Chapman Taylor sparkles with results
Profit hikes up 77%
Liverpool Waters architect Chapman Taylor bucked the problems affecting the industry last year and returned a bumper set of results.
The firm, which is waiting to see if its Liverpool plans (pictured) will be called in by communities secretary Eric Pickles, saw profits climb 77% to £1.7 million on revenue up a quarter to £28 million.
Although it actually increased its UK turnover in the year to June, most of Chapman Taylor’s work is outside the UK with the majority – £16 million – in Europe and a further £5 million in the rest of the world.
Among its 17 offices across the globe are outposts in Paris, Moscow, Shanghai, New Delhi and Sao Paulo.
In March it won an international competition for the design of Shanghai’s second central business district while the following month it won planning for a £150 million shopping centre in Shrewsbury.
The firm saw staff the number of architects on its books increase by 18% to 218.