History

David Hicken Associates, DHA, was set up by David Hicken in 1986 as a specialist planning practice.

DHA has organically grown to employ over 45 multi-disciplinary staff offering Planning, Transport, Design, Environmental advice and Infrastructure consultancy. 

1986

David Hicken set up David Hicken Associates, run from Wellington House, Maidstone.

1988

David Hicken Associates move to a converted barn in Loose, Maidstone where they are based for the next 18 years.

2006

DHA move to a purpose built office at Eclipse Park, Maidstone, to accommodate the growing company.  

2008

DHA launch Urban Design to work alongside the planning team to support the delivery of viable, well designed, imaginative and viable schemes.

2009

DHA Transport is founded. 

2010

With the increasing requirement to provide sustainable development, DHA Environment is launched.

2015

Alex Hicken becomes Managing Director of DHA Planning with David Hicken acting as Chairman for the company.

2018

DHA are excited to announce the opening of a new office in Crawley, Sussex, headed up by Jonathan Buckwell.

DHA launch a brand refresh in August 2018.