Our professional approach to the delivery of building projects is at the core of our business and we believe that good service, communication and understanding of the problem is paramount.
Merely listening and responding are no longer sufficient in an age where clients are informed and inspired about their environments and products. It is our responsibility to bring value to project solutions through inspired design thought and creative problem solving. Important in this delivery is the need to take the client on the design development journey and to share in their determination to succeed.
hLp architects understand that projects are often driven by commercial decisions and a need for them to fit within a financial profile. We are able to bring to the table design alternatives where appropriate and to suggest where valued engineering can best benefit the project budget. Design need not be the victim of compromise but a holistic overview and a realistic solution is at the heart of the success of any project
Established in 2005 hLp architects has an experience history that spans over 50 years of combined professional delivery and it's Partners have particular experience in the following project types and business sectors...
Domestic alterations and improvements; Industrial; Commercial; Retail; Leisure; Primary Education; Secondary Education; Private single dwellings; Private member Golf club facilities; DDA compliancy upgrades and refurbishments; Hotel refurbishment; Healthcare facilities.
The current economic climate has given the domestic marketplace a confidence boost which has resulted in a significant rise in domestic house alterations and extensions as families remain keen to stay in their current properties. Borrowing interest rates appear to have stabilised which has opened up doors to our client base in financing projects. Why not check out our workload and activity on the local planning authority portals within Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian, East Lothian and the Border region.
One of our particular strengths over our professional competitors is that we have developed strong working relationships with hand picked local Contractors. This has been developed over many years and we can offer a wide range of tendering Contractors that will suit your particular project. Contractors can range from the 'one man band' to larger scale Contractors who are suited to carrying out particular project types and have a particular expertise in construction. We can offer guidance on this as part of our service if you require it.
EXPERTISE AND ABILITY
This is simple to answer...
Everything we see, hear and do.
To inspire those people for whom we work.
A wish to develop and grow within our capability and to service those clients who aspire to greater things.
To use our professional skills to create an improved environment for all those who interact with it - this means you and those you sit and walk next to.
To make money, retire early and enjoy our families.
Ran Greg Holstead Architects from 1995 – 2005 projects include the change of use of a church in Granton to create Alien Rock Climbing Centre and the redevelopment of a schoolhouse in Leith to create a new house featured on Grand Designs.
BArch DipArch Heriott Watt University
Qualified as an Architect 1991
Frank Lloyd Wright
Commercial, Retail, Utilities, Residential, Domestic, Leisure and Masterplanning
BA(Hons) DipArch Leeds Metropolitan University Qualified as an Architect in 1992.