Top Track 250

Since Foster + Partners was founded in 1967 it has won more than 500 awards for design excellence, and now has 15 offices worldwide. The firm is responsible for dozens of landmark buildings, including Beijing airport, Wembley stadium, and France’s spectacular Millau viaduct, the world’s highest road bridge. The practice also investigates alternative energy sources and sustainable forms of development. In May 2007, 3i invested a reported £297m in the business for a minority stake. In 2009 the group shut its Berlin and Istanbul offices, making some 300 staff redundant. Despite the recession, sales rose to £153.9m in 2009.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanyFoster + Partners
ActivityArchitectural consultancy
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m153.9
Operating profit £m29.5
Main shareholdersManagement (60%), 3i (40%)

If applicable:

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda