Alongside our innovative projects for the residential market, leisure industry and education sector, HPA also has substantial experience and expertise in commercial architecture. This area, perhaps more than any other, presents unique challenges and opportunities, as we cater for the specific needs of a wide range of industries and operations, from polymers to egg packing, on projects as diverse as country office units and landmark quayside developments.
Our commercial and industrial architecture team thrive on the variety and complexity of each new challenge they face, and no two days are ever the same. From designing a state of the art sonar manufacturing facility, complete with deep water testing tank, to creating rural business units that blend with their environment within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are no off-the-shelf solutions in the commercial world. Our Architects work closely with each client to ascertain their exact requirements and specifications, then apply all their skills and experience to meet these objectives in the most appropriate, original and aesthetically pleasing way.
Considerate design in commercial architecture
Of course, great commercial architecture is about more than just form and function. Working within the commercial sector, we understand that there are many other elements that need to be considered within the final design. The majority of modern businesses are obliged to deliver their goals in an environmentally friendly way that is energy efficient and minimises waste. They are also bound by budgets and responsibility to their shareholders. Buildings need to make a statement to the outside world, while also looking after the health and wellbeing of those inside. All of these elements are carefully considered when we create commercial premises.
Whilst every project is different, they all share the same high standards of innovation and imagination, practicality and purpose. At HPA, we work hard to design stimulating workspaces, because whether your staff work in offices, research labs, on food production lines or in packaging plants, we believe that everyone deserves an inspiring environment.
We must be getting something right, because HPA have been trusted with an impressive number of large scale commercial projects in recent years, with budgets running into the millions of pounds. From a £6.5m headquarters for a major multi-national manufacturer, to a £10.5m packaging plant; from a £5m factory to a flagship £55m mixed use development in the heart of Lancaster, we have a proud portfolio of top level commercial projects across a huge range of sectors.
At HPA, we make it our business to understand your business, and to produce designs that deliver on every level, for you, your workforce and your stakeholders. After all, you spend a third of your life at work, so don’t you deserve an inspiring environment to work in?