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Pascall+Watson has moved up six places in the rankings after adding 12 architects in the UK during a third consecutive year of growth. Architectural fees from UK offices rose from £13.39 million to £15.07 million, with overseas offices yielding a further £3.5 million. Total revenue was up from £20.4 million to £22.4 million.

‘All round, we’ve had a good year,’ says managing director Steve West, adding that its three core markets of aviation, rail and education all performed ‘very well’.

The practice is working on six Crossrail stations and at all the major UK airports. At Stansted it won a major commission for a £130 million, 34,000m2 new arrivals terminal, plus the continued redevelopment of the original terminal. It recently completed a development strategy to enable Glasgow Airport to double its current passenger capacity to 17 million a year by 2040. At Heathrow, the practice completed a premium passenger facility at Terminal 5.

As well as its traditional specialisms, Pascall+Watson is pursuing a strategy of ‘considered diversification’. This includes the hospitality sector, where it recently completed a five-star hotel in Doha – its first hotel as design architect. The practice is also targeting new international markets. In 2017 it worked in Japan and on a concept design for a new airport in India. It has pitched for projects in Australia, where it anticipates considerable investment in rail and aviation. It is now winding down its Doha office but retains an office in Abu Dhabi as well as two offices in Ireland.

Pascall+Watson is hoping for measured growth and is targeting ‘good, design-focused’ work such as the Stansted project, where it is lead designer.

‘We would like to raise the profile of our design credentials,’ says West.


UK architects 2018 79 hide graph
75 2008
54 2009
70 2010
65 2011
74 2012
75 2013
53 2014
67 2017
79 2018
Overseas architects 2018 23 show graph
3 2008
9 2009
18 2010
23 2011
16 2012
8 2013
12 2014
26 2017
23 2018
Percentage of women architects 2018 28% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2018 show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2018 £13.7m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2018 £1.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2018 £15.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2018 £3.5m
Total fees income 2018 £18.6m
Total income 2018 * £22.4m
 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£133,345


2018 awards 0 show graph


2018 ranking 23 show graph

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