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Andy von Bradsky steps down from PRP helm

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Andy von Bradsky has announced he is stepping down as chairman of PRP as part of a management shakeup at the AJ120 firm

Von Bradsky, who also headed up the government’s challenge panel looking at housing space standards, has been at the practice for 30 years, spending the last eight as its chairman.

The move also follows the recent retirement of managing partner Roger Battersby.

Anne-Marie Nicholson, Neil Griffiths and Brendan Kilpatrick are set to take up positions as senior partners in October.

Nicholson, said: ‘PRP has a proud tradition of managing change for the next generation of leaders and ensuring the continuity of culture and ethos of the practice.

‘It is an exciting time for the practice and we look forward to even further success in meeting the challenges of housing need across the UK’.

This year the housing specialist fell out of the AJ120’s top ten after a six-year stint at the top of the table.

The firm’s contraction, roughly by 10 per cent, can be partly explained by a shift away from ‘low-value work’ and refocus on home-grown projects. 

Speaking to the AJ back in May, von Bradsky, said: ‘We made a strategic decision a year or so ago to not accept commissions for working drawings for contractors delivering other architects’ schemes. We are also concentrating on growth in the UK market, rather than overseas. We now do little international work from the UK.’

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