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Coronavirus "disaster" sees 45 per cent of architects lose income in UK

Posted On: 7 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Dezeen

Coronavirus "disaster" sees 45 per cent of architects lose income in UK

A survey conducted by the Royal Institute of British Architects has found that 45 per cent of architects have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic, while almost quarter are struggling mentally.
The survey found that the disruption caused by the necessary measures to slow the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 are having a huge impact on the profession.
"The findings of this survey show how that Covid-19 is having a severe impact on architects, professionally and personally," said RIBA CEO Alan Vallance.
"For many architects, their work is more than a way to earn a living, and to see decades of hard work threatened by circumstances none of us can have foreseen is a disaster."
Cancelled projects and cash flow shortages
Almost 80 per cent of respondents reported project delays, with over a third seeing their projects cancelled entirely.
Of those surveyed, 59 per cent reported a drop in workload for their practice, and 57 per cent had seen decreased cash flow.
Only one per cent had been made redundant, but 45...

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