Adrian, a former Project Director at MAC Group, is widely experienced in delivering a range of projects across a variety of sectors and values, including successfully addressing challenging programmes of work/frameworks, historic, large scale and unusual projects. Adrian brings the drive and self-motivation you’d expect from a former finalist Construction Manager of the Year (CMYA 2014), with a solutions-led approach and proven experience of managing and delivering high quality and award-winning schemes on time and within budget.
BIFoR, a CO2 research facility that was awarded best Infrastructure in the project category and overall Project of the Year in the RICS West Midlands awards 2017. Designed to investigate the effects of climate change on existing mature woodlands, it aims to affect political thought in the same way CFC research did to repair ozone in the Antarctic.
RICS judges called it: “A project with a small physical footprint but with the potential for national and global importance…Intricately planned, sensitively executed.”
I enjoyed working on this project as it was totally unique to Europe and with only two others in the world. I was Project Director with a large team reporting directly to myself and highlights included flying helicopters in a forest to bring the 130 no, 30m high masts into location without damaging the existing forest that would be monitored for the next 15 years.
- Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BiFoR) for Birmingham University – an RICS Project of the Year 2017 – £35m. See below.
- MOJ Framework – £35m: New build & refurbishment of all MOJ properties from Prisons to court rooms, office building in central London, challenging delivery working inside a live prison environment.
- Rolls Royce motor cars – £25m: Two story extension to the paint shop on top of the existing paint shop, no cranes to erect the steel frames as it was at the end of Goodwood airfield, handover from new to old paint shop over a single weekend in order to not stop production. Very challenging but very rewarding project for all involved.
- One Stop Shopping Centre – £14m: New build retail units as well as dilapidations and refurbishment of over 10 large retail, complete reconfiguration of shopping centre entrance whist keeping the shopping centre open at all times.
- Post office CTP framework – £20m: Number 1 contractor on full refurbishment of crown post offices from Lands End to Stornoway – 135 branches, as well as the refurbishment of Finsbury dials Post new HQ £15m and the branch of the future at Kensington gardens £1m.
- Gravelly Industrial business park – £22m: Preferred contractor for two large sheds as well as refurbishment & dilapidations ratifications.
- Warwick University MTC Framework – £20m: Sole contractor on site with over 250 staff during the 12-week summer recess over a two year period, CM responsible for numerous locations across the campus.
The Olympic 2012 complex or the Grand Prix complex, Abu Dhabi because both project were built in an innovative way. The Olympic stadium required excavating to form a bowl with the ground level entrance four storeys up; the aquatic centre was a fantastic feat of engineering, especially the roof design. In Abu Dhabi, a marina, full hotel complex with shop restaurants & hotels as well as an F1 track were all constructed in under 18 months.
Difficult to choose between watching the F1 in Mexico City or family holidays spent in Turkey.