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Up three places in the table and back into the top 20 with architect numbers rising from 82 to 93, WilkinsonEyre has, says co-founder Jim Eyre, had ‘a good, if not spectacular year’. This contrasts with a couple of years ago, when the practice was the UK’s fastest-growing.

In terms of projects, the firm has received less attention and fewer awards than when it completed the Weston Library in Oxford in 2015, though this year it was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. But there have been notable completions in the past year, including two contrasting workplaces: the Portland Stone-clad 8 Finsbury Circus, London for Mitsubishi and the lightweight pavilions of the Research and Development Dyson Campus at Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

What effect has Brexit had on the practice? There was a wobble with ‘one or two commercial projects where the client was waiting for a pre-let’, says Eyre, but he also points to the massive boost when Deutsche Bank confirmed a 25-year lease on its new HQ at 21 Moorfields a week before Article 50 was triggered. He admits, though, to uncertainty, not least because 30 to 40 per cent of those working for the practice come from abroad, and he warns of ‘massive self-inflicted harm’ if restrictions are imposed on the free flow of people and talent to the UK.

Over the coming year, key ongoing projects and completions will include the Queen Mary Graduate Centre and King’s Cross Gasholders, both in London, and the North-West Cambridge masterplan. WilkinsonEyre is also still active in bridge design, notably with its new pedestrian and cycle bridge in Copenhagen, due for completion in 2018.


UK architects 2017 93 hide graph
48 2008
38 2009
38 2010
41 2011
50 2012
43 2013
51 2014
80 2015
82 2016
93 2017
Overseas architects 2017 2 show graph
0 2008
3 2009
4 2010
2 2011
1 2012
2 2013
2 2014
0 2015
2 2016
2 2017
Percentage of female architects 2017 35% show graph
Percentage of BAME architects 2017 10% show graph


Architecture fees for UK projects 2017 £13.3m
Architecture fees for overseas projects 2017 £3.4m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of UK offices 2017 £16.7m
Architecture fees for overseas projects delivered out of overseas offices 2017 £0.4m
Total fees income 2017 £17.1m
Total income 2017 * £17.9m
 UK architectural income
 Overseas architectural income
* Includes architectural fees plus fees earned by engineers, surveyors, planners, etc

Fees per architect

Fees per UK architect 2017£126,886


2017 awards 10 show graph


2017 ranking 20 show graph

WilkinsonEyre on LinkedIn

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