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Space Planning
Building Surveys


Client: Northumbrian Water Ltd.

Project: Office space planning.

Ongoing contract carried out on a regular, flexible ‘as required’ basis.

Northumbrian Water Ltd is a major UK water company that includes both Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water within its ownership.

Employed by the facilities management department I provide a space planning service to both parts of the business and regularly work away from home in each area.

This work involves maintaining the building plans for a large and varied portfolio of properties that includes call centres, office buildings, laboratories, workshops and leisure facilities.

The total amount of property space in each part of the company is as follows;

Northumbrian Water - 209,638sq ft (19475sq m)

Essex & Suffolk Water – 84,819sq ft (7880sq m)

My tasks include carrying out building surveys and producing proposal plans primarily to achieve the best use of available space.

Over the past 6 years I have carried out surveys of virtually all the buildings owned by the company and have established a highly organized system of drawing management


Client: Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

Project: Office space planning.

This project involved carrying out an existing building survey and space planning two floors of a call centre and admin office building in Leeds.

The clients brief was to make better use of the building space to accommodate changes in the number of staff and this was fully achieved to the clients specifications.

The project also involved sourcing contractors for carrying out the necessary refurbishment works and for the supply of new office furniture.


Client: AS Fabrications (UK) Ltd, Heckmondwike.

Project: Various projects.

Ongoing projects involving the production of steelwork fabrication details for staircases, balustrades, platforms etc.


Client: Great Northern Events (NW) Ltd, Manchester.

Project: Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester.

Yearly project, space planning the configuration for approx. 150 exhibition stands into the large, temporary marquee in which this prestigious and well attended event is held.


Client: Federal Mogul Aftermarket UK Ltd, Bradford.

Project: Warehouse survey and packing area space planning.

Full building survey of 108,449sq ft (10075sq m) automotive parts warehouse including all racking and packing machinery.

Space planning the relocation of several packing lines to achieve better use of space and an improved work flow.


Client: Avanta UK Ltd, Leeds.

Project: Various projects.

Short term contract working on a variety of different projects. These included mezzanine floors, storage racking layouts, office partitioning and furniture layouts etc.

The projects involved producing drawings, carrying out site surveys, liaising with clients, sourcing products, producing costings and project management.


Client: Arcform Ltd / Dysons Ltd.

Project: Stockwood Park Discovery Centre.

Unique project involving the design and development of a structural steel framework system for the display of old horse drawn carriages, wagons, coaches etc. The items had to be displayed at different height levels supported on projecting arms and were of varying shapes, sizes and weights. The project was further complicated by being situated in a hexagonal shaped gallery with restricted means of access and assembly. The project was ongoing for several months and involved much liaison with the museum management, the concept designer and the structural engineers. Successfully completed in May 2008.


Client: Greenwood & Wood, Wakefield.

Project: Production of manufacturing drawings.

Short term contract producing design development drawings and joinery manufacturing drawings for an office fit-out project for the Anglo-Irish Bank in Glasgow.


Client: Jarose Shopfitting Group, Morley.

Project: Production of manufacturing drawings.

4 month contract working on shopfitting projects for the high class shirt retailers Thomas Pink.

The projects were for two prestigious new stores at St Pancras Station, London and Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport.

Both projects involved producing detailed 2D and 3D manufacturing drawings from basic design visuals for various high specification display units and counters for each of the stores. All the units consisted of timber, metalwork, glass and acrylic elements and incorporated lighting and other electrical items.

I also worked on a project involving the production of construction drawings for several traditional style shop fronts for a new retirement village development in Chorley, Lancashire.

All the projects were based around strict budgets and tight deadlines and necessitated close liaison with both in house production staff and external designers and contractors.


Client: Folly Hall Development Ltd., Dewsbury.

Project: Office space planning.

Employed to assess office space suitability of large Grade 2 listed mill complex in Huddersfield.

Carried out space planning exercise to allow a potential health authority occupier to assess the suitability of the buildings to their office space requirements. Project ongoing.


Client: Arkoni Ltd., Brighouse.

Project: Priory Park Pavilion, Reigate.

Employed specifically to develop detailed construction drawings for a unique contemporary park pavilion housing a café and other facilities.

The pavilion was designed by a Paris based architect and consisted of a complex steelwork and glass curtain wall design which Arkoni were contracted to produce and build.

The design posed many difficult manufacturing and construction issues and involved several weeks of drawing development work to achieve final approval.


Client: Greenwood & Wood, Wakefield.

Project: Bothy Lodge.

This project involved producing construction drawings for a prototype ‘Bothy Lodge’ – a unique octagonal wood cabin building, with a rustic exterior and highly luxurious interior, designed to provide external guest accommodation for country house hotels etc.

There were many construction issues with the initial design therefore the project involved a large amount of research and development work carried out to a very tight deadline.

For this project I developed the building as a detailed 3d model using AutoCAD.


Client: Beanos Wholefoods Cooperative, Leeds.

Project: Production of store layouts for a specialist food retail business.

This project initially involved assessing potential new premises, carrying out site surveys and producing proposals for a wholefoods/health foods mini supermarket.

Once suitable premises were found I developed the design concept for the store, producing construction plans and detail drawings. I also sourced contractors and products and fully managed the project through to completion.

Working to a very tight budget, the project was carried out solely by myself – this included actually building the sales counters myself.


Client: Dysons Ltd., Gomersal.

Project: ‘Aliens’ Exhibition, National Museum Of Science & Industry, London.

As main contractors for this exhibition Dysons employed me on a freelance basis to produce manufacturing drawings and to generally help with the project management. The exhibition featured many complex units and necessitated constant liaising with several subcontractors, the exhibition designers and the museum management. Most of the exhibition units were of unusual design and many incorporated electronic and mechanical interactive elements. The units all had to be modular for ease of transportation and due to the nature of the exhibition there were many other special design guidelines to follow. The project involved working to very tight deadlines.


I have also worked on several other projects for Dysons that have involved producing drawings for refurbishment and new exhibition schemes for the following clients:

The Life Science Centre, Newcastle

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes

Harley Gallery, Welbeck

Burghley House, Stamford

Arsenal Football Club.


Client: Allen Retail Consultancy.

Project: Building surveys of public houses and restaurants owned by Enterprise Inns in West Yorkshire.

For this contract I carried out building surveys of 50 licensed premises to produce layout drawings required by the client to meet the new licensing laws.


Client: The Changing Workplace, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Project: Building surveys for Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council.

Involved carrying out building surveys and producing existing layout drawings for Walsall Town Hall, Civic Centre and other council office buildings for interior refurbishment use. This project required several weeks on site and involved surveying complex, fully occupied buildings.


Client: Kool Kids Day Nursery, Castleford.

Project: Production of proposed layouts for a children’s day nursery.

This project was carried out for a new start up business and involved assessing the potential of several premises, carrying out site surveys and producing suitable proposals in line with all the relevant regulations.

This page contains details of projects I have worked on from July 2004 to the present.

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