Liverpool-headquartered architecture practice Falconer Chester Hall has secured five new projects with a collective development value of £300m. The appointments take the value of all current schemes being delivered by the firm’s three studios to £1.5bn.
The developments, in Liverpool, Nottingham and London, will deliver almost 2,500 new residential units, of which more than 1,800 are already consented. Amongst the projects is Legacie Developments’ One Park Lane, adjacent to the Liverpool ONE shopping district, and Jubilee House near London’s Olympic stadium for Unite Students and RG Group.
“This is a bumper set of contracts and testimony to our team’s expertise and track record,” said practice managing director Adam Hall.
“We are in the midst of a recruitment drive to ensure that our capacity remains ahead of our workload and our new business pipeline,” he added.
The firm has been contracted by Northern Irish developer McAleer & Rushe to deliver a 7-storey student block on Huntingdon Street in Nottingham and by Packaged Living to examine options for its new site at Old Hall Street in Liverpool’s business district. In a separate deal with Legacie Developments, the 85-strong practice will also be responsible for bringing the historic Heap’s Rice Mill in Liverpool’s south docks back to life.
“There’s more than a million square feet of space across these five schemes and our focus will be on working closely with the other project professionals to ensure deliverability and cost-control in all aspects of design,” said associate director Martin Haymes, who is leading the One Park Lane project team.