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LEADING ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

UK based Architectural service provider, Turnover in excess of £2.5m, sustainable EBITDA of £850k, On track for FY17 turnover of £3.5m and sustainable EBITDA £1.25M, Main services provided have generated a 72% increase from FY14, Nationally...

For sale under: Interior Design Companies, Finance / Professional businesses, Architect Practices

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £2,500,000
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ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

BASED IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND WITHIN 10 MILES OF THE M25 Chartered Architectural and interior design practice, established for 80 years with extensive experience within a diverse range of sectors. Turnover generated £1.6m, with an adjusted...

For sale under: Construction businesses, Finance / Professional businesses, Architect Practices

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £1,600,000
Busy Architectural Practice For Sale in London

A thriving and growing business providing architectural design, including planning application and construction drawing work. Mostly residential work for private clients and with 20 or so residential developers who provide a constant stream...

Location: London, England

For sale under: Design Agencies, Architect Practices, Building Services

  • L/H Price
  • £350,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £352,476
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RIBA Chartered Architect Practice (South East)

A RIBA Chartered Architect practice located in South East England. Being fully conversant and compliant with the BIM (Building Information Modelling) process the firm are able to tender and carry out major project works within government...

For sale under: Design Agencies, Architect Practices, Building Services

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £630,000
Architectural Design & Planning Consultancy

This consulting firm was formed in 1997 after evolving out of a previous partnership and has amongst numerous Planning, Building Regulation and approved Inspectors for its professionalism, attention to detail and reliability of service. The...

Location: Bedfordshire, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • Asking price
  • £140,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £170,000
VERY SUCCESSFUL SINGLE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECTS’ PRACTICE – South Somerset

• UP TO 100% VENDOR FINANCE AVAILABLE FOR RIGHT BUYER • ESTABLISHED BY CURRENT OWNER 25 YEARS AGO • OFFERED WITH RURAL STUDIO OR FOR RELOCATION • RUN BY PRINCIPAL PLUS ONE SENIOR AND ONE JUNIOR • GOOD MIX OF COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC CLIENT...

Location: Somerset, England

For sale under: Finance / Professional businesses, Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £150,000
Staircase Supplier Franchise/Bespoke Spiral Stairs

Acquired in 2010 by the vendor, this well known and trusted high quality and high added-value staircase franchise has vast experience in installing residential and commercial staircases from a wide variety of standard designs. The business...

For sale under: Engineering businesses, Architect Practices, Building Services, Joiners & Joinery Businesses, Service Franchises

  • Asking price
  • £49,800
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £75,784
Chartered Architects and Surveyors

Established in 1965, this chartered architects and surveyors practice specialises 99% in the residential market with just a small foothold in the commercial sector. Past & present projects include Residential, Commercial, Ecclesiastical,...

Location: Kent, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • £110,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £117,823
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Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Consultancy Company

Business Summary - Outstanding opportunity to acquire a multi-award winning Green Building consultancy. - Offices in two South East Asian countries – a region with a booming construction industry and strong infrastructure. - Robust demand...

Location: Southeast Asia

For sale under: Civil Engineering Businesses, Environmental Businesses, Architect Practices, Waste Management and Disposal Businesses, Building Services

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £530,000
Estate Fencing & Architectural Metalwork

Business Type: Estate Fencing & Architectural Metalwork Location UK Business Area: UK & Europe Financials: Projected Turnover: c. £2.2m Projected Net Profit: c. £375k Key Features: • Well branded Company Specialising in decorative...

For sale under: Metal manufacturing companies, Manufacturing businesses, Fabrication Businesses, Architect Practices, Fencing Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £2,200,000
SPECIALIST ASBESTOS & ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING BUSINESS – FULL LABORATORY...

Clifford Lax are delighted to offer to the market this long established Occupational and Environmental Health Consultancy based in Leeds area. Exceptionally well set up and with extensive client list. Key business areas include Asbestos...

Location: West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Construction businesses, Miscellaneous businesses, Environmental Businesses, Architect Practices, Building Renovation Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £30,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £365,000
Manufacturers of Bespoke Joinery Supplying Primarily Building Contractors/...

This business was founded by the vendor, becoming incorporated in 2000. Since inception the business has built up an excellent reputation for the manufacture and supply only (not installation) of bespoke fine joinery, including window...

Location: Essex, England

For sale under: Home & garden manufacturing companies, Design Agencies, Architect Practices, Building Services, Joiners & Joinery Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £125,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £281,772
Reclamation Centre – Building and Garden Materials - Architectural Salvage -...

Reclamation Centre – Building and Garden Materials - Architectural Salvage - Imported Sandstone & Limestone Well established this business is one of the leading suppliers for reclamation sales of building and garden materials, architectural...

Location: Suffolk, England

For sale under: Garden Maintenance & Landscaping, Landscape Gardening Businesses, Architect Practices, Stonemasons Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £380,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £565,000
Architectural Consultants

The practice is located in town in the north part of East Sussex and is within easy reach of the whole of East Sussex, Mid Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The majority of clients are within this catchment area. The business was established 30...

Location: East Sussex, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • £74,999
INDEPENDENT ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BASED WEST YORKSHIRE

Outstanding opportunity for recently qualified enthusiastic architect offered for relocation providing creative design-to-completion solutions for established & still-expanding referral client base with HUGE scope to develop nationwide...

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • Asking price
  • £66,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £57,000
NORTH HAMPSHIRE BASED INDEPENDENT ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE

Well established & highly regarded practice offered for relocation providing one-stop range of bespoke & fully accredited design-to-completion architectural solutions exclusively for the residential sector with widespread reputation & client...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • Asking price
  • £89,999
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £49,012
INDEPENDENT ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE BASED NORTH WEST

Highly regarded practice providing virtually one-stop range of fully accredited & insured design-to-completion residential & commercial solutions from state-of-the-art serviced office premises on low rent in excellent town centre location...

Location: Lancashire, England

For sale under: Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • £449,999
  • Annual T/O
  • £150,000
BUILDING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY BASED WEST KENT

Highly regarded Ltd Co with long established repeat & referral client base offered for relocation with HUGE scope to develop or ideal acquisition for expanding allied practice sensibly priced for genuine sale due to retirement after many...

Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

For sale under: Other Commercial Property, Finance / Professional businesses, Management Consultants, Architect Practices, Land (Commercial)

  • Asking price
  • £75,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £28,000
ARCHITECTURAL & QUANTITY SURVEYING PRACTICE IN ROCHESTER/KENT

Dynamic Ltd Co providing broad range of RIBA & RICS accredited design-to-completion architectural & surveying solutions from superbly fitted air-conditioned office premises in excellent commercial location with national & international...

Location: Rochester, Kent, England

For sale under: Finance / Professional businesses, Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • £899,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £340,026
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PRACTICE IN MID GLAMORGAN

Long established & highly regarded practice providing fully accredited residential/commercial & disabled conversion architectural design solutions from extremely well fitted industrial office premises on low rent in excellent commercial...

Location: Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

For sale under: Design Agencies, Architect Practices

  • L/H Price
  • £89,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £60,631

Buying an architects: the benefits

It takes years to qualify as an architect, and the earnings potential for the best individuals in the business is incredibly high. So why not just start up on your own? Why buy an existing architects business?

Established Cash Flow: every startup struggles with cash flow, but in a long-term services industry like architecture, it can take years before a business starts to break even. Even if you start pitching to potential clients on your first day of trading, it can take a startup architecture practice months to secure just one commission, and the same number of months again before the client owes you any money. Buying an existing architecture practice insulates you from this painful and dangerous cash drought; an established practice already has invoices out and a list of ongoing jobs, allowing you to pay your bills and focus on what you do best: design great spaces.

Strong Local Reputation: whether you're looking at becoming the best residential architect in your town or harbour ambitions to design commercial buildings across Europe, your reputation in the industry is just as important as your vision and talent. If torn between two equally beautiful and functional designs, a client will lean towards the reliable option; new businesses can struggle to compete with architects that have been trading and delivering projects for a number of decades. Buy an existing architecture business and your reputation, combined with your fresh and unique vision, makes you a valuable commodity. 

Minimum Recruitment Effort: If you're looking to scale your business, you'll need more hands on deck. By buying out an existing architecture practice, you can benefit from the experience of a trusted, tested team who have been working together for a number of years. If the current owner has a specialism but wants to move towards retirement, they may relish the opportunity to work on a contract basis for another few years. This can be discussed as part of your handover negotiations. Always make sure that you fully understand your responsibilities to new members of staff by reading their employment contracts carefully. Where appropriate, it pays to meet the staff and, ideally, get testimonials from existing customers before you sign on the dotted line.

For more information on what it takes to run an architects business, take a look at the RIBA website.