Whittam Cox Architects
Whittam Cox Architects, make places that matter to people, balancing technical precision and commercial reality to achieve results everyone can be proud of.
From inception to completion, they offer specific services including design, executive architecture, technical advisory, master planning, visualisation, interiors, and BIM (Building Information Modelling). They currently employ over 130 talented and committed people operating from their headquarters in Chesterfield with studios in London and Leeds.
Their practice was built on retail and they still travel the length and breadth of the UK delivering retail projects for their framework clients including Asda and Morrisons.
In more recent years, they have been involved with significant urban regeneration projects in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, and Leeds. In 2020 they completed Royal Wharf, an entirely new urban neighbourhood in London’s docklands. This has provided over 3000 new homes. They work on a wide range of projects in scale and complexity for clients across the UK, including retail, leisure and hospitality, commercial, residential, urban regeneration, and master planning.
Whilst their work takes them around the entire UK, their focus and impact in Chesterfield is of equal importance to them. Supporting their local communities, economy and built environment is something they are very passionate about. They have built a strong partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council and numerous clients locally. As part of this, they are committed to helping define, design, and deliver projects like the Chesterfield Masterplan, Northern Gateway, Waterside and many others.
Andy Dabbs, Board Director, commented: “We are proud our business is positioned in Chesterfield, employing, and supporting lots of people locally. Operating from this central location ensures that we are agile in our ability to fulfil the complex and diverse demands of our clients.
At present we have a growing number of exciting projects currently developing in the town and wider region and we feel very privileged to be involved with them. Chesterfield has a huge amount to offer as a place to live, work and play. We want to build on this to help ensure the town has a positive, progressive, and long-term sustainable future.”