Lulworth Castle Renovation by GHK Architects

Gilmore Hankey Kirke Ltd was established in 1973 and practises as GHK Architects from its studios on the river Thames in central London.

The GHK Architects studio is located on Plantation Wharf, Battersea, London

Our award-winning practice serves the whole of southern England, with the occasional overseas project, and specialises in sensitive contemporary and traditional design for sustainable projects that include new build, refurbishment, and historic building conservation. We have an exceptional track record with a diverse client base, encompassing both public and private sector commissions.

Our talented team brings creative energy, drive, and attention to quality and detail in all we undertake. We do not believe in standard solutions; each project is different. We understand the importance of our clients' objectives and strive to be pragmatic and innovative in our approach.

Our vision is to be recognised as setting the standard for excellence in all that we do.

GHK ARCHITECTS is led by
Practice Director Richard Young.

GHK Architects Practice Director Richard Young.

After qualifying, Richard Young Architect RIBA spent his formative years with Whitfield Partners (Sir William Whitfield) before joining GHK in 1987. He has been fortunate to work on a number of prestige high quality projects including new build, refurbishment and conservation, which have given him considerable experience of responding to the needs of very exacting clients and the very high standard of detailing which this market demands.

Richard received an RICS AWARDS 2000 Building Conservation Award which "Honours outstanding work in the conservation of a single building or structure, or a group of buildings or structures, and covers refurbishment or conversion to new use" for his work on the restoration of Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

Richard's team includes a number of longstanding colleagues and the key personnel have collectively nearly 100 years experience with the firm.

GHK Architects has worked with a broad range of clients across varied sectors including:

  • 1 Crown Office Row
  • 2 Bedford Row Chambers
  • 2 Hare Court Chambers
  • 2TG Chambers
  • Berkeley Homes
  • Carlton Power
  • Churchill Retirement Living
  • Connells & Co
  • Coronation Land
  • Devonport Regeneration Company
  • DML Estates Ltd
  • Dominic Payte
  • Embassy of Chile
  • English Heritage
  • Fairview New Homes Ltd
  • ftb Chambers
  • Hall & Woodhouse Ltd
  • Hamways
  • Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Inspire East
  • Kerzner International
  • KR Properties (Moscow)
  • Parliamentary Works Directorate
  • Plymouth City Council
  • Private Clients in London and the south
  • Private Clients in the south-west
  • Redrow Group Services Ltd
  • Scott Wilson
  • SGI-UK Ltd
  • South Ham District Council
  • South West Regional Development Agency
  • Sutton Place (UK) Ltd
  • Symm & Company Ltd
  • Technologies Strategy Board
  • The American Bar Association
  • The German School Association
  • The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
  • The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple
  • The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple
  • The National Police Improvement Agency
  • The National Trust
  • The Richmond Golf Club
  • The Royal Parks
  • Training for Life
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Vinci Facilities
  • Wallis
  • William Pears Group

GHK ARCHITECTS has been honoured with multiple awards including:

2010:

  • Brick Awards (Best Refurbishment & Renovation):
    Bramshill Police Training College
    Shortlisted
  • Fine Art Prize:
    Leach Pottery, Studio & Museum
    Longlisted

2007:

  • Abercrombie Award:
    Royal William Yard Best Building Conversion or Conservation Winner
  • Abercrombie Award:
    Plymouth Gin Blackfriars Distillery Best Building Conversion or Conservation
    Highly Commended
  • Michelmores – Western Morning News Commercial Property Awards:
    Lower Langage Farm
    Heritage of the Year
    Highly Commended

2006:

  • RIBA Town and Country Award:
    Royal William Yard
    Design Award
    Winner
  • RIBA South West Awards:
    Royal William Yard
    Conservation
    Joint Winner
  • Clay Roofing Awards:
    Knightshayes Court, Walled Garden, Devon Roofing and Development
    Highly Commended

2004:

  • Natural Stone Awards:
    Clarence Store, Royal William Yard
    Restoration
    Commended

2002:

  • Stone Awards:
    The Brewhouse, Royal William Yard
    Restoration
    Highly Commended
  • Stone Awards:
    Bulstrode Manor, Gerrards Cross
    New Build (Traditional)
    Commended
  • Stone Awards:
    The Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill
    Craftsmanship
    Commended
  • The Manser Medal:
    Bulstrode Manor, Buckinhamshire
    Best One-off House
    Shortlisted

2001:

  • Architects Journal:
    The Boathouse, Salcombe
    Small Projects Award
    Shortlisted

2000:

  • Teddington Society:
    Teddington Hall, Middlesex Teddington
    2001 Award
  • RICS Conservation Awards:
    Lulworth Castle Building Conservation Award
  • Copper in Architecture Awards:
    The Pump House, Kensington Gardens
    Craftsmanship Award
  • Countryside Design Awards:
    The Boathouse, Salcombe Design Award
    Winner