Architectural practice Woods Hardwick has opened a new office in London.

The firm, which has operated in the area for more than 30 years, will put its commercial architecture and planning divisions central to its new operation.

Associate director and architect Diane Cox and planning director Paul Woods, who has more than 20 years of experience in the London market, will lead the team.

Diane said: “The decision to expand into London was a logical step in our business growth strategy, opening a new office here after the events of last year is testimony to the ambition, skill and knowledge of Woods Hardwick’s growing team and client base.”

Mr Woods said: “Woods Hardwick have been active in London for many years, working across the retail, leisure, restaurant, heritage and residential sectors.

“Building on the success of our offices in Bedford and Birmingham, we have deep understanding of planning requirements and regulations, strong relationships across the development industry and with local planning teams.”

Current clients include luxury retail, leisure and restaurant brands, as well as commercial and residential developers. 

This new office adds to Woods Hardwick’s existing presence in Bedford and Birmingham. The new London office address is The Harley Building, 77 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6XB.

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