South Yorkshire architect Race Cottam has opened a dedicated interior design division.
Director David Cottam explains that having a specialist design arm will allow his practice to offer added value to clients, and expects the team to gene-rate almost 20 per cent of Race Cottam’s turnover within 18 months.
Currently staffed by a team of three, headed by interior designer Keith Dudson – who previously ran his own interiors consultancy, Des-ign Edge, now subsumed into Race Cottam – there are plans to expand the division.
According to Dudson, the integration of interior design groups into architects is being driven by the expectations of clients, who are increasingly looking for turnkey projects.
Race Cottam Interiors will focus primarily on commercial projects, some of which are a continuation of Dudson’s previous projects.
Among the developments lined up are the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and the critical care unit at Northern General Hos-pital, both in Sheffield.