Atkins aims for further growth in architecture

Atkins, one of the world’s largest architecture firms, is seeking to further grow its architecture business by taking advantage of opportunities in key markets including airports, education, transport and mixed use developments.

The company has announced a new leadership team with substantial expertise in these sectors:

  • Jason Speechly-Dick will lead Atkins’ architectural activity overseas and takes on the role of design director for the London practice. He will also continue to drive the company’s work in the airports sector.
  • Philip Watson has been appointed UK regional design director, leading activity in the home markets. He has been leading Atkins’ architectural work in the education sector for several years, a role he will continue to fulfil.
  • Will Freeman is leading the strategic development for London and overseas markets, with a particular focus on mixed use developments.

Mike McNicholas, managing director of Atkins’ design and engineering business, said:

“Our architecture business is in good shape and continues to work on some exciting projects across a wide range of sectors. I’m confident these appointments will help us continue the good growth and provide additional focus on our priority markets.”

Atkins has already seen 12 architects recruited to its London and Epsom studios during the last year.