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Architectural Technologist & Architectural Designer

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Job Title Location Salary Date Posted Closing Date
Architectural Technologist & Architectural Designer Carlisle Competitive February 2018

Our business

Story Homes is an award-winning property developer with more than 35 schemes in Cumbria, North West and North East England and southern Scotland. The company was founded in 1987 by Fred Story as Story Construction, which later de-merged to become Story Homes and our sister company Story Contracting. Its head office is based in Carlisle with regional offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Chorley. Renowned for building high specification homes of excellent quality, Story Homes is committed to sustainability and contributing to the communities in which it builds. Story Homes prides itself on delivering exemplary customer service and has achieved a five star Home Builders Federation (HBF) Customer Satisfaction Rating for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

The company has been consistently recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards since 2011. In 2017, Story Homes won three awards in the ‘Best Residential Development’ category, with Strawberry Grange in Cockermouth, Oakland Park in Morpeth, and D’Urton Manor in Preston all receiving accolades. Story Homes was also named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards 2017.

The company directly employs more than 500 staff, and plans to recruit an additional 50 by the end of 2018. It also operates successful apprentice and graduate schemes, aimed at bringing young talent into the industry.

This year (2017/18) Story Homes hopes to build more than 1000 homes. In 2012/13 the developer built 151 homes, 240 homes in 2013/14, 410 homes in 2014/15 and 565 homes in 2015/16. In 2016/17, Story Homes built more than 800 new homes across its three key regions.

Your Future

We now have 2 positions available which provide an excellent opportunity to join our architectural design teams either in Group Design or within our Regional Technical Department, both based in our Head Office at Carlisle.

As part of our rapid growth we are looking for ambitious and commercially minded Designers with a natural flair for high quality design. The use of Auto CAD, excellent communication skills, experience of dealing with technical queries and the ability to prioritise a demanding workload are essential. You will also demonstrate legislative knowledge in the house building industry and current building regulations.

Architectural Technologist – Group

Reporting to the Head of Group Design, we will require your technical skills in designing beautiful homes, producing working drawings and construction details, for use in our multi regional teams.

Working as part of the Group Design Team you will share responsibility for all aspects of build specification and product design, ensuring regional Designers are presented with the comprehensive pallet of properties types and external finishes necessary to create signature Story Homes developments.

You will be providing technical support to our regional teams and working with key stakeholders in contributing to improving the business with innovative research and development.

Architectural Designer – Regional

Experienced in the residential house building sector is preferred but not essential. Working closely in a project team you will be responsible for providing housing development layouts that complement our homes.

Briefing external consultants on actual requirements and setting expectations for maximising layout coverage and appearance is a key part of this role.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, you must be adaptable and strong in your management approach when liaising with external consultants and providing essential day to day site support.


Both are exciting opportunities and play a key role in the continued growth and development of Story Homes; a fast moving business with excellent prospects. At Story Homes, our people mirror the quality of our product and therefore a passion for excellence and a desire to make a real contribution are vital.

We invest in and develop our people as we believe quality people ensure the quality of our homes.

In return for the passion and drive you bring to our organisation, you will receive a competitive salary, access to an exceptional annual bonus scheme, pension, lease car or car allowance and health care.

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