Studio opening takes architect’s total number of international bases to 14

Broadway Malyan has opened its first office in India to target its booming construction economy.

The Mumbai studio opening follows a recent project win to design the 250-room “Double Tree” Hilton hotel in Hyderabad, where construction is due to begin in the autumn.

The architecture practice is also working on a number of masterplanning, mixed-use and hospitality schemes in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad.

The Mumbai office will be led by Ian Sampson, director, and Shweta Ranpura, associate director.

The studio opening takes the architect’s total number of international bases to 14.

Gary Whittle, managing director, said: “The new office will support our international growth strategy, further enhance our global network, which now includes 14 bases and spans from São Paulo to Shanghai, making us one of the world’s most geographically spread practices, and provide an additional platform for us to export our expertise, experience and skills.

“It is a clear sign of our commitment to international clients, a response to growing client demand in India and evidence of our continued investment in the practice, for our own benefit and clients’ businesses, to ensure that we continue to be a long-standing design partner of choice, with over 80 per cent of our 2010 income from repeat business.

“On the back of our long-standing track record for residential-led and mixed use schemes, we’ve built a diverse team of world-class sector experts who are delivering a diverse portfolio of projects, including a wide range of masterplanning, mixed use and hospitality projects across India.”