B Arch, BRE Code for Sustainable Homes assess
Senior Associate, Senior Architect
Martin joined HTA in 2000 having been previously based in Ireland where he graduated and worked on residential and mixed use developments both in Ireland and in London.
Martin’s first contribution to HTA was the regeneration of the Oakridge Estate in Basingstoke, at the time the largest Light gauge SFS housing project in Europe, it was awarded the 2005 ‘Building for Life’ Gold standard for quality of architecture, landscaping and sustainable development as well as the award for Affordable Housing at the 2005 Housing Design Awards.
Martin’s focus has been on combining technical content and design through all job stages of HTA projects, ensuring the highest standards are achieved in terms of appearance, performance & the delivery of projects.
Subsequent work included exemplar schemes demonstrating MMC and high levels of sustainability including a community centre & flats on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton, for Metropolitan Housing Trust utilising thin joint masonry & SIPS and demonstration houses in Rothwell as part of VELUX’s response to the Passive House agenda.
Martin completed several phases of HTA’s regeneration of the Kender Estate in New Cross for Hyde Housing Association over a decade comprising Timber Frame Flats and Houses. Flats and houses constructed with SIPs & a Landmark building consisting of flats above retail. The final phase of 204 flats & houses completed in 2015 & included timber frame terraced housing, masonry mid-rise flats and an RC nine-storey block.
During this time he has also seen completed -
167 flats & houses in Phase one of South Acton regeneration for Countryside Properties Plc; 8 stories incorporating green roofs, terracing, balcony and winter gardens and car parking under podium. Two schemes of six storey timber framed apartments for Laing Homes ‘Rustat Road’ & ‘The Triangle’ in Cambridge totalling 300 flats incorporating innovative balcony & landscape solutions with basement parking aswell as flagship projects for Barratt Homes in north London in masonry and concrete frame constructions and 63 new homes for Bugler Group at Gilbert Street in Enfield
Completed in 2017 were 188 homes for Family Mosaic & Rydon regenerating the former Queen Elizabeth childrens hospital in Tower Hamlets, A GLA commended scheme including within the development a substantial conservation & integration of a Victorian façade.
He designed a pavilion (friends & gardeners building) as part of HTA’s heritage lottery funded restoration of the Grade 2 registered Watergardens in Hemel Hempstead originally designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe which was given a Landscape Institute award.
He is presently working on two adjacent sites for Hyde Housing Association and Hill residential in Stonebridge, Brent. Nearing completion are 109 flats with podium over basement carpark and now also on site is a separate scheme by HTA of 178 homes, both consisting flats and houses over and adjacent to carparks under podiums.