Gilmore Hankey Kirke Ltd was established in 1973 and practises as GHK Architects from its studios on the river Thames in central 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.
My husband and I hired GHK Architects, led by Richard Young, to carry out a thorough renovation of our period home in Barnes, south west London. Richard and the GHK team were thoroughly professional in their approach and were driven by a commitment to high quality standards and excellence. Read more They were the right firm for us to employ to restore the period features of the house as this is an area the firm excels at. The team at GHK were all very pleasant to deal with and were patient with us when we were slow to make decisions. They were also very respectful of our requirement to adhere to a budget and we were happy that the project came in on budget. We would have no hesitation in recommending this company.
GHK ARCHITECTS is led by
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:
GHK helped us with planning and listed building consent for both some single glazed sash windows and a larger fiddly sub basement dig out at the front of the house which had a number of joins and links to pre-existing structures. Read more Sensible, practical and generally timely approach and didn't take any nonsense from an errant builder!
GHK ARCHITECTS has been honoured with multiple awards including: