Nick Rayner



Directors Nick Rayner Director

A graduate of Sheffield University’s school of architecture, Nick is a qualified Architect (RIBA) with an RIBA Certificate in Project Management. He came to EPR following more than five years’ experience in commercial and residential sectors, and design for the disabled through projects for leading charities.

Since joining EPR in 2005, Nick has been responsible for a broad portfolio, chiefly in the hotel and hospitality sector. The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton is a new-build upscale hotel with conference, leisure and stadium media facilities that completes EPR’s masterplan design for the Hampshire County Cricket ground. Other new-build projects have included the Radisson Blu, St Helier and also limited-service hotels such as the Hampton by Hilton at Gatwick’s North Terminal and Premier Inn’s HUB hotel, Brick Lane.

Within the diverse collection of interior, refurbishment and new-build projects, Le Méridien Piccadilly with the implementation of a new interior design concept for Starwood, and a new lifestyle boutique hotel behind a retained façade at Great Scotland Yard particularly stand out. Nick has also undertaken roles of audit and design consultancy to advise on hotel schemes including the Palace Hotel Kiev and the Çirağan Palace Istanbul.

Whether luxury hotel, limited service, lifestyle boutique or extended stay aparthotel, Nick believes that the guest’s experience is paramount. His comprehensive knowledge of hospitality design results in welcoming, vibrant and memorable hotels that marry together a refined layout with efficient operation.

Drawing together EPR’s established track record in both hospitality and residential sectors, Nick has brought his experience of design for the disabled to develop schemes Senior Living Communities. This has involved close collaboration with a diverse design team and the specialist knowledge of the client and operator.

Nick continues to contribute to the practice’s Quality Management accreditation, and has a passion for sustainable design – specifically the role of architecture in development and delivery of sustainable buildings and communities.