Following over 30 years at the top, our longest standing Partner and Director, Neil Frederick Pritchard, has decided to hang up his set square from 01 October 2018 and retire for an easier life with the grandchildren.
The Sunderland lad joined the practice in the early 80’s as an enthusiastic young upstart having previously worked in the north east where he also studied Architecture at Newcastle University. During this time, the practice, then a Partnership named Burford, Marlow & Carden, changed its name to the Radley House Partnership, following relocation to our current premises at Radley House on St Cross Road, Winchester. An overseas office in Qatar in the booming Middle East had also been established, which Neil moved to in 1983 and successfully headed up during the late 1980’s. On his return in 1990, with his professional and managerial potential clearly recognised, Neil was appointed a Partner of the UK practice and set about the modernisation of the Winchester office, during which time he successfully landed the largest contract the company has seen to date and subsequently helped guide the firm through two recessions and its transition to a Limited Company.
An avid cricket and opera fan with hidden passions for filing, felt tip pens and the Pet Shop Boys (!) Neil now intends to spend more time pursuing his passions outside of architecture with his beloved family. Neil, from all your friends at Radley House, thanks for all your help over the years and we wish you well for the future.