People

The alinea community is the best in its field – carefully chosen, developed through high quality training programmes, nurtured with pastoral care and enhanced by our relentless sharing of knowledge.

  • Hamish Summers

    Partner

    Hamish has over 20 years’ experience in a range of sectors, although over recent years this has been focused in the Commercial and Retail Development Sectors. He is an excellent team worker, developing effective relationships with all parties, keeping to commitments and deadlines.

    Hamish has been responsible for leading major projects and one of his most recent saw him lead British Land’s Blossom Street development with AHMM, Stanton Williams, Duggan Morris and DSDHA. This is a 500,000 sq ft highly complex mixed use project with 8 buildings, including a mix of new build and heritage plots.

    Hamish also led the Brent Cross Shopping Centre redevelopment through to the end of procurement for Hammerson plc and Aberdeen Standard.

    Hamish relishes the opportunity to lead projects and has an excellent hands-on approach that quickly allows him to achieve a “trusted advisor” status with the clients with whom he works. Service excellence, market knowledge and insight, asking good questions and challenging convention are examples of some of the things that Hamish believes are required to ensure clients commercial expectations are exceeded.

    Hamish is an excellent team player, passionate about making a real difference on projects and always comes across as personable and enthusiastic – which are just some of the reasons he enjoys great relationships with clients and consultant teams.

    Hamish Summers
  • Steve Watts

    Partner

    Steve has 30 years of experience in the industry, having worked with many industry-leading developers and a host of top designers on demanding projects, large and small.

    Steve has unrivalled knowledge and experience in the economics of tall buildings, working on a number of high profile towers. He was the inaugural Chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s UK Chapter in 2015 and has been the official Chairman of the global Council since October 2017.

    He enjoys a challenge, possessing a forensic attention to detail as well as the ability to see the bigger picture – attributes which he applies to all projects, tall or otherwise.

    Steve leads alinea’s Knowledge Group, bringing his passion for innovation, focused research and collaboration to the role.

    Steve Watts
  • Barida Daanwi

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    Barida Daanwi
  • Zachary Burgess

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    Zachary Burgess
  • Thomas Passmore

    Thomas Passmore
  • Andrew Stassen

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    Andrew Stassen
  • Kostas Dellas

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    Kostas Dellas
  • Chris McAlinden

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    Chris McAlinden
  • Kristopher Allen

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    Kristopher Allen
  • Martin Jones

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    Martin Jones
  • Sam Gartell

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    Sam Gartell
  • Harvey Stead

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    Harvey Stead
  • Peter McCallum

    Partner

    Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, the majority of which has been spent working at alinea and Davis Langdon. Peter has a broad base experience based largely in the private sector working on both commercial and educational projects. Recently completed projects include One Bishopsgate Plaza, The Walbrook, One Angel Court and Mark Lane all within the City of London.

    Peter is a team player and works effectively in a team environment using his experience, positive attitude and expertise to achieve a positive project outcome.

    Peter McCallum
  • Richard Jackson

    Partner

    Richard has over 15 years’ experience within the Commercial sector, predominantly working on office developments within Central London.

    Richard has been responsible for leading major projects for Legal and General, Aviva and Great Portland Estates. Most recently, he has worked with Legal & General leading 245 Hammersmith Road, a new build office scheme as well as St Giles Circus, a mixed use scheme located in Central London.

    As an excellent project leader, Richard brings a collaborative, professional, and relaxed style to his projects. He is committed to delivering excellence for his clients and making a tangible difference to the projects he works on.

    At alinea, he looks after our People agenda which is central to alinea, as creating the right working environment as well as delivering a comprehensive Learning and Development programme is an important aspect of delivering a first class service for our Clients.

    Richard Jackson
  • Robbie Jardine

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    Robbie Jardine
  • Charlotte Flack

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    Charlotte Flack
  • Conor Kelly

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    Conor Kelly
  • Hannah Clixby

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    Hannah Clixby
  • Luke Hoddinott

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    Luke Hoddinott
  • Alisha Filippi

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    Alisha Filippi
  • Ronan Forde

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    Ronan Forde
  • Joe Burn

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    Joe Burn
  • Ricardo Da Silva

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    Ricardo Da Silva
  • Simon Thornton

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    Simon Thornton
  • Fearghal Scully

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    Fearghal Scully
  • Gary Hoskyn

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    Gary Hoskyn
  • Alex Hyams

    Partner

    Alex has nearly 15 years of industry experience, most of which has been developed in the retail and residential sectors on some challenging and exciting schemes.

    Alex has a successful record of cost managing complex projects for major developers from inception through to completion, working with the entire project team.

    Alex is very personable, calm under pressure, with a keen eye for detail. He applies himself professionally to the projects and Clients he works with.

    Within alinea, Alex leads our residential offer and is passionate about innovation and economic design. Alex also contributes to the knowledge and innovation group, whilst helping to set up the ‘hot rates’ database and often talks at events about residential developments and in particular, modular and Build to Rent

    Alex Hyams
  • Boyana Dragomanova

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    Boyana Dragomanova
  • Jon Buckle

    Team

    Jon Buckle
  • Rachel Coleman

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    Rachel Coleman
  • Paul Montgomery

    Partner

    Paul is a Partner within the Workplace team. He has delivered services across all sectors with his main expertise in occupier capital projects. With 31 years of experience Paul has delivered major projects for Clients in London, across the UK and in Europe. Paul has strong leadership skills, with an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, cost, strategic planning and procurement.

    Paul joins alinea consulting in April 2020. He was previously Head of London Cost Consultancy at Cushman & Wakefield for just over two years (2018 to 2020). He was at Deloitte for seven years (2011 to 2017) where he helped build the cost consultancy business to a team of 35. Paul was at Arcadis (formerly AYH) for 14 years (1997 to 2011) where he headed up the multi-disciplinary workplace team of 100. He started his career at ECHarris where he trained and gained his professional qualification over 8 years (1989 to 1997).

    Paul Montgomery
  • Iain Parker

    Partner

    Iain has spent over 30 years in the construction industry and during this time has been involved in a number of high profile schemes across a range of sectors, but over the last 20 years his focus has been on the commercial market.

    Iain’s vast experience allows him to play an active role in ensuring that projects are set up to succeed, and one of his key strengths is in recognising how this needs to occur within the many various project situations that can exist. Iain is a team player and his expertise is founded on an impressive portfolio of projects, ranging from small fit-out works, through large speculative schemes and also global HQ buildings for owner occupier organisations, both in the UK and overseas.

    As a proud founding member of alinea, Iain is a regular market commentator and the current Chairperson for the business.

    Iain Parker
  • Paul Zuccherelli

    Partner

    Paul has 30 years experience in the industry, 24 of which were at Davis Langdon where he led the Retail Sector in the UK and headed up their Business Intelligence Unit.

    Paul is a hands-on cost manager who is equally happy sitting at the client’s side offering strategic advice. His enthusiasm for the industry is evident in his practical and common sense approach, underpinned by service excellence and technical knowledge. The experience Paul has garnered over the years comes from working on difficult cut and carve retail refurbishments, such as JLP Oxford Street, through to rolling fit-out programmes for the likes of M&S; and on to major City Centre redevelopment projects such as the O2 Icon, Whiteleys and the Minories.

    Paul’s role within alinea is to focus on our infrastructure to ensure that we have both the systems and tools to deliver a leading-edge service. In addition, Paul supports Mark Lacey on our service offering and quality assurance, in particular, leading our BIM agenda.

    Paul Zuccherelli
  • Sophie Rogers

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    Sophie Rogers
  • Reggie Oliveros

    Team

    Reggie Oliveros
  • David Cottingham

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    David Cottingham
  • Steve Mudie

    Partner

    Steve joined private practice from the curtain walling industry in the summer of 2001, having acquired over 20 years’ experience in that field.

    Steve’s role is to provide high level strategic advice on the variety of possible facade solutions across all market sectors. Steve’s project specific advice is often cost and procurement related initially, supported by close relationships with the diverse supply chain. He assists in marrying quality design solutions with the client’s aspirations and budget. Steve is well known in the industry and his knowledge of the facade market and his related advice is specifically sought by many of our leading clients and architects.

    The high level strategic advice role enables Steve to work on multiple projects across all market sectors and thus gain first-hand knowledge of the diverse range of facade solutions. Acquired knowledge is then reinvested back in to other schemes.

    Steve’s specialism is very much a unique and added value service for alinea and provides genuine differentiation in our consultancy advice.

    Steve Mudie
  • Eric Garcia

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    Eric Garcia
  • Jean Gregory

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    Jean Gregory
  • Joe Rutledge

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    Joe Rutledge
  • Sophie Merryweather

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    Sophie Merryweather
  • Alan Jobson

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    Alan Jobson
  • John Lione

    Partner

    John is a Partner with alinea consulting LLP and a chartered surveyor with 15 years of industry experience.

    John is a motivated and commercially astute Quantity Surveyor with extensive experience in both the UK and Middle East and has successfully led and delivered pre and post cost management services across a range of complex and prestigious projects in the Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Education and Commercial sectors.

    John is a focused and versatile individual who takes pride in producing well thought through, accurate and high quality work in an efficient and timely manner. Through working closely with clients and designers and by taking the time to understand their requirements John has developed and maintains strong relationships with clients and design teams.

    John Lione
  • Lerika Fourie

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    Lerika Fourie
  • Azadeh Jafari

    Team

    Azadeh Jafari
  • Cenk Redif

    Cenk Redif
  • Sercan Altun

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    Sercan Altun
  • Marissa Stenning

    Team

    Marissa Stenning
  • Sean Hill

    Team

    Sean Hill
  • James Wanless

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    James Wanless
  • Willem Viljoen

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    Willem Viljoen
  • Luke Braggins

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    Luke Braggins
  • Ben Dearing

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    Ben Dearing
  • Steven Game

    Team

    Steven Game
  • Owen Hollingbery

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    Owen Hollingbery
  • Siobhan Collyer

    Team

    Siobhan Collyer
  • Nic Di Santo

    Partner

    Nic has spent almost 23 years in the construction industry and during this time has been involved in a number of high profile schemes across a range of sectors, but over the last 17 years his focus has been on the retail fit out market.

    Nic’s experience is primarily in complex cut and carve projects and his knowledge allows him to play an active role in ensuring that projects are set up to succeed. One of his key strengths is in recognising the various key drivers of costs and project situations that can exist. Nic is a team player and his expertise is founded on an impressive portfolio of retail projects and clients.

    As a proud member of alinea, Nic is responsible for our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and also works closely with Mark Lacey and Carl Giles on the Graduate Progression Programme (GPP) in helping to ensure that a number of our Graduates progress through their Assessment for Professional Competence (APC).

    Nic Di Santo
  • Carl Giles

    Partner

    Carl has 18 years’ experience across a range of sectors, although the principal focus throughout his career has been and remains in the London Commercial Sector.

    Carl has been responsible for leading major projects for clients such as Lipton Rogers Developments, Brookfield Properties, Oxford Properties, The Crown Estate, Core, Mitsubishi Estate London, Stanhope, Blackstone and Hammerson.

    Carl is an enthusiastic, astute and self-motivated team player, who is committed to delivering excellence for his clients.

    An excellent project leader who assumes a collaborative approach, Carl demonstrates a desire to deliver a tangible difference through his personable and passionate style.

    Carl Giles
  • Edmund Theakson

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    Edmund Theakson
  • Michael Hodgson

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    Michael Hodgson
  • Daniel Gruesser

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    Daniel Gruesser
  • Ian Fairley

    Team

    Ian Fairley
  • Trevor Adams

    Team

    Trevor Adams
  • Sarah Freeman

    Team

    Sarah Freeman
  • Rob Butler

    Partner

    Rob leads alinea’s MEP services team, along side Simon Willis. He has over 15 years of industry experience within MEP Services cost management. Since joining the business in 2013, he has had a remit to grow this specialist part of the business, which now totals 13 people.

    Rob enjoys working in all stages of the cost management process from feasibility through to final account agreement and has a close understanding of the central London MEP market. He is a driven individual and his personable nature means he works well with MEP engineers to explore alternative ideas in order to find optimum design solutions to suit the budget.

    Rob’s knowledge of the MEP supply chain is also key when embarking on procurement strategies and ensuring our clients’ interests are best looked after during the delivery stages of projects.

    His area of expertise are residential, commercial and mixed-use projects for clients such as Stanhope, British Land, Blackstone and The Crown Estate.

    Rob Butler
  • Richard Taylor

    Partner

    Richard is one of the founding Partners at alinea. He has primarily focused on Retail Development, Commercial Offices and Retailers in his 28 years working in the Property industry.

    He was the Retail Sector Head at Davis Langdon before becoming Global Head of Commercial at EC Harris before starting with alinea.

    Richard is absolutely client and design focused. He has been the client account leader both in the UK and overseas for a number of blue chip clients Including the likes of Blackstone, Waitrose/JLP, Sainsbury’s, Land Securities, Grosvenor and McArthur/Glen.

    Richard’s portfolio also includes numerous Commercial projects, delivered for the likes of Argent, Derwent London and Blackstone and residential projects for Greystar, Grosvenor and Stanhope.

    Major Projects Richard has led include Brent Cross Regeneration, Liverpool One and Greenford Green.

    Within alinea, Richard will be supported by Iain Parker to focus on our client engagement, aligned with our business development strategy, to ensure clients receive the high quality service alinea are committing to.

    Richard Taylor
  • Matt Orford

    Team

    Matt Orford
  • Angela Joseph

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    Angela Joseph
  • Natasha McNamara

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    Natasha McNamara
  • Jay Pearman

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    Jay Pearman
  • Alastair Kenyon

    Partner

    Having worked within the construction industry for almost 30 years, with over 20 years in the London commercial property market, Alastair has a wealth of experience to draw upon, leading and managing projects from fast track fit out projects, to large scale urban regeneration schemes. He is a natural leader and has great relationships with his teams, clients, design teams and the wider supply chain.

    Alastair has undertaken various roles but his strengths lies in the cost management of complex and politically sensitive commercial property projects. Alastair’s expertise helps our clients achieve their goals, by understanding and identifying what their needs are and where value can be added. He is passionate about providing service excellence and has a thorough understanding of market knowledge and insight.

    Alastair was delighted to join alinea as a Partner and is responsible for our People agenda.

    Alastair Kenyon
  • Greg Ward

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    Greg Ward
  • Samta Patel

    Team

    Samta Patel
  • Ben Pursey

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    Ben Pursey
  • Victoria Caines

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    Victoria Caines
  • Gordon Graham

    Partner

    Gordon has spent 15 years focused on the commercial sector in London. Working predominately with Developers and Occupiers, he has developed a detailed insight into key cost drivers and market conditions associated with the refurbishment and fit out market. Gordon leads the alinea Workplace team which focuses its dedicated and specialist team in working with Occupiers, End Users and Co-Working Environment Developers.

    The alinea Workplace team are trusted advisors for a number of Clients from across the Finical, TMT, Legal and Professional Services sectors and have delivered many projects for them.

    Gordon takes a keen interest in all aspects of the project from inception through to handover and delivery. Applying a high level of Client focus and attention to detail, he fully integrates himself with the Design Team and quickly becomes an key member of the team.

    Gordon is always willing to support fellow consultants from others disciplines to assist them in the delivery of their role while maintaining the best interest of the Client and the project at all times.

    Gordon Graham
  • Stephen Way

    Team

    Stephen Way
  • Karen Parker

    Team

    Karen Parker
  • Jonathan Lorraine

    Team

    Jonathan Lorraine
  • Cameron Baylis

    Partner

    Cameron has over 20 years’ industry experience in a range of sectors, focusing in recent years on the commercial market.  He has been responsible for successfully leading a number of major projects, delivering the Heron Tower in the heart of London for Heron International and the North East Quadrant (NEQ) scheme for British Land as well as being extensively involved in the £2bn King’s Cross masterplan.

    Cameron is an excellent team player and problem solver who delivers commitments and deadlines. He is particularly effective at developing good relationships within the project teams he’s involved in. Drawing on his excellent technical knowledge he delivers complex and challenging projects.

    Within alinea, one of Cameron’s responsibilities is to oversee the development and roll out of our integrated management system as well as being responsible for client feedback to ensure we are continually improving whilst supporting Paul Zuccherelli with our business excellence systems.  Cameron is also responsible for resources and works closely with the other partners and associates to ensure that projects are adequately and effectively resourced.

    Cameron Baylis
  • Michael de Abreu

    Team

    Michael de Abreu
  • Priscilla Frimpong

    Team

    Priscilla Frimpong
  • Andy Platts

    Partner

    Andy has over 30 years of experience, 14 of which were spent at Arcadis where he provided advice for a number of high profile clients such as Land Securities and CIT. The majority of his career has been focused on the Central London property market, but he has led a number of schemes in other sectors and projects in Germany and Russia.

    He has extensive residential experience, having led schemes such as Southbank Tower for CIT and Merchant Square.

    Since joining alinea in 2016, Andy has helped to further develop our residential expertise, leading projects for Stanhope and other major developers.

    Andy Platts
  • Chris Lalies

    Team

    Chris Lalies
  • Helen Engwell

    Team

    Helen Engwell
  • Mike Lambert

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    Mike Lambert
  • Richard Powell

    Partner

    Richard has over 16 years’ experience in the construction industry, within a variety of sectors. Richard has a passion for excellent service delivery and this together with his strong communication skills, professionalism and integrity has resulted in him building deep, trusted relationships with his clients. This has in turn led to Richard being requested to play a key role in complex projects and programmes.

    Richard has demonstrated his ability within different positions including complex new build projects; ‘cut and carve’ projects within existing live environments; and high volume fit outs on major programmes. He has a good attention to detail whilst working under pressure, a strong technical understanding across all aspects of quantity surveying and has a real tenacity to reach a desired outcome.

    Within alinea, Richard is an integral part of our strategy for Retail Development projects, BIM Specialism and Innovation initiatives.

    Richard Powell
  • Nicole Vincent

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    Nicole Vincent
  • Andrew Gray

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    Andrew Gray
  • Thomas-Atkinson

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    Thomas-Atkinson
  • Jonathan Smith

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    Jonathan Smith
  • James Pagden

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    James Pagden
  • Esmee Scott

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    Esmee Scott
  • Simon Willis

    Partner

    Simon was previously a Director at Mace Cost Consultancy and lead the Datacentre, Technology and Engineering Services business unit. Having previously been a Director in Deloitte Real Estate for 7 years and a Partner at Gardiner & Theobald for 12 years, where he was responsible for leading the engineering services team, operating mainly in the private commercial and leisure sectors.

    Over the last 26 years Simon’s role has included the delivery of traditional engineering services cost management on many diverse projects from small commercial fit-outs to multi million pound, master plan scheme. Uniquely Simon also has experience in commercial construction advisory, which involved carrying out numerous due diligence, purchase/disposal, and investment appraisals.

    Simon’s areas of expertise have developed from his core skills as an M&E Cost Manager and include expertise in all stages of the project cycle including feasibility studies, cost planning, procurement, pre/post cost management, contract administration and value engineering, Whilst his experience is predominantly in the Commercial offices sector, he also has experience in Infrastructure, Residential, Education, Retail, Arts and Culture and low carbon and renewable technologies solutions.

    Simon Willis
  • Mike Whitfield

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    Mike Whitfield
  • Justin Gibson

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    Justin Gibson
  • Michael Grover

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    Michael Grover
  • Elliot Hussein

    Team

    Elliot Hussein
  • Laura Salfairso

    Team

    Laura Salfairso
  • Lauren Atkins

    Team

    Lauren Atkins
  • Mark Day

    Partner

    With over twenty years’ experience Mark has been pushing the boundaries of typical cost consulting, positively influencing his projects, through his creativity and strategic thinking.

    Mark is passionate about making the message intuitive, or making things understandable without the use of instructions, and combined with his collaborative approach helps foster the right behaviours to enable a great project culture to flourish, which is vital on any project.

    Mark’s successful proven track record has seen him leading projects for the likes of Chelsfield, Stanhope, Mitsubishi Estates, The Crown Estate, CORE, Hammerson, Brockton and Legal & General.

    Creativity + Strategic + Passionate + Intuitive Thinking

    Mark Day
  • Karolina Kotelesova

    Team

    Karolina Kotelesova
  • Mark Lacey

    Partner

    Mark is one of the founders of alinea with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. Mark is recognised as a major project and procurement specialist, who is passionate about his profession and enjoys making a positive difference for his clients. Mark is a Fellow of the RICS.

    Mark’s strengths lie in his technical knowledge as a cost consultant, construction knowledge, market awareness and attention to detail. Within alinea, Mark is responsible for legal aspects of our business and ‘Service & Knowledge’, i.e. how alinea delivers cost management, best practice and data management. This extends to leading technical peer reviews of schemes and collaborating closely with Steve Watts and Rachel Coleman on alinea’s agenda around ‘Research and Insight’, where Mark is a respected commentator.

    Mark is a trusted advisor to his clients and a positive project enabler, who is able to use his experience and knowledge to work closely with teams and influence designers for positive project outcomes. Within alinea, Mark is leading major commercial, residential and mixed use schemes for Stanhope, Mitsubishi Estate London, Selfridges, The Crown Estate, Great Portland Estates, CO-RE and Legal & General.

    Beyond alinea, Mark is active within the British Council for Offices. He is also a member of the BCIS Tender Price Index Committee and has recently joined the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Professional and Business Services Council.

    Mark Lacey
  • Richard Bates

    Team

    Richard Bates

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