Architects have designs on expansion

A firm of Stratford-upon-Avon architects has expanded into new premises with help from property agents CPBigwood and Tim Cox Associates.

Eight-strong Studio Spicer Architects has moved to 7 Mansell Street from the town’s Rother Street.

Founder and managing director Oliver Spicer said: “Following the successful commission of a number of new projects we have expanded to ensure we are able to deliver these and provide the high quality of service our clients have becomeaccustomed to.”

The firm is winning work across a range of sectors – residential, listed buildings, education and offices – as the economy continues to improve.

From a start-up practice launched just over four years ago, the business is now a vibrant and innovative design concern typically carrying out projects ranging from £250,000 to £45 million in construction value.

“It is both new build and existing buildings that we sensitively create and remodel,” said Mr Spicer.

“We are pleased with the progress the business is making, and for the style and quality of work being carried out within the practice, creating exceptional new buildings and public spaces along with the added commercial value we bring,” he said.

Mr Spicer is a Birmingham City University graduate, who started out with global Amec Group, then worked for the award-winning D5 Architects, before setting up the practice in Stratford-upon-Avon.

CPBigwood partner Graham Carter said: “It is good to see such a quality professional firm growing fast.

“It hasn’t been around for long but it is an example of what hard work can achieve. Growth businesses are the future for Stratford; I am sure we will see others too taking advantage of better economic times.”

CPBigwood let the premises jointly with Tim Cox Associates on behalf of the landlord.