Aukett Fitzroy Robinson's period of consolidation following last year's merger has come to a dramatic end, with news emerging at MIPIM of an aggressive expansion plan.
The London-based practice has revealed details of a joint venture it has set up with Barcelona-based Alonso Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados.
This represents a concerted effort to take on the Spanish market, which was a serious income earner for Aukett before its shareholder dispute of early 2003.
Speaking at the property fair, company bosses also unveiled proposals to open a third British office.
The Spanish deal reveals a new-found confidence in the practice, following the turbulent period in the run-up to the merger between Aukett and Fitzroy Robinson.
The company's European operations operator Raul Curiel said: 'We believe that Spain represents one of our greatest potential markets in Europe.
'We see the joint venture with Alonso Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados as an excellent platform for us to enter this active territory. The synergy between the two organisations is excellent, and will create a fruitful and creative partnership,' Raul added. by Ed Dorrell