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Abu Dhabi architecture firm eyes job cuts

Broadway Malyan’s office in the UAE capital has just completed several major projects

Abu Dhabi architecture firm eyes job cuts
Broadway Malyan is the firm behind concept masterplan to extend Sadr City, create New Sadr City

The Abu Dhabi office
of Broadway Malyan is considering making up to six redundancies, following the
completion of several of its major projects in the region.

A ‘review’ of the Abu
Dhabi operations is taking place, despite the recent approval of the practice’s
masterplan for a new 680 hectare waterfront community on Yas
Island.

“We are currently
consulting with six members of permanent staff over possible redundancies as
part of a review of our Abu Dhabi-based operations,” Ian Apsley, director of
Broadway Malyan, told Arabian Business’ sister publication Middle East
Architect.

“[This is] to ensure
that we perform as effectively and efficiently as possible in terms of
delivering on commitments to existing clients and with a view to securing future
business. As the outcome of the review becomes clear we will prioritise
communication with our employees.”

Apsley revealed that
the Abu Dhabi team expanded by 50 percent over the last 18 months and has now
completed projects such as Al Bandar, as well as concept masterplans for Yas
Island and the 10×10’ project in Iraq and seven schools for the Abu Dhabi
Education Council (ADEC).

He added: “The review
will ensure that we sustain a healthy, robust and profitable regional business
to deliver a committed pipeline of projects.”

UK headquartered
Broadway Malyan has 15 offices around the globe including Shanghai, São Paulo,
Singapore and Mumbai.