Architect involved in public spat with Prince Charles has a record year in 2008

The pay of architect Lord Rogers jumped by 38% from £1.8m to £2.5m last year.

The news emerged after Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners posted it results for the year to 30 June 2008 at Companies House.

The firm, which has been embroiled in a public row with Prince Charles over its designs for the Chelsea Barracks scheme in west London, grew turnover 30% from £25.3m to £32.9m and described the results as the “most successful in the company’s history”.

In total, 10 directors took home a combined £10.4m.

Pre-tax profit tripled to £3.2m and a company statement said: “We continue to be ever more global in outlook although cautiously avoiding unfamiliar markets. The company and related group now operate out of six offices worldwide.”

Turnover in the UK grew 12% to £19.2m while revenue from non-UK work rose 68% from £8.1m to £13.7m.

Turnover per architect increased 6% from £257,800 to £273,000.

Despite the good results, the company acknowledged times had got tougher since last June.

It said: “The company finds itself in a much changed economic climate since the beginning of 2009. The global construction industry had suffered a dramatic contraction. This has manifested itself in the reduced level of completions and commissions available around the world.”