Architect reports brisk business

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RLT Architects' management team (L-R) Steve McTeare, Helen Brooks and Danny Cooper

A Cornish architectural practice is set for a bumper start to 2010 after building up a multimillion pound order book.

Penzance-based RLT Architects, which specialises in sustainable development, is currently working on a number of nationwide contracts with a value in the region of £20 million.

As well as developing schemes in Cornwall, the company is working on projects in Bristol, Devon, South Wales and Scotland.

“2010 is going to be an extremely busy year for us with the projects that are underway and in the pipeline,” said RLT’s director, Danny Cooper.

“It’s great that we are winning work nationally as one of our key aims is to win work outside Cornwall and bring the economic benefit back to the county.

“We’re pleased to be able to say that we’re doing that.”

Projects include a £3 million development of a site at West Street, one of the main arterial routes into Bristol.

“The West Street project is a mixed use scheme with retail and residential which will see the creation of 15 properties,” said Cooper.

“With its location it’s going to be a landmark development and is just one of a number of large urban projects that we’re working on.”