Background & Experience
Barry joined Coplan from South Central Management, the development arm of Oakmayne Properties where he developed residential led mixed use schemes including Oakmayne Plaza which is now under construction and has a GDV of over £200M. He also delivered prime residential developments in St Johns Wood and the fabulous Cornwall Terrace in Regents Park.
Previous employment was at McBains Cooper leading the Project Management department and before that at Skanska as a site based Project Manager.
Barry’s project experience is vast, ranging from multi-million pound fit out projects for banks to the construction of Gap’s flagship store in Oxford Street to several years as a Project Manager for the Home Office.
Buildings with a Listed status, projects whilst in occupation and the high security environment of Her Majesties Prison Service or the Jubilee Line Extension Project are all aspects that add to his projects’ demands.
Barry believes his involvement on all projects is at an intense level. He believes that by having an in-depth project knowledge mitigates many disputes and assists the whole project team to achieve the programme, quality and cost requirements.
He is currently involved in the major regeneration projects in partnership with the Local Authority in Herne Bay and Bedford. He is also dealing with the sites in Sutton where a 119 bed Premier Inn has been pre let and all other construction activities including the PRS model Coplan are developing.
He continues to believe that Construction is the MOST important part of a Development Company. Barry also enjoys active sports and is equally in his element in the Chamonix powder as he is in the demolition dust.
BSc (Hons) Degree in Construction (Production Management)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
Member of the Association of Project Managers
- Site acquisition and due diligence
- Agreement for Lease negotiation and production
- Pre Contract Management; including appointments and building contracts
- Design & Programme Management
- Construction Management and Procurement
- Contractual Control
- Financial Control
- Dynamic and Flexible
- Enthusiastic and Motivated