GI Martin Architects was founded in 1989 by RIBA chartered architect Gerry Martin and along with a close knit team of designers have built up a broad wealth of experience in design. The partners have a particular expertise in the healthcare and medical sector having previously spent an aggregate of over 30 years with the Department of Health and Social Services in N.I. designing a full range of medical/healthcare facilities from residential hostels for the mentally handicapped to major hospital extensions during that time.
Over the past five years the practice has been at the forefront of a move to customise dementia/Alzheimer specific accommodation in the UK. We have worked with some of the major nursing home operators in the UK including Bettercare, CrestaCare, Four Seasons Healthcare, Alpha Hospitals, Highfield Healthcare Group, BUPA, PJ Care, Frenchay Hospital (Bristol) and Forster Green Hospital (NI) to name but a few and in this time have created innovative internal and external customised design and fit-out concepts.
The firm's design work has included neuro-psychiatric units, brain injury rehab units, dementia/Alzheimer residential care units as well as convalescent and respite units and frail elderly medium and high dependency care facilities, across all areas within the United Kingdom and Ireland. With over a hundred and twenty residential care premises and in the region of 7.500 beds of accommodation provided, we have built up a vast portfolio of expertise and experience to the considerable benefit of our large client base.
While a substantial portion of the workload derives from the private sector and covers healthcare, residential developments, commercial offices, retail units etc, the practice has provided architectural /project management services to the public sector in the fork of hospital refurbishment, community centre design and housing upgrades.
Our workload has taken us all over the United Kingdorm with developments throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands as well as in the Dublin and Galway areas in Southern Ireland.