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    • Alun Dolton MA Dip Arch ARB - Portfolio 2013
    • Profile Omrania and Associates 2011 - present. Chief Architect Dar Al Riyadh 2010 - 2011. Senior Architect • Lead Designer on all DAR Projects Aedas 2002-2010. Associate • • • • • • Lead Designer Project Manager R&D Coordinator Sustainability Champion Urban Design & Masterplanning team Leader Training & CPD Coordinator Birmingham at School of Architecture 2005-2008 (Part time whilst at Aedas) • • Visiting Tutor 2007-2008 Volunteer Critic 2005-2007 Geoffrey Reid Associates 1999-2002 Project Architect Chetwood Associates 1999 Architectural Assistant
    • Introduction When joining a practice, unless recruited for involvement on a specific project, there is no guarantee what you are going to be working on. Sometimes you can find yourself in unfamiliar territory, and part of a larger entity than just the project, and as an Architect involvement stretches to cover areas such as programme management, project management, masterplanning, public consultation, and assuming roles such as lead designer, team leader, focal point. This is more than a collection of images from projects that I have been associated with it is more of a journey through my career to date using the projects as examples, with a narrative giving an insight into the experience of involvement in the project. The first section comprises some of these projects under the title of Masterplanning, where involvement in projects goes a beyond skills related to knowing how buildings go together, and more about the big picture that the Architecture is part of. Projects are grouped by purpose: Living, Office and Workplace, Rail and so on to demonstrate all-round knowledge and expertise that is constantly growing as more and more varied projects move across my desk over time. Alongside working on projects is a preoccupation of mine, research, some of it is presented here as part of my involvement with Aedas R&D and some of the areas that continue to fascinate me.
    • Masterplanning Al Rimal Desert Community - North Riyadh 2011 How do you plan a new 65 Hectare community in the desert at least 45 minutes outside Riyadh City Centre? Why would anybody wish to live there? As part of the site analysis a study was undertaken to demonstrate the scale of the development compared with historic and modern cities throughout the world, including Arabian cities. The client was won over, the team was appointed and the departure from traditional compound model was established in The project is envisaged as a central park that is favour of a compact city approach. protected from the harsh environment by the urban environment that surrounds it. The urban plane is envisaged as a car free environment, with car parking below ground freeing up the ground plane for amenities, public space and walkable streets. Preliminary studies reviewed the existing compounds situated in and around Riyadh and challenged the traditional model that has been prevalent in Saudi Arabia since the oil rush of 1950s. It is to be attractive to the expatriate population initially and to the local population in the future. The project is envisaged as first component of a long term masterplan and will naturally form the centre of a new town that will grow in the coming decades.
    • Ministry of Housing: KSA Wide 2011 500,000 new homes will be built across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under secondment to Saudi Arabia Parsons Limited, I was involved in developing a model for a compact sustainable community that was part of the winning bid. The project was launched with a charrette, an intense collaborative process where a team of 50+ professionals from US, UAE and KSA including: urban designers, town planners, specialist neighbourhood planners, architects, landscape architects, infrastructure engineers, highway engineers, The intention was to create a set of core principles illustrators were working alongside representatives that could be applied across 11 sites ranging from from the Ministry of Housing. Developing schemes 64 Hectares to 984 Hectares with an emphasis on that were constantly developing as more data became creating communities. available, along with feedback from Ministers during the charette process.
    • Masterplanning Al Yasmine Riyadh, KSA 2011 Al Yasmine Riyadh. Dar Al Riyadh in Conjunction with HOK 2011 290,000m2 Mixed Use Development • • • • • Masterplanning Landscape Massing Studies Municipality Application Full design package. Program: Serviced Apartments 214 Units on 17 Floors 2,600m2 Amenities Residential Apartments 206 Units on 21 Floors 250 Units on 24 Floors 9,000m2 Amenities 292 Units on 30 Floors 3,900m2 Amenities 4 Star Hotel 352 Keys on 22 Floors 4 Star Serviced Apartments 164 Units on 13 Floors 4 Star Amenities 15825m2 5 Star Hotel 5 Star Amenities 256 Keys on 16 Floors 13015m2 Office Retail Car Parking 21,000m2 18 Floors 37,000m2 on 3 Floors 7,500 spaces on 4 basement levels
    • Alamah Mixed Use Development Al Khobar, KSA Alalmah, Dar Al Riyadh 2011 Program 147,000m2 Mixed Use Development Residential Apartments Masterplanning, zoning strategy, phasing strategy, 506 Units on 8-10 floors massing study. Feasibility Study Serviced Apartments 288 Units on 11 Floors Office 18,000m2 on 15 floors Retail 7000m2 on ground floor Car Parking 2176 cars in 1 basemernt and ground level.
    • Masterplanning Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh KSA - 2011 Security Forces Hospital - Dar Al Riyadh Feasibility study for introduction of raised covered walkways to avoid conflicts with traffic routes. Masterplan for upgrade existing hospital: Development of landscape strategy for whole site. Vehicular and pedestrian circulation strategy. Formation of new entry plaza with mosque as focal point. Introduction of parking structures to free up site area for upgrade of facilities. Extensions and alterations to existing facilities. Development of new 12 storey ward block,
    • Saudi Food and Drug Authority Dammam KSA - 2011 Saudi Food and Drug Authority - Dar Al Riyadh potential future provision of lecture theatre, research facilities and laboratories. Part of a Kingdom Wide strategy to develop a standardised approach to provision of regional, The proposal comprised, a series of modules district and local offices. ‘plugged in’ to a central street that extends to form an external promenade that gave a unified dialogue Development of regional model centred on Masterplan between interior and exterior, public and private, and for new headquarters campus at Dammam to serve the ability to address current and future requirements. the Eastern Province. The strategy was to develop a flexible campus to accommodate administrative offices for three sectors: along with Food, Drugs and Cosmetics, Medical Devices that could vary in size depending on population and regional requirements. Provide facilities for public access and consultation whilst maintaining security of staff offices, along with
    • Masterplanning Training Establishment UK 2006 - 2007. Aedas - 2 years of my life. Development of masterplan for Establishment comprising training, technical, administrative, living and recreational facilities on medical training campus for Army, Navy, Air force personnel. A project of National Strategic importance following Lyons Review, to relocate assets from South East, and was subject to Ministerial Approval The masterplan included Environmental Impact Assessment, retention of historic assets along with feasibility studies for reuse of existing assets. During the process the masterplan was used to redefine training programs, to enable th optimum solution to be achieved. Sustainibility: application of DREAM (Defence Client: Secretary of State for Defence Related Energy Assessment Methodology) process to allow military facilites to be assessed realistically, Project Team: led to development of site wide energy strategy along with national renewables initiatives. Defence Estates Debut Services Limited A large component of the masterplan dealt with the Aedas - Architecture, Landscape logististics of two prime contractors working side by Arup - Structural side on the same site leading to some interesting Rybka - M&E phasing strategies. Carillion RPC Central TPS - Architecture, Landscape, Engineering Status: Enabling works undertaken 2010 Project Halcrow - Environmental Impact Assesment SLAM on site 2012. CSJ Brooke Smith - Planning Stakeholders: CFT (Army, Navy, Airforce) Lichfield City Council Staffordshire County Council Role lead designer for SLAM
    • Project SLAM Living Zones UK - 2003-2010 The masterplanning process for Living zones alone prompted a revision to the project brief which Working within an Establishment wide Masterplan comprised changes to national programme, delivery and part of a national initiative to consolidate military strategy and funding streams which required buy in assets. from the topmost level. Aedas: 7 years of my life. Initial phases centred on developing a strategy for accommodating a significant increase in numbers of service personnel living on the Establishment. From testing the feasibility of developing a combined Officer and Sergeant’s campus with co-located mess facilities to masterplanning Officer, SNCO and Junior Ranks living zones working within existing campus and operational constraints. Extensive Negotiations with Local Authorities to secure planning consent involved the development of strategic frameworks for station-wide sustainability, landscape and traffic management, surface water drainage (SUDS) and foul drainage management strategies. Project Team: Defence Estates Debut Services Limited Aedas - Architecture, Landscape Scott Wilson - Structiral Hulley and Kirkwood - M&E The Sergeants’ Campus was delivered in 2005, with Caledonian Building Systems - Module Fabricator attention shifting to Officers and Junior Ranks in Officers’ Accommodation delivered 2010 2008. Junior Ranks Accommodation Phases 1 & 2 Interserve. Prime Contractor commenced in 2010 along with extensive enabling Entec - Establishment Wide Masterplan Junior Ranks Campus was developed in conjunction works to facilitate delivery of phases 3 & 4. Delivery with Station command, strategic programmes, anticipated 2012 all using off site fabrication to Role Lead Designer maintain continuity.
    • Masterplanning Madina Gate Design Competition 2012 Omrania 2012 The Gate is conceived as a landmark, announcing arrival at Al Madinah. First read from a distance as a marker on the horizon. As the gate is approached the calligraphy becomes visible descending from the tip of the sculpture and forming a canopy that casts strong shadows on the ground as the visitor passes through the checkpoint. The calligraphy and the casting of shadows is a unifying element to the scheme. The Gate straddles both sides of the road, but as it enters the Village, thestructure diminishes to become a ribbon that flows through the site, a gently curving Shaded Promenade, connecting all the vehicular entrances and exits, park, amenities of the Village, central plaza and the Mosque. The Village is designed as a sustainable urban quarter following thecompact city approach that is prevalent in the traditional Arabic village; narrow spaces and shaded walkways that make browsing around shops and stalls a pleasurable experience. The Village is accommodated beneath a shade structure, a continuous canopy that fulfils a dual function. Firstly, creating covered squares where it is possible to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere without the constant hum of air-conditioning units; and secondly the canopy casts shadows on the ground and the roofs of the pavilions, this minimises the heat island effect, reducing the amount of solar radiation that is reflected back into the air off of the hard surfaces. Where the canopy directly oversails the pavilions solar photovoltaic cells increase the amount of shade offered whilst generating electricity that will contribute to the energy demands of the village. The village makes use of shade from the regular grid of date palms that are a constant feature of the site, along with planted beds that further reduce the heat island effect, in addition, water features contribute to the natural cooling of the environment, minimising the load placed on any cooling plant.
    • The village is comprised of standardised glass pavilions that are slotted in beneath the canopy, heat gains are dealt with by the canopy, meaning that the glass facades can maximise the use of filtered natural light reducing reliance on artificial lighting. Palm Groves are synonymous with the landscape Date palms have recently become a feature of surrounding Al Madinah, oases naturally occurring in new highway construction as the central median is the volcanic landscape are a sharp contrast with the planted as part of the process. arid climate of the region. Here the palms are concentrated to provide a Dates grown around Al Madinah are widely rated as naturally shaded environment wherefruit and the finest in Saudi Arabia and are exported all over vegetables can thrive in a managed environment. the world.
    • Rail Chiltern Line Masterplan Aedas 2005-2006 Stage 1: Leamington Spa Role: Project Architect The Chiltern Line, the 112 mile route linking London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street, the route of the ‘Western Pullman’ a flagship service for the newly nationalised British Rail from Wolverhampton to London Paddington launched in 1960, only to be largely closed down and downgraded following the Beeching report and neglected throughout the British Rail years. In the era of Post-privatisation operators are undertaking initiatives to attract commuters back to the trains. Part of the initiative involved Chiltern Railways with Laing Rail in a bid to upgrade the stations on the route to provide a viable alternative to the M40, with a mission to take cars off the road. Aedas were invited to bid on the design of the new facilities that were being implemented along the line, on the premise ‘what added value do we get appointing Architects as opposed to Engineers?’ Aedas’ presentation to Laing Rail centred on Demonstration of capability to work on large scale programs based on knowledge of procurement including value management strategies, standardization of components, lean working practices, and collaborative working. Examples of Aedas’ work internationally in the transport sector, from Hong Kong, China and the UK. demonstrated the use of expertise gained through the global organisation. Leamington Spa station is a prime example of decline following the Beeching plan. The station building itself is a classic example of the grandeur of the Regency Period, and the spirit of the age in the era of rail travel being superseded by late twentieth century priorities A significant factor in winning the bid was the use of cost cutting and neglect. of a demonstration project: A design strategy for Leamington Spa. The station setting is occupied by disused goods depot and yards, occupied by a collection of portakabins, spoil heaps, rusting metal and forest of weed growth. The entrance to Leamington Town Centre is by walking through a dark uninviting subway, a far cry from the sense of arrival that would have been intended at the time of its construction. The ‘gentry’
    • would have travelled to the town from the station by hackney carriage so would not have experienced the subway, that would have been more like the tradesmen’s entrance to the town. Today, a greater cross section of society use the subway. Development Strategy: Taking the entrance to the subway as the start of the arrival sequence, a new illuminated feature wall, a light box with passive information displays, public art and advertising provide an animated backdrop to the journey into the station. The subway roof is treated with a continuous element, part soffit, part canopy that protects and defines the route. On arrival at the station entrance, the existing car park is redefined as a public plaza, framed by two new investment blocks, comprising bars and restaurants on the ground floor and offices on the upper floors. The railway companies have the option of moving into the new offices, whilst other floors are available to let. additions, glass lift and stair towers, with escalators, entry control travel offices and concourse facilities are accommodated in a new glass volume where state of the art facilities can be easily accommodated. The new additions relieve pressure on the existing station building facilities in the and need to erode the historic fabric. The areas occupied by the portakabins, allow for consolidation of the maintenance depot and potentially freeing up areas for future development: car parking, reinstatement of railway facilities, provision of industrial units. The holistic approach allows historic fabric and new facilities to coexist, thinking beyond the immediate functional and engineering priorities, suggesting methods that can re-establish the Railway Station as a lively transport hub to the town centre. The strategy for the Regency station building involves the provision of new facilities in new contemporary The use of a simple 3D model to demonstrate the journey though the new elements of the arrival sequence was well received, Aedas were appointed and invited to undertake a feasibility study for Birmingham Snow Hill.
    • Rail Stage 2: Birmingham Snow Hill Former GWR Station closed in 1968 during cuts following Beeching report of 1963. Great Western Hotel Demolished 1969. Station used as car park during 1970s, station building demolished in 1977. The station was reopened in 1987 as part of an initiative to reinstate of passenger services on the ‘Jewellery Line’ linking Birmingham with Worcester, reopening of the Snow Hill Tunnel completing the link to London Marylebone. The first phase of the light rail system the Midland Metro was introduced in 1999 using reinstated lines to Wolverhampton and tramway through West Bromwich. As part of the strategy to reinstate rail services, a multi-storey car park built over the tracks leaving the railway station to be accommodated between a forest of concrete columns beneath. The current situation is that station is not effective as a public transport node, unable to cope with peak demands at rush hour. Key challenges: Car parking structure limiting passenger circulation on platform levels and through entrances to station. Midland Metro expansion to serve Birmingham City Centre. The brief for the Study of Snow Hill was part of a feasibility Study for Chiltern Railways to expand New developments on Colmore Circus and Snow Hill franchise and create new focal point to terminate increasing demand on existing infrastructure. Chiltern line from London in Birmingham’s business district. Entrance from Colmore Row: Visibility compromised by heavy canopy and poorly maintained dense planting. Leading to narrow low entrance beneath office block Entrance to concourse and link to car park: Poor circulation, conflicting flows. Limited Access to ticket office, queuing causing obstruction to flows: Access onto platforms via stairs. Arriving Into relatively small space to wait for train. Waiting passengers causing obstruction to those alighting from the train. Railway station and Metro Station separate entities.
    • Design strategy: Main Concourse: Removal of car parking above existing ticket hall to create full height atrium Entrances: Colmore Row Entrance: Remove canopies surrounded by station offices and retail opportunities, and planting beds to create open Plaza. New canopy freeing up concourse space for circulation: Double row to define entrance. Open up entrance by removing escalators down to platforms that can be individually tasked to deal with rush hour peaks. Feature lifts to some offices to plaza level. link platforms with concourse and car park. Bridge Link: The existing bridge overheats in summer and is treacherous when it is raining as the roof is not Integration of Metro: The metro line is accessible continuous with adjoining buildings. The application directly from the concourse, via lifts and escalators. of solar shading devices to glazed sides of bridge to The new metro line is accommodated outside the will reduce overheating and maximise natural daylight existing structure in curved enclosure that is both by reflecting onto ceiling. The roof is extended to canopy and screen that forms a positive dialogue become continuous with the entrance canopy and the with the new plaza that occupies the space between main concourse. the new offices and the existing station. Platform level: The platforms and cleared of buildings that contain offices, waiting rooms that impedes circulation. Offices and facilities are removed to concourse level where a greater degree of comfort can be achieved. Cladding of columns with curvilinear casings to minimise feeling of hard edges, the casings contain lighting and provide information, advertising and public art opportunities. Sculptural shells hung from the existing structure provide a new roof to the platforms, a surface that reflects natural light from the exterior and is up lit from the interior to create a light environment. The new interventions share a common design language that brings the disparate parts together as a whole. The use of curved forms contrasts with the rigidity of the existing structure and gives a freedom and movement the evokes a sense of arrival.
    • Rail Stage 3: High Wycombe on d on L Car Park Goods Shed m ha ng mi Bir High Wycombe, a major station on the route, with a requirement to upgrade to integrated public transport interchange, and a pressing requirement to be address access issues to comply with Building Regulations part M and SRA operating requirements. In attracting commuters out of their cars and onto the train Chiltern Railways identified the need to accommodate 900 cars to cope with future demand. The Local Authority accepted the requirement but were not prepared to accept an off-the-shelf car park solution, and were concerned about the impact that mass of the car park would have on the landscape. The proposal uses the former goods shed as a backdrop to a public promenade that could be converted to accommodate food and drink uses to animate the space. The promenade is terminated by the concourse building, that integrates new car park with existing station, and links both sides of the Development strategies considered options for station by means of a concourse footbridge, lifts and creating transport interchange facilities and public escalators. The introduction of the bridge facilitates open space along with integrating office and food and the removal of the existing subway, that in turn allows for extension of the platforms to increase train drink uses into the scheme. capacity. A major constraint to much of the development is a building opposite the station entrance, that originated as a GWR Goods Shed, parts of which are listed. Therefore any options proposing demolition were quickly discounted. A site model was constructed early on to test strategies the for dealing with the mass of the car park, preliminary studies revealed that the 900 spaces could be accommodated without adversely impacting the landscape.
    • Facilities for bus interchange, short stay car parking, pick-up and drop-off are accommodated between the promenade and the existing Edwardian station building that could be retained and restored following removal of facilities to new concourse. The concourse roof uses elliptical trusses and EFTE air filled cushions to achieve a lightweight structure and high thermal performance. Project team: Station facilities along with commercial outlets are accommodated on the ground floor of the car park along with facilities for cycles, and facilities associated with car parking. Laing Rail: Client. Chiltern Railways. Wycombe District Council. Buckinghamshire County Council. Strategic Rail Authority. Aedas :Architecture, Landscape, R&D. Atkins: Infrastructure. White Young and Green: Traffic Engineers Stakeholders:
    • Rail Stage 4: Design Language for Chiltern Line The Chiltern Line comprises 62 Stations, 11 of those are Major Stations, it was clear from the start that any design elements created for a particular situation could be applied to the others. Many of the stations along the route date back to 1910 and still comprise original components such as footbridges, canopies, benches and station buildings, all in various stages of decay though years of neglect during the British Rail era. Chiltern railways have been steadily introducing park and ride facilities either through the construction of new stations, i.e: Warwick Parkway, or the upgrade of surface car parking facilities that have historically occupied former goods yards. In some cases ‘off-the-shelf’ multi-storey parking structures appear at stations to expand parking facilities as part the mission is to get cars off the road. With functional requirements being addressed by the Atkins Engineering team Aedas were tasked with devising a strategy to address the image of the stations. As the name of the line suggests the route passed through towns, villages and rural areas that Local Planning Authorities like to refer to as AONB’s (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty). So the strictly functional engineered approach would not be acceptable. The design strategy for the stations is to create safe and easy access to the trains. No two stations are the same, many from Leamington to Birmingham are elevated whilst some between High Wycombe and London are set in cuttings meaning that achieving level access will have challenges. A unified approach to elements such as lift towers, stairs and bridges meant that would be possible to generate a language that applied to all stations. The aim is to create a lightweight sculptural feel to the elements to avoid bulkiness particularly where there is a need to make elements unobtrusive in the landscape. The standardisation of components facilitates the creation of a rolling programme where members of the supply chain can achieve cost and energy savings through a continual flow of identical components. The free-standing canopies with integral lighting , PA, and internal rainwater system, with the ability to accommodate benches, signage or information/ advertising/public art, is based on a system of identical modules that are added together to make a continuous element. The modules are separated with clear infill panels to permit maximum standardisation when dealing with curves. The flexible system works with existing buildings should the need arise to retain any historic station buildings.
    • Dubai Metro UAE - 2006-2009 The Chiltern Line Masterplan was not adopted at the time and the team moved on to other projects. At Aedas the body of work generated throughout 2005 and 2006 led to Birmingham becoming one of the five Aedas offices employed on the Dubai Metro, along with London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai on the design of 43 metro stations and related depot buildings. Birmingham New Street - 2008 The kit of parts approach was taken to another level as the Advanced Modelling Group (AMG) at Aedas London developed the model that was to become the iconic family of stations, conic shells that feature sweeping cantilevers which soar to over 30m. The geometric design not only helped create an iconic form but allowed considerable savings in time and material through streamlined cross-disciplinary coordination leading to substantial reductions in cost and embodied energy. Phase 1 opened on schedule in 2009. The project comprises the 47km long Red Line, which runs from Rashidiya Port to Jebel Ali Port, and the 10km long Green Line, which runs from Health care City to the Airport Free Zone. The client’s brief called for distinctive, landmark designs with a consistent design language capable of responding to the particular requirements of individual stations. “We want to re-capture that spirit of place. Transport interchanges are for people, not trains. It’s not the transport that’s interchanging but the people that use it. A design approach should address spaces both within and around the station footprint to define a proper sense of place – a simple and effective organisation of space through clear design to create a reassuring passenger experience, it should be an effortless pleasure to use.” Aedas 2008. On the back of working on the Dubai Metro, Aedas entered the International competition for the upgrade of New Street Station, the entry was spearheaded by AedasStudio in London.
    • New Street Station 2033 a 25 Year Masterplan - Aedas R&D 2008 (1) 2008 - Analysis (2) 2008 - Analysis New Street Station. Centre of Birmingham. Global Gateway. 1 hour from London, 10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport. Rebuilt 1964, now an overcrowded channel that thousands of travellers pass through every day. The railway occupies the bottom layer of a complex structure that was constructed in 1964 as part of the modernisation of the West Coast Mail line. This is a project proposing a 25 year masterplan that can facilitate the large scale changes required to address the needs of people in the 21st century. (3) 2008 - Analysis Historically holes were left in the urban fabric to allow steam locomotives to exhaust smoke to the air whilst standing idle. These holes were lined by buildings maintaining the street frontage whilst turning their backs on the The station at the time was closed and rebuilt station. from the tracks up following current thinking of the time: integrating with needs for shopping, In the reorganisation of 1964 the holes were parking, low cost housing and maximising the lined by 2m high concrete walls, divorcing the return on investment of developing such a station from the city life. megastructure. (4) 2008 - Analysis At street level the concourse accounts for one third of the floor plate, effectively bridge spanning North-South with no direct relationship with the city. It contains the booking office, access control and convenience retail and is accessible from the taxi drop off and short stay car park at the West end and via escalators from the shopping centre above.
    • (5) 2008 - Analysis (6) 2008 - Analysis (7) 2008 - Analysis (8) 2008 - Analysis The bulk of the floor plate is filled with car parking following the philosophy of the 1960s where as much emphasis was placed on the convenience of parking in the shopping centre as providing convenient access to trains. Sitting above the concourse and car park is the retail podium known as the Pallasades Shopping Centre, conceived as part of the Bull Ring Centre with its ‘Grand Parade’ a series of air-conditioned corridors lined with shops providing a complete indoor experience away from the dust and noise of traffic and the British weather. The ‘experience’ defines a tortuous route from the City centre to the Station below. Improvements were made in 1989 following the King’s Cross fire where a second bridge and entrance on Navigation Street was added to relieve some of the congestion. Above the station, the car park and shopping centre form a podium that accommodates Ladywood house a high rise office block, typical of an approach favoured by the city planners in the 1960s and 1970s.
    • New Street Station 2033 - Aedas R&D 2008 (9) 2008 - Analysis (10) 2008 - Analysis (11) 2012 - Facelift (12) 2015 - Urban Repair The podium also accommodates a further six levels of car parking, much of which is in a poor state of repair and under-used. The servicing of the retail units in the podium takes place above. A sizeable loading and storage warehouse along with service road render much of the top of the podium a major constraint in terms of facilitating future development. A scheme is currently under-way to reorganise the main concourse, and over clad the retail podium to give the station a face lift, but with the existing constraints the scheme is limited to dealing with superficial issues. Wholesale redevelopment like that of the 1960s is no longer possible the use of the station is a vital lifeline to the city. The latest generation of underground stations constructed in London around the year 2000 have demonstrated that good quality environments can be created without the need for large holes open to the sky. The first phase of a gradual reorganisation is to repair the urban fabric opening up new opportunities to address access issues.
    • (13) 2020 Interfaces (14) 2021 Access At the edges of the new urban plane, new interfaces are formed with the existing infrastructure: the concourse can be accessed from all boundaries, reducing reliance on 2-3 entrances. Access to the station below the concourse is controlled via access pods: 2 to each platform island. The north edge along Stephenson forms public transport interchange with buses and possible future Metro line. Queen’s Drive still runs along South edge, forming a Taxi corridor. (15) 2022 Pocket Park Part of the southern edge of the site is below concourse level, currently presenting a blank facade to Hill Street and Station Street rendering them one-sided streets at the edge of entertainment quarter. A pocket park is formed to create a new mediating space, where change in level can be addressed to form southern Drop-offs are situated at East and West ends access to concourse. reducing congestion at any single point. (16) 2025 Housing Renewal Stephenson Tower: A 22 storey residential tower, built with the remainder of the megastructure, currently sitting over a disused parcel depot is refurbished to extend its life, the development pocket park gives a new neigbourhood environment to the tower and allows it to meet the ground and be part of the street scene.
    • New Street Station 2033 a 25 Year Masterplan - Aedas R&D 2008 (17) 2027 Urban Frontage (18) 2030 Podium Reorganisaton (19) 2033 Urban Gateways (20) 2033 Western Gateway With the pocket park dealing with the two transition between concourse and street, new low rise blocks are erected to address Queen’s Drive at the higher level and Hill Street and Station Street at the lower level, vibrant mix of uses gives life to both frontages. Development concentrated around the perimeter with street orientated uses reduce demand for retail in the podium. Shopping centre can be vacated freeing up the storage depot above, along with the car parks, allowing for their removal. Ladywood house upgraded. As demand for accommodation in the city grows, city centre land is at a premium. To facilitate the formation of new urban plane part of the area is allocated for tower development. Programs are built into the towers to comprehend future needs. Towers designed to accommodate multiple programs form new gateway to the city. The Gateway Tower is a landmark, at the base it defines a new public square is a mediating space between New Street Station and the Civic Quarter. Pick-up and drop-off at the edge of the square, travellers make the short walk across the square to the concourse.
    • (21) 2033 Open Concourse (22) 2033 Open Concourse (23) 2033 Eastern Gateway (24) 2033 City Centre The erosion of the podium creates a public thoroughfare. station offices and retail are accommodated in the remaining elements of the podium to the north and south, leaving the east west route free forming an open diologue with the public travelling along the concourse, the use of circulation pods allows concourse to be an extension of the urban plane. Circulation pods punctuate the space giving clear way finding and incidental gathering areas, dealing with the mix of people arriving, departing, awaiting arrivals. People with time to spare before departure can spend time in retail environment, cafes, bars all in sight of main concourse. Eastern Gateway: Pick-up and drop-off at the edge of the square. A new mediating space between New Street Station, Bull Ring Centre and markets quarter, making all the activities integrated at street level. In an ever changing context a 25 year plan sets up a framework where incremental change can take place gradually transforming a neglected megastructure into a lively transport node, where transport is an integral part of the urban fabric.
    • Project SLAM - 10 Year Programme Project SLAM: 2002 - 2012 Team: The objective of Project SLAM is to upgrade progressively the worst Single Living Accommodation to Grade 1 physical condition by 2012 in order to provide service men and women with the living environment to make them feel valued. Prime Contractor: Debut, Bovis Lend Lease and Considerate Contractors Gold/Silver/Bronze Babcock Services, working in partnership with Defence Estates: Design, Construct and Manage, Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice with 7 year compliance period. and Sustainable Development. Awards: Sustainability: All projects are designed to BRE standards using BREEAM Eco Homes and DREAM, working collaboratively to achieve ‘excellent’ rating. Projects are assessed on design, energy performance, site factors and construction processes Programme Value £1 Billion Delivery: 19000 Bed Spaces APM Programme of the year 2007 Development in Campus setting using 2002 model, 2005. Development of new Model Standard Solution 2004. Development of new model Standard solution for Delivered by CRGP 2006-2009 Hotel type accommodation 2007. Roles: Model Standard Solution: Integration with parallel programmes: Lead Designer, Project Manager. Managing Standards: Maintaining Model Standard Aquatrine: Upgrade of all water services throughout Solution, a ‘Model’ building that is bench marked in the Defence estate. terms of quality and cost which evolves over time as a continuous improvement process in conjunction Regional Prime Contracts: with supply chain. Central Prime. Carillion, TPS Consult.Halcrow Maintaining Solutions Library, a comprehensive PRIDE : Interserve catalogue of design solutions for different ranks, South West Prime, Debut, Stride Treglown. situations and locations. Client: Secretary of State for Defence Leading a team of 25 Architects, Landscape Architects, Architectural Technologists from 4 Aedas Offices: Birmingham, London, Bristol and Shrewsbury. Responsible for 23 accommodation projects delivering 3,400 bed spaces from inception to completion including landscape design. along with development and management of model solutions for use on all projects. Collaboration: Design of individual projects, in conjunction with client teams, customer focus groups and end user groups, management of whole process from inception to completion. Collaborative working with consultants, Supply chain, client organisation. Collaborating with Architects from Parr, Aukett, CRGP, HLM. Leading project teams: Scott Wilson, Arup, Rybka, Hulley & Kirkwood.
    • DEEP: Value Management: Exemplar: Projects are assessed using DEEP. (Design Projects are developed though a collaborative SLAM is the model for prime contracting and has been the exemplar for procurement of subsequent Excellence Evaluation Process), to ensure that the process in workshops at key stages: Government projects: best value solution is developed. Value Planning, All projects are evaluated by Designers, Debut, Value Management, Defence Estates, Client Focus Team and End User Value Engineering. Representatives. Development of urban courtyard solution for multiple Prefabricated en suite pod being lifted into steel blocks 2005. Courtyard model later applied by Aukett framed building and HLM on other sites. Project Delivery: Traditional/Modular: The application of ‘model standard’ solutions maximise Projects are delivered through methods: the use of off site fabrication, each individual project utilises elements from a kit of components to ensure Modular Solution: volumetric modules that are manufactured in factory conditions and quality across the whole project. transported to site and lifted into position in stacks up to 5 stories. Traditional Solution: Steel frame, precast planks and prefabricated bathroom pods. All are designed to 60 year life, and exceed building regulations in terms of thermal performance. Prefabricated module being lifted into position
    • Living Mason Hall - Birmingham UK Aedas 2002-2008: Application of procurement knowledge from SLAM to student accommodation. Scheme developed in conjunction with Aedas London office. “Mason is situated in a listed historic landscaped setting, close to the Centre of Birmingham and the main university campus. The concept for the 35m development reflects its topography by creating a series of ripples emanating from the lake. Accommodation blocks are arranged in a series of stepped terraces, providing an attractive visual backdrop to the existing mature landscaping whilst creating vistas and framed vies of the surrounding area. The internal arrangement is based on a series of selfcontained flats with 6 en-suite rooms and a common room located on the end of each block to maximize views of the lake and sheltered gardens. Shared stairwells provide high levels of passive supervision together with visual and physical permeability through each crescent. The 849 bed-space project provides contemporary high quality accommodation which embraces the original Casson and Condor masterplan and enhances the design concept of the original ‘classic’ campus layout whilst creating attractive views of the lake. Mason was recently short listed for the Times Higher Education Awards under the category ‘Outstanding New Student Residence’”. Aedas 2012. Sustainability Assessment using ‘Aedas Green Tool’ evaluating actual energy usage against projected. Role Sustainability Champion for Aedas Birmingham 2010.
    • Aberystwyth University UK Curzon Gateway - Birmingham UK Aedas 2009: Aedas 2005: Aedas in technical advisory role as part of team assembled by Drivers Jonas, working in conjunction with Scott Wilson to appoint modular fabricator, and later working modular fabricator with view to delivering fast track solution. Mixed Use Development regeneration scheme in Birmingham City Centre providing 245 residential apartments on a canal frontage for Taylor Woodrow Developments. Development of facade solution and site planning solutions to facilitate project delivery, negotiations with Local Planning Authority. Preparation of feasibility report to University outlining alternative development strategies. This £39m mixed use scheme has planning consent, developed in conjunction with HOK masterplan for Eastside. Role Project Architect.
    • Office & Workplace Al Wafa Tower Riyadh KSA Omrania 2011-2012: 30 Storey Office Tower on King Fahd Road, Riyadh, including the first above ground parking podium in the city.
    • Bureau of Investigation Riyadh KSA Skylight Solar screen Skylight Night view from southe Deputy of Prison Control and Enforcement Office Department of Prison Control Department of Penalty Enforcement Control Department of Self Abuse Cases Department of Drug Abuse Cases Department of Ethics Abuse Cases Department of Money Abuse Cases Research and Studies Center Committee of Bureau Management Library Deputy of National Security Cases Office Department of National Security Cases Department of Retrieval Cases Administrative Development Offices Grand Hall Training Halls Break out & Cafe Deputy of Administrative and Financial Affairs Office Management of Administrative and Financial Affairs Management of Financial Affairs Fund Secretariat Internal Audit Management Administrative Communication Center Management of Human Resources Women Division Department of Public Relations The Head of Bureau Office Grand Meeting Hall + Pre-Function Space Honoree Hall + Prayer Room Deputy of Bureau Office Deputy of Inspections and Follow up Office Department of Inspections and Follow up Deputy of Investigation and Prosecution Office Department of Prosecution Mosque Outer security wall protecting main circulation corridor and service spine Warehouse Management Inventory Control Management Engineering Project Management Purchasing Management IT Document and Archive Center Management of Public Services h Offices Support Facilities Offices Atrium Department Offices Circulation Spine Service Tunnel k d h Omrania 2012: Proposal for Headquarters offices for Bureau of Investigation & Public Prosecution. Balancing security requirements with Environmentally conscious design. Staff Break-out and Cafe
    • Office & Workplace SFDA Branch Offices Dammam KSA Regional Offices Dammam, Stage 2 Submission. Presentation of three options to Client team. Iconic building form selected over flexibility and future expansion. Pentavia Aedas 2008 £12m mixed use scheme: New Penthouse offices and refurbishment of existing block along with retail on two floors with public arcades. Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) Dar-Al-Riyadh 2010-2011 Temple Point Aedas 2003 -2008 Mixed use scheme: Regeneration of Five Ways Commercial District comprising Hotel, Serviced Apartments, Student Accommodation. and Grade A Offices. Newhall Street Aedas 2007 Colmore Plaza Aedas 2008 £8m redevelopment of existing 5-storey office building. The main structure was retained with the floor plates extended and an entirely new façade added. 45,000 sq m 14 storey office development was completed in January 2008 and represents Birmingham’s single largest speculative office development to date. 7,432 sq m offices. Winner of the BCO Commercial Workplace Award 2009.
    • Alcoa: Ras Az Zawr KSA Dar-Al-Riyadh 2010 Offices, Amenities, Laboratories in development of campus as part of industrial facility for Alcoa Aluminium.
    • Office & Workplace Sir Harry Ricardo Sustainable Transport Centre Shoreham-by-Sea West Sussex UK Ricardo Engineering - Aedas 2005 - 2008 Sustainable Transport Centre carrying out research into advanced fuels and lubricants, low carbon and clean technologies. Creation of new Reception pavilion attached to existing of offices along with replacement of technical offices attached to existing testing workshops. The second phase comprises a scheme for reorganisation of workshop zones, including removal of collection of portakabins, brick built structures re-routing of fuel lines. Planning approval was granted for new Reception Pavilion, Offices and Workshops. Phase 1 Delivery of £6.5m Reception Pavilion and Offices completed 2008. Facility opened by HRH The Duke of York 23rd October 2008. Roles: Project Architect 2005 Project Manager 2008
    • Princes Way Solihull UK Beaufort Court, Birmingham UK Princes Way - Solihull. Geoffrey Reid Associates 2000 123-127 Hagley Road Birmingham Geoffrey Reid Associates 1999 123-127 Hagley Road Birmingham Geoffrey Reid Associates 2002 £12M Office and multi-storey car park scheme for Phased development for refurbishment of 1970s of- Phased development for refurbishment of 1970’s ofTaylor Woodrow, won at competition. fice campus. fice campus. Role Part II Architectural Assistant: Role Part II Architectural Assistant: Role Project Architect: Preparation Planning Application package. Development of thermal strategy. Preparation of construction information. Phase 1: Entrance canopies and interior fit-out of Phase 2: cores and associated external works to 123 com- New entrance tower and interior fit-ot of core to 127 and landscape scheme for whole campus. pleted 2002.
    • Education Sir William Stanier School - Crewe UK Aedas 2008 Leading team at Aedas Birmingham Office to develop concept design prepared by team at Aedas Leeds office. Preparation of tender package development of design from Planning stage, for combination of new build and part demolition and refurbishment of existing. Cheshire East Council LABC Built in Quality Awards 2010 - Best Community Project Role: Team Leader for Birmingham Office.
    • Kingswood School - Northamptonshire UK Aedas 2008 Public Consultation: Revit Implementation: Prepartation of presentation documents for the scheme to be displayed in a public consultation as part of the planning process. Part of the presentation was handled by our visualisation team where the what was then the typical ‘flythrough’ was transformed into a movie showing a day in the life of the school following a pupil in her day at school, from arrival in the morning, lunch in the atrium cafe, through to an evening function. Some of teh stills are shown above. The team at Aedas Birmingham had been using Revit on Project SLAM for two years, this project enabled the team to take it to the next level, working with Structure and M&E. Experience was shared with other Aedas offices throughout a series of Revit Workshops.
    • Civic and Community Mosque - Dammam KSA Dar Al Riyadh 2011 Proposal for Mosque as part of design package for Dammam Commercial Centre.
    • Conference Centre Ryton UK Birmingham Library UK Aedas 2008 Aedas 2009 Initial concept design for conference centre as part of masterplan proposals. For Aedas, a new library for Birmingham is far more than a building - it is a living place where the city’s people meet, exchange ideas, learn about the city in which they live and feel that they belong. It is a facility that engages and grows with the population building a sense of civic pride that will endure for generations. Environmentally conscious design using Engineered timber structural components, scheme devised as a pavilion in the park in response to ancient woodland setting for the site.
    • Retail & Leisure The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne UK - 2002 Geoffrey Reid Associates 1999-2002 The ‘Gate’ Development as part of the regeneration of the Grainger Town area of the city centre. The scheme comprises. Internal street-style bars and restaurants, a Sky Bar, casino and 12-screen multiplex cinema. The Newgate Street elevation features an 18-metre high structural glazing system giving unobstructed views through the front elevation. The scheme won Best Mixed Use Development: Leisure Property Awards 2003 Role: Part II Architectural Assistant.
    • Assembling presentation packages and preparation of planning drawings, tender package, and construction drawings, schedules, specifications, fire strategy. Detailed design and coordination of internal street and atrium elements including shopfronts, feature stairs and balustrades, excalators, elevators and sculptural elements such as ‘the rig’, and atrium. Coordination with structure and mechanical, exposed ducts, smoke curtains, specialist lighting installation. Design of Internal street furniture. Project Team: Sir Robert McAlpine Waterman BBT Waterman Gore Ryder BDP Lighting
    • Hospitality Radisson Blu Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh KSA - 2013 Omrania 2013 Hotel and Serviced Apartments for Prince Salman Foundation operated by Radisson Blu. 115 Keys with Business Centre, Leisure facilities including Pool. gym, living room beneath green roof, with external dining terraces. Below ground car parking
    • Minhal Crowne Plaza Riyadh KSA - 2011 Dar Al Riyadh 2011 Collaboration with IHG team. Second phase of development to upgrade former ‘Holiday Inn’ to 5 Star Hotel. New conference centre, including Ballroom for 1,000 people, bridal suite, banqueting hall and meeting suites. Six storey atrium linking new and existing with all day restaurant, speciality restaurant and kitchens. New guest wing including suites, guest rooms, club lounge and rooftop health and fitness club. Reorganisation of back of house facilities to existing hotel. Negotiations with Municipality Full design package. Status: On site.
    • Conservation Chi Birmingham UK - 2002 ‘Chi’ Newhall Street - Birmingham Geoffrey Reid Associates 2002 Restoration and extension to derelict Arts & Crafts (Grade II Listed) building to Bar and Restaurant. Negotiations with Birmingham City Council Planning Department and conservation officer to develop scheme and secure planning and listed building consent. Development of detailed design and conservation strategy including reinstatement of original elements. Role: Project Architect. Build completed 2005.
    • Marketing CMA Tower: King Adullah Financial District Riyadh KSA Omrania 2011-2013: Ongoing construction of 75 Storey Office Tower, Centrepiece of the King Abdullah Financial District.
    • Exhibitions Cityscape Riyadh,December 2011 Omrania and Associates 2011 Design of stand for Cityscape Riyadh: Background graphics and flyers, showcasing Omrania’s projects and conribution to the city of Riyadh.
    • Competitions Formula Palmer Audi - 2004 Aedas internal competition 2004. Design of the livery for Aedas sponsored Formula Palmer Audi race car for Jonathan Kennard. The Competition win resulted in attending a race weekend at Monza. My wife and I arrived just in time to watch Jonathan finishing in Pole position in the first qualifying session, saw him do the same in the second session, viewed from the pit wall. Settled in at Ascari for the first race on the Saturday, a resounding win. Arrived at the track on Sunday morning, a good time to be wearing an Aedas shirt as the car was completely surrounded by the great and good that frequent the paddock. Second race viewed from the main grandstand a hard fought win rounding off a great weekend for Mr Kennard, and a great weekend for Team Dolton, not bad for ten minutes work on Photoshop, happy days! Jonathan went on to win 2004 FPA Championship
    • House Project - 2008 Credenhill House: Competition 2008 Aedas Internal Design How do you plan a sustainable build comprising a large house in heart of rural Herefordshire, comprising five bedrooms a guest room and study/ office working room along with living room, dining and kitchen all pointing to a sizeable volume built on a hillside in the ‘green belt’? The project is a demonstration of how the design of the house can support a sustainable lifestyle and at the same time make a positive contribution to the landscape. The design is conceived as a self consciously engineered timber and glass pavilion emerging from the hillside; something that is cutting edge design in terms of technology and performance that sits comfortably with its rural context. In promoting a sustainable lifestyle the house comprises three distinct elements: living space, working space and garden. The working space minimises the need to travel, the garden offers opportunities to grow vegetables on site and minimise the need for transport, contributing to big picture low carbon reduction. The work environment is situated on the lower level, cut into the hillside, comprising a reception space for visitors and main open plan working space centred around an open courtyard with a reflective pool to maximise natural daylight penetration into the spaces, whilst creating a tranquil setting that is both separated from and connected with the outside world. The upper level accommodates sleeping rooms on east end, living spaces south facing onto the courtyard, with entertaining spaces on the west end giving dramatic views over the landscape whilst maximising solar exposure using both active and passive solar design principles, to harness solar radiation. The construction system uses a combination of engineering, prefabrication and sustainable materials. The wall construction is an engineered timber panel system, based on a 2.4m module to maximise use of standard components. The panel is made up of a softwood frame harvested from sustainable plantations with ply on both sides. The wall construction totals 600mm thick, with its internal void packed full of insulation, shredded newspaper, wool, straw, whatever is most readily available, with ventilated timber rain screen on the external leaf, its outer surface made up of Oak boards which will provide a surface that is robust against the elements and will weather down naturally over time.
    • Competitions Mount Rahmah To Mina Covered Pedestrian Walkway Dar Al Riyadh - August 2011 Drawing inspiration from a parasol, sculptural ribs spread out to support a high canopy that casts intense shadows onto the promenade below, protecting pilgrims from the harsh heat and occasional heavy rains along the Hajj. The individual canopies combine to form a dramatic spine to a linear park whilst remaining sensitive to the landscape.
    • ‘Memory Of The Sea’ Bab Al Bahrain Ideas Competition January 2012 The site is a ‘Living Archive’ where Bahrain’s memory is manifested through a new urban plane where the shoreline changes over the past 110 years define zones of activity where citizens, local or visiting can discover events that have shaped the past, events that are happening in the present, and events that are planned for the future co-exist in the same place.
    • List of Projects Aedas Architects Ltd. 2002 – 2010 Clients: Bovis Lend Lease Ricardo Engineering Laing Rail Goodrich Projects Winvic Construction NOMS Project SLAM (Single Living Accommodation Modernisation): Managing Aedas output from four offices on– £1.3Bn Prime Contract. Maintaining Model Standard Solutions: ‘Model’ building that is bench marked in terms of quality and cost which evolves over time as a continuous improvement process in conjunction with supply chain. Coordination of SLAM Phase II Bid. RAF Brize Norton (SLAM): Masterplanning of Living Zones for Junior Ranks, SNCO and Officer. 20032005. 216 Beds SNCO – £12M completion 2005 66 Beds Officer £4M On site completion 2010 742 Beds Junior Ranks £40M On site: completion 2011. Hyperion 81 Officers (SLAM): – On site Completion 2011. Imjin Barracks (SLAM): Planning of living zones for 216 Junior Ranks, 36 SNCO £15M on site completion 2010 RAF High Wycombe (SLAM): 78 Senior Officer £8M completed April 2010. Alexander Barracks (SLAM): 60 SNCO - £4M completed December 2009 RM CTC Lympstone (SLAM): 54 SNCO - £4M RM CTC Lympstone (SLAM): 230 Beds Junior Ranks completed July 2009 completed 2007 Ricardo Engineering £6.5m Design of new reception and technical offices completed 2009. RAF High Wycombe (SLAM): 100 SNCO £8M Completed 2007 NPIA Ryton Initial design of conference centre and initial concept for development of masterplan for Central PATA (SLAM): 90 Junior ranks and 32 SNCO entire campus. 2008. Status Planning application completed 2007. submitted. RAF Shawbury (SLAM): 72 SNCO completed 2007. Kingswood Specialist Arts College. Presentation package for Public Consultation 2007. South Cerney (SLAM): 104 Junior ranks and 36 SNCO completed 2008 Sir William Stanier School, Crewe Detailed design for St Davids Barracks (SLAM): 36 SNCO completed preparation of tender packages 2007 2007 MMA Lichfield, Whittington Barracks (SLAM): : Masterplanning of Living Zones 2006-2008 £75M, Combermere Barracks (SLAM): 280 Junior Ranks, and input into administration, technical and education 45 Training £17M completed 2006. zones. Project on site 2012 High Wycombe Station: Feasibility Study for Ricardo Engineering Feasibility study and planning remodelling of station and development of transport approval for overall site development at Shoreham interchange 2006. Technical centre. Sussex. 2006. Denham Station: New platform and footbridge 2005. Crosspoint 7000. Distribution Warehouse Coventry 2006 Birmingham Snow Hill Station: Feasibility study for £10M remodelling of station and concourse 2005. Alexander Barracks (SLAM): 72 Officer - £4M Leamington Spa Station: remodelling of station completed 2008 demonstration project showing regeneration opportunities for station and immediate urban context April 2005. St Davids Barracks (SLAM) 390 Junior ranks £19M completed 2006. Fulwood Barracks completed 2006 (SLAM) 72 Junior Ranks RAF Cranwell (SLAM): 96 Junior Ranks and 36 training. Completed 2006. Fulwood Barracks (SLAM) Masterplanning of living zones within Listed barracks setting. Feasibility for combined Officers and Sergeants’ Mess including SLA. 2003-2004 Bovis Lend Lease/Debut Managing and assembling Aedas component of bid documentation for Regional Prime Contract (RPC) - Central September 2004 HMP Wellingborough Preparation of feasibility study and briefing documents for masterplanning of upgrade of ancillary facilities to accommodate new houseblock. 2004-2005 RAF Shawbury (SLAM) 104 Officer completed 2005. RAF Waddington (SLAM) 69 Officer completed 2005. Holmes Place Clements Hall, development of
    • Geoffrey Reid Associates 1999-2002 Chetwood Associates Ltd. 1999 Clients: Land Securities Sir Robert McAlpine Taylor Woodrow Dunedin Property Clients: Gazeley QVC Burton Group detailed design and tender packages for extension ‘Chi’ Birmingham, £300k restoration and extension Disney Store Distribution Warehouse, Magna Park, and refurbishment of former council-run Leisure of Grade II listed building in conversion to bar and Leicestershire. centre, Basildon, Essex. 2003 restaurant. 2002 Braehead Park Glasgow: Fit out for 5 stores. Holmes Place Mill Hall refurbishment of community The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne: £30m Leisure centre, Rayleigh, Essex 2003. development in town centre. Management and QVC Knowsley, Distribution Warehouse, Merseyside detailed design of construction design packages for Solihull College Feasibility study for conversion internal street elements including 20m high glass of former bingo hall to form satellite campus at wall, co-ordination of consultants’ packages in Chelmsley Wood. 2003 accordance with fire strategy: 2002. Princes Way, Solihull £10m Development of planning and construction packages for Offices and Multi storey car park: 2001 Bolton Town Centre: Urban redevelopment scheme at feasibility stage: including retail, residential and restoration of Victorian Methodist hall: 1999-2002. Hanley, Stoke on Trent: Urban redevelopment scheme at feasibility stage retail and transport interchange: 1999-2002 Crown House, Birmingham. Office refurbishment including new entrance canopies, entrance gateway and external works Interior design elements within circulation cores: 1999-2000.
    • Research Sigiriya - Sri Lanka 2010 Anuradhapura - Sri Lanka 2010
    • Colombo - Sri Lanka 2010 Dubai - UAE 2010
    • Research Riyadh - Saudi Arabia 2010 KAFD, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia 2011
    • London Docklands 2011 Bahrain 2012
    • Research and Development Aedas R&D Community 2005-2010 R & D coordinator Aedas Birmingham. Aedas Aim: To create an internal R+D Community to: Aedas R&D Community - Focus Groups The Aedas R&D community was established in 2005 as an initiative to share knowledge and expertise between the 11 recently merged offices. The first stage was to establish a focal point in each office that would channel research activities to align with activities nationally and increase the sense of collaboration between offices. • • • • • • Develop strategic policies Initiate cutting edge research Collaborate with external bodies Produce design and technical guidance Transfer Tacit knowledge Develop and promote expertise • • • • • • • • • Sustainability Advanced Modelling Group Urban Design and Masterplanning Tall Buildings New materials Partnering & procurement Integrated Internal Environments Post occupancy evaluation Cultural and Vernacular Architecture Urban Design and Masterplanning Group - Team Leader. Collating and disseminating information relating to Urban Design and Masterplanning Issues: • • • Urban Design Group RUDI CABE Establishing links with Birmingham School of Architecture. • • Volunteer Critic 2005 -2007 Visiting Tutor 2007-2008
    • Attending conferences: • • Cityscape Regional Sustainability Forum Working alongside Sustainability Group, Advanced Modelling Group • • Ecotect Revit Writing research papers for internal publication. through Aedas’ intranet, (WikiAedas) Collating project information throughout the Global Aedas organisation for use in competitions and bids • Transformation of the Bull Ring along with ongoing masterplanning projects. • Birmingham New Street Training Coordinator. Development of design guides, checklists to give unified approach to masterplanning projects, site Mentoring of individuals in establishing training analysis. requirements, working with other Aedas offices in implementing national training programme. design but also developed guidance on company processes, from travel to volume of paper used down Arranging seminars with suppliers, training providers, to turning off computer monitors at the end of the day. local authority. Alongside the Green Book came the Green tool, a Coordinating with external CPD events: comprehensive method of evaluating building energy • RIBA performance and comparing with design, with a very real opportunity to feed back into the design process • Birmingham Architectural Association. • BirminghamSchool of Architecture for future projects. CPD Coordinator Sustainability Champion 2009-2010 The work undertaken as the Urban design and Masterplanning fed into the establishment of As part of evolution of the R&D community Masterplanning Focus Group in 2010 as shared Sustainability and Advanced Modelling became experience from Aedas’ global offices shifted the an established R&D team in the London Office, focus onto becoming more than an R&D activity. The Aedas Green Book was published as a comprehensive design guide, that dealt with not only
    • Research and Development Aedas R&D Community 2005-2010 Expression of interest for Eastside City Park Competition 2006 Eastside City Park: a 21st Century Park Role: Team Leader. The exercise was one of demonstrating that we (Aedas) could assemble a team of professionals and work across continents to bring the best expertise to the table from the collective knowledge of individuals throughout the practice, including input from Landscape and Environment in the UK, Urban design input from Hong Kong and New York offices. Through this process current trends and future aspirations are mapped and gauged for the city. The Events that have happened are part of the collective park begins to interact with progressive heritage, memory of the city. Current events, sometimes by hosting ongoing events that will be recorded as ephemeral, sometimes recorded to become part of history. the future collective memory both forming part of the The design is an Intervention into this process and city’s Identity. is an essential component of shaping future events. Part of the Birmingham experience is captured and defining the notion of ‘park’ in the 21st Century. through anthropological study of current events/ activities occurring in the city, along with analysis of The park forms a stage, backdrop, framework, the infrastructure that supports events, whether programs for future events. organised or spontanaous, intended or unintended, the use of media and technology to network activities with the rest of the city. Event - Experience - Memory
    • Bull Ring Study 2006 The New Bull Ring – ‘Europes new shopping capital’ Advertisement 2003 This is essentially a shopping centre that claims to be a new part of Birmingham but does it display any evidence of Urban Design? Research Paper on transformation of Birmingham’s Bull Ring Centre of the 1963s to new Bull Ring opened in 2003. From the walk down High Street towards a glass façade with a bronze bull in front of it. The street is populated with solid sculptural granite blocks set into the new topography, that act as benches or seats. The street slopes up towards the entrance to the west mall then down towards the anchor store which At the edge of what is now called Nelson Square, is Debenhams on this side. a balustrade defines perimeter of the sunken plaza reading as an archaeological dig where the newly The Central Mall is a 3 storey void surrounded by restored 11th century church has been unearthed in shops with wide bridges and massively overcrowded an excavation. escalators, transporting people down into the mall. The plaza forms a small space for events, temporary A walk along the Mall at low level passes food outlets pavilions, craft fairs, market stalls; the main market with street style seating outside, with glimpses nowdisplaced to the south away from its historic through to the outside where St Martins Church sits setting. in its new surroundings. Selfridges is a building conceived as a department On the middle level of the Central Mall, the internal store without windows has a positive relationship with environment meets the external as the mall is its surroundings with multiple walkways penetrating bisected by the new artificial street dominated by the the façade at different levels. The gently curving newly restored statue of Lord Nelson. volume encompassing St Martins.