CULTURE & PROPERTY
I am a PRINCE2 qualified project manager, and have worked on a wide range of capital projects in the education, local government, arts and heritage sectors. Recent projects include a £17m programme of school upgrades, £11m fire training centre, £4.5m creative arts facility in Perth, and I am currently working on a £5.7m creative hub/artist studio development in Inverness for Wasps.
Project Website and Blog
Between 2018 and 2021, Wasps is transforming two Category-B Listed buildings to create Inverness Creative Academy – the Highlands’ first major creative hub. The project is being delivered in two phases. Phase 1, the ‘artists and makers’ wing was completed in November 2018. Phase 2 will provide the ‘creative industries’ wing, which we aim to deliver by Spring 2021.
The completed first phase of the building brought the 1913 Arts & Science Extension back into use as the ‘artists and makers’ wing, providing 32 artist’s studios, a community run traditional darkroom, a designated workshop space for classes, and an events/exhibition space in the old gym. This building is now fully let to over 30 Highlands based artists and creatives.
Phase 2 of Inverness Creative Academy is now on site, led by Bancon Construction, and will provide:
• 54 workspaces for creative industries and cultural social enterprises
• Flexible co-working spaces for 26 creatives
• Public exhibition, events and workshop spaces on two levels overlooking the hall
• Fully accessible meeting rooms and facilities for hire
• Public café within the restored, double height, former Assembly Hall
LDN Architects (Lead Consultant)
Gardiner & Theobald (QS)
Irons Foulner (Building Services)
David Narro Associates (Civil/Structural)
Hardies Property Consultants (Clerk of Works)
CDMM (MEP Clerk of Works)