Who we work with
HTA work with organisations who, like us, are committed to delivering great housing and places of lasting quality. From governments and communities, investors and manufacturers, we work across all sectors and have been working with some of our clients for over 40 years, creating opportunities and delivering projects to enhance communities and our client’s objectives.
We are advocates of collaboration and always look to be a good advisor that adds value and works well with consultant teams. Ultimately, we look to create long term relationships to deliver great outcomes wherever we work.
Working with Housing Associations and Registered Providers for the past four decades, we have developed an integrated range of services to support the emerging multi tenure developments housing associations undertake and the increasing refocus of genuinely affordable homes for local people. From small to large sites, houses to tall buildings and improving existing estates, we understand communities and create lasting, high quality homes and popular places. We have a wide network across all residential sectors and work on innovative delivery models including Joint Ventures and Offsite Manufacture to increase the capacity to deliver the pipeline of homes ahead.
HTA work with world class investors and understand the drivers that make residential an attractive market while having an in depth understanding of its complexity. We have honed our design services to meet long, medium and short term investor horizons and primary as well as secondary investor interest in large scale Built to Rent projects, major projects for sale and rent but also new settlements and reinvisioning existing places. Our work in volumetric modular delivery has been widely recognised as creating time, cost and quality certainty our investor clients seek.
HTA are widely networked and nationally located residential designers and consultants operating in the commercial and affordable housing sectors on projects of all scales and tenures. We deliver award winning quality design outcomes that are viable and deliverable with a reputation that adds value to our clients business. Specialists in Build to Rent and sale housing, we understand the markets, partnerships and models that drive great places and projects, moreover we also focus on the occupant experience, key to lasting value. Increasingly our extensive track record in modular delivery is key to the timely delivery of homes where rental income drives yield, student housing, hotels but also major Build to Rent projects throughout the UK and overseas.
Since our inception as ‘community architects’ undertaking large scale refurbishment programmes, through to major regeneration projects, HTA has been at the forefront of championing great housing that respects and understand communities. Our inter disciplinary team are in the vanguard of the resurgence of local authority housebuilding, with award winning projects for an increasing number of councils and housing companies as well as delivering beautiful parks and public realm projects. We bring our commercial understanding to creating beautiful homes of all tenures for local people that are within budget and are now exploring how we can offer our extensive modular and MMC experience to increasing speed of delivery.
HTA use the term ‘Designers in Industry’ to describe ourselves, meaning that we believe that great design starts from understanding construction and technology. We work with systems and manufacturers deploying frame, panel and modular solutions as well as advances in fabric and logistics. We act as advisors as well as designers and bring our client facing experience to ensure the highest standards of residential design are the drivers of systems and processes in the organisations we work with.
We work with the nation’s largest contractors and developer/ contractors to deliver residential development that meets current and emerging standards. We invest in new techniques to communication data, with systems to deliver accurate information at speed. With a skilled technical team of architects and technologists we deliver projects using traditional construction approaches while also being at the forefront of Offsite Manufacture. We advise on systems and innovations as well as designing to add value and maintain quality outcomes for our clients and their clients and the occupants of the homes created.
HTA work with the country’s top housebuilders as well as smaller regional organisations and help balance the need for great design within this market facing sector. We understand how to use standard approach, yet enhance and add to the palate to meet local needs and have a good track record of securing design led public sector disposals as well as achieving consents that intensify density without compromising design quality. With projects ranging from 50 homes to several thousand, in urban, suburban and rural locations, our interdisciplinary residential focus has delivered numerous commercial successful and popular places throughout the UK.
HTA work with leading global and UK investors and understand the drivers that make residential an attractive market while having an in depth understanding of its complexity. We have honed our design services to meet long, medium- and short-term investor horizons and primary as well as secondary investor interest in large scale Built to Rent projects, major projects for sale and rent but also new settlements and reinvisioning existing places. Our work in volumetric modular delivery has been widely recognised as creating time, cost and quality certainty our investor clients seek.
Being a practice built on an inter-disciplinary design approach we are instinctively inclined towards collaboration with other organisation that either share our enthusiasms or bring complementary skills and experience to deliver a shared ambition. In particular, for the delivery of large masterplans we frequently work with other architecture practices to bring their specialist design expertise to the design of a school, or leisure centre, or to bring variety to the housing.
Furthermore, our specialist teams of landscape architects, planners, interior and communications designers bring this approach to a wide range of projects led by other architecture practices, sometimes working repeatedly together with the same clients and consultant teams.