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Full AJ100 data

EPR Architects

17

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Despite slipping one place down the rankings after its architect numbers fell by three in the UK, EPR has enjoyed a strong performance in 2018. Total architectural fees, including income from its office in Poland, rose 23 per cent year on year from £14.7 million to £18. 1 million.

Part of that increase was down to big projects going on site, including the Old War Office scheme to transform a Grade II*-listed former government building in Whitehall into a five-star hotel and apartments.

EPR managing director Chris Castle says the practice – boosted by winning last year’s AJ100 Clients’ Choice Award – also increased the amount of work it gets from new clients by 5-10 per cent in 2018.

‘Traditionally, we’ve won most of our work through existing contacts so it’s interesting that we’re starting to get calls from people who we’re not familiar with,’ he says.

As well as its three main sectors of residential, hotels and offices, EPR is also doing a lot of masterplanning and urban regeneration work. Significant projects completed last year include the first phase of its mixed-use masterplan for the redevelopment of the Young’s Brewery site in Wandsworth town centre, south-west London, into the Ram Quarter.

Being a practice ‘with a very long track record and a reputation as a very safe pair of hands’ has, Castle believes, been beneficial during a time of unprecedented uncertainty. The practice is not experiencing a slowdown, he says, and it has a ‘very good’ pipeline of work. ‘Despite everything, we remain reasonably optimistic about the next year.’

Architects

UK architects 2019 98 hide graph
77 2008
65 2009
60 2010
63 2011
55 2012
68 2013
64 2014
74 2015
98 2016
94 2017
101 2018
98 2019
Overseas architects 2019 20 show graph
6 2008
1 2009
0 2010
0 2011
0 2012
0 2013
0 2014
0 2015
6 2016
12 2017
21 2018
20 2019
Percentage of women architects in the UK 2019 31% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects in the UK 2019 23% show graph

Income

Architecture fees for UK projects paid to UK offices 2019 £17.8m
Architecture fees for overseas projects paid to UK offices 2019 0
Architecture fees for all projects delivered out of UK offices 2019 £17.8m
Architectural fees for projects delivered out of overseas offices 2019 £0.3m
Total fees income 2019 £18.1m
Total income 2019 * £18.1m
Fees paid to UK offices
 UK income
 Overseas income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per architectural staff

UK office architecture fees per UK architecture staff 2019£130,882

Awards

2019 awards 7 show graph

Ranking

2019 ranking 17 show graph

EPR Architects on LinkedIn

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