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16 Mar 2016

431 Architecture News

431 Architecture – New Architects Alliance


Stride Treglown, Keppie Design and Todd Architects have announced they are to form a unique Alliance that they believe will help them win significant new business.

The new venture, named 431 Architecture, will offer clients access to 18 studios and a team of over 500 staff covering the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

431 Architecture is not a merger. Each practice will continue to operate independently, but will combine forces when there is an opportunity to offer an enhanced service to new or existing Clients. This could include large scale UK-wide projects or frameworks which the practices would not have undertaken on their own.

The Alliance will cover:

4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales), combining
3 established practices, with
1 ethos – to deliver an excellent, responsive, approachable and people-focused architectural design service.

Belfast Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre by Todd Architects:
Belfast Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre by Todd Architects

Heartlands Cornwall by Stride Treglown Architects:
Heartlands Cornwall by Stride Treglown Architects

Ronald McDonald House by Keppie:
Ronald McDonald House by Keppie

The Alliance has 18 studios, from Inverness to Truro, London to Dublin, and Belfast to Cardiff, employing over 500 people. This would place 431 Architecture as an entity in the top five of the Architects’ Journal’s top 120. With a broad portfolio of award-winning projects covering all the key markets, including healthcare, education, residential and commercial property, the Alliance will now be able to offer skills and services to Clients across a much wider geographical area.

David Hunter, Stride Treglown:
David Hunter Stride Treglown Architects
David Hunter, Chairman of Stride Treglown, said: “We are really excited about the prospects for this venture. Each of us has a strong and established reputation in our own right, but our approach and values are very similar, so together this Alliance has the potential to become a really significant presence in UK architecture.”

Martin English, Keppie Design:
Martin English Keppie
Martin English, Director at Keppie Design said: “We believe that 431 Architecture will open up a new range of business opportunities for us, allowing us to share knowledge and expertise and pool our resources. The Alliance will give Clients, consultants and contractors a new and exciting option to consider when looking at UK-wide projects or frameworks – particularly in the healthcare and education sectors where each of the three practices has a fantastic track record.”

Paul Crowe, Todd Architects:
Paul Crowe Todd Architects
Paul Crowe, Director at Todd Architects added: “The potential for 431 Architecture is to build on the collective expertise and knowledge of our respective practices. Anyone working with 431 can expect design excellence and a responsive local service from a team of very experienced, approachable and talented people who share the same vision and cultural approach. I am really looking forward to developing this Alliance, which I strongly believe will help all three practices to grow and diversify.”

Representatives from all three companies involved in 431 Architecture will be attending MIPIM 2016 – the international real estate show – in Cannes, France this week from 15th -18th March.

431 Architecture – The Three Architects Practices

Stride Treglown, is a well-established architectural practice operating from studios in Bristol, London, Manchester, Cardiff, Solent, Bath, Plymouth, Truro and Abu Dhabi. Strides is an employee owned, multi-skilled practice with more than 300 people who specialise in architecture and interior design, masterplanning, urban design and town planning, landscape architecture and sustainability consulting, with expertise across all sectors, including education, healthcare, commercial, residential and transport. Projects range from Heartlands, a multi award-winning heritage visitor attraction in Cornwall, to the new Adelphi Arts Building for the University of Salford.

Keppie Design, founded in 1854, is a future looking design led firm of 160 architects, masterplanners, interior and urban designers with offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth, Edinburgh and Manchester. Keppie’s specialisms are in the education, healthcare and commercial sectors. Projects range in scale from high-profile office developments like Glasgow’s St Vincent Plaza to the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and the multi-award-winning Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for the families of children who are patients at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Todd Architects was established in 1976 and operates from offices in Belfast, Dublin and London. It has a wealth of experience in healthcare, residential, education and commercial projects, and offers space planning and interior design in addition to its core services of architecture and planning. Projects include the new Belfast Waterfront Exhibition and Conference Centre and Bristol Airport East Terminal Extension.

For more information visit 431 Architecture

For more information on the companies forming the Alliance, visit:

Website: www.stridetreglown.com
Website: www.keppiedesign.co.uk
Website: www.toddarch.com

Location: 160 W Regent St Glasgow, Scotland

Keppie Design

New Managing Director

Architecture practice Keppie Design has appointed Peter Moran as its new managing director.

Peter Moran, Scottish architect

Ballymena Health & Care Centre, Northern Ireland
Keppie Design / Gareth Hoskins Architects
Ballymena Health & Care Centre Building
photo from architect
Ballymena Health & Care Centre Building – 17 Feb 2016

GIA’s Residential Building of the Year Award
30 Dec 2015 – Keppie have recently picked up the GIA’s Residential Building of the Year Award, for Ronald McDonald House Glasgow.

Ronald McDonald House Glasgow:
Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

Scottish Property Awards News
Four of projects by the studio have been shortlisted as finalists in the annual Scottish Property Awards:

St Vincent Plaza Glasgow:
St Vincent Plaza Glasgow

Aker Solutions Aberdeen:
Aker Solutions Aberdeen

The Capitol Cinema Aberdeen:
The Capitol Cinema Aberdeen

GIA Awards

Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus
Ayrshire College’s Kilmarnock Campus
image courtesy of architects practice
3 Dec 2015 – Ayrshire College Kilmarnock Campus by Keppie has just achieved the highest vailable BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ at design stage and is on target to translate the achievement to he post construction phase.

The Willows, Ballee, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Architects: Keppie Design
The Willows Ballee Building
image from architects
The Willows Ballee Ballymena

Three new divisional directors at Keppie Design – 21 Oct 2013
Keppie Design Directors Keppie Design Directors Keppie Design Directors
photos from architect

The Rowan Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Rowan Centre Antrim

New School Building in Orkney
Design: Keppie, Architects
Stromness School Building
image from Keppie
Stromness School Building

St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow, Scotland
St Vincent Plaza

Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Edinburgh, Scotland
Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Ocean Terminal Refurbishment, Leith, Scotland

Ross County Football Club
Architect: Keppie Design
Ross County Football Club

Smouha and Mowassat Hospitals, Alexandria, Egypt
Keppie project in Egypt – Alexandria Hospitals

Aberdeen City Garden Competition, Scotland, UK
Aberdeen City Garden – Design Contest Winners news

China Investment Corporation, Beijing + Tangshan province masterplan, China
China Investment Corporation

Ballymena Health & Care Centre, Northern Ireland
Gareth Hoskins Architects / Keppie Design
Ballymena Health & Care Centre

Maxim Office Park, Motherwell, central Scotland
Maxim Office Park

200 Broomielaw building, Glasgow, central Scotland
200 Broomielaw

Centre For Health Science Inverness, north Scotland
Architect: Keppie Design / Bennetts Associates
Centre For Health Science Inverness
photo © Ewen Weatherspoon
Centre For Health Science Inverness

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, central Scotland
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Great Glen House : Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness, north Scotland
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ
photo : Michael Wolchover
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ

Huangshan Theatre, China
Huangshan Theatre China
picture from architects
Huangshan Theatre

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