Increased Middle East workload boost company profits

Architect company Hopkins returned to profit in 2013 with a turnover of nearly $17m which the firm attributed to increased workloads in the Middle East mitigating conditions in its UK-base.

Accounts filed for the 12 months to 31 March 2013 show the practice to be around $758,000 in the black – a year after it announced a large loss.

The practice’s Dubai office has taken on work in Turkey and Japan as well as the UAE.

Among its current projects is a masterplan for the Dubai World Trade Centre site, which is set for redevelopment in the next two years.

Although the business described the conditions in Europe as “challenging” the UK continues to account for more than half of the firm’s turnover.

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