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Squire and Partners
Although Squire and Partners has added one architect to last year’s total of 103, that was not enough for it to hold its position in the AJ100 rankings. In this bumper year for practices – particularly those at the top of the table – this modest addition has meant Squire has slipped down three places from last year’s ninth position.
While it is scarcely correct to describe a practice of this size as having a ‘niche’, it does have a definite place, its image strongly associated with London and the more luxurious end of the residential, office and retail markets.
It was announced towards the end of last year that the practice had submitted plans for two residential towers at Old Oak Common, a new London hub to be created through the development of the Elizabeth Line and HS2. Part of the west London development zone, this will be an important new area, and Squire’s work for Essential Living will confirm its grasp of the zeitgeist.
The practice has no offices outside the UK, and the fees generated from overseas projects are decidedly modest. Also modest, but evidently of importance in terms of the way the practice sees itself, is the modicum of property development in which it indulges. The most recent is the creation of three contemporary town houses near Clapham Common in south west London.
Given that the practice has such a definite flavour to its work, it is a little surprising that one of the projects that has gained it much publicity recently is of such a very different kind: the design and technology block for St James School in Ashford, Kent. This timber building combines traditional techniques with some modern details. It is unlikely to provide a major new strand of work, but it is an indication that, however well tailored it is to its market, Squire and Partners is a practice that does not want to be pigeonholed.
Percentage of Female Architects 2016
Architecture fees for UK projects 2016 £22.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2016 £0.1m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2016 £22.3m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2016 0
Total fees income 2016 £22.3m
Total income 2016 * £23.4m
UK Architectural Income
Overseas Architectural Income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc
Fees per Architect
Fees per UK Architect 2016£214.03k
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