John Wright has been appointed Head of Office for Bristol. He will have overall responsibility for the office, with his main focus being to build our outward presence in the city.
John relishes this opportunity to develop the talented teams within the Bristol studios, and to increase our influence in shaping the future of our home city.
We also have three new appointments to Regional Director level.
In his 30 years with the practice, John Kirkby has successfully led teams to deliver numerous university and school projects, as well as develop our Model Primary Schools. Kieran Lilley, who celebrates 20 years with us this year, leads our Student Living sector. Under his leadership, the sector has thrived to see us deliver over 30,000 student beds across the country.
Together, they will support John Wright in leading our largest office, whilst also maintaining their involvement in projects within their sectors.
In Solent, Tony Russell, who has made himself a central figure in the studio since he joined us three and a half years ago, is promoted to the role of Regional Director. This is in recognition of his contribution to the building of a thriving team at Colden Common and his proven ability to manage the studio very effectively.
Their outstanding efforts, commitment and achievements bring added strength to our already talented leadership team. We wish them all many congratulations!