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Expansion for North East architectural technologists


Increased levels of interest in services

Expansion for North East architectural technologists


"Our track record in residential design and understanding of technical requirements supports house builders commercial needs and roll out plans."
Adrian Reay, managing director of Ergo Projects



North East architectural technologists Ergo Projects is expanding its operations after winning work to design dozens of new homes in the North West for a leading house builder.

Plans have been submitted by the firm for two multi-million pound residential developments in Cumbria, which are being developed by Penrith house builders, Genesis Homes. If they get the green light in spring 2021, the developments will see 33 two, three and four bedroomed houses and bungalows built on land in Etterby near Carlisle along with a similar mix of 86 new homes in Carleton, Penrith. 

This is the latest success for Newcastle-based Ergo which is seeing increased levels of interest in its design capabilities and technical services from developers beyond the North East, despite the challenging economic conditions.

The firm says this will pave the way to further work as developers look to adopt new approaches toboost much-needed residential and affordable housing stock in strategic locations such as Carlisle and Penrith as part of initiatives to tackle the UK’s chronic housing shortage.

Managing director Adrian Reay said Ergo, which employs five people but is currently recruiting additional designers, is targeting the £500,000 turnover mark in the next 12 months.

He said: “Enquiries are up, sales leads are strong and we will be looking to expand our operations as we go for growth in 2021. Genesis Homes is the latest exciting out-of-region project for us, reflecting the expertise available from North East specialists like us to support innovation in the national housing sector.

“It takes us further into areas of opportunity, where our track record in residential design and understanding of technical requirements supports house builders’ commercial needs and roll out plans.”

Genesis Homes, which has built a reputation for developing quality new homes, has awarded Ergo contracts previously to support the roll out of its residential schemes across the North West.

Simon McClelland, architectural designerat Genesis Homes said: “With their innovative and hardworking approach, Adrian and the team at Ergo are working with us to bring forward development projects that will deliver environmentally efficient homes featuring a unique design and contemporary feel.” 

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