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Chapman Taylor


Chapman Taylor’s overseas fee income exceeded that of its three UK offices after a strong global performance in 2017. New openings in Dubai and Chiasso in Switzerland brought its total of overseas offices to 13, plus two associate offices.

Total architectural fee income rose by 19.4 per cent to £35.98 million, with overseas offices accounting for £18.59 million of this, compared with £14.12 million in the previous year. UK fee income rose slightly from £16.01 million to £17.39 million and the practice edged up a place in the rankings after adding two more UK architects to reach 73, a figure overshadowed by its 195 overseas architects.

In 2017 the 59-year-old practice broke into new markets with its first work in Uzbekistan and Côte d’Ivoire, as well as expanding its operations within the United Arab Emirates and beginning new projects in Mexico (retail), Cairo (retail/hotel) and Vietnam (eco-resort). Major retail completions include the opening of both the 500,000m2 Mall of Qatar and Mega Silk Way in Astana, Kazakhstan.

But Europe remained its best-performing geographical region, according to partner Adrian Griffiths. Highlights include the opening of Madrid’s largest shopping centre, Plaza Rio 2, and the beginning of construction on the world’s largest indoor ski arena at Lørenskog, Norway. In the UK, retail-led mixed use was the practice’s strongest sector, followed by residential. As well as completing The Lexicon in Bracknell and Westgate Oxford, it secured reserved matters planning consent with CallisonRTKL for the £1.4 billion redevelopment of Brent Cross shopping centre in north-west London. Residential projects include Castle Park View, a 375-home build-to-rent scheme in Bristol.

Griffiths anticipates a slight drop in UK income in 2018 but expects to increase architect numbers overseas in response to a strong international project pipeline.


UK architects 2018 73 hide graph
115 2008
79 2009
66 2010
47 2011
47 2012
44 2013
44 2014
51 2015
65 2016
71 2017
73 2018
Overseas architects 2018 195 show graph
252 2008
199 2009
152 2010
142 2011
143 2012
172 2013
168 2014
117 2015
182 2016
208 2017
195 2018
Percentage of women architects 2018 30% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2018 show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2018 £12.2m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2018 £5.2m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2018 £17.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2018 £18.6m
Total fees income 2018 £36.0m
Total income 2018 * £36.0m
 UK architectural income
 Overseas architectural income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per architect

Fees per UK architect 2018£120,743


2018 awards show graph


2018 ranking 25 show graph

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