Egis’ Architecture Line Opens New London Campus
The campus for Egis’ worldwide line of architecture practices marks commitment to the UK
The renowned multidisciplinary engineering and operations company, Egis, has opened new studios in London, UK. The shared workplaces are designed to foster collaboration and design innovation. The establishment of the Egis’ Architecture Line follows the recent merger of international architecture practice 10 Design with SB Architects and Egis’ acquisition of Weston Williamson + Partners in 2022.
The Egis’ Architecture Line was officially launched at leading international real estate event, MIPIM, on 15th March. It brings together world-leading architecture and design practices, Weston Williamson + Partners, 10 Design, SB Architects, and U+A to work alongside engineers to transform their vision into reality. The Architecture Line has been established to facilitate creative synergy and collaboration across sectors to provide a holistic approach to urban design, architecture and engineering, in order to address the challenges of urbanisation and climate change.
The new London campus is located adjacent to Weston Williamson + Partners’ existing studio near Waterloo Station, enabling the practice to expand into new space to accommodate and deliver a growing transport portfolio. The London campus also enables 10 Design to expand its London design team and continue to strengthen its presence in the UK, leading the design of world class mixed-use projects. SB Architects, headquartered in San Francisco, has a growing design team in London, focusing on significant hospitality projects. The campus allows both 10 Design and SB Architects to foster closer collaboration with their respective London-based clients, providing a streamlined and effective design process for ongoing and new projects across Europe and the MENA region.
Rob Naybour, CEO at Weston Williamson + Partners, comments:
“Weston Williamson + Partners joined Egis in March 2022 and the relationship is already allowing us to extend our design approach to deliver high quality work in new regions and cities across the globe.
Being part of the Architecture Line allows us to develop our specialisms of urban transport, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and infrastructure design, most recently demonstrated by the Elizabeth Line in London, as part of a holistic and sustainable approach to city making.
The twin global challenges of urban transformation and climate change can only be resolved by effective collaboration between government and development partners. A fully inter-disciplinary collaboration to design between architects, engineers and specialists is an important component of this approach.”
Chris Jones, Managing Principal at 10 Design, comments:
“10 Design’s growing presence in London is key to the expansion of our London campus, which is set to become a design powerhouse enabling greater collaboration with SB Architects, Weston Williamson + Partners and Egis. It marks a pivotal point in our growth and further enhances our design capability alongside our well-established Edinburgh studio.
In recent years, 10 Design has gained tremendous success through collaborating with our London-based clients on projects in the UK, Europe and MENA. The three signature practices have already been partnering on several landmark opportunities in the UK, US and MENA and the London campus will further strategically broaden our synergy and collaboration together.”
Richard Collings, Vice President at SB Architects, comments:
“It’s been a great privilege to spearhead the first SB Architects studio outside of the Americas. With an impressive roster of projects already underway, London is the perfect place for us to expand our footprint. Establishing this new studio within the greater Egis campus is instrumental for SB Architects’ strategic growth markets in the region. It signifies our commitment to the region and enhances our capability to support our clients, and collaborators, both within the Egis Group and externally.
It is exciting to be part of a wider campus community that integrates 10 Design and Weston Williamson + Partners, who work across a wide range of different projects and industry segments. The Architecture Line’s complementary and synergistic culture, expertise, and geographic footprints create a community that promotes collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation.”
About the Egis group
Egis Group is a global leader in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. The group designs and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 16,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organization of society and the living environment of citizens across the world.
About 10 Design
10 Design is an international architecture and master planning practice with offices in Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Dubai, Miami, London, Shenzhen, Singapore, and San Francisco.
10 Design works in more than 60 cities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Americas. The practice works at diverse scales, from the design of individual buildings to the planning of cities. It focuses on bringing innovative design solutions for multicultural projects, with economic and social integrity. Its works include transport-oriented developments as well as mixed use, retail, hospitality, residential, research and science, and civic and cultural projects.
A selection of its international projects includes China Resources’ Sungang MixC Retail Mall, Shenzhen, China; Hon Thom Island Integrated Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam; Al Seef Mixed Use Development, Dubai, UAE; New Town Quarter Regeneration, Edinburgh, UK; and Downtown South Masterplan, Raleigh, US to name a few.
About Weston Williamson + Partners
Weston Williamson + Partners is an award-winning practice with studios in London, Manchester, Melbourne, Riyadh, Shenzhen, Sydney and Toronto. With over 35 years of expertise in large-scale infrastructure, masterplanning and city-shaping projects we place people at the heart of everything we do.
With clear thinking and a rigorous conceptual approach, we have designed and delivered city-shaping projects around the world, including two Elizabeth Line stations at Paddington and Woolwich in the UK, five stations for Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project in Australia, Innisfil Orbit a visionary smart city in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as new residential and mixed-use developments across London.
In 2019 we won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our outstanding international growth.
About SB Architects
Having recently celebrated its 63rd anniversary, SB Architects has established an international reputation for design solutions shaped by the subtleties of the site. The firm has extended its leadership in hospitality, residential, and mixed-use in thirty countries and across four continents, with a collaborative culture and dynamic team of passionate individuals driving the firm’s legacy and ongoing evolution.
SB Architects’ site-specific, hyper-localized design has resulted in legacy projects across the globe, including award-winning projects such as Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico, the first purpose-built Ritz-Carlton Reserve; the AMARA Hotel in Cyprus, a five-star resort set on a beachfront outside the seaside town of Limassol; Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a fully immersive resort and rare collection of residences in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Region; Fort Lauderdale’s tallest building, 100 Las Olas; and most recently, the PGA Headquarters, Omni PGA Frisco Resort.
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