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They might not have been badbritisharchitecture's favourite cup of tea but they certainly did alot of great stuff in and around Glasgow. Very sorry to hear about this indeed.
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they certainly did alot of great stuff in and around Glasgow.
really.... name 10, no - 5 buildings of real quality in Glasgow.
Didn't want to be too harsh on a day when folk might be losing jobs. Was really thinking of Davis Duncan stuff...
...and really just the corb house in Bearsden... You got me.

I liked the small animal hospital design... Archial were a reputable practice overall, but i guess in this climate things are/will get from bad to worse as time goes on.

Was chatting to an architect who worked for a major global practice, he was telling me that things will never get to what they were over the last years as potential developers have the edge over designers/architects and asking for the lowest of prices for a job as they know the market is saturated with architects looking for major developments to work on.

Freelancers working from home will be the way forward he was telling me.:eek:hno:
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Be fair Morphology!

Davis Duncan have done good work so I accept your challenge!

1. the Small Animal Hospital for the Glasgow Uni won the Doolan Prize and was very well published,
2. the Fotheringay Centre at Hutcheson Grammar School,
3. The Matrix at Cowcaddens (mind you I’m not keen on the McPhater Street elevation),
4. the Craigholme Sports Pavilion in Pollok estate,
5. Easterhouse Community Health Centre,
6. Bothwell Evangelical Church, the New Baptist Church in Kirkintilloch,
7. Cottage Homes out in Newton Mearns,
8. the Christian Resource Centre at Cowcaddens just off the M8,
9. the conservation of William Leiper’s Queens Park Baptist church at Queens Park
10. conservation of Leonard Stokes' Western Telephone Exchange on Highburgh Road in the West End

That enough! :)
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Archial sold to Canadian firm Ingenium​

Collapsed architectural practice Archial has been sold to multi-disciplinary Canadian firm Ingenium.

The 400-strong Archial, which was led by chief executive Chris Littlemore and went into administration last week over unpaid taxes, will now become part of a new firm, Ingenium Archial Ltd.

Administrators from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) would not comment on how much Ingenium had paid for Archial, its Asian arm Alsop Sparch and other “assets”, all of which have been trading as normal since going into administration, according to PwC.

The privately owned Ingenium Group employs 800 people working across disciplines including architecture, engineering, project management and interior design, with offices in Canada, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.

David Chubb, joint administrator and partner at PwC said: “We are delighted to be able to secure this sale and provide business continuity for customers, suppliers and employees alike in these uncertain times.

“Trading a professional services business in administration is extremely difficult and this success has only been possible as a result of the support of all these stakeholders. I would like to thank them for their assistance throughout this difficult period.”

Shares in Archial Group PLC were suspended from the Alternative Investment Market on September 17. Following the insolvency of its companies, there will not be any value realised for the holders of the suspended shares, PwC said.
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