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Which councils employ the most in-house architects?

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This week Croydon Council revealed it was opening its own in-house architects department. But which local authorities already have architects on their payroll?

The decision by Croydon bucks the trend of recent decades, which has seen councils ridding themselves of their architects departments.

But though the days have gone when councils employed ranks of draftsmen – the London County Council architects department boasted more than 1,500 staff in 1953 – some authorities still have considerable in-house architectural expertise.

Councils in Scotland are particularly well stocked with architects – as is Hampshire County Architects which has been described as ‘the only sizeable public-sector county architecture studio still remaining’, and employs 44 qualified architects.

The graph is based on the latest ARB data.


Which London councils have the most in-house architects?






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