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Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Hawkes Edwards is a RIBA Chartered Practice working on projects across the UK. Founded in 1955 the practice has always specialised in historic buildings and new build within a heritage setting, with the majority of projects based around either the sympathetic adaptation, alteration, conservation and repair of listed buildings or new buildings within a conservation area.

We value careful and conservative repair, and believe that the alteration and re-use of these buildings is best informed and inspired within a strong design environment. Our focus on strong concepts ensures alterations are of a high architectural quality, allows heritage buildings to continue to be relevant and give historic sites a vibrant sustainable future.

Our work often involves resolving challenging planning situations with creative and sensitive design solutions. We have developed our reputation in succeeding where others have failed, by achieving designs that work for both clients, conservation professionals and planning authorities. We believe our success is a result of our commitment to continually developing our range of experience and expertise and building strong long term relationships with our clients, their buildings and the other specialists we work with.

Much of our work involves meeting the challenge of fitting a new building or use into an historic or sensitive setting, or unlocking the potential of a site where planning policy or environmental constraints threaten the scheme proposed. Recognising the importance of sustainable design, the practice works hard to introduce sustainable materials, renewable energy and low carbon technologies alongside traditional heritage materials and craftsmanship, for timeless designs to last a lifetime.

The practice is lead by the Principal Trevor Edwards along with Associates Andrew Warner and Greg Bicknell, who lead a dedicated team of Architects, Technologists and Project Managers with a wide range of project and conservation experience.

Hawkes Edwards are conservation accredited with membership of the AABC and are members of the PassivHaus Trust and the Green Register.