ADG Architects merges with Blackwell Architectural Services

ADG Architects has merged has merged with Newton Aycliffe-based Blackwell Architectural Services Ltd and expanded its support and administrative resources.

Jeff Blackwell, Principal of Blackwell Architectural Services Ltd, became a partner of ADG Architects and will work closely with partners John Bell and Paul Kelly.

At the same time, architect Malcolm Cundick joins as an associate from his practice Alpha Plus: Architects with Samantha Lowdon taking the role of a business development manager.

The merger will add extra resources and specialist experience in agricultural, industrial and residential work. A specialist in ecclesiastical buildings, the addition of Cundick will bring more than 40 years’ experience of church, community and historic buildings while Lowdon will enhance the practice’s interior design capabilities.

John Bell said:

“The merger with Blackwell Architectural Services Ltd and the recruitment of Malcolm and Samantha marks the start of a controlled growth phase for ADG Architects, which will provide extra architectural and administrative resources to support the work of the partners.”

Paul Kelly added:

“We have known and worked with Jeff and Malcolm for a number of years and they share our philosophy of a personal, partner-led, from concept and feasibility to technical delivery and completion, on time and to budget that helps clients grow their business.

He continued:

“We have known and worked with Jeff and Malcolm for a number of years and they share our philosophy of a personal, partner-led, from concept and feasibility to technical delivery and completion, on time and to budget that helps clients grow their business.

Jeff Blackwell said:

“We all believe very strongly in providing the same level of service, dedication and attention to detail on all sizes of projects, taking a bespoke approach to architecture, planning and design, so I know that we will work well together and build a more successful practice.”

Established more than 30 years ago, ADG Architects provides a comprehensive service across a wide range of commercial, Industrial, residential, interior design and 3D Modelling projects, with particular specialisms in Education, Care Home, Agricultural, Historic and Ecclesiastical buildings.

It works for a wide range of clients throughout England including: 3M, Darlington Borough Council, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Husquvarna, Lyons Tetley, Magnet, North Yorkshire CC, NSK Bearings, Redcar and Cleveland Council, Richmond School, Subsea Innovation, Volvo Trucks and Warburtons, among many others.

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