My Focus

Community enhancing development

Environments for business innovation

Eco-friendly and sustainable design and ideas

My passion for my work stems from the ability for careful planning, design and development to enhance communities and businesses, and to look for innovations that work in greater harmony with the environment.

Through working on some of the most prestigious and forward thinking projects in major cities around the world, I have been able to combine and protect the interests of stakeholders, their budgets and their goals with those of surrounding communities.

Working on the initial brief

Representing equity partners

Liaising with stakeholders

Overseeing projects

At Canary Wharf I was responsible for managing the delivery of commercial, residential, retail and public projects in central London through my work as Director of Development at the Canary Wharf Group. That included working with clients on the initial brief, representing equity partners, liaising with all stakeholders throughout the project, and overseeing processes to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of all involved.

For me, this role was particularly rewarding because of my personal as well as professional connections to the City of London. Projects I have worked on include the latest phase of the Canary Wharf development - Wood Wharf; the £1.3bn development at 20 Fenchurch Street representing Canary Wharf Limited in the Joint Venture with Land Securities; and Drapers' Gardens, which replaced the previous Seifert "Old NatWest" Tower as well as various other projects.




Public projects

Developments have ranged from retail and private let apartments to rail and infrastructure projects such as the following:

20 Fenchurch Street, London

At Canary Wharf I was the Development Director responsible for initial due diligence on JV with LandSec through to the completion of the project. Lead on all tenant due diligence and lead on sale of the building for £1.3bn

20 Fenchurch Street is a stunning recent addition to London’s skyline and its location sets it apart from other City tower buildings. Future occupiers will enjoy largely uninterrupted views in every direction even from the lower levels of the building.

The building has entrances to both the North and South and is set back from Fenchurch Street. This gives an impressive approach to the entrance and, importantly, adds scale to the building reception. Once inside the building the generous reception area boasts only the best stone and marble as well as full height glazing making it a bright and warm space to be in.

The sky garden at 20 Fenchurch Street spans three floors and offers uninterrupted views across Central London. Served by two express lifts, visitors arrive to a beautiful landscaped garden at level 35 with a champagne bar, a brasserie and a viewing area on level 36, and a seafood bar and grill on level 37.


25 Churchill Place, London

At Canary Wharf I was the Development Manager responsible for administering the Agreemenmt for Lease with EY and the disposal of the lease on their previous building, Becket House.

25 Churchill Place take its place in Canary Wharf. An exciting new building, at the heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic business and lifestyle destinations. Constructed by Canary Wharf Group, you can be confident of the very highest technical specification. A prestigious leading-edge, flexible, intelligent space that makes equal sense for companies, staff and shareholders.

This development is situated adjacent to the Churchill Place retail mall which has recently been enhanced and now benefits from new restaurants such as Brew Dog and Rocket. Local occupiers include the Global headquarters of Barclays Bank and European headquarters of McGraw-Hill, BP and State Street.


Drapers’ Gardens, London

Canary Wharf acted as the Development Manager responsible for initial due diligence with MSREF through to the completion of the project. Lead on all tenant due diligence, liaison and lead on sale of the building.

Drapers' Gardens replaced the previous Seifert "Old Nat West" Tower to provide an efficient and modern mid-rise building which was designed for trading and financial services tenants.

The building has entrances to both the East and West and is set back from Throgmorton Street and Copthall Avenue. A Pocket Park to the west provides for break out space as well as landscaping to the one of the entrances, whereas the busy east entrance provides access from a busy thoroughfare.

The building benefits from atria and terraces bringing in natural daylight to the deeper floor space. The building is home to BlackRock's European operations and shortly after completion the building was sold to Evans Randall having the benefit of a 25 year lease.


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