Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Architects
  • Year established:
    1994
  • Website:
    http://www.assael.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 123 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 2TL

About Assael Architecture

Assael Architecture Ltd is an architectural practice designing places that transform lives for the better. They describe themselves as being sustainable and sensitive, bold and innovative, recognised for their exceptional designs, reliability and integrity.

Chairman, shareholder and co-founder John Assael has been awarded the Sunday Times British Homes Awards’ Architect of the Year in 2008, 2014 and 2016. He has also been a judge for the RIBA Regional Awards, WhatHouse? Awards and WAN Awards.

Employee wellbeing is the company’s main priority, and flexible working is one way in which they seek to foster a healthy work environment. For example, staff are permitted to do the school run, play pool in the office, go to the gym during work hours or work from home if needed. Staff are trusted to be honest with their hours and work and this will continue until proven wrong.


What is it like to work for Assael Architecture

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company says that its staff’s wellbeing - emotional, mental or physical - is its main priority. As a result, they have a ‘no lunch at desks’ policy, finish early every Friday, have a Mental Wellbeing Ambassador, and offer private healthcare for all.
My Team
My Team
Assael’s ‘city trips’ are particularly popular - staff receive £350 and an extra day’s holiday for a long weekend to any destination of their choice with up to four colleagues. This year alone they have mountain-biked through Chamonix, skied in Morzine and caved in Ljubljana.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The longstanding Giving Something Back (GSB) initiative enables regular cross-team interaction through volunteering activities and organising events, which have recently included designing a cookbook for Regenerate RISE, cycling to Cannes for Coram, taking part in R.E.D (Run Every Day) January for Mind, and much more.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Average Age:

    32

  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    61%

  • Staff:

    95

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