Announcements part of growth drive
CPMG Architects has opened a Birmingham office to complement its Nottingham headquarters and London studio.
The practice said its new city-centre base in the Lewis Building – Birmingham’s former Lewis’s department store – was being headed up by the practice’s technical director Anil Parmar.
Managing director Richard Flisher said the West Midlands office reflected CPMG’s “ambitious drive for sustained growth”.
“It will allow our team to build on recent project successes across a number of sectors throughout the country, from education to advanced manufacturing,” he said.
CPMG’s recent Midlands projects include the Vijay Patel Building at De Montfort University, Leicester, which won a 2018 RIBA East Midlands Award; the University of Nottingham’s Cripps Health Centre; and the air traffic control tower at Birmingham Airport.
Meanwhile, CPMG announced its frst externally appointed associate, Gemma Pont, who will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the London studio and attempting to grow its work in education, health, residential and commercial sectors.
Pont, who joins from Cooley Architects, has several years of international architectural experience in Europe and London. She studied at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) after growing up in the region.
CPMG said it had more than £80m worth of projects currently on site in London, including schools and housing.