Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new London Studio at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, 1 Monkwell Square, in the City of London.
The opening was celebrated with a Breakfast Briefing. In attendance was Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of London, as well as several leaders of retail, business and property development from the UK and across the globe. The conversation centred on Benoy’s impressive growing global portfolio and the resurgence of the UK economy. Sir Edward also spoke of the promising future for London. A number of Benoy’s overseas studios joined the conversation via video link.
Director and London studio head David Ellis said ‘after almost 20 years, we had rather outgrown the original London studio. The new location was chosen not just to accommodate the growing team but also our increasing project portfolio.’ The company is enjoying increased demand for our skills and expertise in the UK and around the world.
‘This unique new address adjacent to the famous London Wall has the space and flexibility to allow us to continue to expand and evolve, and so meet and exceed ever more discerning client expectations,’ David added.
This new studio is distinctly ‘British’ in design yet has a real ‘International’ feel. It is a proper reflection of the firm’s character as a whole. Benoy’s trademark as a creative ‘British Brand’ has global appeal and today Benoy’s global reach extends to around 55 countries.
In addition to the London move, two other Benoy design hubs have relocated or are in the process of moving.
In the UAE, Benoy has taken the strategic decision to move from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. The Emirate represents an energetic platform for the firm and two recently opened schemes, The Beach and Citywalk, have already been heralded for their innovation and contribution to architecture and public realm in the region and beyond.
Following the appointment to projects such as the future Terminal 4 and Project Jewel at Changi Airport, Benoy Singapore has doubled its team in the past 15 months. Its new address will be a sustainable, Green Mark Platinum Grade-A office building in the heart of Asia’s Garden City.
Benoy Chairman Graham Cartledge CBE welcomed everyone to the new studio and said ‘2014 is shaping up to be another exceptional year for Benoy, with new studios, award winning developments and a burgeoning order book, the firm proudly toasts the Team and leadership for their hard work, dedication and, of course, creativity.’