HL has helped provide Architecture, Interior and Building surveying services since being founded in 1979 in Durham.

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Built on a history of openness in our services and professional integrity,  HL is one of the largest architectural and interior design practices in the North East with an unparalleled reputation for embedding cost effectiveness, whole life costing, sustainability and functionality into our buildings.

The original partners Mike Litchfield and Stephen Howarth have now retired and the Practice is now led by Four Directors, Gordon Brewis, David Pickersgill, Neil Turner and Joanthan Yates based in Durham and London.

The practice originally established itself with commissions in the Hotel, medical and education sectors. Through the years the practice has grown in new directions adding Commercial, residential, Industrial and Specialist projects along with additional disciplines.

The Heritage expertise and the expansion of HL interiors are continued, all adding diversity and experience to the practice.

We have completed projects throughout the country across many sectors. We offer award winning architectural solutions and unique designs, to deliver high quality projects based on a thorough understanding of the clients’ vision, aspirations, objectives and budget.

Our Success is due to our Design teams. Our staffs deliver projects of all sizes for clients throughout the UK, adding value to every project by combining the right mix of skills, technology, expertise and flair.  We also enable clients to achieve the optimal return on investment by reducing and controlling costs, and delivering projects on time with the highest quality.

We have a proud reputation for reliable delivery of projects as the lead consultant, or through professional collaboration.  Our philosophy is to pull together the best expertise into a project team, whether in design or management assignments. We enjoy many long standing joint venture relationships and alliances for project delivery.

Our 30 strong team is professional, talented and friendly working in our Design studios. We have huge experience across a variety of sectors whilst maintaining the importance and individuality of each commission.

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