HKR Architects secures planning for 560 bed hostel on Abbey Street Upper, Dublin

Posted 29/03/2018

Planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála for a 560-bed hostel at 35- 36 Abbey Street Upper and Abbey Cottages, Dublin.

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HKR Architects leads debate on designing for the Old Kent Road Master Plan

Posted 16/03/2018

Geoff Brocklehurst joined the Old Kent Road panel session on Wednesday at the London stand at MIPIM this year to discuss the opportunities and huge changes set to take place in the area and importance of infrastructure, public realm and consultation for regeneration.

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HKR Architects sponsors London Borough of Southwark at MIPIM, Cannes

Posted 07/03/2018

HKR Architects will be returning to the world’s largest property market event at MIPIM, Cannes this month and sponsoring London Borough of Southwark. Geoff Brocklehurst will also be speaking on the Old Kent Road panel session on the London Stand on Wednesday 14th March at 12.30pm.

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HKR Architects strengthens its team with appointment of new Director

Posted 20/02/2018

HKR Architects has appointed Elias Niazi as Director. Elias’s appointment comes on the back of a number of significant residential-led project wins in 2017 and continued expansion of the company going forward in 2018.

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HKR Architects celebrates 25 years

Posted 21/12/2017

HKR Architects has marked the end of 2017 by celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company. The team celebrated with clients past and present at The Ivy Tower Bridge in London with stunning views over the City of London.

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HKR Architects returns to Dublin market

Posted 04/12/2017

International architecture and design practice, HKR Architects has returned to its roots in Dublin by opening a new office at 31 Lower Leeson Street, D2. The move comes on the back of a number of new appointments in the City for the company.

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HKR Architects opens Off-Site Construction Summit at London Build Expo 2017

Posted 25/10/2017

Geoff Brocklehurst, Director at HKR Architects opened the Off-Site Construction Summit at London Build Expo 2017. It was standing room only at the summit to hear Geoff speak about typology and technology, Government policy and new thinking in off-site to meet the needs of today’s diverse London.

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Shortlisted at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards and National Housing Design Awards 

Posted 01/09/2017

Schemes designed by HKR Architects for Pocket Living have been shortlisted for two awards this month, Sunday Times British Homes Awards and National Housing Design Awards.

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Team grows at HKR Architects

Posted 24/08/2017

On the back of a number of significant project wins, we are recruiting and expanding our team.

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HKR Architects relocates its Dubai office to Tiffany Tower

Posted 16/08/2017

In order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, HKR Architects has moved its Dubai office to the prestigious 43 storey Tiffany Tower at the entrance to the Jumeirah Lakes development.

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HKR Architects is appointed by Orbit and Wates Residential to design proposed £73 million regeneration of Bexley housing estate

Posted 14/07/2017

International architectural practice, HKR Architects has been appointed by Orbit and Wates Residential to masterplan and design a proposed £73 million regeneration scheme in Bexley, London.

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HKR Architects appointed to design the first proton beam therapy treatment clinic in the United Arab Emirates

Posted 04/05/2017

Leading international architecture and design practice, HKR Architects has been appointed by Proton Partners International Healthcare Investments LLC to design the first Proton Beam Therapy Centre in the United Arab Emirates. The Proton Centre will be connected to the existing Gulf International Cancer centre in Al Shahama area in Abu Dhabi.

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Experience of off site modular construction delivers another successful project

Posted 09/02/2017

Working closely with Pocket Living, HKR has designed and delivered three new residential developments using modular construction. Juxon Street, Sail Street and Mountearl Gardens are a direct response to the Governments recent announcement that more homes should be built using the modular housing concept to meet the housing shortage.

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HKR Architects submit planning application for new office development on Sandwith Street Upper, Dublin 2

Posted 24/01/2017

Leading International architecture and design practice, HKR Architects has submitted a detailed planning application to Dublin City Council on behalf of client Rails Investments Limited for a new build office development on Sandwith Street Upper, Dublin 2. The proposal includes the provision of up to 110,000 sq.ft. of CAT A offices with associated amenity space such as café and meeting space, on-site parking, public realm and landscaping. The design incorporates significant environmental credentials to help future-proof the building with a brief to meet LEED Gold accreditation.

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HKR Architects appointed to design significant mixed use development at Nyes Wharf, Southwark

Posted 16/01/2017

Leading International architecture and design practice, HKR Architects has been appointed by Hinkcroft Ltd to design a significant residential led, mixed used development at Nyes Wharf in the London Borough of Southwark. The proposals will include the provision of up to 200 new homes and around 15,000 sq. ft. of employment generation space, parking and associated landscaping.

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UK practice HKR Architects reaches final for International Design Competition

Posted 06/01/2017

Leading architecture and design practice, HKR Architects were recently credited as the only UK practice to be a finalist in an open International Design Competition for DEWA’s new office headquarters in Dubai.

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Modular housing development, Mountearl Gardens achieves practical completion

Posted 14/12/2016

With the Government’s recent announcement that more homes in the UK should be built using the modular housing concept to meet the acute housing shortage, one architectural practice and developer have just achieved practical completion on its modular site in London. Mountearl Gardens in Streatham Hill, designed by leading architecture and design practice, HKR Architects and built by affordable housing developer Pocket, provides 29 one bedroom apartments, three, two bedroom apartments and a wheelchair accessible unit.

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Outline planning consent for The Anvil, landmark office development in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone

Posted 01/12/2016

Outline planning consent has been granted for The Anvil, a new landmark office development in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Designed by leading international architecture and design practice, HKR Architects, the scheme will provide 83,223 sq. ft. of grade A office accommodation over seven floors.

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AJ100

Posted 06/06/2016

HKR Architects has made it on to the list for the Architect’s Journal’s top 100 architectural practices of 2016. The list provides detailed insight into the current and future performance of the sector, and highlights specific achievements, of which, HKR has been awarded for employing the most diverse group of ethnic architects of all firms listed.

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Best student accommodation in London by HKR Architects

Posted 11/12/2015

HKR’s Commercial Road dubbed: “The best student accommodation in London” by London University Housing Services. Students at London University start the year in some of the best residences in the country.

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Cambridge Heath Road Latest

Posted 10/12/2015

HKR has secured a detailed Planning Approval for the re-development of 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London. The proposals, for developers Cambridge Heath Road Developments Ltd and Regus consists of the refurbishment of an existing 30,000 sq. ft. building and includes additions at ground floor entrance and penthouse levels totalling 40,000 sq. ft. of Cat A serviced offices and comprehensive over-clad of the façade.

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Construction continues apace on Abu Dhabi Plaza, Astana

Posted 07/12/2015

Construction continues apace on the HKR designed, 500,000m2 integrated mixed use development in Astana, the Kazakh capital. The project is planned to be one of the most important landmarks in the city and will set a new standard for mixed use development in Kazakhstan.

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Further appointments by HKR Architects

Posted 01/12/2015

HKR Architects are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr Kola Ojeyomi as an Associate Director and Mr Alistair Newton as an Associate.

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HKR appointed to a residential scheme in Chiltern Street London

Posted 18/11/2015

HKR have been appointed by Mace (Construction) to provide architectural services for the site delivery of 66 Chiltern Street. This prestigious development in the heart of Marylebone comprises 55 luxury apartments and one town house on this former office building plot. The development will reach 16 floors of accommodation, providing unparalleled views across Central London and Regent’s Park. The development will meet Lifetime Homes as standard and has been designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, with the Town House achieving Code 5.

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Construction continues at pace on Abu Dhabi Plaza, Astana

Posted 12/11/2015

Construction continues apace on the HKR designed, 500,000m2 integrated mixed use development in Astana, the Kazakh capital. The project is planned to be one of the most important landmarks in the city and will set a new standard for mixed use development in Kazakhstan.

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City Walk Phase 2 Dubai on schedule to open December 2015

Posted 11/11/2015

City Walk Phase 2 Dubai , UAE is nearing completion for opening in December 2015. The development consists of 13 buildings ranging in height from G+1 to G+3 this retaining an element of human scale, all over a large, single story basement car park. The building contains high end retain units, food and beverage units, offices, leisure & entertainment spaces together with public facilities including public toilets, prayer rooms and a mosque.

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Cambridge Heath MACE

Posted 04/11/2015

Cambridge Heath Road Developments Ltd, a joint-venture partnership comprising Mace Real Estate and Alternative Developments have appointed HKR to prepare a detailed planning application for the redevelopment of 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road. The proposals seek to convert the existing 1960’s concrete frame building into Cat B offices for Regus, a major player in the Serviced Office market. The building has already received approval for change of use to (sole) office use; the detailed application will add a new lift core and wash rooms, plus an additional light-weight ‘penthouse’ office level offering a total of 29,000 sqft.

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HKR Architects move to a new office

Posted 03/11/2015

HKR Architects, London announced this week they had signed a lease for the penthouse floor of Caroline House at 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DX. The landlords are MPG Holborn GB Ltd. The practice is due to move to the new premises prior to Christmas this year. Jerry Ryan, Director and Founder of HKR said “the move will facilitate our continued steady growth in the UK and International markets and will facilitate us in providing the best practice to our Clients”.

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Geoff Brocklehurst joins HKR as Design Director

Posted 02/11/2015

“I joined HKR at the beginning of 2015 to further develop their London portfolio. My focus remains the delivery of well-considered projects which retain commercial common sense and bring delight to those who use them.”

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HKR appointed to a second Hospitality project in Mecca Saudi Arabia

Posted 01/11/2015

Following the successful completion of the Design of a pilgrim Hospitality complex at Kaki, Mecca, HKR have been appointed to Design another hotel at Medina Road, Mecca. Comprising 1,000 rooms and 65,000m2. The outline permit application was lodged in September 2015 with construction work scheduled to commence in 2016.

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‘Best City Newcomer’ Award for HKR Architects

Posted 10/09/2015

HKR’s Moor Place won ‘Best City Newcomer’ at the annual City in Bloom Awards Ceremony. The award recognises the outstanding contribution to landscaping within London’s Square Mile.

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Cambridge Heath Road – REGUS

Posted 08/09/2015

HKR have been appointed by Regus to design a second bespoke office development for 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road off the back of a successful application for the conversion of the main frontage building. This new Cat B office will add to the capacity of the Serviced Offices offer and will provide a further 15,000 sqft of floor space. The new block will provide a new ‘Hub’ entrance which will serve as the reception and link to both buildings, completing the development opportunity.

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HKR Architects’ 800,000 m2 hospitality complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia goes in for planning

Posted 04/06/2015

Designed for 40,000 guests at a time, this mixed use project for the Yalj Group will take nine years to develop. Located 3km south west of Masjid al Haram, the site of one of Islam’s holiest places, the Kaaba, the development provides more than 10,400 rooms, reception areas, dining and multi-purpose rooms, prayer areas and a food court capable of accommodating more than 2,500 people in one sitting. The accommodation arranged in blocks is focused on thirteen landscaped courtyards and a large central garden that provides communal space at the heart of development.

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15 schools in six years

Posted 21/11/2014

HKR has been involved in the design and development of 15 schools in Ireland and London since 2008. Working with both local authorities and contractors, we have worked on schools ranging from all-through to SEN and ASD.

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BIM – it’s a state of mind

Posted 21/10/2014

BIM take-up through the UK architectural world has been patchy. Many practices like us have been doing it for years … others are only just taking it up. But BIM isn’t about the software – that’s purely the enabler for a much bigger issue. Collaboration.

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Abu Dhabi Plaza, in Kazakh capital, Astana on site – but HKR has already built it in BIM

Posted 10/10/2014

HKR’s role on Aldar’s Abu Dhabi Plaza has extended from lead design consultant to construction supervisor now the mixed-use development in Astana is on site.

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Clancy Quay – a new urban village for Dublin

Posted 09/10/2014

HKR has completed a regeneration project on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland.

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Magnet Minsk at MIPIM UK

Posted 08/10/2014

HKR’s project, Magnet Minsk has been chosen for the AJ’s Architecture Tomorrow Exhibition at MIPIM UK. This major property industry event takes place from 15th to 17th October 2014 at Olympia, London

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City of London’s Moorgate Exchange development completed

Posted 06/10/2014

Known to be on the shortlist of potential occupiers, it shows how, with sensitivity to its surroundings, large office buildings can be built in very confined sites, without the need to go high-rise. Near Moorgate Station, sandwiched on a plot between Moor House, Citypoint and the Barbican stands HKR’s recently completed 31,000m2 Grade A office development.

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Abu Dhabi Plaza, Astana 8.4ha mixed use development

Posted 02/10/2014

HKR has completed the pre concept stage of a 246,000 m2 of mixed use development in the vibrant and fast developing city of Astana in Kazakhstan.

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HKR’s Pocket Housing projects in Lambeth move to site

Posted 01/09/2014

Pocket developments are located on constrained and challenging sites where HKR have been able to demonstrate their ability to respond to local context and local residents concerns while achieving or a commercially viable outcome with high quality architecture.

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