Corstorphine + Wright continues to grow with new staff across the Midlands

Ed Simpson and Joanne Ellson, have taken up Associate Director positions in Warwick and Birmingham respectively.

Leading architectural practice, Corstorphine + Wright, has taken on a host of new staff members as it continues its strong growth across the Midlands despite the uncertainty within the economy.

Corstorphine + Wright’s expansion shows no signs of slowing with the new employees joining the firm’s Warwick, Stourbridge and Birmingham offices and representing a raft of specialisms and skills.

In Warwick, Ed Simpson, Associate Director, will join Corstorphine + Wright from Norr Consultants. The move marks a return for Ed, who was previously a Technologist at Corstorphine + Wright, working on projects such as a £23 million headquarters for Huntingdon District Council and a £20 million scheme for Booth’s Supermarket in the heart of Kendal. Ed is currently working on a £45 million project for NewRiver Retail at Burgess Hill, which will create new retail space, a cinema, a 63 bedroom hotel and 150 residential units, with associated parking.

In the Birmingham office, Associate Director Joanne Ellson will be working on a range of housing, supported living and urban regeneration schemes, as well as supporting the existing team in the Birmingham office. One of her first projects will be assisting with an outline application for the regeneration of the Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury. Her background as an Architectural Partner for calfordseaden will be invaluable to the team as the business grows.

Meanwhile, at its new Birmingham studio in the Jewellery Quarter, the practice welcomes Jaspreet Bal, an architect who will be helping to expand the healthcare and education expertise. He joins from AHR Global Architects in Birmingham, and will be supporting Modality Partnership on the expansion of a number of existing health centres in order to increase clinical capacities, as well as working on the refurbishment of Park Hill Primary School in Coventry.

As well as these strategic appointments, Corstorphine + Wright have taken on a number of Senior and Junior Architects and Technicians in the Warwick, Birmingham and London offices, including: Richard Ward, Richard Bailey, Philip Daniels, Cameron Norgrove, James Lindhop, Moises Coproada, Anthony Woodsford and Daniel Kealty.

This continues to signal the strength of both the regional market and the practice.

However, in spite of these appointments, Corstorphine + Wright are not slowing down in their hunt for the brightest talent. The company is still recruiting across its offices for a number of roles, from Part I and II architects upwards and is encouraging applications.

Michael Lampard, Corstorphine + Wright said: “The number of new appointments we have made across the company is testament to strong market conditions, the strength of the company and our approach to growing the practice.

“We’ve hired some great people and their combination of experience and diverse range of skills and specialisms means that we can continue to strengthen our presence across all of our key sectors while exploring new opportunities, offering more to our clients than ever before. This represents just one step on the journey and we are continuing to search for talented people to join our team.”