University Locks provides 659 high quality en-suite and shared en-suite student bedrooms at the eastern edge of Birmingham’s educational quarter. Hickman & Smith Architects were appointed to deliver the scheme under sub-consultancy of national architectural practice Glenn Howells Architects.
This scheme is a key part of the emerging Eastside Masterplan. Hickman & Smith Architects’ role was to deliver the project during the construction stage and to ensure compliance with statutory regulations. Hickman & Smith Architects performed client facing activities including compliance monitoring services, regular site visits, reporting on progress, quality and risks, and assisted with project handover, rectification and defects.
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
No hesitation in recommending to others.
My go to architects for any project of any size.
Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.