Leading Architects, DB3 Architecture have relocated their headquarters to the heart of Leeds City Centre at 10 South Parade, after being based at the listed Coach House building of Monk Fryston Hall for over 31 years.
As a modern and dynamic practice, DB3 are passionate about collaborating with colleagues and clients in their new creative space. In addition to the strong team of architects, technologists and principal designers, the headquarters is also the base for DB3’s in-house IT, accounts and marketing departments.
Tom Hill, studio head and director, said: “A great deal of creative work has gone into transforming part of the top floor space into our stunning new headquarters, and we are delighted to be able to bring our team back together in this great space, with lockdown now easing.
In particular, we are looking forward to being able to network again and welcome our clients, partners and guests on our large roof terrace. Due to the pandemic, we will be holding a series of exclusive celebratory events over the summer, which will be hosted at our new studio”.
In 1989 DB3, who trace their history back to 1883, moved from Selby to the listed 18th century Coach House for which they won awards for sensitive renovations. At the time the estate was owned by the Duke of Norfolk who agreed for the talented architects to bring the derelict Coach House back to life in return for a 10 year lease. By choosing 10 South Parade as their new studio location, DB3 benefit from the recent improvements made by landlord, Wilton Developments.
“Although our move marks an end of an era, as we bid farewell to the Coach House, we take with us many fond memories of the past 31 years in Monk Fryston. At the same time, we look forward to integrating with the thriving design and construction community in this great city that is Leeds.” said Alistair Hamilton, chairman.
Managing director, Nathan McNamara added: “With our rich heritage, tremendous team and a fantastic portfolio of clients, we look forward to the next chapter of the DB3 story“.