51 employed architects, 25% female architects, =51st position in 2014
Leaping 12 places up the league table, Pozzoni has completed a landmark year which saw the Manchester and London-based studio restructure its management team and shift from an LLP to an incorporated structure. Key recent completions included the £3.5 million Mariners’ Park Hub retirement home for merchant seamen overlooking the Mersey, a new sixth form centre for Poynton High School in Cheshire and a refurbishment of Uttoxeter Leisure Centre in Staffordshire. Pozzoni has identified ‘continued suicidal fee bidding’ by its competitors – despite a general ‘increase in opportunities’ – as a key challenge for the year ahead. Meanwhile, the practice is eyeing opportunities to step up its research and development.