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HADFIELD CAWKWELL DAVIDSON =74 32 19% 'It has been a difficult year with less work coming from the food retail sector due to the state of that market, 'says senior partner Russell Cooper. But he adds that: 'This has been somewhat made up by extra work from the structural engineering side' and that 'next year looks promising'.

Rank 2003 =69 Number of architects 2003 32

BOND BRYAN PARTNERSHIP =74 32 16% Sheffield-based Bond Bryan Partnership has started on site with the redevelopment of the St John Campus in York, which includes a learning centre, sports science centre and a building devoted to health and psychology studies.

Rank 2003 =69 Number of architects 2003 32

FITZROY ROBINSON =74 32 16% Eagle-eyed readers will wonder why Fitzroy Robinson has slumped 32 places down the table, despite having two more architects than this time last year. The answer lies in a discrepancy between the 2003 and 2004 surveys. Last year the practice mistakenly reported 44 qualified architects; this year that figure has been corrected to 30. Current projects include a harbourside office development in Bristol and the conversion of a Dublin warehouse into retail and restaurant space (pictured).

Rank 2003 =42 Number of architects 2003 30

S&P ARCHITECTS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS =74 32 6% Current projects include a £40 million leisure centre which forms part of a new stadium development for Dutch football team AZ Alkmaar; a 125,000m 2leisure development at Athens'Olympic village; and an ice rink for Brighton's sensitive Black Rock site.

Rank 2003 =49 Number of architects 2003 40

GHM CONSULTANCY GROUP =78 31 10% GHM's Pentland International scheme in Finchley, north London (pictured), won the Best of the Best category in this year's BCO awards.

Rank 2003 =79 Number of architects 2003 28

PAUL DAVIS & PARTNERS =78 31 26% Down 22 places but a good year for Paul Davis & Partners nonetheless. Phase 1 of its scheme for Duke of York Square, just off London's King's Road, was well received and memorably described by Richard Rogers as 'the first successful square in London designed specifically for public use'. Future phases - including a school, medical facility, housing and offices - are due for completion by 2006. The practice is also working on a residential development in Hong Kong (pictured).

Rank 2003 =56 Number of architects 2003 37

GENSLER =80 30 20% American giant Gensler attributes the loss of seven architects in its London office to 'essential' restructuring. 'Gensler is finding an increasing number of opportunities in sectors such as retail, legal, broadcasting and media, 'managing director Christopher Jonson tells the AJ. 'This, combined with a shift in the marketplace towards smaller, fast-track projects, has prompted the firm to reassess its skill set and adapt accordingly.' Last year the practice completed the £337 million GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham (pictured), the largest PFI project in Europe.

Rank 2003 =56 Number of architects 2003 37 YRM ARCHITECTS PLANNERS DESIGNERS =80 30 27% YRM's portfolio majors on healthcare, education and airports, both in the UK and overseas. Current projects include new university buildings in the UK, Dublin, Cyprus and Qatar.YRM is working with British Airways and BAA as part of the integrated design team for Heathrow Terminal 5 and on ancillary airport buildings. Last year the practice completed the Oxford Critical Care Centre - the largest redevelopment project under the NHS modernisation programme.

Rank 2003 =76 Number of architects 2003 30

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