Speirs + Major closes Edinburgh office in plans for international expansion

(UK) – Speirs + Major consolidates UK operation, announces plans for international expansion.

Speirs + Major has announced that it will be closing its Edinburgh offices and operating from a single UK base in London.

The move comes in response to the ‘ever-expanding international market’, and is part of a strategy that will see the lighting design firm open new studios in other key locations.

Keith Bradshaw, Principal at Speirs + Major, said: “We are always evolving and in recent years have observed changes in the way we get the best opportunities and results.

“We know how much love and effort goes into realising a great lighting project. NBow is the time to change the way we work on new international projects and support both our client’s expectations and our own ambitions.”

Following a period of consolidation for its UK operation, the practice is looking to both East Asia and Europe, where it is in the process of establishing new studios.

Speirs + Major Principal Mark Major, added: “More than 50 percent of our workload is international – and increasing. We are currently working in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle East, East Asia and Australia.

“Whilst previously we have handled overseas projects from the UK, the scale and ambition of some of the work we are now engaged on demands a local presence.”

Further news on the expansion of Speirs + Major is expected to be made available in early autumn.