HTN Partner Member in the Spotlight

Wide angle shot of the Piece Hall

Our latest Partner Member in the Spotlight is LDN Architects. 

LDN Architects is a 40-strong architectural practice founded 65 years ago, best known for its award-winning approach to conservation complemented with creative contemporary design. They have offices in Edinburgh and Forres and work across the UK.

They work with a wide variety of clients including public bodies, private sector organisations, charitable trusts, community groups and private individuals, providing the full scope of professional architectural services tailored to meet the needs of each client. They are particularly experienced in the delivery of heritage, culture, community and performing arts projects.

LDN Architects begin each project by listening and asking questions in the belief that the most successful design solutions are founded in a disciplined analysis of each client’s needs and aspirations. They have a realistic approach to funding and financial sustainability based on experience and a commitment to minimise cost risk through survey work, risk management, value engineering and accurate costing.

Reducing the environmental impact of their designs and the way they work is a fundamental part of how they measure their success as a practice. Their office is recognised as being one of the “greenest” in Edinburgh and as project leaders, they help realise their clients’ aspirations towards a more sustainable society and lead by example by encouraging our construction colleagues to match their commitment. Sustainability is not a design add-on but an integral part of their working method.

Their transformation of Halifax’s Grade I listed Piece Hall from an underused city centre site in poor repair to a thriving mixed-use venue and public square, encompasses much of what they do. Following its reopening in 2017, the project won 4 RIBA awards and overall UK winner at the Heritage Angel Awards. An independent report found that it had boosted the local economy by £26m in its first two years of opening and Historic England have described it as ‘the most successful renewal project of its time’.

Twitter: @LDNArchitects
Instagram: ldnarchitects
Facebook: @ldn.architects
HTN talent bank:https://www.members.heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk/portfolio/ldn-architects/

Image credit: Paul White

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