Planning and Design

Based in Newry, Northern Ireland servicing the entire region with vast experience working on planning applications North and South of the border.

latest in 3D Visualisation

Using the latest in 3D Visualisation HQ Building Design can bring your plans to life before you progress with planning applications.

Competitive Architectural Services

HQ Building Design offers competitive architectural services and specialises in residential and commercial planning applications.

HQ Building Design was established in 2013.  After living in Australia for 6 years Ciaran Hughes made the decision to return home.  When it came to looking for a job nothing out there excited Ciaran so he created HQ Building Design and is now principal of his own practise.  Ciaran has created a company that places the client at the heart of their own project, simplified the design and planning process and in turn delivers higher levels of service with transparent costs from the outset. 

Ciaran qualified as a Building Surveyor and not only designs beautiful buildings but is passionate about the building process and how the end product will work and be maintained.

With a relaxed informal approach Ciaran develops a personal relationship with you to have a complete understanding of your requirements.

A HQ building should be easily built, look great, be amazing to live in year round and maintenance kept to a minimum.

Ciaran and his team specialise in bespoke rural homes and have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area along with multi dwelling developments and commercial projects.

Using the latest design technology HQ can take you through your project from the early design stages to create immersive 3D designs to provide sketch options after the initial consultation.

Working with their clients at every stage HQ can then generate a design that you can see in 3D to better understand the look and feel for every space before submission of planning.

HQ Building Design offers competitive architectural services and specialises in one off house designs, multi dwelling residential developments commercial projects both North and South of the border.

The HQ team are not tied to office chairs and can meet client not only in our Patrick Street Practise but at a location that suits e.g. your site / home or even at an inspirational building of your choice.

At HQ we work with the client to achieve design solutions addressing the client’s brief that will result in an original architectural design.

Architectural Design

Unique experience in all types of Concept Sketching & preliminary design Presentation, Photo realistic 3D Visualisation…


Project Management

With years of experience in the construction industry, HQ Building can offer an efficient and high quality project management service.


3D Visualization

High quality 3D rendered images and walkthrough animations for your project. with our standard (BIM) services…