RMJM expanding into Qatar and Bahrain
Architecture firm to open three new offices within the next two months
UK-based international architects RMJM have announced plans to open new offices in Qatar, Bahrain and Turkey within the next two months.
RMJM’s CEO Peter Morrison said the new offices will initially employ two or three staff who will focus on pursuing new business opportunities.
“We have got to tackle the recession head on – this involves restructuring our business to make it fit for purpose and capitalising on government spending programme,” he said.
“Importantly, however, we have to also plan for our long term growth and the best opportunities currently lie in emerging and developing markets.
“We are making good headway in developing existing and new relationships in Turkey, Qatar and Bahrain and it is important that we show our commitment in each of these locations by setting up permanent offices.”
It is planned that each office will expand in-line with when new contracts are won, he said, relocating relevant experts from elsewhere in the RMJM group and employing more staff locally.
The company is also to strengthen its presence in Abu Dhabi and explore opportunities in North Africa.
RMJM has an existing network of 15 offices throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US and is targeting work in the growth areas of healthcare, education and transport infrastructure which are subject to massive government investment.
RMJM recently announced 60 job cuts from their offices in Scotland and asked its 1125 staff around the world to take a 10% pay cut in order to help the firm compete in the current market.