Member Spotlight: Corstorphine & Wright

Author - Bethan McCoy

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This week we caught up with Corstorphine & Wright to find out how they’re going further with Chamber membership.

Where are you based?

Nationwide – we have 10 studios across the UK including one in Darlington.

How many people do you employ?


Give us a brief overview of your business.

Corstorphine & Wright is an award-winning AJ 100 top 25 architectural practice with 10 design studios across the UK. We have a unique reputation – we’re known both for creative excellence and our commercial edge.

We design spaces with that elusive ‘must-have’ quality, translating requirements, constraints and opportunities into places that are more than the sum of their parts. Using our insight-led approach and drawing on experience from our 200 strong team, we help invigorate communities, excite stakeholders and maximise long-term value.

We have a unique ability to translate requirements, constraints and opportunities into value – for clients and communities. Our mission is to make you think: “I’ve never worked with an architect like you before.”

Our team spans the length and breadth of the UK and we are currently working on over 450 live projects across a wide range of sectors including residential, industrial, bluelight, offices, education, retail and leisure. We therefore see things others don’t, and open opportunities clients hadn’t yet considered.

Notable projects include the refurbishment of Teesside International Airport, the redevelopment of the former Waterloo International terminal, the transformation of the Royal Liver Building, and reviving the iconic Liverpool Echo building into a Melia hotel and office space for a high-profile tech company.

Tell us about a recent business success.

We are hugely excited and proud to be involved in the significant and historic economic regeneration projects across the Tees Valley.

Teesside International Airport Terminal refurbishment

This is a complete re-model of the airport terminal building and the project is supported by the Mayor of the Combined Authority, Ben Houchen, who is extremely active in supporting the regeneration of the Tees Valley region and local firms delivering projects in the region from inception to completion.

Teesworks regeneration project

The site is the former British Steel works on the south bank of the River Tees, between Middlesbrough and Redcar. Corstorphine & Wright is part of the team leading on the redevelopment of the Steel House, the former headquarters of British Steel on Teesside which will become the central ‘hub’ for the landmark Teesworks development.

Middlesbrough College, new campus “Heart” development

This is the creation of a new “Heart” to the College Campus consisting of an outdoor welcome and entertaining space providing a street food offering, retail stalls, outdoor seating, video wall and way-finding.

Why are you a Chamber Member?

Being a member of the Chamber means being part of a vibrant business community in the North East. As a practice we have a passion for supporting local communities and initiatives shaping the economic and industrial future of the region.

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