Peter's story

Peter Agnew officially joined Hyphen in 2002 as a Part I Architectural Assistant and was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2019.

Having worked for the company for 19 years, he has been instrumental in the recent growth and success of our work in the data centre sector.

We interviewed Peter to find out more….




Work experience at Hyphen.


Part I Architectural Assistant.Working on a flagship store for a famous luxury retailer in London, as well as a private house extension in Winchester


Returned to the University of Nottingham to complete Part II studies.


Enrolled in Part III studies and returned to Hyphen as a full-time employee. Working on a social housing development near Winchester, a hotel refurbishment and several retail projects.


Qualified as an Architect. Working on projects across various sectors including data centres, small retail concessions in luxury department stores and the International Broadcast Centre for the London 2012 Olympics.


Appointed Team Leader.


Appointed Senior Associate.

What do you enjoy most about working at Hyphen?

I enjoy the variety of work here, the people I work with and the responsibility I’ve been given. My interest in technology lead me to take on responsibility for IT within the company, and also pushed me towards the data centre sector – where I have been working for the past 12 years.

One of my favourite projects was Audi City in Mayfair, as this project combined my retail experience with my interest in cars and technology.

I should maybe also mention that I met my wife at Hyphen! We recently celebrated our 8th anniversary and we have a son together, so that has certainly been a highlight!

How has Hyphen supported you in your personal and professional development?

From the very beginning, my colleagues have been supportive and approachable – whether that was answering questions, taking me to project meetings or sharing their wisdom. I’ve learnt from some of the best, including Chris Henderson (for retail projects) and John Mullan (for data centres), and hope to do the same for my younger colleagues.

The variety of work and the mentoring I’ve received from my colleagues has always kept me interested, and no two days are ever the same.

What’s next?

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that the best laid plans are only good for about five minutes! There’s always something new around the corner and you just have to be prepared and adapt to whatever comes your way.