Testimonials

David Hussey – Headteacher

Simon Hatcher was the architect who designed our new Post 16 centre which opened in September 2016. We are very pleased with the building which exceeded our expectations in providing a positive learning environment for a cohort of pupils with … See more

David Burns – Director

We have worked closely with Simon, Shaun and their team both on the Claremont Hydrotherapy Pool project in Redland Bristol, and the winning design for the RSAW Redesigning the Welsh Terrace competition. We have been impressed by their energy, enthusiasm, … See more

Heidi Buxton – Project Manager

The Cabot Learning Federation has worked with Hatcher Prichard Architects on the Kings Oak Academy Primary project.  The design objective was to build a primary school with open foundation learning spaces that enables children to experience and use the environment … See more

Phil Baker – Partner

Having known both Simon and Shaun for many years I have always found them to be extremely focused in delivering clients requirements with a fabulous way in which they conduct themselves in steering a client through the process of a … See more

Tim Mander – Director

We have recently delivered two projects with Hatcher Prichard being Bristol Free School and Odd Down pavilion. It has been great to work with both Shaun and Simon and their energy and passion have been key to the success of … See more

Andrew Payne – Project Manager

Mace has worked with Hatcher Prichard Architects on the Steiner Academy Bristol project, featuring a Grade II* Listed site due for full refurbishment and new build sections, including the provision of a new Sports hall facility. The project has required … See more

George Taylor – Construction Director

Feedback from representatives of Bristol City Council, the Bristol Local Education Partnership (LEP) and Briarwood SEN School is that all parties are extremely pleased with the Briarwood Post 16 Centre project. They particularly praised how well the design team communicated … See more

Graeme Smith – Associate. Certified Passivhaus Designer

Having worked with Hatcher Prichard Architects on the Claremont School hydrotherapy pool project and the successful RSAW ‘redesigning the terrace’ competition, its apparent that they have passion for practical innovation in their work but also have a flair for attention to … See more

Michael Quincey – Senior Adviser – Transforming Learning

A client needs an architect to be a good listener, genuinely consultative, and relentlessly iterative in understanding and interpreting the client’s vision. This has been my exact client experience in working with Simon Hatcher. He is always at pains to … See more

Alison Ewins – Head Teacher

We worked with Simon and Shaun from Hatcher Prichard Architects on the design of a hydrotherapy pool for our secondary aged students. This is on a shared campus with a mainstream secondary school, in a residential area of north Bristol. … See more

Huw Lewis – Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage

Hatcher Prichard Architects won a national competition set by the Royal Society of Architects in Wales to understand and update terraced houses, both for their own sustainability and also for the health and well being of families that occupy them. The … See more

Ze Nunes – Principal Acoustic Engineer

As Acoustics Consultants we have provided design support on a huge number of projects for an equally large number of clients, the majority of whom are architects.  Shaun stands out from other clients in the fact that he is a … See more

Kirsty Thirlwell – Chief Executive

Aura is a business which is owned by the equity partners Sir Robert McAlpine, Robertson Capital Projects and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Simon has been a key member of the Aura design team from its inception, working throughout the successful bid to … See more

Colin Belford – Headteacher

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Shaun Prichard over a period of about 4 years.  We were granted target capital formula which was used to rebuild and refurbish parts of our 50 year old school, an investment of about £8M. Architecturally we … See more

J W Roper – Project Manager

I am the Project Manager for the Newcastle Schools BSF project which comprises the construction of 16 new schools. I have total responsibility for all design and construction activities. I have been involved in this scheme from the beginning of … See more

Jeremy King – Director

We first met Shaun on the Archway School project in Stroud back in 2004 and were delighted to work with an Architect with great design skills and a clear desire to make sure the project was delivered to all party’s expectations. It is … See more

Owen Jones – Cardiff Office Director

We worked with Shaun on a contentious application for new dwellings in the countryside.  In the face of an un-cooperative local authority aided by a previous refused appeal proposal, Shaun developed a contemporary scheme which respected its countryside setting, the … See more

Val Lyons – Head Teacher (Retired)

In February 2009 we moved into our stunning new school building created specifically for our community of 600 pupils. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The key to this was a perfect relationship between us the school, … See more

Steve Wynne-Owen – Director

We have worked with Shaun on a number of projects over the last few years and always found him to be very efficient and organised in all his dealings with us. When he promises us information for a project, we … See more

Sean Trott – Corporate Project Manager (Technical)

I worked with Simon for around 5 years on Newcastle Building Schools for the Future, during which time Simon delivered design solutions for our most challenging briefs. He is an outstanding architect, apparently able to deliver irrespective of the number … See more

Brian Howard – Programme Manager

Simon worked as a Client Design Advisor for two Peterborough BSF Schools and for the Ormiston Bushfield Academy (950 pupils) which will open in September 2012. Simon was influential in supporting the development of the technical design brief and inputting … See more

Gordon Glen – Project Manager

I confirm that I have worked with Simon Hatcher and would recommend him without reservation. Simon and I worked together on a major education project in Peterborough involving the replacement of two secondary schools and the partial rebuild and significant … See more

Paul Barker DMS CMgr MAPM – Project Director

Over the past 2 years Simon Hatcher has worked as a project architect in the full design of a secondary school, I was the project director. He led the design team from concept through to detailed design and was responsible … See more

Shirley Mills – Governor

Simon listened to everyone – from the youngest children to the head teacher and governors, and came up with a design for our school which we all love working in.  He was a pleasure to work with. If Simon has … See more

Yi You Dip EAD MLA CMLI – Landscape Architect

As the Landscape Architect for St Mary’s School in Newcastle I found it was very pleasant to work with Simon in developing the scheme from concept to construction. He was always highly professional in his approach to the project and very … See more

Ivan Wiggam BA BArch RIBA – Architect - Retired

I have known and worked with Simon for approximately 12 years, during which time I have seen him develop his architectural skills to a very high level.  Simon’s approach to architectural design is exemplary.  He is both analytical and practical, … See more

Michael Goldsmith BSc CEng MICE MIStructE – Technical Director of Structural Engineering

I have known Simon Hatcher since he commenced work in the Architects Group at Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Bristol office in 2000.  We have worked together on many commercial projects during the period since. He particularly came to my attention during the … See more

John Chilcott IEng MIEEIE ACIBSE – Regional Business Development Manager & Technical Director - Retired

Simon approaches all commissions with enthusiasm, producing creative yet practical design solutions with accurate detail. He has that specialized skill set which enables him to interpret information and express his designs in a coherent structure that people can understand. I … See more

Charmian Marshall – Associate Landscape Architect

In my role as landscape architectural consultant, I have had the pleasure of working with Simon over the last five years on two multi-million pound education projects which were part of the two phases of the Newcastle Building Schools for … See more

E G Dolphin – Technical Manager

I have worked with Simon for four years during the design phases of the ‘Building Schools for the Future Newcastle’ project. He has very good interpersonal skills, illustrated by his consistently positive and proactive relationships with the School Leadership Teams, … See more

Ian Duncan BSc. MSc. CEng. FIStruct.E. – Senior Member of Civil Engineering Department

Simon is a key member of a team of Architects and Engineers selected when I instigated the program “Engineer Architecture” at the University of Bristol. The aim has been to cultivate Renaissance engineers empowered with the tools they need to … See more