22 June 2017

Whittam Cox named Top 100 UK Architect for third consecutive year


Derbyshire based Whittam Cox Architects make the AJ100 for the third consecutive year. 

The company, based in Chesterfield, and involved in major residential and retail projects across the Sheffield region, was placed 81st in the elite list, according to the AJ100, an industry survey compiled by leading publication Architects Journal.

The latest ranking improves on last year’s performance, and sees Whittam Cox Architects positioned alongside other top practices such as Foster and Partners, BDP, Sheppard Robson, Allies and Morrison and others.

It reinforces the award-winning reputation of the company, which is one of largest architects practices based in the East Midlands and Yorkshire region.

Whittam Cox’s local portfolio includes the Boundary Corner development of apartments and a new club shop at the Cherry Street/Shoreham Street corner of Sheffield United’s stadium, St James Retail Park on the site of the former Norton College, student accommodation in Matilda Street in Sheffield city centre, a residential development in Kelham Island and updating the masterplan for Chesterfield town centre.

Board Director, Nick Riley, commented: “We are on an incredible journey of evolution at Whittam Cox Architects. We are diversifying and growing in many new sectors. Our long-standing retail led activity remains really important to us, but over the last few years we have been active in new markets such as residential, student living, education, offices and commercial development.

This year has been a particularly exciting time for Whittam Cox, formerly WCEC. The launch of our rebrand in February saw a refreshing of their image to better reflect our company today - conveying a stronger message about the values of the practice and internally reinforcing an exceptional team culture.

Current appointments/projects for Whittam Cox Architects further afield include multiple framework accounts for major retailers, a large mixed-use development Gloucester, residential schemes at Royal Wharf in London and Middlewood Locks in Greater Manchester and national student accommodation schemes.