1985 - 1995

Buro Four was founded

Buro Four was founded by Clive Birch, Tom Taylor, David Pelter and Hugh Davies

No. 2-5 Minories

This was our first commercial office development and the first client to take the leap and commission us as independent project managers

Ludwig-Erhard-Haus, Nicholas Grimshaw designed building, in Berlin

The roll out of TGI Friday's across the UK started

PowerGen Headquarters completed

The first naturally ventilated offices in the UK, which for an energy generating organisation was hugely progressive.

Buro Four Birmingham opened its doors


First job in Manchester

Gorton Monastery was our first Commission in the North West and paved the way for many successful years since!

Vodafone Headquarters completed

We helped Vodafone to unite staff from 50 locations, without service interruption or impact on its key assets - its people and its brand.

First job with Derwent London

Broadwick House was Derwent London's first major rebuild and was the start of our working relationship

No. 10 Gresham Street for Standard Life Investments completed

Work on the National Trust Headquarters began

This building set new standards in sustainable, modern working conditions and went on to win numerous awards within the Industry, including a BCO Award.

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Buro Four became an Employee Benefit Trust


First Project in Leeds - Trinity Shopping Centre for Land Securities

Our role with Land Securities on their Trinity Shopping Centre marked the start of our life in the North East.

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Question Time

Buro Four's Question Time Roadshow travelled around the Regions with award winning host…Clive Birch!

4 the Future Architecture Exhibition

We offered 5 up and coming Architects the chance to exhibit in our offices for a month each over the course of 2006- an exciting time for them and us.

Buro Four Manchester celebrated 10 years

Young Vic Theatre Opens

An exciting project for us, we delivered a theatre to inspire furutre generations of those involved in the Arts.

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Manchester Evening News completed

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Belgrade Theatre Opened

We were delighted to be a part of this hugely exciting restoration of a Grade II Listed Theatre in Coventry

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Company Day Out to Brussells

We made our way to Brussells, to see some stunning architecture, stopping off to take a tour of the famous Brewery.

Buro Four launched its networking group for young people 'Driven'

Wentworth Castle won a CIVIC Trust Award

Celebration at the Young Vic

Past client Lord Attenborough of RADA, joined us and a number of our other great clients and industry colleagues to celebrate (slightly belatedly) 21 years of Buro Four


Mentoring in the Community

We began our relationship with South Camden Community School, helping students to reach their full ability.

Buro Four Triathlon team competed in Property Week Triathlon

Work on the Florence Institute began

Our Manchester team were taken on to manage the exciting restoration of the Grade II listed building in Liverpool

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Reiss HQ won a BCO Award

We were delighted when this stunning project in Central London, consisting of retail and office space, with residential penthouses above, won a BCO Award and a RIBA Award

University of York Student Accommodation

This was the first of our projects to complete at the new Heslington East Campus.

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We began working with British Film Institute

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New Home

Our new London home in a redeveloped Victorian School building in Naoroji Street completes and we excitedly move in, such a great start to our 25th celebrations!


Another way to celebrate turning 25. We invited established architects to nominate their favourite up and coming architects. The winners exhibited at our new offices.

Angel Building Completed

Derwent London's iconic Angel Building completed, quickly winning numerous awards, including a Stirling Prize nomination.

Pinsent Masons moved to their new home in Spinningfields

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25th Celebration

We hosted a Harvest Festival at our fantastic new offices and invited clients, consultants and industry friends to celebrate with us.

Buro Four celebrated 25 Years


First University Technical College opened

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, opened the JCB Academy in Rocester, Derbyshire - the UK's first University Technical College

Ranked as Top 5 Employer in the Industry

We were delighted to be voted by Building Magazine as one of the Industry's best employers

Buro Four's 10th and 11th Marathon runners complete the London course for Charity

Two Stirling Prize Nominees

Two projects that we worked on were nominated for the Stirling Prize - Royal Shakespeare Theatre & Angel Building

Dorchester Collection's 45 Park Lane opened

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New Chairman

Iain Roberts, Director of Buro Four and employee for 25 years, became our new Chairman

Block W5

We were delighted when Exemplar appointed us to work on their Block W5 project on Regent Street

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London Festival of Architecture

We came together with our Naoroji Street residents to participate in the festival

British Film Institute Award

British Film Institute Master Film Store won an RIBA Project of the Year award

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Rathbone Market

Phase one completed at the Rathbone Market regeneration site

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Buro Four and BCO hosted a tour of our award-winning Naoroji Street office


Florence Institute Awarded

Against fierce competition from across the UK, "The Florrie" received the RICS National Building Conservation Award

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Cafe Royal Event

We hosted a successful client event at the stunning Grade II listed Cafe Royal

An evening at Cafe Royal

NLA Award

45 Park Lane won an NLA award in the hotels category

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Director Iain Roberts and Project Director Ian Beach presented at the 2013 CoreNet Global Summit

King's Cross Square

The highly anticipated King's Cross Square opens to the public


A New Name on Top

Long-standing Project Director Russell Doughty was appointed to the Board

Time capsule buried at W5 with The Crown Estate

Cheshire West and Chester’s RE:NEW gets the go ahead from planners

Councillors unanimously approved plans for a £37m cultural centre

Rathfinny Winery's first harvest

Flint barns completed in time for first harvest

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Restoration of All Souls Church completes

Innovative restoration project of a Grade II* listed Church completes

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Together with alinea & Field Fisher, we explore next steps for procurement

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World-class sculpture walk ‘The Line’ to launch in London

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Buro Four and alinea announce sponsorship of British professional cyclist Owain Doull

We are listed in the top five of Building's Good Employers Guide

We published the ‘Thirty for Thirty’ art book

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Alchemi's 55 Victoria Street development completes

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MECD highly commended for Architecture Tomorrow

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Buro Four appointed to deliver new home for the Museum of London

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Prefabrication, Modularisation & Innovation

Roundtable Discussion

Buro Four launches the 'Ones to Watch!' campaign for up and coming architects


We were established in 1985, by four founding Directors, who all remain active within the company.

We've grown organically over the past 27 years to over 100 talented individuals across offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Abu Dhabi.  We also have associations in Germany, India and a number of other locations.