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.
We are hiring...
GHK Architects are seeking a Project Runner to work with the Director on delivering an interesting historic building refurbishment.
The project, within one of the historic Inns of Court, will include the provision of new seminar and associated spaces and the introduction of comprehensive modern services.
Experience of very high quality detailing is essential.
Other work includes both contemporary and traditional high end residential projects.
To apply for this freelance position, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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
- William Pears Group
GHK ARCHITECTS has been honoured with multiple awards including:
Brick Awards (Best Refurbishment & Renovation):
Bramshill Police Training College
Fine Art Prize:
Leach Pottery, Studio & Museum
Royal William Yard Best Building Conversion or Conservation Winner
Plymouth Gin Blackfriars Distillery Best Building Conversion or Conservation
Michelmores – Western Morning News Commercial Property Awards:
Lower Langage Farm
Heritage of the Year
RIBA Town and Country Award:
Royal William Yard
RIBA South West Awards:
Royal William Yard
Clay Roofing Awards:
Knightshayes Court, Walled Garden, Devon Roofing and Development
Natural Stone Awards:
Clarence Store, Royal William Yard
The Brewhouse, Royal William Yard
Bulstrode Manor, Gerrards Cross
New Build (Traditional)
The Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill
The Manser Medal:
Bulstrode Manor, Buckinhamshire
Best One-off House
The Boathouse, Salcombe
Small Projects Award
Teddington Hall, Middlesex Teddington
RICS Conservation Awards:
Lulworth Castle Building Conservation Award
Copper in Architecture Awards:
The Pump House, Kensington Gardens
Countryside Design Awards:
The Boathouse, Salcombe Design Award