About Us

High Quality, Honest Design
In November 2012, Horizon was launched by Company Directors and owners Albert Wodar & John Robertson. Prior to launching Horizon, Albert and John worked in an international consultancy working on large construction projects including the London 2012 Athletes Village. Their earlier careers have also given them a diversity of experience from previous consultancy practices. We are a relatively small, forward thinking consultancy, with a wealth of experience and a personal friendly service. We are now in our 6th year, enjoying repeat business from a broad range of our clients.
Here are some of our highlights

January 2020
Albert appeard on BBCs The One Show, helping advise people trapped in fuel poverty
September 2019
West Bowling Green Street - Assisted Living. Attended Ground-Breaking Ceremony with the Lord Provost
Lord Provost at WBG
January 2019
Started refurbishment of the Historic Elsie Inglis Hospital
Elsie Inglis1
August 2018
Fingal 5 Star Hotel Ship. Appointed to design utility connections. Opened by HRH Princess Anne
Fingal1
June 2018
Celtic FC - Parkhead Stadium. Awarded consultancy on generator refurbishment
February 2018
Work on the Apple Hotel began
November 2017
5th year Birthday
September 2017
Awarded the Balmoral Hotel restaurant refurbishment
December 2016
Appointed to NHS Lothian Framework
November 2016
4th year Birthday
September 2016
Herald Property award winners for the Arches Project – Commercial project of the year
Arches Cafe IMG_2333
May 2016
Successfully appointed into West Lothian Council framework
West Lothian Council Logo
February 2016
Winner – London Planning Awards for best place to live for Trafalgar Place
2016
Finalists in the Scottish Property Awards for Urban Regeneration Project for the Arches
2016
WIRS accreditation achieved
December 2015
Completed the Arches Project in Edinburgh
the-arches
November 2015
3rd year Birthday
November 2014
2nd year Birthday
July 2014
Dumfries Schools Surveys
March 2014
Completed 1st major project – Kirkton Service Centre, West Lothian Council.
December 2013
Dune Oxford Street / St Pancras
November 2013
1st year Birthday
December 2012
1st project Dec Morningside ATM machine
November 2012
Horizon began with Albert and John
john-and-albert

We have been both winners and nominees for multiple industry awards in categories such as sustainability and regeneration. We have managed to unblock barriers to access utility information for a client where others could not. We also solved a particularly challenging ventilation system issue which overcame a client’s requirement for smoke dampers and smoke damper system. We have also completed a major council services depot which provided a close temperature control records store, office and workshop/warehouse.

We firstly approach a project by finding out what the client brief is. This includes a brief priority hierarchy which determines what brief requests are; supplementary, important and critical. Once a brief is established, we discuss with the quantity surveyor or the client the budget and programme. At this stage, we advise on which elements can or cannot be achieved. This frank and transparent discussion is important to ensure that client expectations are managed as well as providing an efficient design rather than commencing something too expensive which requires significant redesign at a later date to fall within budget.

We then provide a scheme design and energy strategy for the project which we discuss with the rest of the design team including what extent of energy efficiency is provided by the mechanical and electrical services and how much is provided through the building fabric.

Throughout the whole life of the project, we discuss the servicing strategy in detail with the design team, focussing on how it will fit into the building, its appearance and functionality. A successful design will fully integrate, and be in keeping with the style of building.

We provide a friendly, open and professional service to every project large or small.