rg+p has secured a place on the architectural industry’s prestigious AJ100 list.
Compiled annually since 1995 by the Architect’s Journal, the AJ100 is a definitive list of the UK’s most successful and innovative practices. Based on individual surveys submitted by the country’s largest architectural firms*, the AJ100 is designed to provide a snapshot of the profession, measure levels of optimism across the industry and highlight the most dynamic and ambitious firms.
Rob Woolston, director at rg+p said: “Naturally, we’re absolutely thrilled to achieve a position on this well-established and nationally recognised list. It’s been a longstanding ambition to secure a place and it’s a testament to the combined efforts of the team that we’ve achieved this.”
rg+p’s placement follows significant growth for the practice, which saw a new Leicester head office open in November 2017 including space for up to 100 people. Currently, the firm employs 96 members of staff across its Leicester and London offices.
Director James Badley added: “It’s certainly been a busy and thriving time for our business, as we’ve made substantial positive changes to our working environment, culture and ethos. To consolidate this with an AJ100 ranking, the benchmark of excellence for our industry, is outstanding. We’re certain this listing will enable us to elevate our profile among our peers, our clients and as an employer. It provides assurance of quality and creativity, and we’re tremendously proud.”
rg+p’s expertise encompasses work in the residential, commercial, education, leisure, retail and healthcare sectors with services including architectural design, landscape architecture, interior design, masterplanning, quantity surveying, project management, urban design and visualisation. The practice is currently working on some of Leicester and London’s most iconic schemes include Ashton Green, the former Fenwick building, Sock Island and the £360m Royal Warwick Square residential scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.
Mitch Dale, director concluded: “Our current portfolio of work encompasses some of the largest and most prestigious projects in the firm’s history. It is no coincidence that our work on these landmark schemes has contributed to the successful growth of the business, which in turn has enabled us to compete at a national level and earn recognition as one of the UK’s top 100 firms to work for and with. With a series of diverse and imaginative projects in the pipeline, we’re looking forward to a very positive 2018.”
rg+p’s official position within the AJ100 will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the Tower of London. The practice has also made the shortlist for ‘New Member of the Year’, an award given to a practice which has entered the AJ100 for the first time in five years and is judged on quality of work and business success.
* The largest architectural practices in the UK is measured by the number of qualified architects employed.
Picture Caption 1: rg+p’s directors, Rob Woolston, Mitch Dale and James Badley celebrate the AJ100 listing with members of the team outside the practice’s Leicester head office.
Picture Caption 2: (L-R) Melvyn King, Rob Woolston, James Badley, Victoria Torres and Grant Giblett at the Tower of London for the AJ100 announcement.