Edenbridge Land Rover – Practical Completion

As part of our ongoing works being an approved architect for the JLR Arch CI rollout across the UK, practical completion achieved at our extension, refurbishment and fit out project at Edenbridge Land Rover in Kent.

The new facility has upgraded the existing site Showroom and Workshop to meet the demanding and ambitious requirements of Jaguar Land Rover in both a Sales and Aftersales capacity.

The existing Showroom was stripped back to a shell, overclad and refurbished throughout to meet the very latest Arch CI requirements, whilst the Workshop was extended providing a further 6 Service Bays in a cost effective and least disruptive manner. The existing site remained open to customers throughout and the Works were carried out successfully by Midas.

Green School Isleworth – Stage 4 Design

An exciting opportunity for HNW Architects, to design a new-build 5FE and 150 sixth form school located across the road from the Green School for Girls, expanding on the principles already set out in the Green School for girls. The scheme seeks to maximise usable space across a restricted site whilst respecting the existing context and creating an exciting environment to learn, teach and progress.

Planning submitted in September 2017, with Stage 4 Technical Design commencing early March

Offices, Adur – Site Progress

Ham Road has started on site and piling is due to start this week. The photo below is from the ground breaking ceremony showing the design team together with the Willmott Dixon team:

The development will support the local economy providing high quality office accommodation with a focus on the environmental performance of the building.
Careful consideration has been given to the landscaping of the site as well as the environmental impact of the building, the development will aim to be BREEAM very good compliant.

Below is a link to a time lapse camera placed on site:


Smitham Primary School – Site Progress

Things are starting to take shape on site at Smitham Primary School in London Borough of Croydon. The images below show a comparison of the computer generated vision, versus the current construction progress. 

London Borough of Croydon (LBC), in conjunction with the school, wish to expand and provide sufficient capacity for a permanent 3 Form Entry school, removing the existing need for temporary accommodation solutions and mobile classrooms. The proposals facilitate the increase of pupils in the surrounding area,  while provide a new public face for the school.

Currently in process is the roofing priming, membranes and insulation; Installation of framing members to external curtain walls, windows, doors and louvers; standalone classroom landscaping.

Next in sequence is the finalisation of external curtain walls, doors, windows and louvers; Erection of brickwork (ground floor) and steel cladding (first floor). 

HNW at the University of Portsmouth Employers Evening

Wednesday night saw HNW engaging with Part I and Part II architectural students at the University of Portsmouth as part of the annual employers evening. The event allows architectural practices from around the country to meet with the next generation of prospective architects, as well as giving them an insight into the life of a practice. HNW were on hand with Portsmouth University graduates Bryony, George and Miruna, helping to illustrate what they bring to the team and what they enjoy most about HNW.

A big thank you to all students who spoke with us, as well as the University for enabling us to reach out to potential new members of the HNW team.

Aldingbourne Country Centre – Site Progress

The Aldingbourne Trust is a fantastic organisation which helps to support and train adults with learning disabilities in numerous enterprises. It’s open to the public 7 days a week and the new Conference Centre will become the heart of the site, accommodating a new Gift Shop, Servery, Conference facility and Staff Offices…it even has an internal slide!

HNW are working with the Trust to oversee the detailed design and construction of the new centre.

The trust favour a high quality design finish with a ‘rustic country’ edge and are keen to achieve a unique, sustainable building with the ambition for it to be viewed as “as an oasis of excellence in social care in Europe” (http://www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk/donate/4-million-appeal/).

Most recently HNW organised a visit for the practice’s RIBA part 1 Architectural Assistants to experience the working site of an interesting and complex project.

Southall Lane MHF (Materials Handling Facility)

Completion of a Local Authority Household Facility to receive, handle, bale and store (prior to transport) up to approximately 30,000 tonnes of dry recyclable waste at Southall Lane, Hayes, including ancillary office accommodation and vehicle workshop, together with improvements to existing site access, car parking, lighting, and associated landscaping, including remediation and associated works.

Video below by Horizon Imaging

Offices, Adur – Start on Site

The Council vacated the the existing Adur Civic Centre building in 2013 and relocated its front line staff. Relocation resulted in the Ham Road Car park no longer being used as intensively.

Working with Willmott Dixon and Mott Macdonald, a new development on the site of the existing car park will support the local economy providing high quality office accommodation with a focus on the environmental performance of the building.

Careful consideration has been given to the landscaping of the site as well as the environmental impact of the building, the development is aiming to be BREEAM very good compliant.

February 2018 saw the start on site, with completion set for spring 2019.

Elmbridge XCel Leisure Complex

Elmbridge XCel Leisure Complex: 2 story sports hub with 6 changing spaces, offices, medical room and fitness suite on the ground floor and kitchen, clubhouse, multifunction room and meeting space on the 1st floor.

HNW provided construction information to help upgrade the existing Walton Casuals FC ground and provided new appropriate modern facilities for both Walton & Hersham FC and Walton Athletics Club. This has culminated in the delivery of a focal point for sporting excellence within the Borough.

The grounds are situated on a former refuse and waste tip, opening up land to provide publicly accessible sports recreation facilities, whilst strengthening links to and increasing the potential to access the Thames river frontage.