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About us

About us

"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.

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 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.


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