Hazle McCormack Young LLP

In: Architects
Contact: Gordon Young
Leap House, Frog Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN1 1YT

HazleMcCormackYoung LLP is a chartered architectural practice. Over four decades HMY has strived to consistently deliver highly creative, sustainable and economically sound solutions to a range of commissions receiving national and regional awards as a result. Working from three Kent studios, the team of 33 includes 13 qualified architects with 5 partners.

In both the public and private sectors, we have a very high success rate in obtaining planning consents for residential projects. Our sound knowledge of the principles of housing fused with imaginative design enables HMY to optimise the potential of any site for a single dwelling or estate. We have also been involved in over 70 group self build projects throughout the country, totalling over 1500 houses. We are considered pioneers in this field.

With our thorough knowledge of current technology and highly practical approach to space planning, HMY design extremely efficient and cost effective workplaces. Our experienced team thrive on transforming dull or redundant space into dynamic environments.

HMY have considerable experience in all areas of community architecture including; Education, Healthcare, Arts & Leisure, Rehabilitation and Conservation. We place the emphasis on thorough research and assessment, working closely with clients throughout the design process to keep our thinking on brief. Our collective expertise in these fields, our keen understanding of new materials and technology and our passion for innovation is all intelligently applied to design spaces that truly meet community needs.

In the field of education HMY appreciate that methods of teaching and learning in schools, colleges and universities are constantly changing due to advancing technology and an evolving curriculum. We are well informed of these changes, proactively developing innovative and flexible solutions to exceed the standards required. A comprehensive brief is critical to achieving a happy, more effective learning environment and we make the time to consult in the early stages with everyone involved – from the local education authority to the pupils and wider community.

Latest Project News

Southborough Community Hub

The Southborough Community Hub has been a long-term aspiration of Southborough Town Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council, to provide a community facility for the people of Southborough and High Brooms. It is designed to provide a flexible, multi-use community space providing a library, community hall, community rooms, medical centre, town council offices and retail space.

In order to provide best value and maximise use of this asset, the building is intended to be flexible and adaptable in the way it can be used. The scheme has been integrated into an existing masterplan for this area of Southborough and will also provide a new public square bounded by the main hub building, residential and retail buildings which are currently under construction.

Working with Baxall construction, HMY have helped secure planning consent for the scheme and work is planned to start in April 2019.

Planning submitted for Kent’s first medical school campus

The Medical School is a partnership between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It will be the County’s first ever medical school, bringing together the existing centres of excellence in health and medical education provided by the two universities and local healthcare organisations, to offer a new model of patient-focused medical education. The Medical School will also be an essential part of the solution for recruiting and retaining medical professionals in the region.

The new Medical School will provide 150 undergraduate places each year and offer five-year undergraduate programmes resulting in joint degrees from both institutions in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The Universities will provide high quality research to find evidence-based solutions to promote health, address local challenges and reduce inequalities in provision across the county.

The Medical School will be based between both University campuses, with students able to be full participation members of these communities using the world class facilities and working with other students in health and social care related programmes. The University of Kent will provide the general teaching facilities in the new building described below. Specialist practical teaching facilities will be accommodated at Canterbury Christ Church University campus within their new Science & Engineering Building, which is currently being constructed.

A planning application was submitted at the end of 2018 and the building will be open for the start of courses in August 2020.


Tunbridge Wells – James Robson – Partner
01892 515311
Email: jamesr@hmy.uk.com

Canterbury – Stephen Coomber – Partner
01227 454497
Email: stephenc@hmy.uk.com

Dover – David Hall – Partner
01304 215336
Email: davidh@hmy.uk.com