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  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £35,000 - £45,000
  • Ref 7954
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A creative thinker with robust technical knowledge, to join a small but rapidly expanding high-end residential specialist architectural practice to manage a small team, lead projects and assist in the growth and direction of the business as a whole.

Based in Kensington with a team of 3 permanent staff and 2 contract staff, the practice specialise in the high-end residential sector. They tend to work on properties from £1million – £10million+ in prime areas that include Kensington and Holland Park; and as such have the opportunity to design bespoke doors, furniture and fittings for a number of their elite clients. They are also affiliated with a successful Interiors and Lighting design practice.

Their current projects include 4 townhouse renovations in Kensington, a variety of extension and new build work on the periphery of London (including a Code 5 Sustainable Homes project), 3 major renovation projects to Grade II listed properties and 4 apartment schemes; all in prime conservation areas of London. They have also recently tendered on 2 hotel schemes and hope to be working on these shortly. One is a Grade II listed in Nottingham, and the other requires new build boathouse style dwellings in an area of outstanding natural beauty, along with severe flood risk levels; therefore providing a complex technical and design challenge.

Role & Responsibilities

  • To take ownership of all allocated projects and lead, manage and deliver these schemes through all work stages
  • Client management
  • Lead and manage the architectural team
  • Generate new business for the firm and assist in pushing the company and their projects forward

Required Skills & Experience

  • RIBA Part II qualified or above
  • A minimum of 5 years professional UK experience, preferably all of which has been gained in the high-end residential sector
  • A strong understanding of UK building regulations and planning
  • Robust knowledge of technical detailing
  • Fully AutoCAD literate
  • Knowledge and experience in the hotel sector would be advantageous

The Director is particularly keen to hear from candidates who possess a wide spectrum of supplier contacts and self-run projects from A-Z, of any scale; therefore demonstrating an understanding of the process and detail at each phase.

Salary & Package

The successful applicant will be offered a salary up to £45,000. The Director would consider profit share options for candidates that are able to contribute to the growth of the firm by bringing new clients in to the business.

Soft Benefits

Working from a quaint mews development just off Kensington High Street, you’ll be joining a fun and sociable team with focus and passion on the future for the business. The team adapt to ensure each project is dealt with effectively and to the highest quality, and they work together collaboratively to ensure the highest standards of work.


If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, please forward your CV and portfolio ASAP to jayde.heath@hunterdunning.co.uk or call 01243 779789.

Job Ref: 7954

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