From left: Matt Procter, Gemma Birchall, Andy Balmer, Azhar Kapadi, Alice Bufton
From left: Matt Procter, Gemma Birchall, Andy Balmer, Azhar Kapadi, Alice Bufton

Tim Groom Architects expands to 12 staff

Manchester-based Tim Groom Architects has announced the promotion of three of its team and the appointment of two new members of staff.

Matthew Procter, Gemma Birchall and Andy Balmer have been promoted to associate, while Azhar Kapadi and Alice Bufton have joined the practice as Part II architectural assistant and Part I architectural assistant respectively.

Tim Groom, founder and managing director, said: “Matthew and Gemma have worked with me for nine years and their promotion to associate recognises their significant project running experience and their valued contribution to the business over a long period of time.

“Andy joined us as a project architect 18 months ago and brings with him a wealth of experience from his work at other practices.”

The appointment of three associates bolsters the management structure of the practice following the announcement of four new recruits earlier in the year and the two new starters who recently joined the team. It takes the total number of people employed by the practice to 12.

Azhar Kapadi completed his Master of Architecture (Part II) at Cardiff University in July this year while Alice Bufton completed her Degree (Part I) at Liverpool University also in July.

Tim Groom Architects has received recent planning approvals for a boutique hotel at Bruntwood Hall in Cheshire and a 121-studio apartment development for students at Trafford Street in Chester. The firm is also working on a number of residential commissions in Manchester City Centre including a 14 storey PRS scheme for Mulbury Homes on Great Ancoats Street and a number of residential projects in Liverpool.

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