Projects worth more than £7 billion are on the drawing boards of the UK's 10 top-earning architectural practices, construction market researcher Emap Glenigan has discovered.
Benoy dominates the industry with live projects topping £1.4 billion, overshadowing nearest rival Foster and Partners, which holds business worth £960 million. Kohn Pederson Fox takes third place with schemes valued at £900 million, while Inskip & Jenkins is in 10th place with £500 million.
But the figures show there is no link between the top money-spinning practices and firms boasting the greatest number of schemes on their books.
With 63 active projects, Mason Richards Partnership is by far the UK's busiest practice, followed by Axia Architects with 56 and Lee Evans De Moubray managing 52. JTS Partnership claims 10th place with 42. 'The commercial sector was responsible for the majority of work. Commercial schemes accounted for virtually the entire workload at Benoy, while both Kohn Penderson Fox and Foster & Partners had a significant value of sport-related work, ' said an Emap Glenigan spokeswoman.
The findings of Emap Glenigan, a sister company of AJ's publisher Emap Construct, follow close analysis of more than two million schemes at every stage in the construction process covering all sectors.