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Hamilton Architects Launch London Office at Westminster SSOS NI and 60 Sectoral Stakeholders Attend VIP Event

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Vernon Coaker, SSoS NI (second right), pictured with Hamilton Architects Partners, from centre left, Mark Haslett, Seamus McCloskey and Paul Millar, at the launch of their new London offices during an event at Westminster hosted by Northern Ireland MPs Alasdair McDonnell (left) and Gavin Robinson.
A high profile audience of 60 construction, development and design experts attended the Westminster launch of Hamilton Architects’ London office.

Key speaker Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State NI, praised the expertise of Northern Ireland firms and commercial collaborations which are taking local talent on to the world stage.

Oliver Colvile MP, Chair of the APPG on Excellence in the Built Environment, said that businesses like Hamilton Architects had a key role to play in informing future planning, design and building strategies.

The event, at the home of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at One Birdcage Walk, was co-hosted by Gavin Robinson MP and Alasdair McDonnell MP.

A large contingent from The London Irish Construction Network also attended, along with representatives of the capital’s housing associations and councils.

Guests also heard from guest speaker Rory Olcayto, Director of Open-City, London’s leading architecture education organisation, who addressed the theme Design for Living: Building a 21st Century Society.

Mark Haslett, Hamilton’s lead Partner for the event, said: “Attracting such a high profile audience demonstrates that Northern Ireland talent like ours can still punch way above its weight in a competitive environment like London.

“Our new offices at 55 Old Broad Street represent an investment of £750k as we embark on an ambitious 5-year growth plan which aims to boost turnover by 50% and increase staff to 65 over the next couple of years.”

Hamilton, who have already clinched a contract to provide social housing for Ealing Council, announced a strong start to 2016 by winning £30m of contracts in the education sector.

At this month’s RICS Awards, Mark and fellow Partners Seamus McCloskey and Paul Millar picked up accolades for the SERC SPACE Building in Bangor and Seaview Hall at Glenarm.

Hamilton are the design brains behind headline projects like the new National Stadium for NI, Kingspan Stadium, Dundalk Race Course, Riddel Hall, Crumlin Road Gaol Visitors Centre, Ulster Museum, Mersey Ferry Terminal and greyhound stadiums in Cork and Dundalk.
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From left: Brian McKnight of Metal Technology; Mark Haslett, Partner Hamilton Architects; Glenn Byles, KSD Group; and Paul Molloy of GranabBrian McKnight of Metal Technology; Mark Haslett, Partner Hamilton Architects; Glenn Byles, KSD Group; and Paul Molloy of Granab
George Brolly of Hamilton Architects (left) with Rob Joyce of Graham ConstructionGeorge Brolly of Hamilton Architects (left) with Rob Joyce of Graham Construction
From left: Ruth Goldfeather, Elaine Dorricott and Beverly Nomafo of Ealing CouncilRuth Goldfeather, Elaine Dorricott and Beverly Nomafo of Ealing Council
From left: Geoff Patterson, Irish Football Association; Michael McGovern, Thomas Sinden; Crispin Henley, JHAI LtdFrom left: Geoff Patterson, Irish Football Association; Michael McGovern, Thomas Sinden; Crispin Henley, JHAI Ltd
George Brolly, Associate Partner Hamilton Architects, with Gemma Gallagher of Kind BuildGeorge Brolly, Associate Partner Hamilton Architects, with Gemma Gallagher of Kind Build
4X0A1577 1Vernon Coaker MP, SSoS NI (right) with Gavin Robinson MP
Peter Cummings, Turner Townsend (left) and Nick Fox, McLaren ConstructionPeter Cummings, Turner Townsend (left) and Nick Fox, McLaren Construction
From left: John Leahy, Zutec; Billy Ackers of Synergy MMS, Norma Thomas of Rift Group, and Charlotte Curran, Irish in Britain.From left: John Leahy, Zutec; Billy Ackers of Synergy MMS, Norma Thomas of Rift Group, and Charlotte Curran, Irish in Britain.
Gary Bennett of Bennett, Robertson Design (left) and Brian McKnight of Metal TechnologyGary Bennett of Bennett, Robertson Design (left) and Brian McKnight of Metal Technology
From left: Elaine Dorricott, Ealing Council; Stephen Pound MP Ealing North; Grace Wright, office of SSoS NI; Ruth Goldfellow, Ealing Council; and Michael Boyle SDLPFrom left: Elaine Dorricott, Ealing Council; Stephen Pound MP Ealing North; Grace Wright, office of SSoS NI; Ruth Goldfellow, Ealing Council; and Michael Boyle SDLP
Simon Ward of AB Associates and Frank O’Hare of The London Irish Construction NetworkSimon Ward of AB Associates and Frank O’Hare of The London Irish Construction Network
Beverly Nomafo, Ealing CouncilBeverly Nomafo, Ealing Council
George Brolly (right) of Hamilton Architects presents Dean Wade of London Chamber of Commerce with his draw prize of a hamper of Northern Ireland produceGeorge Brolly (right) of Hamilton Architects presents Dean Wade of London Chamber of Commerce with his draw prize of a hamper of Northern Ireland produce
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