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Friday18 August 2017

Gensler opens first UK office outside London

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New office in Birmingham will be hub for regional work

Gensler has opened its first UK office outside London with a new base at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

The office is being led by Alistair Cory (pictured), the firm’s head of its UK regional markets business.

Cory said the office in the city will be the hub for the firm’s regional work and added: “Locating our regional headquarters in Birmingham was a deliberate decision. As the UK wakes up to devolution, the new office will engage with a city on the cusp of a resurgence.”

He said the firm would be looking to work with local businesses as well as universities which he said “would reverse migration and attract key talent from across the UK’s thriving cities – including the capital. We have a robust strategy in place to help us grow significantly over the next five years.”

The Birmingham office is set to start work on a brace of schemes – a retail and leisure job on the Birmingham Old Canal and car showrooms for Al Mansour Automotive in Egypt.

Last month, Gensler became the first architect to post fees of $1 billion as the US giant reclaimed its spot as the biggest practice in the world in the WA Top 100.

 

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  • I am Alex

    Well thank God for Gentler, someone has to be in Birmingham to reverse the tide...

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  • I am Alex

    *Gensler

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    Yes, Birmingham is definitely outside London. I can confirm that.

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  • Austin Clegg

    "Locating our regional headquarters in Birmingham was a deliberate decision"

    As opposed to what- sticking a pin on a map?

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  • Andrew Jones

    @ Austin - looking at the regional representation of most of the commercial brotherhood, that is precisely the approach they appear to have used. Gensler may be breaking new ground with this "deliberate decision" malarkey.

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