Lewis & Hickey are architects with
an established reputation for project
design and implementation stretching
back over 100 years.
The group operates out of seven international ofﬁces;
Edinburgh, Guildford, London, Manchester, Nottingham,
Mumbai and Prague, working on a wide variety of architectural
projects across commercial, public and private sectors.
We are involved in all stages of the complex end-to-end
process of project delivery, from the inception of new ideas to
At L&H we provide integrated teams that include not only
architects, but also interior, product and graphic designers,
supported by technicians, CDM coordinators and project
managers. Our two sub brands signal the distinctive services
we offer clients.
L&H Studio provide clients with
brand design services.
L&H Solutions is a specialist
project management consultancy.
Lewis & Hickey design 21st
century student living which sets
new levels of quality and instills
architecture interior design product design graphic design
project managers CDM coordinators building surveyors technicians
Our experienced team have the knowledge
and expertise to design contemporary student
accommodation that is both robust and
functional for the operators whilst providing
excellent investment returns.
“Lewis & Hickey work hard to understand our business and work closely
with us to continually develop our brand. They are highly successful
in designing and delivering contemporary buildings which meet our
requirements and exceed our expectations”
Rob Greaves - Opal Property Group
Ensure Our holistic approach seeks to
maximise the beneﬁts for each of
are key to the successful delivery.
ﬁnancial viability our clients. We foster strong Commercial astuteness and a
commitment to learning mean we
relationships with developers and
operators to understand their employ our vast knowledge to create
Maximise product in the marketplace. We then buildings that add value at all levels
value seek to develop and enhance that
offering through high quality design.
and promote our clients image. We
often explore bespoke solutions to
We work with clients from site problems to ensure we maximise
Understand acquisition stage in developing value.
client needs feasibility studies; assist them in
obtaining funding; and ﬁnally we
Understanding our client’s business
is essential to designing a good
transform the vision into reality with
student living experience. Most
Develop our extensive construction and
major towns and cities in the UK
our client’s product already have a wide range of
student accommodation buildings
and brand We have experience in all methods
of project procurement and delivery and villages on offer - we recognise
including; Frameworks, Joint the need to keep evolving our
Exceed Ventures, Partnerships and special designs to ensure students chose to
live in the new developments ﬁrst,
purpose vehicles. We promote a
end user team approach to all stages of our thereby maximising
expectations work; we believe strong relationships occupancy levels.
“L&H designed and delivered two phases of on-campus
student accommodation with the University of Nottingham.
As part of our ongoing relationship they have subsequently
been appointed as a consultant on our Framework
Agreement for future projects”
Tim Brooksbank - University of Nottingham Estates
A design solution needs to
reﬂect the wide range of
aspirations and needs for a
suitable living environment.
We work with our clients and local cafes, laundries, shops, bars and all environmental and sustainable
education institutes to understand restaurants alongside a management innovations for the future running of
the demographics of any particular suite with support services. We also the buildings and present our clients
site. We then design a suitable consider broadening the usability of with all the options at an early stage.
diverse mix of bedroom types and student accommodation for use in Together with the contractor we
support facilities accordingly. This out-of-term periods – for example explore new innovations in materials,
can range from cluster apartments designing the buildings for hotel/ construction systems and off-site
to studios and private apartments, conference accommodation use. fabrication.
all with varying speciﬁcations.
Bedrooms and en-suite facilities We work closely with the delivery We believe there is a need to build
can also vary from singles, twins team to promote sustainable better and build more efﬁciently
and doubles. A development may methods of construction and – and we can add value to this
also include leisure facilities, building operations. We consider process.
We have a thorough knowledge
of the student living sector
and can add value to the
Future predictions indicate that the there is likely to be further growth in Planning Permission, delivering
demand for student living looks demand for Private Halls. the development effectively and
set to continue, however more efﬁciently and ensuring effective
efﬁcient ways of delivering these By understanding all the factors management strategies are designed
developments need to be established involved we can support our clients for maintaining and upgrading
to ensure we continue to provide an in delivering successful student the facilities to compete with new
effective new supply. living. We can work with you on competition
the following; ﬁnding the right site
As pressure increases from in the right location, getting the L&H have the knowledge and
Local Authorities to reverse the Colleges & Universities on board, experience to support and / or lead
‘studentiﬁcation’ of inner city suburbs designing diverse developments our clients in all of the activities stated
back to affordable family housing, which meet local demand, obtaining above.
“We have worked alongside Lewis & Hickey in developing
on-campus student living for a major university. They
understand effective and efﬁcient design in construction
and are pro-active in ensuring the team manage value to
balance quality with affordability”
Kevin Chrisp - Partner and Head of Student Accommodation
EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy
We have the capacity to
deliver and the expertise to
make a difference. The strong
relationships we build with
clients and colleagues are
founded on trust and deﬁned
by quality in all that we do.
At Lewis & Hickey, we know the deadlines and budgets. our willingness to go the extra mile
importance of delivering projects to meet and exceed expectations.
within the time and cost speciﬁed, Positive working relationships Health and safety, together
whilst maintaining the quality must be maintained to avoid with value for money, are key
demanded: understanding the confrontations and delays, which is considerations as we aim to deliver
requirements, effective design, why we strive to create a productive not only successful projects, but
communication and planning are climate where collaboration and also strong, lasting partnerships
the key to these goals. communication between clients, with everyone we work with.
designers, consultants and
We have extensive student living contractors is nurtured.
experience from conception to
practical completion, working with Our enduring relationships with
design team partners to meet multiple clients are a reﬂection of