Stride Treglown has added to its burgeoning portfolio of offices with the acquisition of Bournville Village Trust’s (BVT) architects division
The practice will be Stride Treglown’s tenth office in the UK and UAE. The acquisition also comes after the recent formation of 431 Architecture - an alliance between Stride Treglown, Keppie Design and Todd Architects to create a network of 18 offices with more than 500 staff throughout the UK.
Founded in 1900, BVT is one of the oldest housing associations in the country. It provides housing and estate management services to 8,000 homes of mixed tenure and 25,000 people in Birmingham and Telford.
The Bournville practice will lose the famous name following the acquisition as it rebrands under Stride Treglown, but will continue to operate from its current offices at the trust.
Commenting on the deal Stride Treglown chairman David Hunter said: ‘We are delighted to be opening our new Birmingham office with the acquisition of Bournville Architects. When we began the process, we took soundings from clients, consultants and colleagues in Birmingham and the Midlands region, and Bournville Architects very quickly emerged as the ideal organisation. With a growing workload in the area we are excited about the opportunities that the new office will open up for Stride Treglown.’
Ian Tipton, director at Bournville Architects, said: ‘The team here is excited to be joining Stride Treglown, it’s an extremely good fit both in terms of culture and workload.
’We have a proud and significant track record working within Bournville Village Trust and are looking forward to being able to share our experience even more widely.’