Clients Focus

  • Phil Wilbraham
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    Interview: Phil Wilbraham

    2014-09-25T06:00:00Z

    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

  • James Pellatt
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    A client's view: Great Portland Estates

    2014-06-09T15:34:00Z

    GPE’s head of projects on it’s pipeline and what it takes to work for the top London developer

  • Colette O'Shea
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    Interview: Colette O'Shea

    2014-05-09T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Jeff Adams, United House

    2013-10-16T12:54:00Z

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

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    Paul Lewis, Stanhope

    2013-09-13T06:00:00Z

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

  • Terry Hartwell, Morrisons
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    Interview: Terry Hartwell, Morrisons

    2013-08-08T00:00:00Z

    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

  • Workspace
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    Interview: Angus Boag, Workspace

    2013-06-26T09:00:00Z

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

  • Sainsbury's
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    Interview with Dean Clegg, Sainsbury's

    2013-05-29T09:20:00Z

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

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    Harry Handelsman: The Pearly King

    2013-05-23T06:00:00Z

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

  • Argent
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    King's X marks the spot

    2013-04-26T00:00:00Z

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

  • Andrew Gould
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    Andrew Gould: Pause for thought

    2013-04-03T10:38:00Z

    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
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    Sir Terry Leahy: The Other Side of the Checkout

    2013-03-01T07:00:00Z

    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
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    Another jewel in the Crown: Alastair Smart

    2013-02-21T07:00:00Z

    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
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    Chris Kane: The man from Auntie

    2013-02-08T07:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Rob Tincknell, Battersea Power Station

    2012-11-30T00:00:00Z

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

  • Doug Oakervee
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    Douglas Oakervee, HS2: Full steam ahead

    2012-11-16T00:00:00Z

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

    2012-06-01T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Great Portland Estates
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    Interview with James Pellatt, Great Portland Estates

    2012-04-04T11:30:00Z

    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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    Best of British: Nigel Webb of British Land

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    In construction’s current competitive climate, talk of new activity and large-scale development is what everyone is listening out for. British Land’s head of development, Nigel Webb, certainly has something to say.

  • Crocodile
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    Making client relationships work

    2010-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Clients, being generally large and with sharp teeth, have been pushing their weight around since the recession began. But despite some dangerous swipes of the procurement tail, many have come to realise that they need contractors just as much as contractors need them