Graham Handley

Graham founded GHA in 1988, with one of his first projects being the conversion and re-modeling of a Listed flour mill, which now forms our current premises.

Graham has over 30 years experience in a wide range of residential projects. These range from converting and restoring derelict Listed and buildings, obtaining Planning permission for development in their often extensive grounds, through to bespoke, very high quality new houses, in both rural and urban settings.

With his knowledge of commercial property – including shop-fitting, warehousing and an equestrian centre - and his first-hand experience in residential property development, Graham has a particularly good insight into the commercial needs of our clients.

Graham believes that good design is essential to the success of any project, and he enjoys working with our clients to tailor the design to their requirements. He is particularly enthusiastic about the quality of light and about building materials: our offices are full of samples of bricks, stone, ironmongery and light fittings!

Outside the practice, Graham loves running, and has completed 9 London Marathons since 2002, raising over £30,000 for charity. He is now attempting (!) to learn freestyle swimming so that he can compete in his first triathlon. Graham’s other interests range from ceramics to cars, and he is currently restoring an elderly Mercedes Benz.