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Corstorphine & Wright has announced the acquisition of RIBA London Award-winning practice Lipton Plant Architects.

The practice described the move as a “merger” with Lipton Plant, which was founded in 2002 by Ed Lipton and Jonny Plant.

As of the beginning of this month, Lipton Plant Architects changed its name to Corstorphine & Wright (London) Ltd. In the preceding days Lipton and Plant ceased to be persons with “significant control” of the business, according to documents filed with Companies House.

Corstorphine & Wright said former Lipton Plant managing director Plant and eight members of the LPA team had joined its London studio and would “continue to deliver high quality architectural solutions” as part of the practice.

Former LPA creative director Lipton has launched a new practice: Architect That. The business, which was incorporated in December last year, has studios in London and Scotland. It is currently recruiting “highly motivated, creative and collaborative” Part I and Part II architectural assistants.

One of LPA’s highest profile projects was its The Bath House Children’s Community Centre in Hackney, which won a RIBA London Award in 2016. A more recent project saw the practice convert a former umbrella factory in Whitechapel, east London, into a collection of apartments.