Investment heralds ambitious growth phase: Three New TODD Architects Shareholders

TODD Architects has announced a part-management buyout (MBO) by three existing employees. Jim Mulholland, Daragh Coleman and Andrew Murray have purchased equity from existing directors Peter Minnis and Paul Crowe, both of whom are staying on in the business in an executive capacity to provide strategic direction and remain as major shareholders.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Managing Director Paul Crowe said:

“This promotion and opportunity to invest in the practice recognises the significant contribution Andrew, Daragh and Jim have made to the firm’s growth and success in recent years. Furthermore, it reflects our strong belief that they are the right team to work with us in continuing the growth and sustained success of the practice. We are delighted to welcome them as fellow directors. This will future proof the business, enabling us to maintain and strengthen our market position as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading architecture firms. It also provides a fantastic platform for the next stage in our growth. Having assembled what we now believe to be one of the best senior leadership teams in the business, we very much look forward to continuing to serve our diverse client base through continued design excellence and the delivery of high quality buildings.”

Peter and Paul will continue in their existing roles at the practice, ensuring it achieves sustained growth with the new shareholders. This will include continuing to win major projects across the UK and Ireland in the three strategically-located offices: London, Belfast and Dublin.

Paul Crowe said: “Our long-term commitment to the offices in London and Dublin has allowed us to orbit around the best projects and develop the specialist expertise required to deliver them, including a dedicated aviation team within the practice.”

TODD Architects was advised throughout the transaction by leading law firm A&L Goodbody. Peter Stafford, corporate partner at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, said:

“TODD Architects is an outstanding example of an indigenous firm that, through an unfaltering commitment to quality and innovation, has grown its footprint across the UK and Ireland to compete comfortably with international practices and continues to add to its impressive portfolio of prestigious and award-winning projects.”


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Irish News feature


New Principal Katie makes Parfitt fit for our London Studio

TODD Architects, one of the UK’s leading 100 practices, is delighted to announce the appointment of Katie Parfitt as Principal of its London office.
Katie will head the team at the practice’s premises in Fitzrovia, developing new clients as well as running the office and working with colleagues on individual projects.

Explains Katie: “Although TODD Architects have had an office in London since the late 1980s when Barrie Todd was one of the first architects to set up in Clerkenwell, we’ve remained relatively small, using resources from across the practice to support our clients. Whilst that’s allowed us to offer a huge breadth of experience across all sectors and throughout the UK, my role is to expand our presence in the capital and develop the London office team.”

Previously an Associate at Stride Treglown, Katie is a qualified Architect and has worked on a range of projects including several schools in London, student accommodation schemes in Brighton and Southampton, and challenging mixed use residential and retail developments in London and across the UK. In addition to her architectural qualifications, Katie also holds a masters in Project Management.

Continues Katie: “I was attracted to architecture from my first work experience placement at a practice in Cardiff. I love listening to people, what they want from a building, and using my skills to meet or indeed exceed their expectations. At TODD Architects, the quality of their designs and their focus on creating user centred buildings, really fitted into that view. And working with a lively, energetic and imaginative team also makes my job immensely enjoyable and rewarding.”

TODD Architects London office currently supports a range of clients in a variety of sectors, with existing projects including the continuing redevelopment of Bristol Airport, a 70,000sqft office building in Brighton and the delivery of some 600 apartments for leading London developer Ballymore at Royal Wharf in East London.

Concludes Director Peter Minnis: “Katie’s appointment will drive our London office growth, further enhancing TODD Architects offer of technical expertise and innovative design across the UK. With the continuing confusion attendant on the UK’s exit from the EU, we believe our structure, with offices in Dublin, Belfast and London, puts the practice in an ideal position to support our clients during the process and whatever its outcome.”

Estates Gazettes feature Katie’s appointment here.


If you would like to get in touch or meet with Katie please find her contact details below;

Katie Parfitt  |  | +44 (0) 203 457 0976

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