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Hawkins\Brown bags Chengdu trio

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London-based practice Hawkins\Brown has formed an international arm – and secured three schemes in China

The firm, which is celebrating 25 years of existence, is currently operating Hawkins\Brown International (HBI) from its London office.

But it has already picked up a trio of projects in Chengdu and is considering opening an office in the Chinese city.

Partner Roger Hawkins told AJ: ‘We have been conducting feasibility studies as HBI since just before Christmas.

‘We are looking to set up an office in Chengdu. We have some space and are going through the process.’

Hawkins said work on London’s mammoth Crossrail scheme – Hawkins\Brown is carrying out detailed design work for Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Bond Street stations – had helped it win work in China.

‘Crossrail has been very useful,’ he said. ‘We talked to local authorities in China and they were very interested in our experience on Crossrail.’

HBI secured a 100 hectare masterplan scheme around Sanhe Metro in Xindu, close to Chengdu, in part due to its experience on the London rail stations, Hawkins said.

The practice is also developing a 7 hectare masterplan in Xindu for Nordic City – eight towers providing 300,000m2 of retail, residential and office space and surrounded by courtyards and terraces.

It is redeveloping the Beixin Artillery Road Bridge connecting Xindu with Chengdu as a gateway into Nordic City.









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