Coombes : everitt architects has expanded its practice with a 40% increase in staff and moved into new larger offices in Cheltenham. Driven by increasing demand for its architectural services the firm has recently appointed four new members to its architectural team.
The practice, which launched in 2010, has grown to become one of the leading and most respected architectural practices in Gloucestershire. However it’s continued growth means it has outgrown its previous Winchcombe office and has now moved into 105 – 107 Bath Road in Cheltenham.
Known for its contemporary designs, in the last year the team has completed a number of award winning commissions. These include Bradbury Gardens for the National Star, Crest Nicholson’s Leckhampton Place and a number of private homes, such as Poachers Cottage which was commended in last year’s Sunday Times British Homes Awards.
With four new members of staff, the practice now employs 13 people and boasts five chartered architects – making it one of the fastest growing in the region.
John Everitt, Director, coombes : everitt, commentated on what the new appointments mean for the company.
“The new appointments and office move are a natural next step in the growth of the practice. Since setting up we’ve built a fantastic client base, securing planning and delivering over 1,250 new homes, 50 commercial schemes and 13 contemporary one off homes.
“With 80% of our work coming from referrals and repeat business, we’re lucky to work with a wide range of clients including commercial and residential developers, local authorities and private individuals looking to build their dream home.
“Our clients trust us to interpret their brief and deliver beautifully designed, creative and buildable projects. These values are intrinsic to who we are and the philosophy of the practice. The new appointments will play an important part in our growth and will ensure we have the capacity to continue to deliver the very best in architectural design.”
The company’s newest recruits are:
- Gordon Simpson, Senior Architect, with many years’ experience in healthcare, timber frame design and further education schemes.
- Jessica Bonfield, Architect, well versed in commercial sports and leisure projects with strong ties in sustainability and working alongside BREEAM
- Dan Kleiber, Architectural Assistant, RIBA Part II
- Bogomil Gatev, Architectural Assistant, RIBA Part I