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Jim Gardiner
 
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Jim Gardiner

BSc MICE MIStructE

Director

Jim is responsible for many of Alan Baxter’s architectural engineering projects. He has extensive experience of building types from public to commercial and from new build to refurbishment. In particular, his work has included a number of education projects and both private and social housing developments.

Jim is responsible within the office for developing our expertise in basement design, which is highly regarded. He is also interested in exploring potential cladding systems. This complements his expertise in devising creative solutions on projects that require the structure to be expressed as part of the architecture.

 
William Filmer-Sankey
 
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William Filmer-Sankey

MA DPhil FSA MIFA

Director

William leads our conservation and urbanism groups. He is an architectural historian and archaeologist, with a particular interest and experience in using an understanding of the past to create great places for the present and future.

William works on a wide variety of projects, from Conservation Plans and Heritage Statements to Masterplans, from Medieval cathedrals to 20th century Universities and 21st century Garden Towns, and from major public bodies, landowners and charities to private developers and owners. He heads the practice’s widely respected work on historic infrastructure, particularly railways, with major projects for Network Rail, Crossrail and HS2.

 
Adam Sewell
 
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Adam Sewell

BEng MEng MIStructE

Director

Adam leads one of our structural engineering teams and has delivered many creative and award winning schemes. He has a keen interest in the care for existing buildings and has overseen our work on many important heritage buildings including the British Museum and Palace of Westminster.

His work includes major refurbishments at the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain and the Geffrye Museum.

He directed our work on the Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre and also oversaw our design for the new School of Architecture for the University of Greenwich which was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2015.

 
Alan Fleet
 
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Alan Fleet

BSc MICE MIStructE

Director

Alan has considerable experience across a wide range of structural and civil engineering projects including major new developments, refurbishment of existing buildings, rail infrastructure, urban engineering and public realm projects. He has been responsible for a number of station design and development projects including the preparation of masterplans for major stations and new developments with complex rail interfaces.

Alan is also the focus for our civil engineering work including site infrastructure, flood risk and SuDS on larger development sites, for both pre and post planning stages.

Alan is appointed to London Borough of Haringey’s Design Review Panel.

 
Andy Morton
 
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Andy Morton

BSc MICE CEng

Director

Andy is a civil engineer who has taken on a number of responsibilities facilitating the general running of the firm. He remains active in his engineering role, relating to our urban team, as an integral part of the checking process.

Andy is Director of personnel, overseeing the training and development of our staff, and is responsible for our administration systems.

He is also responsible for our buildings and facilities, which houses over 90 other organizations from the built environment as well as Alan Baxter.

 
Richard Pollard
 
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Richard Pollard

MA(Cantab) MA

Director

Richard is an architectural historian with a broad range of historical expertise. He has extensive experience of producing detailed assessments of historic buildings and landscapes and of negotiating with heritage bodies, amenity societies and local authorities over management plans and listed building consent applications.

Richard’s previous roles include Secretary of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, and author and contributor for Pevsner Architectural Guides. He sits on the Councils of the Ancient Monuments Society and the Spitalfields Buildings Preservation Trust, and is a committee member of SAVE.

 
Clare Coats
 
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Clare Coats

BSc Dip LA, CMLI

Director

Clare leads our urban design team. She is an experienced urban designer and chartered landscape architect with wide ranging experience of leading masterplans and design strategies in complex urban and rural environments.

Clare works with public sector clients to develop local planning policy and guidance, and with private landowners who are looking to deliver high quality and distinctive places which respond strongly to local context.

Clare is an experienced facilitator of community and stakeholder events and has developed innovative hands-on engagement techniques which encourage participants to weigh up aspirations and constraints to create deliverable, community-led design solutions.

 
David Lankester
 
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David Lankester

MEng MIStructE

Director

David has a wide range of experience on a variety of challenging new-build projects and historic structures. He has overseen them at all stages from inception to completion and has developed an in-depth knowledge of many different forms of construction.

David is our director of IT, responsible for the continual improvement of our IT systems to facilitate our work. His wider interests include architectural photography and he is responsible for creating a photographic record of many of our completed projects.

 
Nick Davies
 
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Nick Davies

BSc ACA

Director

Nick is the Director of Finance for the practice and is responsible for the management of the Finance Group.

He is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained in London with Ernst & Young.

Nick’s responsibilities include management reporting on all financial issues, the preparation of statutory accounts and returns, the renewal of the insurances of the practice and overall control of the firm’s project database.

He also contributes to the overall direction of the practice by co-ordinating and managing the forecasting of future workload and profitability.