Broadway Malyan has announced a doubling of profits amid a surge in new international contracts
The London headquartered practice saw profits increase from £1.4 million to £3 million in the year ending April 2015.
Revenue during the period meanwhile rocketed 14 per cent from £43.9 million to £49.9 million, delivering Broadway Malyan’s best results since the global recession started. The studio’s headcount also grew with 36 new employees boosting the overall payroll to 580.
Around 60 per cent of the firm’s revenue was generated outside the UK where the majority of its projects are in the residential sector for clients such as Berkeley Group.
Key overseas developments included a series of large-scale commissions and contest wins in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Managing director Gary Whittle said: ‘While the company is headquartered in the UK and boasts a strong regional network, the past year has seen us grow our international presence with projects now being undertaken in 37 countries and turnover from these now amounts to 60 per cent of the company’s overall revenue.’
He continued: ‘The strength of our international studios and the quality of instructions reflects a growing understanding of these markets and justifies our strategy of retaining and growing our operations during the difficult economic conditions of the past few years.’
Major schemes include a competition-winning masterplan for Angola’s capital, Luanda city which is set to see its population double to 13 million people by 2030
The firm is also working on a contest-winning transport hub masterplan in Warsaw while its competition-winning Trump Tower scheme in Manila has started on site.
Looking ahead the company said its forecast was ‘robust’ but recognised a potential slowdown in the UK housing market and uncertainty in the Eurozone posed risks.
Commenting on the deepening housing crisis which as seen anti-gentrification protests erupt in the capital, Whittle said: ‘We need to see the international investment coming into London benefit the country as a whole. It’s great that architects are recognised as having a role to play in solving the crisis.
‘There’s no magic wand but if you look at the debates on greenfield development, brownfield and estate regeneration – we’ve contributed to all these debates and there’s solutions in all of them.’
ECNU Biligual School
Broadway Malyan was appointed by the Shanghai International Automobile City Group and Dulwich College Management Group to design a new private school in Jiading, Shanghai. The school offers the Chinese national curriculum within international standard facilities. Set on a tight 45,008sqm site and working within strict plot density constraints, the solution emerged through intensive workshops and collaboration. The school takes the form of a series of elongated and fluid buildings with linear fenestration, creating a dynamic vision appropriate for the automotive district in which the school is set. The auditorium and sports buildings provide high-quality terminations to the journey through the campus and are linked by a sky-bridge running through the scheme.
Client: Shanghai International Automobile City Group Co
Location: Anting New Town, Jiading, Shanghai
Skills: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning,
Status: Design development stage
Trump Tower Manila
Trump Tower Manila is a residential project at the heat of Century City, Manila (see below). At 250 metres, it is the tallest residential skyscraper in the Philippines, offering 222 residential units over 58 storeys. The tall, slender tower creates an ‘instantly recognisable profile’ on the city’s skyline. At the top and bottom corners of the tower the façade is ‘peeled away’ to reveal a series of sky terraces and extended ledges. As well as giving a distinctive personality to the building these function as an effective shading device. Energy consumption is further reduced by a high performance curtain wall system.
Client: Century Properties
Location: Makati City, the Philippines
Size: 58 storeys / 42,000m² GFA
Skills: Architecture, Sustainability, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design
Century City is a 4-hectare mixed-use development in Makati City, the Philippines. Developer Century Properties asked Broadway Malyan to design and deliver four key buildings within the scheme. These are the Century City Mall, Centuria Medical Centre, Milano Residences and Trump Tower (see above). The Milano Residences boasts 340 apartments over 53 storeys, with interiors designed by luxury lifestyle brand Versace. Leisure space is provided by the Century City Mall, a 17,000m² shopping and entertainment complex housed under an ‘iconic, curvaceous roof’.
Client: Century Properties
Location: Makati City, the Philippines
Size: Whole development – 4 hectares
Skills: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design
Mall – completed
Milano Residences – 53 storeys, 44,000m2
Medical Centre – completed but not yet open
Luanda 2030 Masterplan
Broadway Malyan was appointed by the Angolan government to lead an international consultancy team in providing a growth strategy up to 2030 for Luanda, the capital city of Angola. Luanda’s metropolitan area is currently home to more than 6 million inhabitants and is set to grow to 13 million people by 2030. According to the practice, the city’s ‘geography, socio-economic conditions, morphology, transport and environmental context’ have been analysed and complex development scenarios tested, leading to the preparation of a sensitive and sustainable long-term urban renewal and growth plan. This will include 2700km of new highways, a fully functioning public transport network, 1.4 million new homes as well as new schools, healthcare and leisure facilities. This plan, which will see $200billion invested by the Angolan Government, will help to transform Luanda into one of Africa’s most liveable cities.
Status: The strategy was approved by the Angolan head of state on 8 October.
Cabo Ledo, Angola
Broadway Malyan delivered the masterplan for Cabo Ledo, a residential and hospitality-led development with a stunning coastal setting in northern Angola. The tourist development will accommodate up to 8000 homes as well as hotels, holiday villas and related amenities. Broadway Malyan delivered a strategic vision for the 1,100-hectare site as well as a detailed masterplan for three specific areas, totalling 300 hectares. The vision was for a low rise, low environmental impact development with a strong sense of place, branded around the area being a beach and surf destination.
Location: Cabo Ledo, Angola
Size: 1,100 hectares
Warszawa Główna is a 10-hectare regeneration masterplan, which will deliver a new city quarter for one of the most prominent sites in western Warsaw. Based around the Warszawa Główna railway station - Warsaw’s main rail hub connecting to the west until its closure in 1975 - the scheme will see the station’s redevelopment as a new transport hub, within a major mixed-use scheme including retail, office, residential and leisure space. The 10-year masterplan seeks to ‘restore the urban fabric of Glowna and recapture the site’s sense of history but also bring something new, modern and vibrant’.
Size: 10 hectares
Skills: Masterplanning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture