SWANKE HAYDEN CONNELL ARCHITECTS =44 45 9% A £9 million library for the Open University in Milton Keynes has just been handed over to the client, and a 93,000m 2fit-out at Lehman Brothers'new offices at Canary Wharf is almost complete. The practice is also working on an 80-home development in east London for the Salvation Army Housing Association.
Rank 2003 =40 Number of architects 2003 45
DLA ARCHITECTURE =44 45 9% The second largest practice in the North West, Wakefield-based DLA Architecture has just opened offices in London and Leeds, making a total of four regional UK bases. DLA is heavily involved in PFI work and works closely with Freeman White, an American company with extensive healthcare experience.
Other projects include Doncaster Education City; Portland Gate, a mixed-use development in Leeds; and a new office development and Harbour Control Tower for Associated British Ports at Immingham Docks.
Rank 2003 =64 Number of architects 2003 34
COOPER CROMAR 46 44 9% The fourth largest Scottish practice, Glasgow-based Cooper Cromar's current projects include the first phase of Glasgow Fort, a 50,000m 2retail complex; 25,000m 2new-build offices in the city centre (pictured); and a 350-unit residential scheme at Glasgow Harbour.
Rank 2003 =62 Number of architects 2003 35
T P BENNETT 47 43 12% TP Bennett is fighting back, having been hit by the slump in the office market. Last year it completed the fit-out of Swiss Re and made it to the shortlist for the international competition for the European Bank Headquarters in Frankfurt. It is currently working on a green office development in Aberdeen for BP (pictured).
Rank 2003 32 Number of architects 2003 50
CDA 48 42 7% Edinburgh-based CDA also has offices in Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton and London.The practice is predominantly involved in retail and office projects but is increasingly focusing on the residential and education sectors.
Rank 2003 46 Number of architects 2003 42