Senior appointment reflects focus on growing the education sector

August 21 2019 @ 9:36 by Alison Cowie

GT3 Architects has appointed Jonny Flavin to its studio in Newcastle, as it plans to strengthen its offer to the education sector.

Senior architect, Jonny, joins after a successful career at other local practices where he led on projects such as North East Futures UTC based in Newcastle’s Stephenson Quarter.

He joins at a period of sustained growth for GT3’s Newcastle studio, with headcount increasing from 33 to 41 in the last year and a raft of contracts confirmed, including being appointed for Morpeth and Berwick leisure centres and as concept master planners for a major project in Newcastle city centre.

GT3 Architects delivers projects throughout the UK from its studios in Newcastle and Nottingham and specialises in in sports and leisure, masterplanning and workplace design.

Jonny, who has a degree in both product design and architecture, said: “While I have strong experience across a number of sectors, one of my key objectives is to assist the business win more clients in the education arena.

“Our aim now is to provide them with increasing evidence that we are well resourced and skilled to assist them with tenders for education and, as such, we are very confident we can grow our presence in this sector during the next 12 months.”

Suzanne Blair, associate director at GT3 Architects and education sector lead, said: “Jonny’s appointment marks our serious intent to grow our presence in the education sector. He is joining an already strong team of architects and technologists and we count amongst our experience leading roles on major projects such as Northumbria University’s Pandon Building, the Beacon of Light in Sunderland, INTO Newcastle University and Denton Community College.”

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