Jestico + Whiles forced to relocate because of upcoming railway says efficiency will be improved as firm sees profit jump

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Architect Jestico + Whiles has said being forced to swap Camden for Clerkenwell because of the HS2 rail project will improve efficiency at the business which last year saw turnover climb to just under £10m.

The London firm was based at Cobourg Street but upcoming work on HS2 meant its office north of Euston is set to demolished meaning it has now moved to an address in Goswell Road.

Director Heinz Richardson said: “The move has enabled the company to invest in new and agile ways of work to increase efficiencies and refresh the IT infrastructure.”

The practice, which earlier this year won planning for its scheme to build a new £85m Cavendish Laboratory (pictured) at Cambridge University, saw income edge up 6% to £9.9m with pre-tax profit up 60% to £272,000.

Jestico + Whiles, which also had an office in Czech Republic capital Prague, said the increases had been achieved in the face of “increasingly challenging trading conditions” in the UK and added that it was eyeing more work overseas. Just over a quarter of its workload is from abroad.