Robert Hopkins, Gurminder Sanghera And Imran Kassim, AHR Architects, P AHR Architects
Robert Hopkins, Gurminder Sanghera, and Imran Kassim have been promoted at AHR. Credit: via AHR

AHR promotes three directors

Julia Hatmaker

Robert Hopkins has been named as director and head of sustainability, Imran Kassim is now director and MMC lead, and Gurminder Sanghera has been appointed as director with the architecture and building consultancy.

Hopkins and Kassim will be based in Manchester, while Sanghera will work out of the company’s Leeds office.

AHR managing director of architecture, Anthony Langan, said: “As key team members at  AHR, Robert, Gurminder and Imran have delivered design exceptional solutions across all sectors of construction and their promotions are very well-deserved.”

Hopkins joined AHR in 2003 and has been a leader in crafting the firm’s sustainability strategy.  He led the architectural team behind The Spine in Liverpool.

“Through innovative design, we can create spaces that protect our environment and encourage a sustainable future,” Hopkins said.

“As architects, we focus on creating spaces that enhance the lives and wellbeing of users,” he continued. “With the climate emergency, we all need to embrace this, from how we live, to how we work and how we learn.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to continue to champion this internally and realise the ambitions of our clients.”

Kassim joined the company in 2001 and has been a champion of modern methods of construction design. He is an expert in the processes behind MMC as well as the technical requirements.

“I am honoured to be part of a practice which provides not only excellent levels of design quality but also exemplar levels of client service,” Kassim said.

“To lead extremely talented people at AHR using the latest technology is an exciting prospect, which will help us continue to provide intelligent solutions to the health, education and housing challenges that face our communities and society.”

AHR has more than 300 staff across offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Shrewsbury, and Leeds.  Recent North West projects include Sciontec Developments’ Hempishere in Liverpool, Peel L&P’s Manchester Waters, and Latimer’s Chester-based 132-apartment scheme near the Shropshire Union Canal.

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Top guys, well done.

By bazza

Many congratulations all..

By David Porter

Congrats Imi!

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