Stride Treglown, Keppie Design and Todd Architects have announced they are to form a joint venture.
The new venture, named 431 Architecture, will offer an enhanced service to existing or new clients of the three practices.
The founders of the project explained 431 Architecture was not a merger and each practice would continue to operate independently along with being part of the venture. The Alliance has 18 studios, from Inverness to Truro, London to Dublin, and Belfast to Cardiff, employing over 500 people.
David Hunter, Chairman of Stride Treglown, said:
“We are really excited about the prospects for this venture. Each of us has a strong and established reputation in our own right, but our approach and values are very similar, so together this Alliance has the potential to become a really significant presence in UK architecture.”
Martin English, Director at Keppie Design said:
“We believe that 431 Architecture will open up a new range of business opportunities for us, allowing us to share knowledge and expertise and pool our resources. The Alliance will give Clients, consultants and contractors a new and exciting option to consider when looking at UK-wide projects or frameworks – particularly in the healthcare and education sectors where each of the three practices has a fantastic track record.”
Paul Crowe, Director at Todd Architects added:
“The potential for 431 Architecture is to build on the collective expertise and knowledge of our respective practices. Anyone working with 431 can expect design excellence and a responsive local service from a team of very experienced, approachable and talented people who share the same vision and cultural approach. I am really looking forward to developing this Alliance, which I strongly believe will help all three practices to grow and diversify.”
The name 431 Architecture was form from 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales), combining 3 established practices, with 1 ethos – to deliver an excellent, responsive, approachable and people-focused architectural design service.
Representatives from all three companies involved in 431 Architecture will be attending MIPIM 2016 – the international real estate show – in Cannes, France this week from 15th -18th March.