It’s rare for a practice to leap 40 places up the AJ100 rankings. But that’s what bptw partnership has done after increasing architect numbers by 53 per cent to 49
Based in Greenwich, south-east London, the multidisciplinary practice has a particular strength in housing, with recently completed work including Caledonian Point at Deptford Creek. This mixed-use development designed for housing association Family Mosaic includes the practice’s own studio as well as 85 new homes.
For the same client, bptw also recently completed The Gramercy on Creek Road in the centre of Greenwich, a retail, mews house and apartment scheme, which includes a refurbishment of the Up the Creek comedy club. It recently secured planning permission for two residential schemes at nearby Woolwich Reach.
The practice is also busy outside London. In Rochester, Kent, it recently obtained planning consent with HTA Design for the 1,400-home Rochester Riverside development. And it is exploring further opportunities in Cambridge, where it has completed Magna, a 95-dwelling development for Hill Group UK and Cambridge University’s Homerton College.
The firm’s total architectural staff now number 100 – a rise of 24 during 2017. So can the practice continue its upward trajectory? After moving into its new studio at the end of 2017, bptw is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary year and describes itself as optimistic for 2018.
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