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Here's what our happy clients have to say about working with HPW.


All members of our team share the same commitment and passion to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients. It's at the heart of everything we do.

As someone who has spent their career building new places, it takes something really special to amaze me and Rushden Lakes does exactly that. It is a destination like no other...


Haskins Garden Centres and Hobbycraft

“They are very straightforward people to work with. If, after further explanation from them, we still don’t like something they have put forward, they don’t take offence. They don’t continue to argue their corner but concentrate on fighting ours! I would say that a distinctive feature of the firm is that they are lively, stimulating people to be with. I think that is an important characteristic because if you are an enthusiast, and genuinely enjoy what you are doing, then that is going to be reflected not just in the finished product but the process of getting there.”

Warren Haskins

Haskins Garden Centres and Hobbycraft Limited

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Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

“Sandy Balls Holiday Centre has a close, long-standing relationship with HPW and collectively, we share a huge commitment to sustainability. They have the ability to skilfully design and implement commercially viable, cutting-edge sustainable projects, so we naturally chose them to work on our ambitious development. The team partnered us superbly throughout. They really went the extra mile to ensure the project’s complete success. One word that would sum up our business  relationship would be - Partnership.”

Tim Howell

Managing Director - Sandy Balls Holiday Centre

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University of Southampton

“HPW Architecture has established a strong track record for delivering commercially successful and aesthetically pleasing projects for the University of Southampton. The upturn in sales enjoyed by the Student Union facilities recently re-designed by HPW is a credit to their vision for the most appropriate enhancement of the commercial space. The team are friendly, efficient, and easy to work with. Their projects for the University have always been completed on budget and within programme.”

Kevin Monaghan

Director of Estates and Facilities, University of Southampton


Paultons Park

“HPW have a passion for doing things differently. First and foremost an architectural practice, the key to what they want to achieve with every project is “Sustainable Architecture”. I recommend HPW to the person wanting to create something different and unique. A commercially aware team with a great understanding of the needs of retail and leisure enterprise, HPW have the ability to become involved in any sized project whether large or small, and cope with whatever is asked of them.”

Richard Mancey

Managing Director, Paultons Park


Southampton City Council – Barclays Eagle Labs

“We were looking to create a contemporary flexible space that would provide an informal and stimulating work space that would provide a background against which networking and cross pollination of ideas could flow. HPW’s design, more than meets our expectations and everyone who has visited Barclays Eagle Lab in Southampton has been hugely impressed. We found that the professional, imaginative, and informative approach of the HPW team contributed hugely to the quality of the finished product.’’

Denise Edgehill

Interim Director of Growth, Southampton City Council

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Chichester Festival Theatre

“We had an incredibly tight timescale between seasons to both design and build the Minerva Theatre refurbishment. HPW Architecture embraced this very quickly and they were able to deliver a concept that met both our design and operational aspirations. The ability to respond so promptly and effectively was a significant factor in protecting a very tight construction period. Having now been completed on time and budget, we are indeed proud of the light, cohesion and quality so evident in the Minerva Refurbishment. We are very grateful to HPW for the huge part they played in the success of the Minerva refurbishment project.”

Alan Finch CBE

Executive Director at Chichester Festival Theatre

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UK Youth - Avon Tyrell

“We cannot take natural environments such as the New Forest for granted, everyone must do their bit to ensure it is preserved for future generations. As a youth charity we are dedicated to preserving the very environment that provides so much for us and our visitors. Thanks to our partnership with sustainability experts HPW we were able to create a boathouse that will help achieve the charity’s goals for many years to come.”

Louis Bonney

Projects Director at UK Youth

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Rushden Lakes

“As someone who has spent their career building new places, it takes
something really special to amaze me and Rushden lakes does exactly
that. It is a destination like no 

Alison Nimmo
Chief Executive, The Crown Estate

“...A great example of a retail destination of the future; shaped
by its surroundings to deliver a spectacular shopping experience
that stands out from the crowd.”

Hannah Milne
Director of Regional Retail, The Crown Estate

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Bridge Leisure Parks

“I have worked closely with HPW for more than 10 years on a number of leisure projects ranging from £0.5m to more than £5m.  We have able to effectively step back from projects to a degree in the confident knowledge that the build and the budget were in safe hands. I can honestly say that working with HPW has been a genuine pleasure. My colleagues and I expected expert architectural advice and we have not been disappointed; what we didn’t expect were the wealth of additional benefits from HPW’s service.”

Andrew Howe

CEO of Bridge Leisure Parks

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Blooms of Bressingham

"Always flexible and pro-active, the team provides a hands on approach to the architectural process of designing and delivering our on-going development needs. Whether a small makeover or large scale redevelopment. HPW act as a key consultant working in tandem with our operational team, contractors and suppliers. We enjoy a very open relationship with HPW and see them as an integral part of our innovative and strategic approach to developing our sites”

Jon Kitching

CEO of Blooms of Bressingham & CEO of Rosebourne


Burley Grange

 “We chose HPW on reputation to work with us on two large-space and technically complex projects. HPW consistently proved their experience, talent and competence throughout the design process and the creativity was a delight. They designed a beautiful, practical space for living, dining and cooking, creating a sense of warmth, fun, and harmony. HPW made the process of the design and execution of our projects smooth, efficient and extremely enjoyable.”

Mo Williams


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National Trust for Scotland

“HPW came up with the rather startling recommendation and gave us an almost three dimensional brand plan that went considerably beyond what we had expected. They demonstrated how our branding could be brought up to date and made more attractive and versatile.”

Stephen Spencer

Commercial Director, National Trust for Scotland

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Are you looking for an architectural team with a flair for low energy design and an intuitive understanding of commercial viability? We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line and let’s chat.

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