One of firm’s orignal founders worked as consultant to firm after retiring two years ago

Julian Vickery, one of the founders of central London developer CO-RE and a well-respected figure in the capital’s real estate market, died on Friday aged 69.

After setting up the firm in 2001 with David Ainsworth and Chris Strickland, Vickery worked for nearly two decades, specialising in the design, procurement and delivery of developments including Moor House, Watermark Place and 20 Gresham Street.


Source: CO-RE

Julian Vickery has died aged 69

He latterly worked on Make’s 20 Ropemaker, a 26-storey tower set for completion next year which was Islington borough’s largest ever planning approval when it was given the green light in 2017.

Vickery retired as a director in 2020, but had remained a consultant to the company.

Fellow founder Ainsworth, now chair of CO-RE, said: “Everyone who met Julian knew that he was passionate about the industry.

“He built great relationships across many generations of clients, consultants and contractors, and through professionalism, determination and a wicked sense of humour he achieved so much.

“He was devoted to his family, and we offer our condolences to his wife Valerie, daughter Amy and grandson Daniel.”

Vickery began his career working for main contractor Lovell before joining UK fund Aviva and later Greycoat in the 1980s.

He served on the British Council for Offices, co-authoring its first guide to specification, as well as representing the British Property Federation for a decade on the Joint Contracts Tribunal and chaired the formation of the Major Projects Forum and the Pre-construction Services Agreement.