Liverpool’s Falconer Chester Hall listed among UK’s top architects

Practice, which also has offices in Manchester, London and Kuala Lumpur, joins Manchester-based Simpson Haugh and Halton-based Ellis Williams in the AJ 100 list

Elliot Group’s Infinity project in Liverpool was designed by FCH


Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall (FCH) have re-entered the coveted AJ 100 group of leading UK architectures practices after a three-year gap. 

The practice, which also has an office in Manchester, made the top three of North West practices in the list. The firm entered the chart at number 70, its highest ever ranking, behind Manchester-based Simpson Haugh and Halton-based Ellis Williams.

The rankings, published by leading trade title Architects’ Journal, are based on the number of architects employed.

Out of a total headcount of 75 staff, FCH has 38 architects. The firm also has an office in London’s High Holborn and a small project office in Kualu Lumpur, where it is engaged in the Putrajaya Precinct.

“This is great recognition for our team, their talent and their hard work.  I’m delighted for them,” said managing director Adam Hall.

Adam Hall
Falconer Chester Hall managing director Adam Hall


“In the last year we have launched our new FCH Academy, which focuses on recruiting, mentoring and developing talented people throughout their careers. It’s had a big impact already and we see that reflected in our re-entry onto the list.”

The firm’s growth comes on the back of a number of significant project wins in the past 18 months, including Elliot Group’s ‘triple towers’ Infinity scheme in Liverpool, now on site, X1 Developments’ Manchester Waters project in Pomona Docks and a new hotel on the Mile End Road in London.

Mr Hall added: “It’s great to see a number of other north west-based practices making the cut. The regional market remains strong and clients have high expectations in terms of design quality and building performance.  Our ability to combine aesthetics with commerciality remains a key attribute in the eyes of our clients.”

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