A Nottingham architectural practice has acquired a new office as part of its plans for expansion.
Acres Architects moved into its offices at Nottingham Science Park, opposite Nottingham University campus, in 2017, eight years after founder and managing director Edward Acres launched the company.
The firm has now purchased the office next door in order to house its expanding team.
Acres Architects, which specialises in residential projects, from private homes to large student accommodation developments, is also seeking several new recruits to join the practice.
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.
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.