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Shaping places that make a positive impact

We are architects and building consultants who believe places have the power to shape a more positive future - for the people who use them, for local communities, and for our planet. By embracing innovation, and with expertise grounded in two centuries of practice, we deliver healthier, safer, and smarter buildings and spaces.

How we work

We act responsibly

We take responsibility for the impact of our work and the legacy we leave. Considering how our actions contribute to wider social, economic and environmental issues – and actively exploring opportunities to make a positive contribution.

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We are inventive

We are problem solvers and love the challenge each project brings. By embracing innovation and pushing the boundaries of design, we are reimagining the way we shape new or existing spaces and enhancing the way people experience them.

Explore our insights on biophilic design

We work collaboratively

We thrive on collaboration and believe that openly sharing knowledge helps generate positive change. With experts across multiple services, sectors and business support roles working together to deliver the highest quality projects and client service.

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We champion inclusivity

We continually strive to become a more inclusive organisation. By creating open and supportive environments where everyone’s contribution is valid, we unlock creativity, inspire future generations and better understand the diverse communities we work in.

Learn how we create social value
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A brilliantly diverse team of experts, delivering award-winning projects

Working across nine UK offices, we deliver projects for clients in a variety of sectors – locally and internationally. With a multi-service approach that gives us a complete understanding of the full life cycle of the built environment.

We invest in research and development and provide space for debate and collaboration with communities and colleagues. Applying thinking that is imaginative and pragmatic in equal measure to find effective solutions for every challenge.

We approach every project with the same commitment to quality, excellence and integrity in all we do. Led by the principles of creating social value and promoting sustainability, we work to connect people, places and the environment.

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Reuse and repurposing

We specialise in unlocking opportunities, transforming underutilised spaces into vibrant, sustainable and purposeful areas. With our expertise in architecture and building consultancy we revitalise overlooked corners of our communities where brownfield sites and existing buildings await a new lease of life.

Achieving decarbonisation roundtable series

Continuing the conversation across the property profession, to discuss the critical topic of retrofit and its role in decarbonising buildings. So far in our decarbonisation roundtable discussions of 2024, we have visited Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Read more about what was shared by industry professionals during the discussions.

Supporting a town’s growth and conservation for over 180 years

We are proud to have had, and continue to have, some part in the creation, maintenance, conservation and development of many of Huddersfield’s best-loved and most eye-catching buildings, both new and old.

Listen to our latest AHR Podcast episode

In our latest podcast release, we delve into the story behind the building set to be the UK’s largest Passivhaus education building, the Woodmill and St Columba’s RC High School in Fife. Our participants share their experiences on the project, lessons learned and key takeaways for the future.

Planning approved for WELL Platinum university building!

Planning has been approved on a new Clinic Building, for the School of Health and Society, at the University of Salford. The innovative, community-driven building is aspiring for WELL Platinum certification, and will prioritise healthcare, education and sustainability, training future healthcare professionals.

Read how we have created social value in 2023

Our commitment to social value runs through everything we do and as a socially responsible company, we embed a culture of positive impact in all that we do. We are proud of the progress we have made together in 2023. Having had a busy year across the UK, we have created social value in many different ways.

Double win for Winterstoke Hundred Academy at the Michelmore’s Property Awards

Winterstoke Hundred Academy in Weston-super-Mare takes home two awards - Building of the Year and Education Project of the Year at the prestigious awards ceremony, hosted in Exeter.


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In this month’s AHR news, keep up to date with the latest in the AHR Podcast series and find out how we can help you achieve your sustainability goals.

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AHR has produced an enormous amount of work for a complex regeneration scheme in our North Fulham NDC speedily and efficiently. They have been excellent with residents, being good listeners and very responsive.”

Chris Hannington, Regeneration Project Manager

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

AHR has cleverly transformed the typical leisure centre model into an open, inclusive space that is truly loved by the users. The sense of community and care the users and operators have for the new space is amazing to see. The design team have certainly achieved this, and even exceeded expectations”

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Places Leisure Eastleigh

AHR was able to translate our vision for developing future engineers into the wonderful structure that exceeds our expectations. From the start of the project, AHR embraced the principles of our new curriculum and worked collaboratively with the academic team and a wide variety of stakeholders across the School.””

Dr Lisa Brodie, Head of School - Engineering Design & Mathematics

University of the West of England

Whenever we came up with ideas, the AHR team would take it away and consider how this could be achieved, regardless of technical constraints placed upon them. This thoughtful approach to design ensured we have exactly the school we want full of light and air and which flows in a way that works for the staff and children.””

Karen Hutchings, Headteacher

New Park Primary School

We can help your project make a positive impact

Our team of experts are ready to take on any challenge - no matter how big, small, or complex. If you've got a project you'd like to discuss, we'd love to hear from you.

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