431 Architecture

Three Of The Uk’s Top Architectural Practices: 431 Architecture

Stride Treglown, Keppie Design and TODD Architects form a unique Alliance.

The venture, named 431 Architecture, offers Clients access to 18 studios and a team of over 500 staff covering the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

Each practice operate independently, but combine forces when there is an opportunity to offer an enhanced service to new or existing Clients. This could include large scale UK-wide projects or frameworks which the practices would not have undertaken on their own.

The Alliance will cover:

  • 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales), combining
  • 3 established practices, with
  • 1 ethos – to deliver an excellent, responsive and approachable architectural design service.

The Alliance has 18 studios, from Inverness to Truro, London to Dublin, and Belfast to Cardiff, employing over 500 people. This would place 431 Architecture as an entity in the top five of the Architects’ Journal’s top 120. With a broad portfolio of award winning projects covering all the key markets, including healthcare, education, residential and commercial property, the Alliance offers skills and services to Clients across a much wider geographical area.

David Hunter, Chairman of Stride Treglown, said: “Each of us has a strong and established reputation in our own right, but our approach and values are very similar, so together this Alliance has the potential to become a really significant presence in UK architecture.”

Martin English, Director at Keppie Design said: “431 Architecture opens up a new range of business opportunities for us, allowing us to share knowledge and expertise and pool our resources. The Alliance gives Clients, consultants and contractors a new and exciting option to consider when looking at UK-wide projects or frameworks – particularly in the healthcare and education sectors where each of the three practices has a fantastic track record.”

Paul Crowe, Director at Todd Architects added: “431 Architecture builds on the collective expertise and knowledge of our respective practices. Anyone working with 431 can expect design excellence and a responsive local service from a team of very experienced, approachable and talented people who share the same vision and cultural approach. I am really looking forward to developing this Alliance, which I strongly believe will help all three practices to grow and diversify.”

For more information on the 3 companies which form the Alliance see here: