Firth Architects has moved to Jubilee House in Lytham to facilitate its expansion, a process started with the appointment of project manager Rob Haynes.
The firm was established in Manchester in 2003 before moving to the Fylde coast 14 years ago. It will be based alongside contractor accountant Danbro, which bought the former Land Registry building in 2012.
Haynes has more than 10 years’ industry experience and joins from Bruntwood, where he held the position of senior building surveyor and project manager in a lengthy stint.
A qualified chartered building surveyor, he will be responsible for the delivery of projects from inception to completion, including monitoring costs and site progress while acting as the main client liaison.
Joel Firth, director of Firth Architects, said: “We are a small but dynamic practice, and Jubilee House provides us with the flexibility to cater for a larger team as we look to expand, in addition to a well-rounded culture and wellbeing offering for our employees.
“Being situated on the edge of Lytham Green on the stunning coastline is the perfect spot for us. As part of our move, I’m thrilled that Rob has come on board. He brings an abundance of experience and expertise, making him a fantastic addition to our growing team.”
The Firth team now numbers seven, and hopes to grow to 10 within six months and potentially 14 within a year.
Haynes added: “This is a great time to be joining the Firth team, as we are currently involved in several exciting residential schemes and looking to expand the commercial side of the business. I am very much looking forward to seeing our new ideas come to fruition.”
Danbro acquired Jubilee House, at East Beach, in 2012, announcing plans to redevelop it into 60,000 sq ft of offices, of which it would occupy half, and 20 apartments.