AHR applies innovative biophilic design principles at The Spine building
For the northern home of The Royal College of Physicians, AHR Architects was tasked with creating a building that leaves its occupants healthier.
We’re just weeks away from Mixology North and, to whet the appetite of those fortunate enough to be heading to Manchester’s Kimpton Clocktower Hotel for the big night, here is an introduction to our illustrious awards judging panel. It goes without saying that we’re incredibly grateful for their time, efforts and expertise.
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Our head judge Roger founded his practice in 1979, which has been deeply involved in the urban regeneration of Manchester. Roger has completed many of Manchester’s significant buildings – The new building for Chetham’s School of Music was shortlisted for the Sterling Prize. In 2001, Roger received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Architecture and is also a visiting Professor at Liverpool University School of Architecture.
Adam is Co-founder of Manchester based property developer Capital&Centric. His company is behind some of the North West’s largest property projects, including the joint venture delivering the £250m Kampus neighbourhood on the site of the old MMU campus in Manchester, the redevelopment of Crusader Mill behind Piccadilly Station and the soon to be built Littlewoods Film Studios in Liverpool. Capital&Centric made national headlines recently with Adam’s decision to ban investors from buying their apartments at Crusader – in the process, creating the first city centre owner-occupier only community in the UK.
A chartered building surveyor specialising in project management, Jonathan heads up the Colliers project team across the UK Northern region. He has experience of delivering a diverse range of projects through the full project life cycle; including commercial office and luxury healthcare fit-outs and high-end residential and commercial new build.
Tina is an interior designer and architect with a diverse portfolio stretching across many contexts and continents, from hotel and restaurant design to high-end residential. Tina collaboratively leads design teams in both the UK and HongKong and is currently working on a new Park Hyatt hotel project in Jakarta, a five star hotel in Mumbai, and her third restaurant for Rüya – an Anatolian restaurant brand in London’s Mayfair and Dubai. She has recently completed the refurbishment of East Hotel’s FEAST restaurant and Domain workspace in Hong Kong, and QO Amsterdam – a White Label project for the IHG hotel brand.
A chartered surveyor for over 14 years, Jamie works on a number of high profile schemes in the Ask portfolio, including flagship developments at First Street and Embankment in Manchester. Jamie has also successfully managed the design and development of both phases of commercial office buildings at Embankment as well as taking N08 First Street from initial inception to practical completion. He holds responsibility for leading on all office lettings, and over the past few years has successfully completed leases with occupiers including Auto Trader, Jacobs, Ford Credit Europe, Gazprom, WSP and ODEON.
Aisling joined Bruntwood after graduating from Heriot-Watt University in 2006 and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2008. Her current role as Development Director focuses on all aspects of new build development and large-scale refurbishment for Bruntwood Works, from conception through to completion. Since joining the business, Aisling’s passion for sustainability has become a core focus in her role. Putting sustainability at the centre of every development decision the business makes, Aisling is setting the bar high for Bruntwood and ensuring the business meets its ambitious Net Zero Carbon targets.
Suzy is a property strategy professional with nearly 20 years’ experience in the property and facilities management sector. Having started her career as a space planner, following completion of a design degree, she now leads the UK office strategy and workplace design for BT’s Better Workplace Programme. She has worked in both consultant and client side roles for a variety of global private and public sector companies, and has successfully developed workplace strategies and implemented strategic workplace transformation and change programmes across a number of sectors with organisations such as BBC, Google, University College London and GSK.
Darren has 20+ years’ procurement and fit-out experience in the legal and hospitality sectors. In the last five years this has included 11 move or refurbishment projects and over 500k sq ft of space. During this time, Darren has been lucky enough to work with many truly inspirational people within the A&D and supply chain community. Working collaboratively with suppliers following a shared vision and values, which focuses on people and the environment, he has been able to consistently deliver high quality projects, which are thoughtful, innovative and sustainable.
Heather has an extensive track record in delivering expert consultancy for clients on sustainability, wellbeing and social value. Passionate about developing sustainability strategies for clients that allow for improvement across all areas of sustainability – environmental, economic and social – and keenly interested in all aspects of sustainability, Heather has contributed to technical standards and spoken internationally on a range of topics.
Emma is currently working on the Mayfield development in central Manchester; a 24-acre regeneration site, which will deliver 6.5 acres of public park. Her passion is in creating sustainable places that bring genuine value to the people using them, putting social value at the heart of project decisions. Her previous roles have seen her work in bids and planning before taking on a client-side role.
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