Chris is an architect director at BDP with many years’ experience in a wide range of design sectors including leading design teams on complex and prestigious healthcare projects.
He has played a pivotal role in successfully delivering over £1bn of award winning major acute hospitals to meet programme, budget and his clients’ high design expectations. He has also produced strategic outline cases, business cases and option appraisal studies for numerous existing hospitals covering general acute, children’s, maternity and oncology based services. He was BDP’s design team leader for the £550m Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and is project director for the new £430m Brunel Building at Southmead hospital, Bristol and the new Legacy Building at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Chris enjoys the strategic challenges of healthcare design, working with project stakeholders to create deliverable, legible and flexible development masterplans which enable opportunities to create holistic new build and refurbished healing environments with a high social value. He has particular skills and experience in ensuring that the key strategic design objectives are maintained throughout the design, consultation, approvals and construction stages of complex projects with large interdisciplinary teams and rigorous stakeholder review panels, maintaining the design vision aspirations for patient experience, wayfinding, quality of finishes, clinical efficiency and privacy and dignity.
Chris is also a studio CDM director with responsibility for design related health and safety. Working closely with major contractors on a number of prestigious projects his architectural teams have taken a lead role in ensuring that best practice in construction and operational safety for building constructors, users and maintainers is enshrined within the design process.
“Winning the Queen Elizabeth Hospital project against strong opposition has been a catalyst for expanding our activity and reputation within the health sector.”