30’s Throw back!

A passing member of the public got in touch to share some old photos of the practice in another life, former glory. How things have changed yet the building continues to serve as an iconic landmark on the A1 and a hub for creating new noteworthy architecture.




From all of the staff at HMA, here’s wishing us all a brighter, more positive year and again we look forward to continuing to work with you all in the coming months!!



From all of the HMA staff here, of which all have now returned to the office, we’d like to say a big thanks to the NHS, all of the key workers and services for all their strength and dependency during the past few months. Closer to home we’d like to thank all of the people we work with, our clients, consultants, contractors, specialists, the local authority and anyone missed for enabling us to continue with current engagements.

Further to a temporary dilution of staff we are all back in the studio responding to the demand as usual.

Looking forward to continuing to work with you all



Dear Clients, Contractors, Friends and Associates,

We wanted to keep in touch in order to update you on how we’re adapting to the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and what we are doing to keep everyone safe. 

We have been closely monitoring guidance from the Central Government and have made the decision to close our office until further guidance is received in order to re-open. This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make and has been made to ensure the safety of our team, their families and the clients we deal with on a daily basis.
However we can assure you that we remain fully in business and proactively dealing with all aspects of our current projects. 

Through this period the office will not be staffed, however, the team will continue to deal with clients through Telephone, Video Call & Emails. Our landline has been redirected to a mobile too.

We have a very committed team in place to actively work through this pandemic and have put lots of measures in force to continue our commitment to deal with your project in the most efficient way possible. 

As this is an ever-evolving situation, the stance above may change and we will work hard to inform you of this as quickly as possible.

Finally, on a personal note, we hope you and your loved ones keep well during these unprecedented times. 

Yours faithfully,

All at Harris McCormack Architects.


Historic England guidance publication

Following the hugely successful Marshalls Yard development in the heart of Stamford we were approached by Historic England for input on a document they have recently published that touches on how to develop sites in sensitive historic areas. The publication is now available and our input live, valdiation that we can respectfully and successfully and develop our towns and villages with new appropriate architecture.

For more information about the developer please see https://www.foresthomesstamford.co.uk/



…Harris McCormack Architects!! – Winners

Sincere congratulations to all those who took part or had involvement in the award sceremony last night. The whole team here are really proud to jointly recieve the recognition for our work with the client and Paul Chambers of PC Builders on Fives Cottage, Uppingham. The George Philips & Tony Traylen Awards is an important award that shares our ethos in preserving existing buildings and construction new architecture sensitively and progressively where suitable. Fives Cottage recieves a plaque and a certificate which will no doubt become a feature of the property.




Harris McCormack have been short listed for the George Philips & Tony Traylen Awards for the renovation of Fives Cottage in Uppinghams Town Centre. The award sceremony is being held at the characterful Oakham Castle  tonight hosted by the Rutland Local History and Record Society. Watch this space to see how we fair.

For further information about the award and the history behind the behind see the following link


For further information about the fantastic venue see the link below:





Just to say thank you for your inspirational transformation of such beautiful example of Bauhaus architecture which is a highlight of my regular journeys up the A1 between Norwich and York.

I just had to find out more about this building having been stunned by its appearance and intrigued by it’s location and tracked down your website to investigate. I’m even more inspired now having read of its history and your dedication and hard work to rescue it.

I do hope it continues to inspire your team as it does no doubt countless of commuters like myself!

Kind regards, P.Strickland




Maisie McCormack claims bronze at EFC Cadet Circuit Event in Copenhagen

Sixteen year old, Maisie McCormack from Oundle, Peterborough & Stamford Fencing Club won the bronze medal at the European Fencing Confederation Cadet Epee circuit event in Copenhagen last weekend. Read more at https://www.britishfencing.com/mccormack-gets-bronze-in-copenhagen/



Stamford’s Civic Society presented Simon Harris an award for Architecture and Design in recognition for his contribution to innovative building in Stamford, particularly in Marshall’s Yard and Priory Road. Presenters stated “Simon Harris of Harris McCormack Architects has made impressive contributions to Stamford’s streetscape through the creation of innovative buildings in Stamford, particularly in Marshall’s Yard and Priory Road.” Among others awarded for their contribution to Stamford’s built environment was the old book shop at the corner or St Leonards Street and Patens on Red Lion Square, both of which saw Harris McCormack involvement. Read more at https://www.stamfordcivicsociety.org.uk/2018-awards.html#



First and foremost, congratulations to Harris McCormacks first ever promotion which sees Martin rise from a technician role to an associate in the practice. Secondly/Thirdly HMA welcomes two new people into the fold, Lucy – a local architect who has been an independent practitioner for 12 years in the residential and conservation sector, and Adam – a tech savvy draftsman with an eye for detail 

Martin – Newly made Associate

Lucy – Latest addition to the HMA team

Adam – Tech wiz kid


Ideal Home Publication 2018 – 25 Beautiful Homes magazine

See the latest edition of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine to see the Tinwell cottage renovations, Well done to all those involved, HMA included.

See more here



February Rutland Pride  2018

See this months Rutland Pride for a glimpse at a fabulously executed conversion in village of Tinwell, Well done to all those involved, HMA included.

See more here



England’s Gisborough Hall plans woodlands spa

Limited details available at the minute but as progress develops we’ll post what we can, be sure to check back for updates

See more here



Stamford Living – January Issue 

Like a scene from a Charles Dickens novel on this months cover of Stamford Living. Congratulations to everyone else involved in the reimagining of the Paten & Co, finished superbly.

See more here



HMA’s William McCormack has recently become an Affiliate Member of RIBA

Becoming an affiliate membership allows for the opportunity to extend the reach of professional contacts by providing a platform to network, share ideas and build new professional relationships. It also ensures access to the most contemporary industry knowledge and the latest creative and cultural inspiration.  


Happy New Year from all at HMA, we look forward to continuing our existing projects and look forward to what new challenges 2018 has to offer.


Congratulations to Stamford under 12’s on Saturdays victory



Super Duper’ well done to our own Anna Pokorna who has recently completed her studies of MSc in Architecture and Sustainability at Lincoln University




Posty delivered some colourful mail recently.

Discover more Beach work at http://www.beach-o-matic.co.uk/




In recognition of continued professional development within the HMA team.

Martin Stevens, one of the team here at HMA has recently achieved chartership status with CIAT, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. This marks advanced technical knowledge and an extremely high level of competence. Candidates must demonstrate critical analysis summarising their knowledge, understanding and application of the construction process with regard to planning, design, management, construction and use, as well as relating it to their professional experience. Find out more info here.


Continued Internal Development

Wishing Matthew every success and expressing our support as he commences the last leg of the Royal Institute of British Architecture qualification at the University of Lincoln  


Temp team member Ram departs to continue studies at Birmingham University

Ram joined the office in January 2017 and has aided in the development of various projects. We look forward to seeing Rams progress with further tuition wish him well with future endeavours.



Adam McCrone joins the HMA office for a week on work experience


Long Chemin Vers Le Bas 2017

HMA’s own Michael Leverton on a journey to the south of France

Find out more or donate by clicking the following link



Most Innovative Architecture Firm – Peterborough

Thank you to @Build_Magazine for their recognition of our recent work at Marshalls Yard. For more information please follow: www.burghleydevelopments.co.uk



Local Authority Building Control Excellence Awards 2017 at Kings College Cambridge


The MIB (Men in Black) + 1No Lisa in preparation for the Local Authority Building Control Annual Awards being conducted this year in the historically prestigious Kings College Cambridge. For further information on the awards and what it takes to achieve recognition please follow the link below:


This year we are regional finalists for the following:

Exton House, First Drift, Wothorpe   for   Best Individual New Home

ArcHaus, Peterborough Road, Wansford    for   Best Commercial Building

Harris McCormack Architects   for   Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team

The Dairy, Burghley Park, London Road, Wothorpe, Stamford   for   Best Public Service Building


Stamford Living Spot

Pick up a copy of this months Stamford Living to see a double page spread on a project of ours that you may or may not have heard of, but the grounds upon which it is set however are known far and wide .

The Grade II Listed Dairy Farm is located within the grounds of Burghley House, one of the greatest Elizabethan country houses in England. Set in the Capability Brown parklands, The Dairy Farm is widely recognised as part of the cross country course for the internationally acclaimed Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

The Dairy had lain derelict for some 30 years with a string of undeveloped schemes waiting to bring the building back into use when Harris McCormack Architects was commissioned to work on the building.

Our Brief was; ‘Create a multi-functional space that can accommodate private fine dining for patrons or corporate events such as seminars or meetings.’ The building also had to offer flexible, multi / sole occupancy accommodation that could be rented out to the public for short or extended breaks. Read on:


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Staff outing : Grange Farm Leisure Experiences

Pens down on Friday as we all headed to The Grange Farm at the back of wittering to pick up bows and arrows, shotguns and keys to 4x4s for off road driving – all performed separately I might add.

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Contact us

A: Harris McCormack Architects Ltd, ArcHaus Peterborough Rd Wansford PE8 6JN

E: Architects@harrismccormack.co.uk
T: 01780 433 334

Harris McCormack Architects Ltd
ArcHaus, Peterborough Road,
Wansford PE8 6JN

architects@harrismccormack.co.uk 01780 433 334

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