19th November 2020

Focus on climate resilience enables steady growth

Over the last quarter, we have welcomed 12 new team members, an increase of 10%, notwithstanding the significant challenges presented by Covid-19 and national/regional lockdowns this year.

Our team across our 4 studios in  Manchester, London, Leeds and Glasgow has risen to more than 100 employees, including six new recently appointed graduates.

Julian Broster, founding director, said: “We’re feeling very fortunate that we’ve been able to continue growing the business over these difficult times and while our outlook is cautiously optimistic, we remain committed to creating new opportunities and especially to investing in young people who have been hit hard by the current healthcare and economic crisis.

“A key factor contributing to our steady growth is the renewed focus on climate sensitive and low carbon design across our industry; something we have been committed to since the birth of Civic Engineers and which has really come to the fore as a result of recent global events. While the challenges of coronavirus mustn’t be understated for our sector, it is encouraging to see that like us, many businesses have taken the cue to ramp up their response to climate change; a pivot that is entirely necessary to face a longer-term global challenge that will have major consequences if we don’t act now.”

To help us with our phase of development and growth we’ve been pleased to welcome a new non-executive Finance Director, Nik Hynes, and a new Head of Finance, Anh Ho. Together they are tasked with forecasting and shaping our business development plan for the next five years.

As part of our continued commitment to sustainable public realm, founding director Stephen O’Malley has also been appointed to join the NLA’s (New London Architecture) Expert Panel on Wellbeing, and by the High Street Task Force to help communities and local government transform their high streets.

Focus on climate resilience enables steady growth