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Halsey House Pinders Healthcare Design Awards Winner 2011

About us

The practice was established in 1938 by John Portess and Frederick Richardson and was originally located in Peterborough's Cathedral Square.

The current practice consists of a multidisciplinary team, whose experience and ability is current and relevant to both traditional and design and build contracts.

Our current portfolio consists predominately of healthcare, town centre retail, and residential projects, though we have also recently worked on conservation and education developments, all of which vary in size and complexity.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to receive a copy of our brochure.



LABC Awards 2019 Winner - Best Inclusive Building - Thorpe Wood Care Home

LABC Awards 2017 Finalists in two categories for Maurice House for Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development and Best Inclusive Building.


Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2015 Winners - Dunkirk Memorial House, Best Dementia Care Facility!

Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2011 Winners - Halsey House

Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2009 Finalist - Lister House

Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2007 Finalist - Dunwood Court

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LABC Building excellence Awards 2017
Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2015 Winner
Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2011 Winner

We’ve helped many individuals and businesses with their design and construction needs since 1938! Whether you’re looking for a residential, commercial or industrial project — we’ve done them all.


Our clients include The Royal British Legion, The Royal Chelsea Pensioners, Greenwood Academies Trust, South Holland District Council, Peterborough Care, Country Court Care, Caron Group, RNIB, City of Peterborough to name just a few .


When it comes to quality, some people know to go with the very best . We welcome you to do the same.

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We are proud to be a RIBA Chartered Practice of architects in Peterborough. Chartered Practices are the only architectural practices endorsed and promoted by the RIBA, through commitments to quality assurance, business management and client service.

To find out more about the RIBA and working with an architect, please visit

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