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Exclusive: Grenfell Tower architect Studio E goes into liquidation


For me the important point raised by this article is that the project was originally given to Studio E Limited Liability Partnership, but when they went broke it was handed onto Studio E Architects Ltd. This shows two things; firstly that the client body acted negligently twice, giving the job to the LLP without due process, and then allowing Ltd to take over the project without (I am sure) due process. secondly that Studio E was not well enough run to take on the projects, and was so financially precarious it felt unable to stand by its own original designs when pushed by the client body, K&C councillors and planning, and the contractor and cladding sub-contractor. I feel that the profession is at a very low ebb brought about by D&B double dealing (working for both sides in a project - read le Carre) and obviously poor fees. It is a shame that concurrently the RIBA should have finally not only lost the will to live but have concurrently found people who will carry out the deed.

Posted date

22 May, 2020

Posted time

10:24 am