Rebranded Edinburgh Architectural practice on search for talent as forecasts further growth

56three Architects, Edinburgh

Strong revenue and UK-wide client base at 56three Architects

ENCOURAGED by a 25% increase in revenue over the past 12 months and a growing UK-wide client base, a leading Edinburgh based architectural practice is actively recruiting for at least two new architectural appointments to join its award-winning team.

56three Architects, previously Susan Stephen Architects until management restructures in 2019 and a subsequent rebrand earlier this year, is continuing to defy the market uncertainties of Covid-19 with marked demand for its services.

Gordon Beaton and Richard Howl, co-directors of 56three Architects currently oversee a head-count of 22 architects and support staff, working remotely and within its Alva Street office in Edinburgh’s west end.

The practice, renowned for its focus on contemporary design and maximising development potential, works with landowners, developers, contractors and individual commissions across the residential, commercial and third sectors.

Its growing portfolio includes Build-to-Rent (BTR) / Co-Living, Assisted Living, Student Accommodation and Affordable Housing projects. A regular finalist of the RICS and Scottish Property Awards, the business is currently advising on a number of challenging flagship projects. It includes an exciting new build within the West Hampstead Conservation Area in London, a sensitive redevelopment of a Georgian hospital in Bristol and modular construction projects in Edinburgh.

The significant demand for its expertise by clients from Sheffield, Birmingham, London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife has now led to the practice redoubling its search for talent.

Beaton explained:   “As a progressive and innovative architectural practice, under the name of 56three Architects we are building further on our solid foundations and market reputation.  

“We have been fortunate to side-step the headwinds many businesses have experienced during the Covid pandemic and currently have a very healthy pipeline of architectural contracts to service. As a result, 56three is actively recruiting for at least two qualified architectural staff with experience of residential work and technical and design skills in this sector.”

Fellow director, Richard Howl, added: “As a full-service architectural practice, we value working collaboratively and creatively to deliver impactful solutions for clients.  It’s an approach to which clients are increasingly receptive, underlined by our strong revenue growth and track record for attracting repeat business.  As a result, while not immune to the impact of the current pandemic, we are confident that 56three is well placed to further increase our client base and revenue predictions in the year ahead.”

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