5plus strengthens senior team following successful summer period

Following a busy summer period, 5plus architects has promoted eight members of its team.

Rhys Westacott and John Barrett have become Directors, whilst Alan Palmer and Claire Roberts have both been promoted to Associate Directors – bolstering the practice’s senior team as it continues to widen its areas of expertise.

Meanwhile, Architects Emmet McAteer, Arron Tann, Laura Stafford and Cathrin Beermann have been made Associates.

Phil Doyle, director at 5plus, said: “These promotions reflect the contribution each individual has made within the practice, and also their increasing responsibilities on projects.

The promotions form a key part of the evolving structure of the practice.”

5plus has expanded the areas in which it operates in recent times, with the practice having successfully brought forward multiple projects in both the public and private sectors across the UK.

The team is currently leading the Salford Crescent and University Masterplan – recently announcing planning approval for the University’s world-leading robotics and innovation centre – as well as the emerging Northampton Town Centre Masterplan.

Additional public sector work includes a bespoke series of fit-out solutions for clients including the British Council and various housing associations as well as Urmston Leisure Centre on behalf of Trafford Council.

Within the private sector, the practice has been working on Nottingham’s landmark Unity Square development which will become the HMRC’s regional hub, and on John Dalton House – an office to hotel conversion for Qbic Hotels.

5plus also continue to work under various client frameworks – with live projects currently underway for the BBC and London Luton Airport.

Phil continued: “We’ve been fortunate to have an incredibly busy few months, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the full practice team.

“It’s been exciting for us to make a further foray into the public sector, particularly within the higher education and leisure spaces. The team members being promoted have each played a significant role in helping to drive forward these projects, and we are looking forward to seeing them all continue to flourish.”