Matt and Warren
Matt and Warren of CP Architects are re-modelling their own premises to create a convenient post-pandemic workspace
At the moment, it’s fair to say that the interior of CP Architects is looking rather more like a building site. By early next year, however, practice co-Directors Matt Hedges and Warren Hagues will have moved into a dedicated studio-cum-office and their spacious basement will be transformed into a hot desk hub.
‘We do appreciate the irony of us having to work through the “chaos” when that’s the process our clients often have to endure,’ smiles Warren. ‘But, after everything is finished, we’ll be able to offer a flexible alternative to the kitchen table or coffee shop to anyone who, post-pandemic, has changed their work-life balance (according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, 37% of people worked from home in 2020).
‘We will have six hot desks each with space for up to two people, fast, reliable Internet, a private meeting area and kitchen facilities. Matt and I are looking forward to welcoming other local businesses, start-ups and community ventures, so if you are interested, do get in touch.’
CP Architects was founded in 1992, Matt joined in 1999 and Warren in 2004, and both are specialists in Hammersmith and Fulham’s housing stock. In particular, they are used to negotiating the complexities of the planning processes and familiar with the issues that arise and how to solve them.
‘As architects, we look at every project, whether it’s a complete re-build or an extension from multiple points of view: design, including structural technicalities, light issues, usability, construction, the locality and the quality of space,’ explains Matt.
‘Most importantly, we never take a one-size fits all approach. We don’t simply pick from a limited repertoire of options; rather, we provide individual solutions that tick the boxes of the brief and, of course, meet the budget. Contrary to popular belief, we often find that we’re the ones holding the purse strings tighter!’
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