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
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.
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.
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.
Belgrade Theatre Opened
We were delighted to be a part of this hugely exciting restoration of a Grade II Listed Theatre in Coventry
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
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.
We began working with British Film Institute
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
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
Iain Roberts, Director of Buro Four and employee for 25 years, became our new Chairman
We were delighted when Exemplar appointed us to work on their Block W5 project on Regent Street
London Festival of Architecture
We came together with our Naoroji Street residents to participate in the festival
Florence Institute Awarded
Against fierce competition from across the UK, "The Florrie" received the RICS National Building Conservation Award
Cafe Royal Event
We hosted a successful client event at the stunning Grade II listed Cafe Royal
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
Together with alinea & Field Fisher, we explore next steps for procurement
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 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.