Celebrating 10 successful years in business, Architecture 519 is on track for a record year following national projects for clients including Sellafield, the Environment Agency and Extra MSA Group.
Operating from our city centre studio in Leeds Granary Wharf, the practice has seen a 26% increase in year-on-year revenue across a diverse range of projects including housing, defence and mixed-use developments.
Nick Baker, Architecture 519 Director, said: “We are delighted to have reached our 10 year anniversary with almost all of our fantastic 2009 team still with us. We’re known to punch above our weight in the projects we deliver and this is testament to our talented team and, in particular, our expertise in the security, defence and nuclear sectors for which the practice meets stringent cyber security protocols.”
Andrew Brown, Architecture 519 Director, said: “Over the last couple of years, key company growth has been driven by large residential projects frequently involving the regeneration of disused urban and brownfield sites. We’re passionate about our contribution to the built environment and to designing commercially successful schemes that are sustainable and create a sense of place for their occupants. I’d like to thank our team and incredible clients for helping us to reach this milestone. ”
The studio is responsible for the design of the first large motorway service area (MSA) in Leeds for client Extra MSA Group, which is currently nearing completion. The ongoing work at Leeds Skelton Lake Services is in addition to our design for a new £75m MSA in Warrington, also for Extra MSA Group, with outline proposals recently submitted.
National residential projects have featured significantly in the growth of Architecture 519, with the practice responsible for the masterplanning and delivery of sites comprising of between 100 and 1600 dwellings, including high-rise schemes, for PLC and independent property developers.
The practice is currently involved in ongoing work at the former Royal Arsenal Carriage Factory in Woolwich, southeast London which will see the previously derelict, Grade II Listed building repurposed to create a vibrant community and commercial space. In addition, the studio has recently received planning consent for a development of 29 new homes in Wood Green, north London which is set to deliver a contemporary mews containing both houses and apartments.
Founded in 2009 by Nick Baker and Andy Brown, the studio has built a reputation for a solutions-driven approach to design, ensuring site potential is maximised to the benefit of both client and community. Currently employing 25 members of staff, the practice features an even mix of architects and technologists that enables the firm to deliver with equal expertise in the design and technical stages of each project.
Thank you to everyone who has been part of this incredible journey.