Monday21 August 2017



Phil Wilbraham

Interview: Phil Wilbraham

25 Sep 14

Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw two Heathrow terminals, now has to implement the airport’s new framework strategy, which means driving down construction costs


Colette O'Shea

Interview: Colette O'Shea

9 May 14

Land Securities’ Colette O’Shea is about to take over the presidency of the British Council for Offices. And she has a thing or two to say about how parts of the development industry have lost sight of the most important people - the occupiers of the buildings themselves

United House

Interview: Jeff Adams, United House

16 Oct 13

The United House boss on how the firm morphed from a social housing contractor into a developer with a £600m pipeline


Paul Lewis, Stanhope

13 Sep 13

Stanhope’s development manager on how the company is stepping outside its comfort zone

Terry Hartwell, Morrisons

Interview: Terry Hartwell, Morrisons

8 Aug 13

Morrisons is embarking on a £600m push to consolidate its presence outside its northern stronghold. But you have to share its values if you want any of the work


Interview: Angus Boag, Workspace

26 Jun 13

Workspace development director Angus Boag on how the firm has evolved from a landlord into a serious client


Interview with Dean Clegg, Sainsbury's

29 May 13

The development director for Sainsbury’s on why there’s still a future in building big supermarkets


A client's view: Argent

28 May 13

Argent’s Tony Giddings explains what the firm expects from contractors it works with and what schemes it has in the pipeline

Great Portland Estates

A client's view: Great Portland Estates

24 May 13

Great Portland Estates’ head of projects on the firm’s pipeline and paying subcontractors on time

Cheesegrater Leadenhall Building

A client's view: British Land

23 May 13

British Land’s construction executive discusses the key considerations when selecting contractors, and how the firm operates


Harry Handelsman: The Pearly King

23 May 13

Manhattan Loft Corporation’s chief executive on transforming the East End and keeping overseas buyers at bay

Walkie talkie tower, 20 Fenchurch Street, Land Securities, Canary Wharf, City

A client's view: Land Securities

22 May 13

Building caught up with Land Secs’ head of project management on procurement, selecting contractors and upcoming work


King's X marks the spot

26 April 2013

Argent’s managing partner David Partridge on King’s Cross Central and the next £1bn of construction contracts

Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould: Pause for thought

3 Apr 13

In his sabbatical from Jones Lang LaSalle, Andrew Gould is busy being chair of the UKGBC – where he intends to ‘educate’ rather than ‘lobby’ the government on green issues

Sir Terry Leahy

Sir Terry Leahy: The Other Side of the Checkout

1 Mar 13

Sir Terry Leahy was one of the industry’s toughest clients as boss of Tesco. Now he’s become an investor in green building technology - and he wants your business

Alastair Smart, Crown Estate

Another jewel in the Crown: Alastair Smart

21 Feb 13

The Crown Estate is that rare thing: a public body steeped in history that is at the same time a highly efficient profit-making machine. Alastair Smart is its head of development

Chris Kane

Chris Kane: The man from Auntie

8 Feb 13

The BBC’s property department has been on a rollercoaster ride for the past decade, to rival anything on the news side. Long-time boss Chris Kane talks about the major projects – and whether he still feels he is on a ‘hiding to nothing’ with the construction industry

Battersea Power Station

Interview: Rob Tincknell, Battersea Power Station

30 November 2012

Rob Tincknell is the man tasked with bringing an end to decades of disappointment at Battersea Power Station

Doug Oakervee

Douglas Oakervee, HS2: Full steam ahead

16 November 2012

Douglas Oakervee tells Vern Pitt why the country must get on board High Speed Two, the UK’s biggest off-site construction project

Tony Jacob

Interview with John Lewis' head of construction: Shopping in the dark

01 June 2012

The rise of online shopping has made it impossible to predict customer behaviour, says John Lewis’ head of construction Tony Jacob. But what he does know is that the future will involve further expansion across the UK, with more distribution hubs, call centres and ‘dark stores’. He explains all to Emily Wright

Great Portland Estates

Interview with James Pellatt, Great Portland Estates

4 Apr 12

Great Portland Estates has a £1bn development pipeline over the next five years, so naturally head of projects James Pellatt is on the hunt for companies of all sizes - just so long as they have a sense of humour. He talks to Emily Wright

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