Hopkins Architects have defied the downturn and netted profits of just under £3 million in the last financial year
The Marylebone-based practice saw pretax profits rise 69 per cent in the year to March 2009.
The salary of the highest paid member of staff doubled to £420,000 whilst the total value of the firm’s workload was up by a third to £14 million. Among its current scheme is the £60 million, Brent Civic Centre scheme which will eventually house 2,000 Brent Council staff (pictured).
Meanwhile profits at Zaha Hadid Architects have dropped by almost two thirds, falling by approximately £3.4 million to £1.6 million in the year to March 2009. However the practice continues to increase its staff numbers and turnover was up more than 10 per cent to nearly £29 million.