Architects celebrate 40 years

STAFF at Lancaster-based HPA (formerly known as Harrison Pitt Architects) are celebrating its 40 years at the forefront of heritage and contemporary design.

The award-winning practice has built a national reputation for its approach to building design, planning and solutions.

The practice’s early commissions included Castle Hill and St George’s Quay in Lancaster, followed by Grade II listed Duddon Hall in Cumbria.

Now based in their Castle Hill offices, the team of 11 includes architects, consultants, planning and technical experts who have built decades of experience co-ordinating a wide range of projects throughout the country.

Projects include houses, hotels, Historic England (formerly English heritage) listed restoration, hi-tech laboratory and commercial newbuilds, even volunteer-led railways and charity-run community schemes.

HPA’s directors are Richard Parker, Richard Wooldridge, and Zoe Hooton. Richard says: “Forty years of successful partnership with clients and authorities in our dynamic, exacting and challenging industry is certainly something to celebrate.”