March 5, 2019
GT3, which has studios in Newcastle and Nottingham, has developed quickly in recent months and has worked on major projects in the North East, Midlands and South of England.
The business – whose ‘People Architecture’ ethos and user-focused approach has earned it a unique reputation in the marketplace – also recently added an international dimension to its operation, with an appointment to a major sports campus masterplan.
Nationally, while the majority of its recent projects have been in the south of England, award-winning GT3 has secured work widely in the North East on major masterplans and architectural projects. Its strong track record in the region has seen it devise large-scale projects, including a concept masterplan for Hartlepool waterfront, and the contemporary Jesmond Three Sixty, which is home to its own Newcastle office.
In another development for the business, its long- standing presence in the leisure and sports sector is also being supplemented by its increasing reputation in master planning, residential and workplace projects, all of which are set to be key in GT3’s future growth.
With a renowned collaborative and inclusive approach, GT3 believes there is scope for architectural practices across the North East to work together, in a move that would benefit clients and the wider region alike.
Previously, the business has worked alongside other architects on residential master planning projects, with the firms’ collective input creating seamless plans for a vibrant and varied development.
Simon Dunstan, director at GT3 Architects, says the outlook for the business is very positive, with growth potential regionally, nationally and overseas.
“In the recent past, we have grown at a rapid pace, with major project appointments coming from across the UK. We are an agile business and have the ability to adapt to change, but we are also committed to ensuring that, while we push on with our plans for expansion and development, our focus on people will always remain central to everything we do,” he comments.
“People Architecture is what sets us apart and the fact we put the focus on people from the earliest stage of a development is a key component in our success and is frequently cited as a decisive factor for our clients in appointing us to their projects.”
Simon continues: “We are lucky to be based in the North East, a region with so much architectural talent, and the levels of work we are winning here on major projects is increasing. There is so much capability and skill here that we definitely see the opportunity and potential to work alongside our ‘competitors’. We see collaboration as being of huge importance for the profession and for the wider region, and through closer cooperation we can add much-needed diversity, vibrancy and texture to our towns and cities. As champions of inclusive working, this is something we are keen to advance.
“We have a great team at GT3, and similar to our ethos when designing projects, we realise our people are central to everything we do; they are the drivers of our success. The hard work and commitment from our people continues to drive the business forward and our recent export opportunity has the potential to open new doors for us internationally, in addition to the great progress we are making in the UK.
“These are exciting times for GT3.”