Leeds-based Watson Batty Architects has appointed John Nall to its team.
He is a highly experienced architect with particular skills in the high-rise sector. His involvement with several prestige projects, overseeing delivery of around 2,000 Build-to-Rent homes in Leeds over the last four years, brings a significant boost to the Watson Batty residential design proposition.
Watson Batty MD Peter White said: “We are very pleased to be able to report sustained growth at Watson Batty with an increasing workload across both Leeds and Loughborough. This is boosted particularly through the education, leisure, later living and care sectors where there is continued client investment and a commitment to deliver, UK wide.
“Our ongoing success is reward for our commitment to investment in new talent over the past few years that has placed us in such a strong position. We are acutely aware of the rapidly changing agenda for the built environment, not least through sustainability and net zero carbon commitments, and this has been our primary, future focused approach for clients.”
The company, currently trading ten percent ahead of its £3.3m turnover target just six months into its current financial year, has recently worked on new educational facilities with Tilbury Douglas and ISG, as well as further successes with Algeco via the Modern Methods of Construction framework.
The later living and care sector continues to expand through clients Exemplar and Torsion, whilst recent leisure sector successes include new build projects in Goole and Caerphilly which is part funded via the Governments levelling up fund.
Employing a team of 35 people, the practice is credited for a number of major public and private sector projects including schools, universities, sport and leisure, distribution facilities, commercial, master planning, residential and care developments and transport hubs.
Its team is also involved with the RIBA Student Mentoring Programme at the University of Sheffield, De Montfort University in Leicester, and Loughborough University.