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Saturday26 July 2014

Newport station opens as Grimshaw turns 30

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Grimshaw has unveiled new images of its rail station in Newport as the practice celebrates its 30th anniversary

The station, which has two concourses and double the capacity of the old facility, is now open for business two weeks ahead of the Ryder Cup which takes place in the city.

Meanwhile Grimshaw has targeted more overseas work, opening an office in Sydney last month while moving its New York and Melbourne offices to bigger premises.

The move is paying off with the practice recording its highest turnover since it began trading back in 1980. Revenue soared 47% to £16.6 million in the year to April 2010 compared with the previous year. Pre-tax profits also bucked the recession climbing 41% to £2.4 million.

Grimshaw has also been hiring, with staff numbers across its offices up one fifth to just over 300. Its London office now employs 180 people – up from 150 a year ago.

Recent wins include work for Bangor University and the Ecorium in South Korea.

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