4-5 Vision / Team and People With our head office based in Cardiff,
we have associated offices in London,
6-7 Sustainability Hamburg and Malta and a total team
resource of more than 80. This enables
8 - 11 Leisure
us to constantly exceed our client’s
12 - 13 Residential expectations in the UK and overseas.
14 - 17 Retail Working with both national and
international organisations in the public
18 - 19 Commercial and private sectors, we pride ourselves on
20 - 21 Financial providing creative and responsive solutions
in the residential, leisure, commercial, retail
22 - 23 Health and Education and financial sectors.
24 - 25 International
26 - 27 Conservation / Defence and Aviation
Vision. Team and people.
We strive through excellent design and Architecture, urban planning, project
innovation to lead the way in client management and interior architecture
satisfaction and professionalism. – all our dedicated teams combine
technical excellence with understanding
We are the architects of responsive and
of your needs and the environment in
creative solutions to our clients’ benefits
which you operate. We are committed to
working partnerships and open dialogue
Space and place, form and detail are the to deliver the very best service to you.
raw materials from which we work a
We are fortunate to have a very talented,
progressive solution to your needs.
passionate and versatile team with a
strong track record in many sectors of
design and project management along
with an all important driven commitment
to client service. Our project teams include
specialist architects and technologists that
are led and managed by a director. They
are encouraged to have a constructive
working dialogue amongst themselves and
are located in modern open-plan offices
working closely with their lead director.
Arrays of south facing photo voltaic
panels on the roof of a Tesco store
We are committed to sustainable design At HLN we drive towards a future of carbon
neutral buildings and seek to lower CO2
that provides a better quality of life for
both now and future generations. emissions when we can.
When considering potential design In association with the Welsh School
solutions for any project we always look of Architecture Design Research Unit, we
to implement the principles of reduce, have the tools and modelling techniques
re-cycle, re-furbish, and redevelop to analyse and predict the environmental
- wherever and whenever possible. performance of your future projects,
enabling you, in turn, to make
These are core codes that enable us
the best decisions.
to help protect the environment through
sensible use of resources, promotion
of social cohesion and well being and
awareness of economic sustainability.
Left: Boston United Football Club
Bottom: Celtic Manor Resort 2010
Creating sport and leisure facilities that
have an international presence and
represent the highest level of sporting
excellence, HLN has the skills to deliver
to you the very best in design and
We are experienced in handling both
highly complex and high profile schemes,
many of which are on sensitive sites. By
paying attention to every detail, no matter
how small and implementing sound
organisational skills we ensure a winning
end result every time.
Top: Celtic Manor Resort
Bottom left: Castle Leisure
Bottom right: Castle Leisure
New pavilion (left) and National Indoor Cricket School
... national indoor cricket school
Glamorgan Cricket Club
... view from the top of grandstand, looking north towards the new pavilion ...
National Aquarium Cardiff
HLN’s innovative use of materials and
attention to detail have led to award
winning residential developments.
Creating a sense of place is core to our
designs, be it on a local, regional or
international level. We follow the code
for creating sustainable homes and have
the planning expertise to deliver high
quality, contemporary housing that
we are proud to be associated with.
We have the skills to deliver a wide range
of residential developments to suit your
specific needs. From high-density urban
schemes, social housing, through to private
individual homes, we will ensure that all our
designs not only meet your requirements
but also exceed your expectations.
Top left: Loosemore Homes - Cardiff Bay
Top right: Granby Hill - Bristol
Top below: Monico, Rhiwbina - Cardiff
Below: SS Great Britain - Bristol
Monico - Cardiff
Left: Comet, Maesglas Retail Park
Top above: MFI, Maesglas Retail Park
Integrating environmentally friendly Considering environmental impact
initiatives into many of our designs means at the heart of the design allows us to
a more pleasant shopping experience for introduce elements such as natural
both today and tomorrow’s consumer. daylight into superstores and energy
conscious initiatives that will reduce energy
bills and minimise carbon emissions.
At HLN we put strong emphasis on the
impact of our designs on the end user
both now and in the future. We look to
achieve a result that is both aesthetically
pleasing and environmentally sound.
B&Q, Cribbs Causeway - Bristol
Left: Queens West
Top: New Tesco Store, Swansea
Right: Tesco Mezzanine
Far Right: JJB Sports,
Maesglas Retail Park
Caspian Point - Cardiff Bay
Reflecting commercial insight and adding
value wherever possible, HLN has had
extensive experience in the commercial
sector. Our knowledgeable teams employ
their skills and creativity to deliver
developments that both add to and
enhance today’s urban landscape.
We have a sound understanding of the
commercial market place and are driven
by your goals and ambitions for the
project. In existing high-density areas
the flexibility of the plan combined with
a clear final vision of the end result is
crucial. We create designs that work
from conception to completion.
Top left: Dumfries House - Newport
Top right: 3M Headquarters - Bracknell
Left: 3M Headquarters - Bracknell
Top right: Elmsdale Building - Cardiff
Commitment and service Bottom right: Ethos - Swansea
Asking the right questions, analysing
solutions and investing in the right
techniques and innovations has allowed
HLN to create value and exceed
expectations in the financial sector.
We will work closely with you to identify
your specific requirements and implement
a design solution that will be delivered
to exceed these requirements
Top left: Principality Building Society
Bottom left: Principality Building Society
Right: Principality Building Society HQ
Atlantic College - Vale of Glamorgan
Childrens Centre - Newport
Health and Education.
Working in partnership with a variety
of clients from the public and private
sectors, HLN has provided a wealth
of creative and cost effective solutions
in health and education. By utilising
our combined depth of knowledge we
create solutions that are sensitive to the
end user and effective for you the client.
We work closely with you to develop
and expand the brief so all elements are
Top: Rathmell Building - UWCN
considered in detail. The final result must
be one that has functionality at its core
but also considers a feeling of security,
inspiration, comfort and harmony.
At HLN we have a broad understanding
of the complexity of such projects
and will work hand in hand with you
to deliver the best.
Top/Middle: Special Needs Children Centre University of Hertfordshire
Bottom: Gastro-enterology Medical Unit
Using our network of associated offices,
HLN has developed cutting edge projects
around the world.
Whether home or abroad we apply the
same principals of teamwork, using clear
communication channels, paying attention
to every detail, innovative and creative
design solutions, sustainability and
ultimately delivering the results that go
over and above requirements. We have a
sound understanding of differing factors
and how these impact on projects in
different countries, climates and
Top left: Dubai Top right: Jeddah
Bottom middle: Bank of Mauritius: Port Louis - Mauritius
Bottom right: Dubai
Merrion Road - Dublin
Conservation. Defence and
Using sympathetic and innovative design
solutions HLN has preserved the best
of the past, while enabling the present Providing a wealth of experience and
and future use of some of Britain’s older a detailed knowledge of the industry
buildings. Be they heritage or simply has been key to our work within aviation
in need of an injection of life, we take and defence. In an industry where
a sensitive approach that seeks confidentiality is a top priority HLN
to imaginatively re-use and recycle has worked sensitively together with
materials wherever possible. organisations to create highly specialised
facilities and design solutions to meet
Sustainability is at the core of the design
their specific needs.
and attention to detail enables us to
ensure years of future use out of a building From engine testing to aircraft repair and
that seemed close to the end of its life. In maintenance facilities we believe we can
all our designs we look to minimise impact offer you a progressive solution that not
on global resources, employ cradle to only works but works better than you
grave analysis of construction materials thought possible.
and have a policy of waste minimisation
in design and on site.
Top: Old Post Office - Cardiff
Crown copyright: DARA
Top small: Extension to Burgess Building
Bottom small: Harry Ramsdens - Cardiff
GE Engine Testing Facility, Nantgarw
For further enquiries contact:
21/22 Neptune Court
Cardiff CF24 5PJ
T 029 2039 8611
F 029 2037 4690
Associated Offices: London, Hamburg and Malta
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