I have over 30 years’ experience in Architecture and Construction Consultancy. I am passionate about JDA and take pride in how the business has evolved and the variety of projects and clients we service. We have continued to secure exciting schemes and have an enviable portfolio of projects. I particularly enjoy working closely with clients strategically, finding solutions to unlock complicated sites and having the vision and experience to help clients maximise opportunities. Whilst I do spend fair amounts of my working week managing the business I still remain “hands on” with clients and thoroughly enjoy the projects I work on.
I have worked on so many projects over the past 30 years it is difficult to choose. I recall one project very early in my career where I created a unique specialist home to enable a young man with a severe aquired brain injury to be cared for in his home, rather than spending his life in hospital. My favourite JDA project has to be working with Center Parcs to develop the design of their new “Aqua Sana” Spa Concept which we rolled out on their four UK villages in 2002/3. The schemes involved working closely with a wide team of specialists, included a mix of 2 new build projects and 2 refurbishment projects and kicked off with a tour of various Spas’ in Austria to seek inspiration!
If not watching the cricket at Trent Bridge I enjoy travelling, listening to music and increasingly enjoy growing my own veg! Whilst work and family commitments limit the amount of spare time, I have been known to wander into the fells and have walked many of the “Wainwrights” in the Lake District, a few “Munro’s” in Scotland and have staggered around the Yorkshire 3 peaks on two occasions for charity.