Following a series of commissions in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Bond Bryan Architects has announced the permanent opening of its new studio, now located at Two Snow Hill. Previously Bond Bryan designed Birmingham Metropolitan College’s Matthew Boulton Campus, Sandwell College and Harbourne Academy’s new building. The practice has 125 staff, the new Birmingham presence adding to Bond Bryan’s studios in London, Sheffield and Kent.
Fran Holloway, Associate Director, will be heading up the Birmingham studio. Fran is an experienced architect having previously worked for another local practice on multiple projects for clients in a variety of sectors. She is currently working on the new Birmingham National College of High Speed Rail, which will support local businesses’ growth and secure jobs for future generations; she is also working on designs for the new Coventry Fire Station. Fran said, “As a local architect working in Birmingham for the last 17 years, this is a great and exciting opportunity to be opening a permanent base in the heart of the Midlands; the city is continuing to flourish with a vision and a drive which we are keen to be a part of.”
Bond Bryan Managing Director Jonathan Herbert said, “We are thrilled to be opening a studio in Birmingham. The new base will allow us to provide excellent levels of service to more clients in the Midlands. Upon arrival Birmingham is instantly impressive; clearly an ambitious city and key to the Midlands Engine initiative; it’s a great place to do business and as a naturally creative place an obvious choice for us.”