Growing portfolio prompts expansion at award-winning architects

L-R: Ian Wilson, Matt Hibbitt, John Medley, Spencer John

National architectural practice, Corstorphine + Wright has doubled its Midlands team to meet growing demand for its services.

Over the last six months the practice has taken on a total of 17 new employees across a number of roles, including architects, visualisers and architectural technicians, in its Warwick, Birmingham and London offices.

Michael Lampard, Director, Corstorphine + Wright, said: “2015 was an exceedingly busy year, with a raft of new additions to our portfolio and the time was right to re-evaluate our teams and the range of specialisms that they offer across our offices.  It’s vital that we have the right team in place to guarantee the consistent delivery of our high level of service to both existing and new clients and these appointments are an integral part of our national growth strategy.”

The recent hires include Ian Wilson, Spencer John and John Medley, who have been appointed as Associate Directors and will be working from Corstorphine + Wright’s head office in Warwick. Internally, Matt Hibbitt and Mario Iandoli have also been promoted to Associate Director.

Prior to joining Corstorphine + Wright, Ian Wilson has delivered RIBA award-winning designs for Howl Associates and high profile developments for 3D Reid Architects, utilising almost 20 years’ of experience to deliver a range of projects across the UK, including a number education facilities, from nurseries to schools.

With 15 years’ professional experience, Spencer joins Corstorphine + Wright from Associated Architects. With a specialism in the higher education sector, Spencer has delivered designs for the Royal Holloway University of London, University College Birmingham and University of Loughborough with values in excess of £59 million.

Formerly a Director at Level Seven Architects and with over 35 years’ experience in architecture and property development, John Medley joins Corstorphine + Wright from Tesco PLC where he was a Development Planning Manager within their property services department.

His previous experience includes the award-winning Fort Shopping Park in Birmingham, the 260,000 sq ft Monks Cross Shopping Park in York, and the 600,000 sq ft Market Central Da Vinci in Rome.

Michael Lampard continued: “We need to ensure that our Associate Directors have the confidence, skills and expertise to deliver creative and cost-effective solutions against complex and demanding briefs and we feel that John, Ian and Spencer are a perfect fit. All three come to Corstorphine + Wright from exceedingly varied and diverse backgrounds, bringing with them fresh perspectives

“On behalf of the entire Corstorphine + Wright team, I’d like to welcome all of our new appointments.”

These latest hires follow the appointment of Rav Kumar as a Director and head of the company’s new Birmingham studio, based in the Jewellery Quarter.