Hudson Architects are one of the UK’s leading architecture and design practices, with an impressive portfolio of award-winning and critically acclaimed projects throughout the UK and worldwide. We design imaginative and sensitive buildings that balance the needs of clients, users and the public, combining architectural flair with value for money.
We have a worldwide reputation for innovative, exciting design, and have won numerous awards for our work. We are known particularly for our sensitive response to context, and our willingness to explore innovative design, techniques and materials. Our portfolio encompasses high quality new build and renovation, education and research facilities, cultural and museum buildings, offices, one-off and volume housing, community buildings and civic spaces.
Our practice was established in 2002 by Anthony Hudson, who today leads a 24-strong team from our offices in Norwich, Holt and London. Our client list includes major cultural, educational, housing and civic organisations, and our work regularly leads to multiple repeat commissions – such as our series of education, gallery and event spaces for Norwich University of the Arts.
One such project, the Guntons Building, is a bold refurbishment that has given new life and outstanding facilities to a key city centre campus building. 2015 sees the completion of NUA’s new School of Architecture, and we are also looking forward to the completion of NUA’s new Ideas Factory Centre for Digital Creative Business Incubation – a lively environment where creative businesses can flourish in the heart of Norwich’s creative quarter. These projects also touch on an important aspect of practice life at Hudson Architects: we take our responsibility as a leading Norwich business very seriously and have an active programme of support and engagement with the local business community and the general public.
Our leisure and civic portfolio continues to expand. Current leisure projects include a golf resort in the Inner Hebrides and a skillful restoration and extension of a 17th century manor house in Essex to create a new country hotel. In Diss we are refurbishing the historic Corn Hall to create a state-of-the-art cultural venue, and working on the surrounding streetscape to enhance Diss’s historic character. More recently, we have been appointed to a transformational £12m refurbishment and conservation project at Norwich Castle where we are seeking to restore the building’s architectural integrity while creating innovative display spaces as part of an important new partnership with the British Museum.
We continue to produce outstanding one-off residential projects, including a soon to be completed family home on Jersey, built within the walls of an early 20th century folly, and a thatched new country house. Like so much of our work, these projects capture the imagination, ensuring that Hudson Architects’ work is widely published and recognised through key awards programmes.
Our many years of experience allows us to help clients negotiate the complexities of consent regimes and funding mechanisms to deliver successful projects. We believe in designing low energy and value for money buildings that take account of all phases of the construction process, are fit for purpose, and are long-lasting. We communicate well with clients, construction partners and the public, and are quick to respond and collaborate with our clients.
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