Here’s the story of our launch event…..
Our new architectural practice built on its firm foundations with a Chesterfield charity when it staged its official launch party recently.
HKA was formed from the merger of Haxton Associates of Sheffield and Koyander, of Chesterfield, and decided to throw a networking event to celebrate at the premises of Chesterfield charity Fairplay.
The reason? Fairplay’s children’s centre was purpose-built by Koyander exactly five years ago – so our event was a two-fold celebration. “Our business contacts learned how this brilliant charity supports 350 North Derbyshire children and young people, while at the same witnessing how great architecture can have a positive effect on people’s lives, ” said Haxton Koyander Associates director Alistair Haxton.
“The charity gives 350 North Derbyshire children and young people with disabilities positive experiences and support and provides respite care for their families. We at HKA in Saltergate aim to forge a strong partnership with Fairplay for years to come.”
HKA, based at 73 Saltergate, Chesterfield and Queen Street, Sheffield, pools 40 years of design expertise. It is a merger of Haxton Associates of Sheffield and Koyander, which has been based in Chesterfield for 16 years. Director Alistair Haxton has a wealth of experience in commercial, residential, listed building, educational, co-housing schemes and disability living architecture and is proud to have worked on a school project in consultation with former Prime Minister Sir John Major.
Practice architect Russ Short has been with Koyanders since 1998 and lists his specialisms as heritage and listed buildings, Peak Park planning, nursing homes and housing and land developments.
Chartered architect Peter Koyander now specialises within the practice as a consultant in contentious town planning issues, preparing expert witness reports and disputes, boundaries and rights of way issues.