We are careful to consider the context of development, the needs of our client and wider user groups, and the potential impact on global climate change. Taking this holistic approach, we are able to deliver thoughtful solutions to complex problems using natural systems, while at the same time seeking to delight the people who experience these places through the considered use of form, materiality and planting that reflects the culture, history and ecology of a location.
HLM were invited by Barratt London to assist in their bid to secure the site opportunity, which already had the benefit of an existing planning consent for the previous landowner. Our ‘due diligence’ evaluation of the consented scheme demonstrated the potential to materially improve the spatial planning efficiency of the scheme. Subsequently, we developed a revised scheme which creates substantial additional value.
Bedford Passage, Chelsea, London
The project is the redevelopment of a listed site within the Fitzrovia Action Plan area of Chelsea, into 15 high end market residential units and a new build of 38 affordable units, along with commercial office square. The landscape includes a public realm scheme for Bedford Passage, along with private and shared terraces and courtyard spaces.
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Albion Square, Hull
HLM were appointed to undertake the scheme for the Wilberforce Health Centre and Albion Square. The initial feasibility was an urban study of the Albion area of Hull City Centre carried out by HLM.
The New Victoria Hospital
The New Victoria Hospital treats approximately 400,000 patients annually by offering integrated diagnostic and treatment services including outpatient clinics, day surgery, rehabilitation and specialised emergency services. This thereby introduced an ambulatory model of one stop care in South Glasgow.
Sudbourne Primary School
A split site expansion of an OFSTED Outstanding primary and nursery school, doubling capacity to 3FE / 680 pupils across two sites. The proposals demonstrate an innovative typology integrating key themes such as sustainable design and connectivity to natural learning environments. All spaces offer direct connections to the central courtyard-play space via a wrap around walkway with a shallow-plan dual-aspect classroom arrangement. The massing break apart to form the entrance gateway with a strong sense of Sudbourne’s identity and link through to the protected courtyard.
Talbot Specialist School
A collocated 160 place SEN school for students aged 11-19 with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. The design developed through close consultation with the staff include hydrotherapy facilities, therapy spaces and gardens to heighten students’ senses.