Build Architecture Awards

Build Architecture Awards 2015 29 This established firm specialise in architecture for the healthcare industry, combining functionality and aesthetics. Mark Lydall talks us through the firm’s background and the philosophy that has helped them win this award. AHP Architects are delighted that we have been awarded Best Healthcare Architects 2015 for the Women and Children’s Building at North Middlesex University Hospital. We believe that our combination of sound technical knowledge and a focus on customer service is the key to AHP’s continued suc- cess. We were appointed in 2008 to develop the scheme for Outline and Full Business Case approval including the design of a new £22mn Maternity building and external works to support the additional obstetric activity. Established in 1988 as the Andrew Hoad Partnership, we are now a 20 strong team of construction industry professionals with expe- rience in a wide variety of projects. Location is an important factor in our industry, and AHP are fortunate to operate from two locations both of which are conveniently placed for the UKs major cities. Sevenoaks has easy access to London and The South, while Lichfield has excellent transport links to The Midlands, Wales and The North. By having a strong team in both areas, we are able to offer our clients the service they require, regardless of their location. Most of our experience lies within the follow- ing industry sectors: healthcare, commercial, residential, education and leisure. Our experience, knowledge and attitude are trans- portable across all commercial environments. Some of our recent clients include: The Royal Household, Glaxo Smith Kline and numerous NHS Trust’s including University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Our firm operates under the philosophy “architecture with knowledge” and our team always strive to design buildings with a com- bination of both creative flair and technical practicality. Naturally we have a number of factors to consider during the design process, namely environment, functional relationship and importantly, the client’s vision. However, we understand that it takes more than a good outlook to succeed in our constantly changing industry. In order to keep up to date with the latest trends in healthcare architecture, AHP attend regular CPD presentations and industry exhibitions and also subscribe to relevant literature and social media. By ensuring we are fully aware of every development in a variety of industry areas, our clients benefit from our knowledge of new technologies and products, regardless of sec- tor. Our regular visits to areas of architectural interest provide the team with opportunities to appraise current and historical trends and draw inspiration for future projects. Staying at the forefront of industry develop- ments is so important to our firm that we have made it our ethos is to strive to evolve in an ever evolving industry. We have worked hard to recruit, train and retain a highly competent team of construction industry professionals with a complementary range of in-depth skills that allow us to offer clients a significant range of services. Our team work hard, but receive job satisfaction and opportunities for professional development which in turn benefits AHP and our clients. In addition to our extensive industry knowl- edge, our clients also benefit from our 27 Best Healthcare Architect 2015 - UK AHP Architects & Surveyors Ltd Company: AHP Architects & Surveyors Ltd Name: Mark Lydall Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 18 St John’s Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3NP Telephone: 01732 463916 years of experience across a broad range of sectors. From our work on small specialist projects to major complex buildings, our clients receive an equal level of service and experience. We listen, we communicate, and we deliver. A testimony to our quality of service and cost effectiveness in the delivery of successful projects is that a number of our clients date back to our formation. AHP are constantly seeking new challenges across a wide spectrum of projects. We are currently involved in specialist gene therapy and stem cell projects at the forefront of tech- nology and also in heritage projects for The Royal Household, providing our team with an extensive range of opportunities. Additionally we are continuing with our expansion of our Lichfield office and having provided work experience placements, we have recently appointed a post graduate to further strengthen the team. With BIM playing a major role in our industry, we have developed our BIM capability over the past two years and are currently working on schemes which adopt the BIM Level 2 principles, following the introduction by the UK Government of the BIM Level 2 Mandate.