Richard Martin

BA(Hons) Dip Arch ARB Registered

Associate Partner, Senior Architect

Richard is a Senior Associate and Senior Architect leading a variety of challenging projects from early stage feasibility and concept design through to tender, technical construction and managing projects on site. Richard has a keen eye for detail and has an interest in the design and development of sustainable communities, estate regeneration projects and technical innovation in the construction process. He also works closely with many of the Part I, II and III students at HTA as a mentor through their architectural education in practice and towards their RIBA Part III qualification.  Richard is also one of the trained Mental Health First Aiders in the practice.

After spending 5 years in HTA’s London office Richard has relocated to become the Studio Lead in HTA’s Manchester Office. Richard has developed a wide-ranging portfolio particularly specialising in the delivery stages of projects.  He has a wealth of knowledge and experience of construction techniques, materials and approaches to managing and leading large project teams on complex projects. Richard enjoys working closely with clients to collaborate on solutions to complex problems and to help them realise their targets for their projects.

Prior to working at HTA, Richard spent 6 years working for Four Point Architects as the Project Architect on a number of residential and mixed use schemes of a range of scales and complexities. Richard gained his RIBA Part III qualification from the University of Westminster in 2009.

Richard is currently delivering the first phase of the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration for Notting Hill Genesis and London Borough of Southwark.  The Aylesbury Masterplan will deliver 3,575 mixed tenure homes and 7,800 sq.m of employment, retail, healthcare and community floor space when completed. Achieving the highest density of the regeneration area, this first phase prioritises opportunities to rehouse existing residents and is a major milestone in the estate regeneration.  As part of the masterplan Richard is also leading the team to delivery the ‘Plot 18’ scheme.  This is a landmark building in the masterplan and one of the first to be delivered.  The building houses a library, community centre and medical facility at ground floor with a mix of 122 affordable, private and PRS residential accommodation on the 14 storeys above.

Richard also lead the team on the successful planning approval and subsequent delivery of the New Avenue Estate Regeneration for Countryside and the London Borough of Enfield.  The highly constrained scheme delivers 507 new homes, tripling the density of the existing estate and re-providing much needed affordable homes.  The scheme also has a community centre and high quality landscape and play areas.  Buildings range from 2 to 9 storeys and are built with both traditional and concrete frame construction.  Phase 1 consisting of 127 homes is due for completion in June 2020.

Richard completed 65 high end apartments at the former Moorfield’s School site adjoining Grade I Listed Bunhill Fields, near Old Street, London, for Hill Partnerships, on behalf of Southern Housing Group. The HTA designed scheme was consented in 2012 and has a significant location in the heart of Old Street. The scheme combines a simple but high quality palette of materials to provide ground floor maisonettes and upper floor penthouses with extensive private terraces surrounding a peaceful landscaped courtyard.  Richard was the Lead architect working with Higgins Construction to complete 80 new high specification townhouses and apartments at Gabriel Square in St Albans and a 347 home masterplan of flats, houses, commercial, office and nursery facilities in Banbury Park North London.

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