Architects look to future growth

Team: Richard and Richard son Pitt Architects
Team: Richard and Richard son Pitt Architects
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A Growing Lancashire firm of architects is aiming to expand its national portfolio of clients in a move that will create new jobs.

Harrison Pitt Architects, based on Castle Hill in Lancaster, has landed a series of new national projects including a £10.5m egg-packing centre in Oxfordshire for Noble Foods which provides eggs to many of the major UK supermarkets.

The firm has also been working with global manufacturer, Victrex, listed on the London Stock Exchange, on a £2.5m project for two new facilities.

Meanwhile Harrison Pitt Architects is also celebrating its 35th year in business, with director, Richard Parker, notching up his 20th year at the firm.

Richard, who lives in the Lune Valley, believes its burgeoning reputation in the manufacturing and industrial markets will lead to growth opportunities.

He said: “While we are based in Lancaster, our work has always taken us UK wide for clients such as the Caravan Club.

“Manufacturing, in particular the food manufacturing sector, is a growing national sector for us. It is a very niche area due to the highly technical nature of such facilities and complex regulations.

“Through the work for Noble Foods, Victrex and other clients, we are developing a strong track record for designing for manufacturers and receiving a lot of new enquiries.”

Richard, 54, joined the firm in 1994 from Cornish Architects in London, where he worked for 10 years.

As an associate of the practice, Richard worked on a number of multi-million pound contracts for major investment clients and several for Mohammed Al-Fayed, both on his personal properties and for the Harrods empire.