We listen and respond to the ambitions of our clients and understand the needs of the people who use the places and spaces we create
In 1963, students David Hutchison, Graham Locke and Tony Monk (HLM) won a design competition for the new Paisley Civic Centre and this would lead to the formation of Hutchison Locke and Monk (now HLM Architects) in 1964.
The Paisley project was the second largest public sector project since the second world war and this iconic public building became the foundations from which our social architecture philosophy would grow. HLM Architects has subsequently built a reputation for design excellence and expertise across our key sectors with a focus on solving our client’s challenges and mindful of the impact that design can have on people, communities and society.
Places of education that inspire, healthcare environments that nurture, homes that are part of thriving communities, and infrastructure that is sustainable in every sense. It is this sense of social purpose that drives us on and is at the heart of everything we do.
Our services cover Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning and Environmental Sustainability.
Dinton Activity Centre
Volumetric technology was chosen in large part due to its sustainability credentials, to help meet Wokingham Borough Council’s net zero carbon targets. The council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and later went on to release a Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP), which stated the aim of the borough becoming net zero carbon by 2030.
This project demonstrates HLM’s understanding of offsite manufacture and assembly whilst delivering the schools educational objectives and contributing to the council’s commitment to reducing waste and carbon, by utilising new technologies and Modern methods of Construction (MMC).
Home of 2030
The ‘Forever Home’ concept, focuses on the benefits of utilising Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in providing homes that are adaptable in accordance with the occupants’ life stages. The concept adopts a universal modular platform using interchangeable parts to prove that homes can easily change in size and layout according to what the homeowner’s needs are, without high financial or environmental costs. House buyers can select varied components from multiple companies within the ‘platform ecosystem’, empowering them to build, maintain, reconfigure, upgrade, or shrink their ‘forever home’.
The Demonstrator is a physical build created using the components and design principles developed through the PBBS platform.
Underpinned by the intention to ‘standardise the invisible and customise the visible’, the team aimed to standardise the interfaces while allowing architectural expression to meet client requirements. The platform provides a kit-of-parts featuring standardised components, which is capable of being used to deliver cross-sector designs.
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