Three HLM Experts Appointed to Sustainable Design Panel

01 December 2009

Three expert designers from HLM Architects have been appointed to the City of Sheffield's influential sustainable design panel.

Lucy Plumridge, associate in Sheffield, Anne Daw, who recently joined HLM in Sheffield from Atkins, and Brian Spires, director of sustainability at HLM, have all been appointed to the Sheffield Sustainable Development and Design Panel.

Sheffield's Sustainable Development and Design Panel was set up to drive forward the city council's ambition of reducing carbon emissions and achieving high quality sustinabel development.  The panel will review pre-application schemes and provide expert advice to the council on environmental sustainability and the urban design quality of proposals, as well as promoting climate change adaptation approaches in new developments.

The panel will encourage  applicants to bring schemes at their earliest stages of development.  It will consider and comment on major planning applications that have a significant impact on the city, and which have the potential to demonstrate best practice.  A key aim is to support and encourage well-designed, environmentally sustiainable buildings and public spaces; and secure design excellence in the built environment for both the public and private sectors.

HLM Sheffield's director of sustainability, Brian Spires said: "With a dedicated sustainability team, HLM is committed to designing buildings that will serve future generations while having a minimal impact on the environment.  We have experience across the public and private sectors, so we know how to achieve great results within tight budgets and deliver buildings that communities will be proud of.

Joining the Sustainable Design Panel gives us the opportunity to bring sustainability knowledge and architectural expertise tothe early stages, when the most important decisions affecting sustainability are made.  The city, its residents, business community and tourists, can only benefit from such a forward thinking panel."

HLM's headquarters office is in Sheffield and the prctice is one of the largest in the region.

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Sheffield practice HLM Architects received national employer accolade

24 November 2009

Sheffield architecture practice HLM Architects is one of the property and construction industry's Top 50 Employers according to a national survey released this month.

Building magazine, one of the industry's main titles, judged entries from architects, engineers, contractors and consultants across the country on criteria that included corporate social responsibility (CSR), smarter working, inspiration, leadership, ability to contribute and the 'feel good factor'.

The company provides archtiecture, landscape, interior design and masterplanning services throughout the UK in the education, health, defence, custodial, civic, commercial and residential sectors.  Its key projects in Sheffield include the Building Schools for the Future programme, which is improving all school and college buildings across the city by 2015.

HLM Architects also made the Top 50 thanks to its income protection, group life assurance, childcare vouchers, and bike to work schemes as well as options for sabbaticals, career breaks, part time and home working for its 180 staff.

HLM Architects Director, Nick Beecroft, who heads up its Sheffield office said:
"We surround our employees with the right mix of resources, support and an environment that inspires ideas.  This approach brings out the best in our dedicated creative team and our clients benefit immensely as a result."

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HLM swept the board at the RIBA White Rose Awards

03 November 2009

HLM Architects swept the board at the RIBA White Rose Awards in Leeds last week, for its excellent design of The Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. The project won four major awards:--  The RIBA Design Award - Best New Building-&n...

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Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland Award

30 October 2009

HLM are delighted to announce that Altnagelvin Hospital's New South Block landscape scheme has won an ALCI Award by Cameron Landscapes, recognising HLM Landscape as the Designer.

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