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Wednesday23 July 2014

UK architect opens office in India

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ADP eyes education and health jobs

ADP has become the latest firm to expand abroad by opening its first overseas office with a studio in India.

The practice, which has six offices in the UK stretching from London to Manchester, has acquired local New Delhi-based company Synthesis Design Studio, and set up new offices in the Gurgaeon area of the Indian capital.

The office, now called ADP Synthesis, will be run by Synthesis directors Ranjan Ray and Ashish Chopra and currently has half a dozen staff based out there. It is expected that this will eventually increase to around 20.

A spokeswoman said the new business would target university and healthcare work in and around New Delhi.

The news comes as ADP announced it had opened its sixth office in the UK by merging with GWK Architects, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and rebranding it as ADP.

GWK partner Charles Greenall becomes an equity partner in the expanded business.

ADP partner David Heslop said: “Our response during this difficult time is to proactively seek new opportunities and our expansion is a key step in allowing us to bring to bear our expertise on a wider range of projects.”

GWK employs 12 people and the two mergers now brings ADP’s total staff to more than 100. Turnover at the expanded ADP is up £800,000 to £7.6 million as a result.



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