Architect expands with office acquisition

The Acres team

A Nottingham architectural practice has outgrown its office and expanded into the premises next door.

Acres Architects moved into its offices at Nottingham Science Park, opposite Nottingham University campus, in 2017.

Now, the firm has purchased the office next door after its most successful year in 2020.

Acres Architects says it is also seeking several new recruits to join the practice, hot on the heels of signing four other recent recruits.

Founder Edward Acres said: “We really are going from strength to strength. We’ve seen a consistent and significant increase in workload, but we’re pleased to say we’ve managed to recruit some top talent to turn our clients’ dreams into reality.

“It’s extremely fortunate that we were able to purchase the building next door. We looked at several options, but this made the most sense. We’re in a fabulous part of Nottingham.”

The new two-storey office has been opened up internally so that staff and customers are able to move between the two buildings easily.

Acres said that he was looking forward to the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions so that the new office space could be fully enjoyed by the entire team once again, as well as welcoming the growing cohort of new staff members.

“Our office is such a cultural hub for our team,” he said. “And our culture is such a fundamental aspect of how our team and our business will be successful. It is key to how we work together and key for maintaining and improving the mental health of our team.”

Recent additions to the team include interior designer Alicia Hollis, construction manager Tony Moore, new studio manager Bryanie Geehan and video and animation specialist Steve Clayton.

Acres Architects is now seeking four additional talents to add to that list: a CGI specialist, a landscape architect, an urban planner and a senior technologist.

The firm currently employs 11 people and is on-target to increase that number to 16 before the end of 2021 and more than 20 by April next year.