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Purcell takes over Worcester architect

10 Jun 15 Top 10 architects practice Purcell has expanded its presence in the West Midlands with an acquisition.

ST Walker & Duckham projects include restoration work at Kenilworth Castle
ST Walker & Duckham projects include restoration work at Kenilworth Castle

Purcell has taken over Worcester-based architect ST Walker & Duckham following a year of working together.

“Combining ST Walker & Duckham’s conservation expertise and local intelligence with our own means that our clients benefit from a broader skills base that they can tap into,” said Purcell chief executive Mark Goldspink.

David Duckham, owner and director ST Walker & Duckham, added: “We collaborated with Purcell last year on business development initiatives, which proved beneficial on projects for Weston Park and Historic Royal Parks. This acquisition is a natural progression of our ongoing working relationship. My team and I are very excited about the opportunities that this partnership opens up for us.”

ST Walker & Duckham does a lot of heritage work for clients including the National Trust, English Heritage and local authorities. It has worked on Kenilworth Castle, Tamworth Castle, the Chapter House at Westminster Abbey and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich. It was set up in the 1950s by Maurice Foreman and ST Walker in Birmingham. David Duckham’s practice was founded in Worcester in 1990 in succession to earlier practices.

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