The UK’s vote to leave the EU has failed to dampen expansion plans at planning consultancy Turley’s Bristol office.
The office is seeking new planners at all levels after expressing confidence in the development market, despite the Brexit vote last month.
The move is expected to take the size of the team from the current headcount of 20 to 22.
The firm says its team is growing in response to an increased workloads and new projects across residential, business space, education, retail and town centres.
Jeff Richards, who was appointed as office manager in the Bristol office earlier this year, told Planning: “We are not looking at any sort of contraction in the existing market. We are very busy at the moment and haven’t seen any real change as a result of the referendum.
“In Bristol we are focused primarily on the residential market and clients are pursuing their existing projects.”
He said that some housebuilders were pausing land acquisition in the light of the vote, but that others were stepping in to take advantage of opportunities that this was creating.
“These clients are willing to take a slightly longer term view on these sites, stepping in and taking the risk,” he said.
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