The 2000’s has seen the Company develop a wider range of skills and expertise working on projects both in Southern Ireland and England. We worked in association with an English multi-disciplinary company to develop new skills, working on a range of Healthcare and Council Office projects on the UK mainland, which was our first venture into the London market. During this period the Practice changed from a Sole Practitioner to a Limited Company with a view to developing and expanding the business. This also involved changing the name to HPA Architecture Ltd. Warwick McCullough became a Technical Director in 2005 and is now Managing Director. Kieran Porter has since taken up the role of Technical Director whilst Rea Campbell has become Design Director. The skills base developed further to include Urban Masterplanning, Library and Office Developments together with specialist knowledge of the development of Secure Accommodation for Young People both in Ireland and England. In addition, we have also undertaken works to several listed buildings.
Throughout this period, HPA established expertise on various forms of procurement and been successful on a number of PFI and PPP projects. In particular, our experience of Design & Build procurement has given us a commercial edge, which has been highly significant in developing and sustaining our business.
Even in the midst of the recent downturn in the economy we have successfully maintained a strong project portfolio working on a range of new developments including several superstores for Tesco, Mahon Village masterplanning, Lisburn Library and Office Development, Central Craigavon Omniplex + Restaurants, Motel + Restaurant in Kent, Secure Accommodation for Durham County Council in Newton Aycliffe, Social housing in Kent and completing the North East Centre for Autism for NEAS in Co.Durham.