BA (Hons) BArch PGDip RIBA
An experienced Architect with a significant and varied project portfolio, Derek joined P+HS Architects in 2012. Working within private practice for nearly 20 years Derek has delivered a wide range of projects within the residential, commercial and healthcare sectors.
Continuing his success at P+HS, Derek was appointed as a Director of the Board in April 2016 and is now leading the expansion of our Newcastle office.
Holding a postgraduate Diploma in Participatory Design, Derek not only has a passion for great Architecture but is also a great advocate of user interaction within the design process.
Recently Derek has led the delivery of a £7m Integrated Care Hub in South Tyneside; a joint initiative for the NHS and Local Authority. The project, aimed at offering comprehensive support for the growing ageing population, provides a range of health and social care day services as well as residential accommodation and specific provision for dementia care. The facility will enable multi agency working from public and 3rd sector providers, co-ordinating multiple stakeholders within one facility.
Utilising his experience and knowledge, Derek has worked with our clients considering site masterplans and development control strategies. With specific focus on maximising the efficiency of our client’s land, Derek has provided advice on phased developments, rationalisation techniques and long term build programmes.’
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Dementia Care, healthcare, Mental Health, Residential