A relocation 40 years in the making for Donald Insall Associates

Matthew Vaughan from Donald Insall Associates, at their new premises at 30 Harborne Road, and Natasha Walkden from Calthorpe Estates. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix.

Leading conservation architects, Donald Insall Associates, has completed the relocation of its Birmingham office on the Calthorpe Estate, 40 years after developing a masterplan for Edgbaston.

Following rapid growth, the award-winning practice has just moved into new premises at 30 Harborne Road, only 18 months after opening its offices in Birmingham.

Donald Insall Associates, which has eight office locations in the UK, including London and Manchester, is responsible for a number of exciting developments, with its Birmingham team working on the Landmark Trust’s 200th restoration project at the historical Llwyn Celyn in Wales. It will now look to expand its specialist team as it moves into the larger office, following a successful year in the city.

Back in the 1970s, Donald Insall Associates worked on the masterplan of the Calthorpe Estate, making its move to Harborne Road even more significant. Matthew Vaughan, Associate at Donald Insall Associates, explains: “Staying on the Calthorpe Estate is extremely exciting for the firm, especially as we have played our own part in preserving the heritage of the Estate.

“With its vibrant leisure and lifestyle offering, which sits alongside a thriving commercial district, Edgbaston is continuing to evolve. Our new location, which remains close to the transport network, provides us with easy access to the city centre and the UK. Furthermore, being located in the heart of Edgbaston Village, our proximity to superb range of local amenities provides us with everything we need to build on our recent success.”

Natasha Walkden, Sales and Marketing Manager at Calthorpe Estates, added: “The work that Donald Insall Associates produces is vital in preserving and restoring some of the historic buildings in Birmingham. We are delighted they chose to remain on the Estate and relocate to a stunning period property in Edgbaston Village.”