Firm seeks regeneration sites
An architecture firm is on the look-out for brownfield sites to establish new offices, it has been reported.
Expansion plans figure highly in the five-year plan of Newcastle-based _space architecture, with regeneration sites in the north-west, midlands and south-east all being considered, reports the Journal.
Chief executive Rob Charlton said that social responsibility is "central" to the firm's business ethos, adding that it wanted "to enable sustainable communities" through its success.
He added: "To achieve this we employ local talent and invest both financially and with our time around us.
"We are very excited about our UK growth, and are looking for interesting buildings to develop as our offices.
"Hopefully we can work with local suppliers and employ local people in every city or town we open in, to ensure our footprint is as ethical as possible."
Employing 150-staff, _space architecture changed its name from Waring & Netts, _space earlier in 2008 in an attempt to generate national coverage.
The firm claims "putting people at the heart of the built environment has also been at the heart of our business for 50 years".
Article Date: 30 June 2008
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