Location Hartley Wintney, Hampshire
Staff 30 architects 7 other designers 24 administrative/support staff 54 technical staff 4 partners (3 architects, 1 architectural technologist) 18 associates What kind of work does the practice specialise in?
The partnership was established in 1963, and works from one office in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. We offer architectural design and technical expertise supported by in-house planning, interior design, visualisation and graphic-design professionals. Our specialisms are in the private and commercial sectors and cover retail, leisure, workplace, residential, regeneration, transport, conservation and masterplanning. The schemes we undertake have budgets of between £500,000 and £150 million and include both new-build and refurbishment.
This year we were awarded a BCSC Gold Award and were shortlisted in the Regeneration Awards.
What benefits do you offer staff?
Offices situated in a large converted brewery in an idyllic Hampshire village. We have addressed the long-hours culture by promoting a healthy work/life balance. Working hours and overtime are monitored and appropriate working methods adapted to minimise excessive commitments. Other benefits include personal staff mentoring, monthly three-day weekend, field trips, CPD courses, study leave. Flexible benefits taken in cash or kind include private health care, pension payments, childcare vouchers, travel insurance, health club membership, bikes4work, shopping vouchers, dental insurance, buying or selling holiday entitlement.
An optional flexible working scheme can provide 13 extra days off.
Which CAD packages do you use?
Staff spotlight on. . .
Name Nick Ralls Age 31 Status Senior architect Education Universities of Newcastle, London South Bank When did you join the practice?
July 2006 What do you like about working there?
It is a responsible and forward-thinking employer. The flexible working scheme means I get an extra day a month with my baby daughter. And the location is excellent.
We moved out of London last year and it has proved to be a great improvement to the quality of our life. The workload makes for interesting projects too: I am working on two large mixed-use schemes on sensitive sites.
Contact Lyons + Sleeman + Hoare Architects Nero Brewery, Cricket Green, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8QA Tel: 01252 844144 Fax: 01252 844800 Email: Enquiries@lsharch. co. uk Web: www. lsharch. co. uk