Media release: Archial UK business acquired by Ingenium Group

THE privately-held Ingenium Group announced today (28.09.10) that it has purchased the majority of the UK business and assets from the administrators of Archial Group PLC, Archial Holdings Ltd, Archial Architects Ltd, Archial Resources Ltd and Alsop Sparch Ltd.

Begins a spokesperson: “One of the UK’s leading practices, Archial is an international architectural specialist with public and private-sector clients. Its diverse international portfolio includes work in corporate, education, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, residential, retail and transport sectors and it employs approximately 300 employees in offices throughout England and Scotland.”

Said Victor Smith, president and CEO, the Ingenium Group: “The purchase of Archial is in line with our corporate strategy of focused and measured expansion around the globe.

“We have been seeking a UK company to form the regional base for our international work and are delighted that Archial will serve to realise that goal for our company.”

The newly-acquired organisation has been registered as Ingenium Archial Ltd. and will operate under the name of Archial and Alsop Sparch. Christopher Littlemore will continue as CEO and Victor Smith will take on the role of executive chair.

“We believe that this transaction promises a bright future,” stated Christopher Littlemore, CEO of Archial.

“By combining forces with the Ingenium Group, we join a global company that shares our passion and expertise in both design and project management.”

Internationally, the award-winning Archial organisation has been known for delivering intelligent solutions that combine creative excellence with commercial success.

Diverse and significant projects presently underway include: London’s 251 room Puddle Dock hotel, a multi-faceted Thames-side facility of 27,000 sq metres over seven levels; living quarter and leisure facilities for the 800 Shetland construction workers for the new Total E&P UK Limited gas processing plant at Sullom Voe; the £46.5 million Plymouth Life Centre and the flagship Michael Faraday School on the Aylesbury Estate in London.

Archial is also delivering to Birmingham City Council the Government’s biggest BSF initiative to date comprising 89 redesigned schools.


For further information please contact Julia Loach-Martin, Head of Marketing, Archial

T: +44 (0) 207 580 0400

Issued on behalf of Archial by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

Date 28 September 2010

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Ingenium Group Inc.

Delivering global building solutions, the 600 employees of the privately-held Ingenium Group of companies offer an extensive range of architectural, engineering, land use and development planning, interior design, project management, construction, design-build and partnership services through 14 offices in Canada, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. It has a broad and diverse portfolio of completed work within the commercial, government, transportation and lifestyle sectors, comprising some of the largest building projects in the world. The Ingenium Group member company brands include NORR, Giffels and CION. For more information:

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