Architect hails improved performance at UK arm

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An improved performance at its UK business helped listed architect Aukett Swanke narrow losses in the half year.

The firm said losses at its UK business tumbled from £879,000 to just £15,000 on revenue up 16% to £3.7m.

Aukett said it had reduced costs at the UK operation by £352,000 while more work at its executive architecture business Veretec also helped with the firm working on a number of schemes including a £135m residential project (pictured) being built by Multiplex for upmarket developer Lodha on Carey Street in London’s Holborn district.

The Middle East remains a problem area with losses widening £58,000 to £438,000 which the firm said was down to project delays.

But earlier this week Aukett said there was a sign of a turnaround with the firm finally getting the green light to start on exhibition centre in Dubai – more than 18 months after winning it.

Overall, pre-tax losses for the firm in the six months to March 2019 reduced to £371,000 from £1.2m last time on revenue flat at £7.3m.