Aukett Swanke Group is on a mission to change the way the built environment is designed, created, and run. With our strong foundation in architectural services, the group is on a transformative journey to become a London-listed provider of Smart Buildings and related services. We are uniquely positioned to ensure the technical systems that run modern premises are designed as an integral part of the structure, from the outset. Through strategic acquisitions we are expanding our capabilities and positioning the group to deliver intelligent, sustainable, connected spaces that optimise energy efficiency, enhance the user experience, and redefine the future of the built environment.

Our design studios employ highly skilled teams of people in an open collective design culture that encourages the free exploration of ideas, their evaluation and application to realise solutions that are targeted to exceed our clients’ expectations.

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Our history dates back to 1906 with the founding of the Walker & Gillette partnership in New York.

The UK practice was founded in London in 1972, and in 1988 became listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange under the name of Aukett Associates. The Group transferred to the Alternative Investment Market in April 2006 following the reverse takeover of Fitzroy Robinson Ltd (est. 1955) and renamed itself as Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group Plc.

In 2013 the company acquired Swanke Hayden Connell in the UK, (the successor to Walker & Gillette), and renamed under the current brand of Aukett Swanke Group Plc.

Our architecture studios operate in a variety of arrangements including wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, associate and licensee businesses.

In 2023 we acquired technology systems integrator Torpedo Factory Group and workplace technology business Anders+Kern.  This marked an enhancement of our strategy, creating a listed Smart Buildings group. With a revitalised management team we are demonstrating both organic and acquisitive growth, building recurring revenues, and setting the foundation for improved shareholder returns.

The Group
Aukett Swanke Limited
Veretec Limited
Torpedo Factory Group – Intelligent Environments
Torpedo Factory Group – Stage Technology
Manchester, Bicester
Anders+Kern UK Ltd - Workplace Technology
Aukett + Heese Frankfurt GmbH
Aukett + Heese GmbH
Aukett Swanke Mimarlik AS
John R. Harris & Partners (Licensee)