Newcastle architects creates new jobs

Newcastle architects creates new jobs

Newcastle-headquartered architecture firm ID Partnership-northern (IDP) is set to create 10 new posts within the North East.

After seeing substantial growth thanks to a £150,000 investment in 2012 from the North East Growth Fund, which supported a planned programme of business development for the firm, they now have a 30-strong team and are hoping to add to its range of experts.

The firm, which has a London office and works extensively throughout the UK, has also recruited a number of young architects who are completing necessary training whilst working alongside the team.

Mark Massey, managing partner at ID Partnership’s Newcastle practice, says: "Broadening the range of expertise that we have in-house provides real cost efficiencies, and the work we're doing around the UK is also enabling us to bring 'best practice' knowledge and experience back to the region, which can only benefit both our practitioners and our clients.”

The company is also celebrating after beating off competition from around the UK to win the Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing category of the Royal Town Planning Institute's 2015 Awards for Planning Excellence for its work on The Rise project in Scotswood, Newcastle.

"IDP is now well set to stay on this upward curve, and to keep creating new roles in the North East as a result and the platform that the Growth Fund investment provided has been central to putting us in this position," adds Mr Massey.