Firm picks up Bournville Architects

Stride Treglown has snapped up the architecture arm of a Birmingham housing association.

Bournville Village Trust was set up in 1900 and now manages 8,000 homes in Birmingham and Telford in Shropshire.

The trust said it will continue to use the eight-strong Bournville Architects, with the firm being renamed Stride Treglown and remaining at its Bournville home in the city.

Bournville director Ian Tipton (pictured left with Stride Treglown chairman David Hunter) said it would carry on working with its former parent but was looking to expand the number of clients it worked for.

The deal means Stride Treglown now has an outpost in the second city. It is the firm’s ninth office in the UK, with a 10th in Abu Dhabi.

Stride Treglown recently announced that it was one of three firms that have promised to link up to form a group that will bid collectively for larger schemes or frameworks.

* Meanwhile, Cheltenham-based Heath Avery has announced a merger with Gloucester-based Astam. The new practice will be called Integrated Architecture.