Architects Roberts Limbrick, which has helped design some of Gloucestershire’s best-known buildings, has revealed a record number of staff and a rebrand ahead of what promises to be an ‘exciting’ 2022.
The Gloucester-headquartered firm has made its reputation designing buildings across the county and beyond, including schools and hospitals, the BCO award-winning offices at Honeybourne Place, Cheltenham, The Brewery Quarter and Cheltenham Racecourse.
It has just seen another major project opened to the public too – the £18 million Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley – revealed a new website, new branding with an emphasis on sustainability, and a new company slogan; ‘designed for life’.
Aled Roberts, a director at the firm, founded in 2008 after the merger of two established architectural practices, said: ‘We’ve grown and expanded to a team of over 100.
‘This includes architects, interior designers, landscape designers, urban designers, and visualisation specialists along with an amazing support team.’
Joe Roberts, a GFirst LEP board member and director at Roberts Limbrick, which also has offices in Newport, said: ‘We felt it was time to update our logo and website to reflect the range of creative and technical people who work at our practice, as well as update our office to provide an inspiring, collaborative space in the age of hybrid working.’
The website is also about better sharing the stories that were helping make the firm an ongoing success.
Aled added: ‘We’ve really gone from strength to strength over the past two years and construction has mostly carried on as normal. In 2020, we built an in-house interior design team.
‘We’ve found that many companies have used this opportunity to reassess their workspace and, as a result, we’ve redesigned a number of offices – including our own.
‘2022 will see the completion of a number of exciting projects, including the sustainable woodland nursery at Cheltenham College, and state-of-the-art buildings at Cirencester College and Hartpury University and Hartpury College.
‘Near Tewkesbury, work is ongoing at the new Cotswolds Designer Outlet at Junction 9 on the M5, which is due to open in 2023.
‘Outside of the county, work is in progress on a major sporting venue which we will reveal in the summer. We’re really excited about our future.’