Architects, interior design, durham, north east, london

Latest News

In the Press (The Journal) - Chilton Health Centre
Friday, 05 December 2014 10:59
Surgo embarks on £1.5m healthcare scheme in County Durham Dec 05, 2014...
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Awards Success!
Friday, 28 November 2014 09:09
  The success of Treetops continues... HLP have been awarded 'The...
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Our Profile

Founded in 1979, Howarth Litchfield’s reputation has been built on delivering world-class architectural, interior design, surveying and management services. We offer award winning architectural solutions and unique designs, proactively working with our clients’ to deliver high quality projects based on a thorough understanding of the vision, aspirations and objectives.

Our professional and friendly team strives to be one of the finest architectural consultancy firms contributing to client success, wherever we work.

The unique multi-disciplinary capability provides reliable total project solutions or selective professional services to seamlessly fit any project requirement.

We have won regional RICS awards for the last five years and Sacriston Surgery was Building of the Year in 2009.

In 2011 we picked up accolades in conservation and community sections, which recognise the diverse skills that HLP have used for all of our clients.

Tennant Street - Publication

Esh - tennant street ARTICLE 



Tennant Street - Completion



Tennant Street Medical Centre was completed with Esh Group and welcomed patients in March 2015.

Along with NHS GP surgeries and treatment rooms, the Medical Centre offers a contemporary environment for both staff and patients.

In the News - Neil Turner "Ask yourself what you really want"



NT article 3 journal homemaker




Anyone for Cricket?

Well more can play now, as the County ground in Jesmond has fantastic new practice nets installed. We have worked with the club and the funding groups to assist the club in the design and construction of the new facility.

We are currently helping Jesmond Cricket Club, at the clubhouse, as they seek to improve the facilities for all players.

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The New Year - First Quarter

It’s been a busy first quarter for the practice and I realise I haven’t uploaded a blog due to workload; which is actually a great admission.


We are seeing activity across many sectors in the practice.  A gradual confidence is emerging amongst clients both old and new.

The interior design, surveying and Architectural teams seem to be undertaking a huge variety of projects.


I said last year that clients really ought to get projects moving as prices were likely to start increasing and my crystal ball has been correct. There is cost inflation on materials and a growing desire amongst the builders to uplift the preliminaries cost from near zero to 5%.  We are seeing contractors turning down tenders as they become more specific on what they are interested in.


Don’t despair, good value still exists.  Market conditions still result in good value if you pick the right consultant, contractor and contract.


All too often, when we become involved in a project, we see that poor choices/decisions in the early stages can have a lasting effect.  So if you have project that’s at the embryonic stages, then give one of the Directors a call.


All the best for Spring 


Neil Turner, Director


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