AWARD-WINNING architect Paul Stevens has celebrated the business’s 20th year with a move to a new office.

Representatives and clients from more than 50 Salisbury property and building businesses gathered as Mayor John Walsh opened the new office in Boathouse Meadow Business Park.

Founded in 2000, Paul Stevens Architecture has a widely based practice including schools, churches, council buildings, as well as residential housing for developers and private clients across the county and beyond.

Paul Stevens is a well-known figure in Salisbury and is currently chairman of the Salisbury Civic Society development committee as well as chairman of Wiltshire Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Paul said: "We are delighted with the move."

"A new large open-planned studio seems the perfect way to celebrate our twentieth year of trading. The reaction from staff, clients and suppliers has been very positive," he added.

Among Paul’s well-known community projects are St John’s Place, Lower Bemerton, St Edmunds School drama block, Downton Children’s Centre and Pewsey Library.

The recent residential conversion of the Kings Arms in Downton won a Civic Society award for its sympathetic conservation of many ancient features.

Paul Stevens Architecture employs four people and previously traded from premises in Fisherton Street.