Government & Commercial

HTP projects include The National Archives in Kew, the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington and BEIS (The Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Victoria Street, Central London.

We were commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to design and act as Lead Consultant for the new British Ambassador’s Residence in Muscat, Oman. Over the past 25 years, our associated office in Oman, Huckle and Partners LLC, have designed and completed Law Courts, Offices, Assembly Buildings and numerous other government, military petrochemical and commercial projects. Repeat Corporate Clients include Shell and Petroleum/ energy companies.

The National Archives

HTP have carried out numerous projects within this large building complex, which is part repository and archive storage for government documents, and part office, museum and educational centre. Individual project values range from £50,000 to £4 million. These include large scale reroofing of the glass atria (which needed to be carried out in the occupied building during business and usual), new gym, space planning for a new repository, digitisation, office and public areas, HTP also designed a new reception area and porch, renewal of toilet and service facilities, redesign of the map room, and numerous techinical studies in to repairs to the fabric of the new building. Over 20 planning Consents have been successfully achieved, and on many projects HTP have provided all design and consultancy services, on a “one stop shop” basis.

The National Physical Laboratory

NPL is a large world class government scientific research centre in Teddington, specialising in measurement standards. A range of projects has been carried out by HTP. This includes, as part of the ISS FM team, rebuilding and refitting specialist laboratories for the Government Office of Product Safety and Standards, studies to renew the onsite restaurant, and numerous Planning Consents for aerials, ancillary buildings, satellite radomes etc to facilitate the ongoing scientific work.

BEIS (The Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

in Victoria Street, Central London

HTP were appointed by ISS Facilities Management as architects and design advisors for this 2 year project. Many challenges were presented as the building is a large, very busy office complex and conference Centre. Carrying out the work on site through the Covid emergency was also an issue that was successfully resolved, and was assisted by weekly online project management and progress meetings. The project involved redesigning all the entrance areas and two external areas to update and improve the visual appearance and enhance security.

HTP produced some 40 detailed layout and coordination drawings, including full colour 3D visuals so the Client could get a feel for the new entrance area concepts. Planning Applications were made as necessary and the project was completed successfully.