Hamson Barron Smith is an integrated design and building consultancy founded on the principles of quality, innovation, respect and trust.

We operate from a national network of key strategic geographic hubs: London, Brighton, Exeter, Haywards Heath, Norwich and Leeds.

The core services we provide are architecture, surveying, building services engineering, engineering and strategic development & consultancy.

Our commercial and public sector clients come to us because they require an innovative approach from people they can trust, who understand their aims, then deliver an affordable and timely solution of exceptional quality.

From small design and maintenance commissions to the delivery of large scale new build or refurbishment developments which capture the imagination


Using our experience, combined with innovative thinking and expert knowledge of current best practice, we help our clients to realise their objectives by providing the highest standards of professional consultancy.

We are client focused, building mutually beneficial working relationships based on trust and respect.

Our collaborative and agile way of working ensures we are able to we provide design and service integration that delivers the right outcomes.

Sustainability underpins everything we do - whether it’s our approach to design and consultancy, or the way we run our business


Behind us are a team of over 130 property professionals who each bring their unique skills, extensive experience and a real passion for what they do.

Our people are commercially astute, with the ability to provide detailed knowledge across a broad range of sectors and local markets throughout the UK.

We continually invest in the professional development of our staff and ensure they reach their full potential. This allows us to sustain a professionally and technically qualified workforce, but more importantly, benefits our clients through the technical expertise and experience we are able to offer.

Regardless of discipline, role or responsibility, we work with each other, for each other and deliver as a team

Director of Architecture
Jon Greenfield


Over the course of his career, Jon and has designed numerous projects across a range of sectors, with varying degrees of budget, constraints, opportunities and engagement. Jon has extensive experience in delivering contemporary education projects and Arts buildings, particularly those that relate strongly to their context. Early in his career he delivered the Globe Theatre reconstruction and its surrounding arts complex and he recently designed the auditorium and interior of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He is a former Chair of RIBA East.

Director of Consultancy Services
Paul Venn


Paul is the director in charge of consultancy services and has specialist advisory experience in strategic infrastructure planning for large scale capital investment programmes. He has worked with public and private sector clients in wide ranging capacities such as facilitating and leading stakeholder consultation and engagement, as well as briefing and delivering strategy development for schemes valued up to £180m. Paul has also overseen the management and delivery of high profile design, cost management and delivery programmes such as Technical Advisers to the Government (Department for Education) for the City Academy, Sure Start Children’s Centres and Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programmes.

Director of Surveying, Development & Building Services
Peter Giles


Peter is the director responsible for surveying services and development. He has previous leadership experience at a number of practices in the public and commercial property sectors. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a registered CDM Coordinator. Throughout his career, Peter has gained a high level of building pathology and construction knowledge by providing a broad range of professional services including project management, contract administration and CDMC roles in sectors such as education, residential and healthcare.

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Registered office: Lancaster House, 16 Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HR

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