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PRACTICE PROFILE - BARTON WILLMORE

CAREERS GUIDE

Location

Reading, London, Bristol, Kent, Cambridge, Solihull, Leeds and Edinburgh

Staff 290 staff: 23 architects 51 architectural technical and support staff What kind of work does the practice specialise in?

Established as an architectural practice more than 70 years ago, Barton Willmore has evolved into one of the UK's leading independent multi-disciplinary practices. We provide design, planning and regeneration expertise and act for private and public-sector clients across all types of development, from key strategic urban regeneration sites to single residential developments.

Our current architectural projects are in these areas: commercial, retail, residential, offices, leisure, healthcare and mixed-use; all subscribe to an agenda of sustainability, integration and quality.

Recent successes?

Civic Trust Award for Design Excellence, regional finalist in the RIBA Awards. Al Warsan Aviary, Dubai, set to be the largest free-ight volume in the world.

What benefits do you offer staff?

We offer comprehensive CPD programmes across the practice and encourage staff to request training and development activities within our annual staff review process. We are affiliated with numerous professional organisations across the industry with whom we encourage staff members to participate. We offer a competitive salary package and an excellent contractual bonus scheme.

Additional benefits may include a company car, a minimum of 23.5 days holiday, a group personal pension scheme, season-ticket and car loan schemes and paid professional membership fees.

Staff spotlight on. . .

Name Greg Cunningham Age 26 Status Architectural assistant Education University of Portsmouth When did you join the practice?

July 2004 What do you like about working there?

I'm currently studying for my Part 3 and, because it's a multi-disciplinary practice, Barton Willmore has provided a great backdrop for my studies. A number of our architects gained their Part 3 while working at the practice, including the architectural director to whom I report. He has been given the opportunity to reach his potential, which is very encouraging. I've worked on projects ranging from small residential conversions to multi-million-pound retail refurbishments.

Contact details Barton Willmore Beansheaf Farmhouse, Bourne Close, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire RG31 7BW Tel: 0118 943 0000 Fax: 0118 943 0001 Email: helen. mcnulty@bartonwillmore.co. uk Web: www. bartonwillmore. co. uk

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