Arctica was established in 2001, with Niall McQuitty being a founder member, to deliver architectural design and management expertise to the food processing, industrial development and commercial construction sectors.
The process engineering discipline was set up in 2006 and Jon Fowler became engineering director in 2013. A cost management discipline was set up in 2012 and Lee Chapman became cost and project management director in 2015.
They offer a ‘one stop shop’ for food processing and other industrial and infrastructure construction projects which require a blend of architectural, process and project management skills. They bring the same disciplines to bear in other areas such as education, where they have developed valuable experience.
Their office is in the historic market town of Stamford in Lincolnshire just five minutes off the A1, five minutes’ walk from the centre of town and a ten-minute walk from the railway station.
They undertake work from initial feasibility studies up to multi-million-pound construction contracts. They also have a wealth of experience delivering manageable packages within much larger capital projects, such as architectural input to a waste to energy plant with a civils value of £40 million and a total capital budget of £150 million.
Their principal areas of focus are the food industry, industry and infrastructure, and education. They deliver architectural services, cost consultancy and process engineering, project management, contract management, value engineering and interim management services.