The Mackman team

An architectural firm in Colchester, with a seven-decade heritage of innovative design, is looking to the future with a strengthened board of directors and a strong team of designers and technologists.

From ground-breaking research facilities at Essex University to commercial buildings in the City of London – Stanley Bragg Architects Limited (SBAL) has been at the heart of progressive architecture since 1948.

Following his war-time service in the Middle East, Stanley Bragg set up a small practice in Chelmsford and quickly developed a reputation for delivering commercially successful buildings and environments for many clients throughout the UK and overseas.

The scope and variety of SBAL’s work continues today, as proven by its recent commission to redevelop a garden centre in Tunbridge Wells for Nottcutts, designs for new business units at Essex University as part of the Knowledge Gateway project, and a variety of education projects across Essex.

With a business model that places the client at the heart of every project, the company grew throughout the following decades, culminating in a move to Abbeygate One, in Colchester, in 1985.

To ensure this success continues throughout the 21st century, the company joined forces with Mackman. Ian Mosley, director, said “Our company is in a strong position to leverage our success, and benefit from our flexible and professional approach. We have a long and well-established reputation built up over the last 65 years and we are determined to see this continue.”

Paul Mackman, Mackman client lead, said “We are delighted to be supporting Stanley Bragg in their continued growth and development. They have been a key part of Colchester’s landscape since 1948 and we are confident we can help the team to communicate the professionalism they stand for.”

For more information about Stanley Bragg, visit their website at www.