B.Arch (Hons) Liverpool, RIBA, RMaPS
Senior Partner, Architect and CDM Coordinator
T: 0151 708 8944
Geoff is an experienced and award-winning architect who became a member of Halsall Lloyd Partnership in 1979, when he brought to the practice his wealth of experience in both public and private sector housing, commercial and conservation work. Adding to this, during the early years he developed the practice’s expertise in special needs housing and refurbishment.
In 1986 he became the Managing Partner, responsible for the development and management of both the Liverpool office and the practice as a whole. Under his guidance HLP has grown from one small office to a 60-strong practice, with four offices based in the North and Midlands, which undertake commissions throughout England and Wales.
As the practice’s conservation specialist, Geoff has worked extensively with English Heritage, CADW and Heritage Lottery, on projects including a 13th Century Grade 1 listed church, and HLP’s own offices housed in a listed Georgian building.
Geoff has been able to use his vast experience in urban and estate regeneration and stock transfer to successfully resolve urban problems, implementing practical solutions to enable the revitalization of these areas. He has a long-held conviction that for community regeneration to succeed there has to be meaningful local participation and extensive user consultation, something in which he and the practice excel.
An important part of his role as Managing Partner is keeping abreast of the latest Government funding initiatives and changing housing and regeneration policies, in order to guide clients through the issues they raise and the potential benefits to be accrued. Examples of this include Housing Corporation funding, stock transfer, and estate regeneration initiatives, and contractual procedures such as partnering.
Geoff has been a qualified CDM Coordinator since the regulations were first introduced and initiated a training programme for senior staff to enable the practice to offer CDM Coordination services in all four offices.
He has been an assessor for the Housing Design Awards on several occasions, an RIBA regional councillor, and is a past President of the Liverpool Architectural Society.