Architects

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Architects

Over 25 years experience in the Architect’s sector, looking after a range of clients from sole practitioners to some of the largest international practices, including three of the UK’s top 15.

The Architectural sector is constantly evolving in response to a myriad of changes - from the shifting nature of our cities, through technological innovation to the need to offer an increasingly diverse service range. Effectively managing Professional Indemnity insurance in a rapidly changing market place demands the appointment of a specialist broker who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding as to the impact of evolution on premium spend, policy coverage and claims. We can demonstrate that we have risen to the challenge on multiple occasions. We pride ourselves on securing cover for firms where, other less specialist brokers fail. We have direct access to the vast majority of Insurers whom actively underwrite Architects and will always endeavour to ensure that our clients benefit from the broadest possible wording, typically favouring our own bespoke wording over an insurer written version. 

We provide in-house advice relating to contract queries, appointments, collateral warranties and framework agreements and we are also happy to offer bespoke risk management services.

We also arrange cover for, and look after, many Design and Build Contractors operating in the United Kingdom and overseas. We have developed a market-leading Policy Wording which affords cover some way in excess of what is typically available, and are able to utilise this for certain risks.

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Your readiness to make time for us at very short notice was much appreciated and your knowledgeable and clear explanations were invaluable during our discussions with the client’s insurance representative. On top of this, your cheerful willingness to stick with us through the protracted contract discussions was great boost to us. It is no overstatement to say that we would not have reached such a successful outcome for all parties without your contribution.

Director, UK Top 10 Architectural practice

Howden provide us with excellent practical support and we truly value the service they offer our practice. They deliver a consistent, high quality service throughout the year – it’s not a relationship that only sparks to life a few weeks before renewal, as has been our experience in the past. Their understanding as to the sensitivities of the insurance market is obvious and the professional team at Howden have understood the complexities of our practice extremely well, they are therefore able to act on our behalf accordingly to ensure we always achieve the best possible outcomes.

Partner and Chief Executive, Top 20 UK Architectural Practice

Howden delivers a consistent, high quality service throughout the year – it’s not a relationship that only sparks to life a few weeks before renewal, as has been our experience in the past. Their understanding as to the sensitivities of the insurance market is obvious and the professional team at Howden have understood the complexities of our practice extremely well, they are therefore able to act on our behalf accordingly to ensure we always achieve the best possible outcomes.

CEO, Top 20 Architectural practice

Howden have been placing our professional indemnity insurance since 2006 and we have been continually impressed with their understanding of our own business and the engineering industry in general. In addition we know we can rely on Howden at any time to provide technical assistance, in particular a review of contracts and collateral warranties which has been very helpful to us.

Director, Environmental Design Consultants & Engineers

Key Contacts

Robert Skingley

Robert Skingley

+44 (0)20 7133 1439 Email

Claims

 

Our 30 strong claims handling team is a core component of our service offering. We manage all stages of the claim from providing guidance on when to notify to participating in mediations. The overarching objective of our claims team is to ensure that any claims are resolved swiftly, sensitively and commercially with minimum disruption to your business.

Read more about our Claims team here.