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Sadler Brown Architecture acquires Chester-based practice

Newcastle-based architecture group, Sadler Brown (SBG), has continued its expansion plans with the acquisition of long-established Tweed Nuttall Warburton (TNW-Architecture).

The timely acquisition of TNW-Architecture, based in Chester, is seen as a perfect fit for the SBG’s growing workforce, geographic coverage, and sector expansion plans.

SBG managing director Tony Harmieson said: “Despite such trying economic times for all, we are absolutely delighted to have been able to push on with the acquisition of TNW-Architecture, who have a fantastic reputation and history in the North West of England.

“This is our latest strategic acquisition to allow a more local client service in the North West. TNW-Architecture has an unquestioned reputation spread over more than 40 years of delivering a broad range of high profile projects in this region, and across a number of our target sectors, so their fit is genuinely like hand-to-glove.

“Expanding our profile and foot-print via this acquisition will also allow us to grow our group’s client base in the North West of England further, while continuing to provide an excellent level of design expertise for which we are now nationally renowned.

“I am personally delighted that as part of this deal John Tweed, one of the founding partners of TNW-Architecture, will continue his role of guiding the team for the foreseeable future. With the country having been in lockdown for so long, I personally can’t wait to get out into this beautiful city and see our new clients in person.”

John Tweed added: “Over four decades the team at TNW-Architecture has helped to shape a spectrum of heritage, education, commercial, agricultural and residential projects in Cheshire and North Wales.

“The senior team has a wealth of experience working closely with individual, corporate and institutional clients and coordinating the work of specialist environmental and construction professionals. By teaming up with Sadler Brown we have a huge opportunity to deliver for a wider range and scale of client than ever before. It’s all very exciting.”

SBG’s head office is based in Newcastle’s Riverside Studios with further design studios in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh.