Architect HOKO Design has shown Prime Minister Boris Johnson that £30,000 is more than enough to create a dream Downing Street dwelling. The talented team at HOKO drafted a mood board for Number 11 Downing Street – packed with a host of high-end practical features to match the demands of private and public life as the nation’s premier. 


Stand out features in the design – of course deliverable on time and on budget – include an ‘oven-ready’ kitchen, perfect for delivering on promises of a top-notch dinner; door closers to ensure those important conversations remain private; and a sound-proofed walls to ensure neighbours aren’t disturbed at any time day or night. There is also the option of a zip line next door to Number 10 – but be sure to wear suitable safety equipment. 


Danny Campbell, founder at HOKO, a full-service architecture to interior design firm which opened a studio in Birmingham this year, said: “The Prime Minister could have saved himself a lot of time and hassle had he come to HOKO.

“As an architect I am always on the lookout for ways to help make the most of space and that of course extends to our nation’s leader. Like many in the UK I was shocked at the suggestion £200,000 be needed to refurbish any flat – even in one of London’s most exclusive areas – and we are more than willing to show what is possible for the very generous £30,000 afforded by the people of this nation. 


“As with every project, we have carefully taken the personal and professional requirements of the client into consideration, and created a design fit for the lifestyle of the Prime Minister and his family. We will of course be able to deliver it on time and on budget, and with all aspects of the project from concept to completion delivered by HOKO and its partners. Mr Johnson will be able to sleep easy in our hands, free from nightmares of any kind.” 


Other homeowners wondering what an architect’s eye could bring to their interior design desires also need wait no more thanks to the latest innovation from HOKO – described as ‘Uber for architecture’. 


‘Homeowner’s architect’ HOKO’s innovative new online shop offers clients free access to a specially curated collection of hidden interior design gems all in one place. The new platform ­– which features locally sourced high-end ranges curated by HOKO’s Architects – will allow users to create and complete a fully customisable look for their project with the ability to manage budgets more easily.   


The online shop contains myriad décor, furniture, fixture and fittings options for any project from kitchen, living room, and dining room to extensions and even the garden. More than 50 suppliers including Caddisfly Kitchens, Castrads, Moda Ceramics, Corston Architectural Detail, Porcelanosa and Astro Lighting have already signed up, with more to be added as the service grows.


HOKO Shop is not limited to clients undergoing a HOKO design project and will be fully accessible to anyone looking to upgrade their interiors and reinvigorate their environments with “cool new stuff” they would never have dreamed of. It is part of the architecture firm’s pursuit of the ‘perfect’ client experience from project start to end.  


Danny Campbell, the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, added: “Home improvement projects are a big thing for anybody, and everything we do is geared towards making the process smoother, easier and less stressful. We design the space, we build the space and now we can fill the space.”

HOKO looks after every stage of the process, from design to delivery using a range of trusted regional contractors to ensure the consistently highest quality service throughout the process all with one point of contact. It recently expanded across the UK, opening new studios in the North of Scotland, North and South London, Bristol and the South West, Birmingham and the West Midlands, and Brighton and the South East complementing the firm’s Glasgow headquarters.