I am a Partner in our London office, specialising in the successful cost management of challenging and complex schemes. I am passionate about using our data and intelligence to achieve each Client’s unique definition of value on every scheme I am involved in.
My recent work at Core Five has included Bankside Yards, a large masterplan scheme for Native Land that encompasses working around significant Network Rail and UKPN assets, and a variety of other projects with Clients including Platform, Sellar, Patrizia, and the Battersea Power Station Development Company.
Prior to joining Core Five I worked for Davis Langdon (now AECOM) and was involved in a number of prestigious schemes, including being based at Sellar’s site office on the Shard at London Bridge for four years. I originally graduated from the University of Cambridge, receiving a BA (Hons) and CASM in Mathematics, and subsequently received an MSc in Surveying from the University College of Estate Management.
I am part of several initiatives at Core Five dedicated to encouraging diversity in the built environment professions. I was fortunate to join our great industry as a non-cognate myself, and am committed to encouraging access to talent from all backgrounds and creating environments in which they can thrive.
What do you think is the biggest opportunity for our industry in the next 10 years?
I think tackling embodied carbon will be the defining challenge for our industry over the next decade. Accurately assessing it, and managing the impact on design and cost is essential. If we get it right there’s a real opportunity for the built environment to lead other industries.
What is your favourite building and why?
Aside from all the projects I’ve been involved in myself it would have to be Churchill College Cambridge by Sheppard Robson. It’s a 60s brutalist concrete / copper / timber masterpiece which isn’t to everyone‘s taste, but I love it, and it’s what got me into working in the built environment in the first place!