Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture has acquired a London-based architectural practice.
The firm has snapped up Doone Silver Kerr, which has worked on projects including 103 Colmore Row in Birmingham, Stow-Away Hotel and 63 Compton Street in London and Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.
All 10 colleagues from Doone Silver Kerr have transferred to Ryder, with partner John Silver retiring from the business, bringing the Ryder team to almost 330 people.
The addition of the practice will create a new team in London led by director Ross Kerr.
Mark Thompson, managing partner at Ryder, said: “We are delighted to welcome Doone Silver Kerr to Ryder at a time of growth and success for the practice. This is an exciting and important step in our ambitious long-term plans to further strengthen the business.
“Our new colleagues will be a welcome addition to our capability in London as we open the doors to a new, larger base in Fitzrovia.”
Kerr added: “Doone Silver Kerr are delighted to be joining Ryder Architecture and excited by the opportunity to bring our extensive experience in the commercial, hospitality and residential sectors to the Ryder team and build upon recent successful collaborations between the practices.”