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Paul Middleton














Design Manager NEILCOTT Construction, London, UK • June 2018 to present

Delivering 4 housing projects from design to completion by 2020 on brownfield sites with our client Brick by Brick and LB of Croydon: Station Road, Ann’s Place, Hermitage and Heathfield:


- Station Road (£4M):14 apartments above library on 5 storey corner site (Rivington Street Studio)

- Ann’s Place (£6.8M): 28 apartments above commercial on adjoining 4 storey sites (Mikhail Riches)

- Hermitage (£2.4 M): 2 houses / 7 apartments end of streets infill 2&3 storey (Mikhail Riches)

- Heathfield(£4.7M): 20 apartments (2 blocks 3&4 storey) on edge of 1950’s estate (Mikhail Riches)


Senior Design Manager
Morgan Sindall Construction, London, UK • Nov 2017 to April 2018
Working on bids with the Pre-Construction team working for various projects including UCL Ramsay Hall, Twickenham Riverside, Cleeve Meadow, Bexley SEN School and Woolwich Creative District

  1. -UCL Ramsay Hall (£20M), Bloomsbury: new student accommodation facilities (Hawkins Brown) - Twickenham Riverside (£20M): mixed use for housing 39 apartments/commercial (Carey Jones) - Cleeve Meadow SEN School (£12M), Bexley: re-model in a conservation area (Haverstocks)
    - Woolwich Cultural District (£40M): refurbish Arsenal buildings Grade 2* to arts venues (Bennetts)


Principal Design Manager LLDC
LLDC London Legacy Development Corporation UK • July 2016 to Sept 2017
Design management with best architect-led design teams (on various projects around the Olympic Park area) including UCL University College London, Chobham Manor and Rick Roberts Way

  1. -UCL East Campus-Phase 1(£320M) academic/residential/community (design Stanton Williams)
    - Chobham Manor-(£240M) 800 mixed housing units first since 2012 Olympics (site PRP)
    - Rick Roberts Way-Mixed Use and Housing (£260M) on Olympic Park edge (feasibility study BDP)














Oct 2015 - May 2016 Design Manager at PRIME Thomas Elliott, Oxted, Surrey UK

Design Manager on performing arts and mixed use design projects in Central London

- Stonenest – Welsh Chapel (£6M) conversion to arts building with IS Architects (refurbish)

- Soho Estates – Mixed Use (£6M) on Wardour Street with BGS Architects(shell and core/fit-out)

- Macro Investments –Apart Hotel (£6M) Bear Gardens SPPARC Architects(shell and core)


Feb 2015 - Sept 2015 Lead Design Manager at Osborne, Reigate, Surrey

Lead Design Manager working on education related projects in the Greater London area and Brighton

  1. -University of Roehampton: new Student Accommodation(£18M) with MJP Architects

  2. -University of Roehampton: Library (£30M) with FCB Studio

  3. -City College, Brighton: New Construction College (£9M) with HNW Architects


2010 - 2015 Design Management and Consultancy / Architect

Contribute large-project organisation, technical advice, and design review panel work for a number of significant design projects:

  1. -Design Manager on Surrey Schools (Esher and Jewish School, Roehampton) with Galliford Try / Miller (Aug 2104 to present)

  2. -Design Director strategic role on London urban renewal project in Southwark (to Aug 2014)

  3. -Design and technical advice on site with Dawnus Construction on mixed use cinema project in Farnborough (to Aug 2014)

  4. -Review Panel member for Southwark local authority (to June 2014)

- Worked as Technical Adviser for Wolverhampton BSF programme  value £20 million (to Sept 2012)

- Provided advice to design teams on Priority Schools Building Programme (to June 2011)

  1. -Visiting lecturer at UK Schools of Architecture (ongoing)


















2013-2014 Senior Design Manager at Bouygues UK

- Design Manager on Ealing Primary Schools: Vicars Green, Berrymede, West Twyford and Greenwood (4 schools total value £20M): weekly client engagement/briefing for each school (for 2 months), regular design review team meetings, preparing CPs, statutory permissions, design/cost control, handover to site production

- Design Lead on bidding teams for school projects on PSBP and Academies Framework

- RIBA Client Adviser and committee member






































2006-2010 Design Manager at Partnerships for Schools:

Delivered major BSF school-rebuilding programme (£45 billion) comprising 3500 secondary schools. Served as a liaison with RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and CABE Design Council to achieve best design brief protocols.


- Collaborated with and managed 30 local authority borough clients to develop and implement best design brief strategies and learning environments within programme and budget.

- Streamlined brief requirements by generating new design processes and templates.

- Worked with client and bidding teams to prepare for internal and CABE design reviews.

- Managed Client Reviews and agreed outcomes






























2004-2006 Academies external consultant architect

Provided design, technical, and audit cost advice to the Department for Education (DfE) client/local authority. Performed programme, briefing, and design management. Conducted site visits and prepared feasibility studies. Delivered design team feedback and served as sponsor liaison.


- Oversaw architectural design and delivery approach from initial strategy to completion for the City Academies Programme (£5 billion)

- Delivered the City Academies (£100 million) from initial feasibility through to delivery on site for Petchey, Harefield, Leigh, and Waltham Forest Academies
















2003-204 Senior Architect at HLM (design and team leader):

Prepared feasibility studies, developed and implemented design briefs, and collaborated with education adviser with the following successful outcomes:


- Served as Team Leader for Bexley Academy Primary and Nursery school project (£10 million).

- Produced a high-quality refurbished and remodelled school design of existing courtyard building.

- Provided design development and production information.


















995-2003 LB of Tower Hamlets

Design Leader managing PFI (Private Finance Initiative) for in-house education client: prepared  brief and 8 sample reference schemes on project of 40 schools,  worked with client  assessing bidder schemes, detail implementation with schools on site (£60 million).


- Served as a member of a 12-architect team designing and managing a number of schools and community buildings:

- Prepared feasibility study and design and site supervision for a new school community sports and visual arts facility for St.   Paul’s Way Community (£3 million/£250K, respectively).

- Carried out design work and site supervision for Harry Gosling Primary School (£400K).

-Generated outline design brief strategy for Rich Mix Centre, an interactive centre celebrating the multi-ethnic life of the East End of London.