Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has announced it is cutting 35 jobs at its offices in London as the economic downturn deepens.

The practice wrote to its staff to confirm that it had opened a period of consultation on redundancies.

It said: “It is clear that our current and anticipated workload no longer matches our previous expectations and we will not be able to replace the lost projects in the current resources both for our existing and anticipated workload.”

The architects behind the Welsh Assembly building, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Pompidou Centre in Paris, follow in the footsteps of Foster + Partners who made widespread cutbacks last month.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has had to put projects on hold or cancel them altogether. These include the much-publicised 122 Leadenhall Street tower in London, nicknamed the ‘Cheesegrater’ and a tower at the Ground Zero site in New York.

By staff writer.