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Profitable and Well Established Architectural Practice West Midlands

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The architectural practice is an established and reputable firm that has been practising since 2005 and specialises in industrial and commercial architecture. They have a diverse client base that includes industrial, commercial, education, and all types of end users. They provide architectural support to many main building contractors undertaking design and build projects.
The firm has a large and impressive customer base that includes large landlords, multinational companies such as B&Q and FedEx, as well as end users.
They have undertaken projects nationwide, from Scotland down to Devon, which demonstrates their ability to deliver quality services across the UK.
The practice has in-house building and land surveyors, allowing them to provide their clients with comprehensive services. Additionally, they have developed bespoke practice administration software that runs all business activities and administers pre- and post-contract projects. This software streamlines their operations, enabling them to deliver projects more efficiently. Furthermore, the practice offers a bespoke client access portal that allows clients and contractors to access live tender documents. This service provides clients with greater transparency and allows them to be more involved in the project process.
The architectural practice is highly reputable and successful, with consistent performance year on year. They have achieved an impressive EBITDA of £149k, which demonstrates their profitability and sustainability.
Overall, the practice is well-equipped to provide comprehensive and efficient services to its clients. Their expertise in industrial and commercial architecture, in-house capabilities, and bespoke software make them a leading architectural firm in the UK.
The business offers architectural quality design with sound technical and practical performance. Project management and surveying services to the commercial, industrial, and retail sectors.

Staff: The vendor has a hands-on role in the business and is supported by three full-time staff with one key staff member.

Opportunity: This business is reputable with consistent profitable performance and would make an excellent purchase. 

 - as an opportunity for a newly qualified architect to capitalise on what's been achieved by the vendor

 - as an opportunity for an existing practice to bolt on and expand its business and portfolio

 - as an investment opportunity 

Next steps: To further your enquiry, please follow the instructions under 'What Do I Do Next?' at the end of these particulars.   

Key features:

  • Long-established practice since 2005
  • Large customer base including multinational companies such as B&Q & FedEx
  • Reputable & successful Architect practice with consistent performance 
  • Nationwide past and present projects from Scotland down to Devon
  • In House bespoke Practice Administration Software to run all business activities
  • Bespoke Client Access Portal to allow Clients and Contractors access to Live Tender Documents.
  • Clients from Industrial, Commercial, Education and all types of End Users
  • Incorporates all aspects of architecture, project management and surveying

Property Details:

The practice is well located, with easy access to the surrounding main road networks. 

Premises Details:

The practice resides within a beautifully redeveloped listed building with a main room for staff and one additional office for meetings. Total space is approximately 750sq feet with a monthly rent of £800.

Size in Sq Ft: 750
Relocatable: Yes
Lease Terms:
A 4-year lease was signed last Feb 2022 with a two-year break clause. So the lease can go as far as Feb 2026 if the break clause is not actioned.
This flexible lease can open the option for the new buyer to relocate if they wish or merge with another operation.

Reason For Selling:
The current owner is looking to have an early retirement. 

Financial Details:
Extremely profitable with consistent year-on-year performance with an EBIDA of £149k

Expansion potential:
This opportunity presents massive potential for growth for a younger person with new enthusiasm to drive the business forward, especially with a focus on tapping into local authority work.

Trading hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Support & training:
The vendor recognises the need for a full handover, and terms will be agreed upon as part of the sale.

The rateable value for the premises is £5,000, but our client currently pays nothing after SBRR.

Each party will bear their own cost of the transaction.

Fixtures and fittings:
All business-owned fixtures and fittings are included in the sale of the business.

Profitable and Well Established Architectural Practice West Midlands UK

Financial Details

  • Turnover: undisclosed
  • Net profit: undisclosed
  • Fixtures value: undisclosed
  • Stock value: undisclosed