Watson Batty Architects See Growth in Education Sector
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Watson Batty Architects See Growth in Education Sector


Watson Batty Architects has announced that they have seen significant growth levels as a result of more projects taking place in the education sector. The Architects practice has also announced that they are on track to achieve their projected £3 million turnover by April 2018 year end and a turnover of £4 million by 2020, representing a 20% growth year on year.

It has been calculated that development projects taking place in the education sector account for around 30% of the turnover of the Architects practice. The business has deliberately begun a business drive to make itself a strong and reliable resource to be used by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and their funding and procurement processes.

Mark Sidding is the education director at Watson Batty and has said that the practice is 41-years-old and has developed a considerable bank of skills for a wide range of different education projects. However, it is thought in recent years that the business has been perfecting their offering to the learning sector in order to comply with the ESFA procurement so that they can offer the best advice following the pending new contractors’ framework announcement.

Watson Batty has successfully designed and delivered a number of different projects on behalf of the ESFA. These projects include Dixons McMillan Secondary Academy in Bradford as well as the Temple Learning All Through Academy located in Leeds. The architectural business has also recently completed their work on a £10 million refurbishment and link building expansion or the Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre at Sheffield Hallam University and a £3.6 million annex for Hollybush Primary School in Leeds.

The company is carrying out work on a number of different projects across a wide range of sectors, however the company will continue to develop their offering in the education sector in order to benefit from the expansion opportunities.

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