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.

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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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