Arts-led Urban Regeneration
Using major arts projects as catalysts for the regeneration of brown field sites was the unique concept underlying the regeneration of Gateshead Quays, which is not only home to major visual and performing arts centres, but uses arts interventions to enable navigation around this new arts & visitor quarter. This novel approach to place-making achieved a rapid raising of the profile of Gateshead onto an international level, resulting in approaches for sharing of this expertise from organisations and cities across the EU.
This successful approach to regeneration was acknowledged at the 2005 RIBA Stirling Awards where Gateshead won the Arts Council "Client of the Year" Award.
John has a respected reputation for the delivery of some of the most successful major public sector construction projects in the UK. This acknowledged expertise plus proven methodologies - including sophisticated, multi-layered contingency management systems - can be applied to your projects at a number of levels.
RIBA Design Competitions
John has extensive experience in advising on the selection and management of design teams through international architectural competitions.
Bringing a creative, fresh and lateral approach to problem solving, developing and delivering projects.