatre has raised funds to distribute free tickets to local organisations and family community groups, engaging with the local community and providing a platform for them to more easily access the arts.

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November 2021 - Articles

New GP Centre for the Community

We’ve designed a unique new GP Centre erected within the sports hall of the Froud Community Centre (now called Aston-Mansfield), London Borough of Newham. The three-storey building, part refurbishment and part new-build houses twelve consulting rooms, two treatment rooms, waiting areas, ancillary spaces, offices and staff welfare facilities.

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November 2021 - Articles

Designing for Mental Health

As part of a strategic plan to move mental health crisis facilities out of Hospital A&E departments and into appropriate specialist care facilities continuing 24-hour services, we are working with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust on a new Mental Health Crisis Assessment Services Centre relocating from St Pancras Hospital to Highgate, North London. The project is part refurbishment, part retention and part new build

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November 2021 - Articles

The Completion of Trent Park

The EA team has completed fifty-eight, new, 100% shared ownership homes in Trent Park, London Borough of Enfield for Legal and General Affordable Homes. Split over five blocks; three blocks are 100% LGAH units and the remaining two have LGAH units pepper potted throughout them.  

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November 2021 - Articles

NHS SBS Tenders win over £45m worth of projects

Since Hunters became a preferred supplier for architectural consultancy services through the NHS SBS framework, our team has been delivering over £45m worth of projects for eleven different trusts. Being part of the framework has enabled us to react quickly to the NHS’s needs for Covid response to deliver improved facilities and provide a range of other architectural and space planning initiatives around the country.

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November 2021 - Articles

Cardiac Catheter Labs at St George’s

Hunters has designed five new cardiac catheter labs for St George’s Hospital in South London, bringing state of the art technology to one of the country’s leading coronary centres. The first phase of the project has delivered two single plane catheter labs with the scheme constructed during the pandemic within a wider surgical environment.

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