History

P+HS Architects was formed as a partnership in Stokesley, North Yorkshire in 1983 and since that time has pursued a planned strategy of sustained development and growth and now, since 2004, operates as a limited company with a strong and successful track record in the healthcare and residential sectors. The incorporation of the company was completed as part of a wider plan for long term succession and to allow a clear separation between the ownership and management of the business.

The company now has six directors and seven associates, who lead and manage the architectural teams delivering some of the most innovative and accomplished design projects throughout the UK and overseas.

The practice consistently appears in the top 50 best companies to work for in the design and construction industry, and was the first company to appear in the top 5 of all categories for which it was eligible in the ‘Building’ magazine survey.

P+HS Architects specialises in the design and delivery of complex, healthcare buildings providing architectural expertise to healthcare clients in both the public and private sectors in the UK and overseas. We work with many of the DoH P21/P21+ PSCPs responsible for the design of a wide range of new build and refurbishment hospitals projects. Approximately 80% of our workload is dedicated to healthcare in acute, primary care and mental health settings. Over the past 30 years we have developed a thorough understanding of the needs of healthcare clients and offer high value solutions which reflect current world class thinking.

Since the practice was formed we have also worked with numerous major housebuilders, RPs and Housing Associations and our reputation is founded on the close working relationships that we nurture with clients, local authorities, end users, contractors and suppliers, enabling us to deliver buildings that work well and stand the test of time.

We provide a full range of Architectural Services, from feasibility studies to evaluating the development potential of sites and providing the basis for Housing Corporation funding applications, through to the administration of traditional building contracts and inspection of works during the construction process, but the majority of our work is undertaken within a partnering framework. 

One of the aims of P+HS Architects is to develop and maintain a sustainable business; this applies not only to the way in which we operate but also in the solutions we deliver to our clients. Sustainable design is one of our core areas of expertise and we’re currently designing to level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and we have completed the first, and only, healthcare building in the UK to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’. We’ve been addressing the sustainability agenda since our inception in 1983 and have exemplar and award winning projects to prove it.

Our teams are the very heart of our service to our clients. We value them highly, train them well and reward them appropriately. Our position as one of the top five employers in the industry enables us to attract and retain highly qualified staff enabling us to offer consistent teams to our clients.

Above all, we’re a well-resourced, profitable, director-led firm with specific expertise in all forms and size of healthcare and residential projects - and we’re endlessly enthusiastic about the work we do.