HLN have been appointed as the Structural Engineers for Phase Two of Cardiff University’s Maindy Park research campus. The Maindy Park campus development lies in the heart of the city and consists of seven phases that will be delivered over the next 15 to 20 years, depending on funding. A £6m investment has been earmarked by the Welsh Government for Phase Two, which will encompass a new building to house the Sustainable Places Research Institute, along with research into the digital economy and high performance computing. The new Medical and Scientific Research and Clinical Facility will contain MRI and Specialist Scanners covering a building footprint of 6000 to 7000 square metres of usable space.

Tesco have recently completed installation of pharmacy consultation rooms at stores in Watford, Coventry and Purley using Smartglass screens and doors with detail design by HLN Architects. Click here to find out more

We are always looking for new ways to get involved in our local community and this year was no exception. The Give and Gain Day 2013 brought together 687 business volunteers from 31 companies to support 23 community groups and schools within Wales. The success of this day resulted in almost 90% of volunteers saying they felt more committed to their employer by volunteering, while 97% said that it was important to them that their employer supported volunteering projects. We’re very proud that our own Danielle and Felicity feature on the front page of this years report!


Construction has started on the new clubhouse for our client South Bucks Council which when complete at the start of 2014 will provide facilities to compliment the current 18 hole course. The clubhouse has been sited adjacent to the 18th with function rooms and bars taking full advantage of views across the finishing hole. The £2 million project has been supported by Sport England.

On the 10th July we successfully secured full planning consent for new build student accommodation at Egham Hill, adjacent to Royal Holloway University. The scheme for Danehurst Developments Limited comprises of 100 studios alongside their current development. Construction is scheduled to commence 2014.

At the end of June, HLN celebrated its 25th annual charity golf day at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. 80 golfers took on the challenge of this championship golf course in aid of local charities and through their efforts we successfully raised over £2000. Our congratulations to the winning team of Vear Group from Southampton.