About Us

Who we are

“We believe good design can make a positive contribution to the environment and be uplifting to people’s everyday lives.”

Hurley Porte and Duell was established by W.C de la Porte in London in 1945 and in the early years specialised in war damage work. He received an OBE for his services to the YMCA movement. The Colchester office was opened in 1975 and is now our sole office.

Hurley Porte and Duell has designed and administered the construction of most building types. Our practice portfolio is diverse, covering small scale refurbishment projects to multi-million pound new buildings. Please look at our case studies for details of our many projects.

Benefits

Whatever your project size, we can offer you the following benefits:

  •  A fully registered and Chartered RIBA practice
  • Employment of qualified and experienced staff
  • Centrally located in Colchester, forefront of the profession
  • Architectural design creativity and flair for turning visions into reality
  • Technical expertise and solutions on building design, defects and conditions
  • Sustainable and Environmental design solutions
  • Personal and friendly service
  • A professionally indemnified insured service
  • Knowledge and experience of local consultants and builders
  • Local knowledge of planning and building control regulations
  • Familiarity with local authority officers
  • Competitive flexible fees and an efficient service to suit your needs
  • Computer aided design systems and skills to remain at the forefront of innovation

Our Aim

Our aim is to interpret client’s requirements to create completed projects that are original, practical and represent good value. We pride ourselves on the number of clients who return to us with further work. Much of our work has been as a result of personal recommendation by previous clients.

The combination of diversity of our work, years of experience, service and attention to detail is our guarantee of satisfaction. We aim to make your experience of using our services rewarding and enjoyable. If you need advice on any aspect of design, architecture, planning or procurement of a building project however large or small, we will be pleased to assist you.

 

What Our Clients Say About Us

 

“Thank you to Hurley Porte and Duell for all your help, expertise and creativity over the years in helping us create a wonderful hotel facility and restaurant at The North Hill Hotel and Green Room, Colchester.”

Rob Brown

Restaurant, Green Room, Colchester

“Mark has been involved in the designs, planning and contract requirements from the outset giving a professional, personal service. I would personally recommend HPD Architects.”

Martin

Various Projects, Sudbury

“Just wanted to say thanks for so much detail and making our lives a little easier with this process! Its a pleasure working with you.”

Oliver

Various Projects, Alan Bender Ltd. Fordham Heath

Residential Architectural Services

We provide a wide range of services to help you with your project, starting with design ideas and a free consultation leading onto a feasibility study with building cost estimates, and through to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation approvals.

We have local planning knowledge and ‘listed building’ expertise to tackle even the most challenging projects.

We can even procure and manage the building work for you with an option to use our project management services and builders from our approved list. The services are broken down into clearly defined stages. Fixed fees are available for each stage and these can be packaged to suit your project.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Commercial Architectural Services

Our commercial services follow the RIBA Plan of Work, where the services are broken down into eight work stages. These can be customised to create a ‘project specific plan’ to suit your needs.

We can offer a complete service from inception to completion, acting as your lead consultant, contract administrator, employer’s agent, and principal designer. Alternatively, you can choose from a menu of services giving you flexibility on how you wish to procure your building project.

Our services are delivered using integrated IT systems, including the National Building Specification and CAD software with 3-d modelling. We are committed to collaborative working with design teams and clients using the latest ‘BIM’, ‘Building Information Management’ systems.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Community Architectural Services

Our community projects include village and community halls, youth centres, schools, healthcare centres, doctors and dentists surgeries, nurseries and childcare facilities.

We recognise community and social projects are often limited by a lack of funding, we can provide assistance and advice with grant funding as well as some limited services on a ‘no grant no fee basis’ to help get your project started.

A ‘value engineering’ approach is often needed to balance the requirements of these projects against available funds, using a combination of our experience and skills and our contacts with builders and other consultants we strive to find solutions which give our clients ‘best value’ in the long term whilst also providing sustainable solutions.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

Residential Architectural Services

We provide a wide range of services to help you with your project, starting with design ideas and a free consultation leading onto a feasibility study with building cost estimates, and through to obtaining the necessary planning and building regulation approvals.

We have local planning knowledge and ‘listed building’ expertise to tackle even the most challenging projects.

We can even procure and manage the building work for you with an option to use our project management services and builders from our approved list. The services are broken down into clearly defined stages. Fixed fees are available for each stage and these can be packaged to suit your project.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

 

Commercial Architectural Services

Our commercial services follow the RIBA Plan of Work, where the services are broken down into eight work stages. These can be customised to create a ‘project specific plan’ to suit your needs.

We can offer a complete service from inception to completion, acting as your lead consultant, contract administrator, employer’s agent, and principal designer. Alternatively, you can choose from a menu of services giving you flexibility on how you wish to procure your building project.

Our services are delivered using integrated IT systems, including the National Building Specification and CAD software with 3-d modelling. We are committed to collaborative working with design teams and clients using the latest ‘BIM’, ‘Building Information Management’ systems.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

Community Architectural Services

Our community projects include village and community halls, youth centres, schools, healthcare centres, doctors and dentists surgeries, nurseries and childcare facilities.

We recognise community and social projects are often limited by a lack of funding, we can provide assistance and advice with grant funding as well as some limited services on a ‘no grant no fee basis’ to help get your project started.

A ‘value engineering’ approach is often needed to balance the requirements of these projects against available funds, using a combination of our experience and skills and our contacts with builders and other consultants we strive to find solutions which give our clients ‘best value’ in the long term whilst also providing sustainable solutions.

Please get in touch for a ‘free no obligation meeting’ to discuss your requirements.

 

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mark@hpd-architects.co.uk
01206 544939

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3 Balkerne House
Balkerne Passage
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1PA

01206 544939
mark@hpd-architects.co.uk

 

 

 

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Essex
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