Watson Batty Architects, based in Leeds, has welcomed John Nall to its team. Nall, a highly experienced architect with expertise in the high-rise sector, has been instrumental in overseeing the delivery of around 2,000 Build-to-Rent homes in Leeds over the last four years, significantly enhancing Watson Batty’s residential design capabilities.
According to Watson Batty MD Peter White, the firm is experiencing sustained growth in both Leeds and Loughborough, with an increasing workload across various sectors. White stated, “Our ongoing success is reward for our commitment to investment in new talent over the past few years that has placed us in such a strong position.”
The company is currently trading ten percent ahead of its £3.3m turnover target just six months into its current financial year. Recent projects include new educational facilities with Tilbury Douglas and ISG, and successes with Algeco via the Modern Methods of Construction framework.
Furthermore, Watson Batty Architects continues to expand its presence in the later living and care sector through clients Exemplar and Torsion. Successes in the leisure sector include new build projects in Goole and Caerphilly, partially funded via the Governments levelling up fund.
With a team of 35 people, the practice is credited for a number of major public and private sector projects, including schools, universities, sport and leisure, distribution facilities, commercial, master planning, residential and care developments, and transport hubs. Additionally, the team is actively involved in the RIBA Student Mentoring Programme at the University of Sheffield, De Montfort University in Leicester, and Loughborough University.