A GOUROCK-based architectural services firm is celebrating after expanding its practice, increasing staff levels and moving to larger offices in the town.
Driven by increasing demand, Rebecchi Architectural has recently appointed three new members to its team and moved into bigger premises on Kempock Street.
The business has enjoyed successive years of growth with commissions from across Scotland, including Inverness, Stirling, Ayrshire and Dumfries.
The practice now employs seven Inverclyde-based staff, making it one of the fastest growing in the region, with a focus on developing its three-dimensional design work, in line with client demands, and investment in design videos.
The company’s newest recruits include Ronan Sharp, 25, from Greenock, who graduated in computer-aided design this year from the University of the West of Scotland and 20-year-old Ryan Kelly who is currently studying at Macintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow.
Tom Semple, 22, from Gourock has also joined as part of the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme, having recently qualified in interior architecture from West College Scotland.
Owner Marco Rebecchi said: “The new appointments and office move are the natural next step to support the growth of the practice, as well as creating new job opportunities in Inverclyde, proving you can work locally within this sector.
“Creating job opportunities for local talent is something I am very passionate about, and I’m delighted to welcome the new members of the team to the business.
“All of the team will play an important part in ensuring that we have the capacity to continue to deliver the very best in design work for our current and future clients.”
In the past year, Rebecchi Architectural has supported multiple Inverclyde projects, including the Mansion House development at Ardgowan Square in Greenock, the McPherson Drive residential development in Gourock as well as supporting Greenock Morton FC with its ongoing stadium improvements.
Marco continued: “Since setting up in 2013, we’ve built a fantastic client base. The vast majority of our work comes from referrals and repeat business and we’re lucky to work with a wide range of clients, including commercial and residential developers, investors and private individuals looking to create their dream homes.”
Ryan, from Wemyss Bay, said: “The opportunity to work as part of the team at Rebecchi Architectural combined with my studies has been fantastic and enabled me to broaden my current skillset and knowledge within the field.
“I’m enjoying providing my own personal approach to creative architectural design with the support of the wider team and it’s great to be able to do this locally.”