We value your privacy. We use cookies to give you the best experience. By using our website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our cookie policy to find out what cookies we use.

I agree I aggre

We’re open.. At Sunsquare HQ, we are fully operational and can ensure safe installations of our products. We’re taking extra steps to ensure that our staff and customers are safe at all times (including PPE, temperature checks and fogging vehicles).


Let's find what you're looking for

    Confidence returning amongst
    London-based architects

    arrow Back to news 4th December 2017

    The latest Future Trends Workload Index from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed confidence and optimism among London’s architectural professionals have hit a three-month high after experiencing a dip in the summer.

    The latest Future Trends Workload Index from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed confidence and optimism among London’s architectural professionals have hit a three-month high after experiencing a dip in the summer.


    Furthermore, the national average of architects’ confidence also reached a three-month high at a figure of +17, up from +11 in August and +14 in July. Despite the confidence returning to the capital’s architects, they remained most cautious about future workloads, recording a positive balance figure of +7; somewhat lower than architectural practices in the north of England (+29) and in the Midlands and East Anglia (+26).


    Nevertheless, that positive balance figure represents a solid turnaround for workload confidence in the capital, after London-based architects plummeted into negative territory (-6) in August. Private housing projects remain the most positive facet of architects’ workloads nationwide, recording a score of +18 in September, down one from August.


    However, confidence in commercial projects experienced a modest increase, up from +2 in August to +7 in September. Architects’ confidence regarding public sector projects remained static, with a flatline score of zero.


    Adrian Dobson, executive director for members, RIBA, said of the figures: “Whilst workloads are steady, there is anecdotal evidence of a weakening in general business confidence that is beginning to become evident in the architectural market.


    “Private investors, whether homeowners or commercial developers remain active, but the public and community sectors are still at a relatively low ebb, so any weakening in overall private sector confidence is obviously a concern.”


    Meanwhile, RIBA’s Future Trends Staffing Index remained unchanged in September, remaining at +5. On the whole, most architectural practices across the UK anticipate their permanent staffing levels to stay the same or increase during the next quarter.

    Share this guide

    Want to know more

    If you want to know more about this or anything else then get in contact.

    Call us on +44 (0)1284 723377

    Email sales@sunsquare.co.uk

    refine search

    Aero Pyramid Skylight

    10 August 2019

    Sing when you’re winning

    It’s been quite a few months for Sunsquare. New skylights launched, shows to shout about and a spanking new website to admire.

    Read morearrow
    Skylights and rooflights

    13 June 2019

    Another industry first for skylight pioneers Sunsquare

    Sunsquare has not only achieved the Kitemark accreditation for another 3 years, but the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations with no non-conformities.

    Read morearrow
    sunsquare at grand designs live 2019

    16 April 2019

    Sunsquare set to exhibit at Grand Designs Live 2019

    Sunsquare is pleased to announce its appearance at the upcoming Grand Designs Live 2019 in London. The team will be exhibiting the brand’s full range of BSI Kitemarked, thermally broken skylights and roof lanterns from stand B150 at the ExCeL London from 4th – 12th May 2019.

    Read morearrow
    sun square to exhibit at ideal homes show 2019

    12 March 2019

    Join Sunsquare at the Ideal Home Show 2019

    If you’re looking for inspiration for your latest renovation, design or architectural project, the Ideal Home Show is perfect. Thousands of people will flock to Olympia London to explore a huge range of exhibitions, featuring trend-setting products, inspiring décor, expert panel discussions, live seminars, and much more.

    Read morearrow
    sun square attend brexit business meeting

    11 March 2019

    Sunsquare attend Brexit Business Roundtable

    On 22nd February 2019 Sunsquare took part in a Brexit business roundtable. This prestigious event was attended by Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

    Read morearrow
    RIBA Architects Optimistic About Future Workloads

    21 October 2018

    RIBA Architects Optimistic About Future Workloads

    Continuing positive trends recorded in 2018 so far, the latest RIBA Future Trends Workload Index rose from +13 in April…

    Read morearrow

    Sunsquare Accessories

    Find out morearrow

    Sunsquare Skylights

    Find out morearrow

    Since 2004, Sunsquare Limited has been pioneering skylight design

    Call us on +44 (0)1284 723377