Falconer Chester Hall has re-entered the coveted AJ 100 group of leading UK architectures practices after a three year gap, making it up to the top three of north west practices in the list.
We entered the prestigious chart at number 70, our highest ever ranking, behind Manchester-based Simpson Haugh and Halton-based Ellis Williams.
The rankings, published by leading trade title Architects’ Journal, are based on the number of architects employed. Out of a total headcount of 75 staff, FCH has 38 architects. We also have an office in London’s High Holborn and a small project office in Kuala Lumpur, where we are engaged in the Putrajaya Precinct.
“This is great recognition for our team, their talent and their hard work. I’m delighted for them,” said Managing Director, Adam Hall.
“In the last year we have launched our new FCH Academy, which focuses on recruiting, mentoring and developing talented people throughout their careers. It’s had a big impact already and we see that reflected in our re-entry onto the list.”
The growth comes on the back of a number of significant project wins in the past eighteen months, including Elliot Group’s ‘triple towers’ in Liverpool, now on site, X1 Developments’ Manchester Waters project in Pomona Docks and a new hotel on the Mile End Road in London.
“It’s great to see a number of other north west-based practices making the cut. The regional market remains strong and clients have high expectations in terms of design quality and building performance. Our ability to combine aesthetics with commerciality remains a key attribute in the eyes of our clients.” added Adam Hall.
The AJ100 list was published at a gala dinner at The Tower of London. Foster & Partners ranked number 1 by scale, with seventh-placed Grimshaw winning practice of the year.