Phil Wilbraham

Interview: Phil Wilbraham


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

2014-05-09T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

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

2013-10-16T12:54:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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


Paul Lewis, Stanhope

2013-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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

Terry Hartwell, Morrisons

Interview: Terry Hartwell, Morrisons


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

2013-06-26T09:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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


Interview with Dean Clegg, Sainsbury's

2013-05-29T09:20:00+01:00By Adam Branson1 comments

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


A client's view: Argent


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

2013-05-24T10:56:00+01:00By Katie Puckett1 comments

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


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


Harry Handelsman: The Pearly King


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

2013-05-22T16:27:00+01:00By Katie Puckett

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


King's X marks the spot

2013-04-26T00:00:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-04-03T10:38:00+01:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-03-01T07:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-02-21T07:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

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

2013-02-08T07:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

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

2012-11-30T00:00:00+00:00By Adam Branson

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

2012-11-16T00:00:00+00:00By 2 comments

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

2012-06-01T00:00:00+01:00By Emily Wright

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 ...

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