Leslie Jones expands senior team

Simon Scott has been appointed to spearhead Leslie Jones Architecture’s overseas’ expansion, with a particular focus on targeted EMEA countries, while Cos Constantinou and Lee Pope have been promoted to Associate Directors following a landmark year for the firm.

Simon joins us as Head of International Business, bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience in commercial design, both in the UK and internationally. His considerable portfolio spans retail, transport, residential and mixed-use schemes. Landmark projects he has worked on internationally include the Ciftci Towers in Istanbul, a subterranean shopping centre and residential tower, and the 400,000 sq m mixed-use Vita Centre in Chemnitz, Germany. In the UK, he has led on projects including St Pancras Station, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Westfield, Stratford.

As a longstanding and valued member of the Leslie Jones team, Cos has successfully delivered a number of the practice’s flagship schemes in the 13 years he has been at the firm. His promotion reflects the strong leadership, design and project management skills he brings to his projects, which include The Heritage Quarter in Gravesend for Edinburgh House and Charter Place in Watford for intu Properties plc.

Lee has been promoted as one of Leslie Jones’ most respected technical designers, providing specialist support across many of the firm’s projects, including Trinity Walk in Wakefield for Sovereign Land, Friars Walk in Newport for Queensberry Real Estate and O2, Finchley for Land Securities. He brings expert technical knowledge and hands-on experience to Leslie Jones’ senior team, ensuring client’s schemes are successfully delivered.

James Cons, Managing Director at Leslie Jones commented: “Simon joins the firm at a time when our international portfolio is growing, with current projects including work for Kinan in Saudia Arabia. Simon’s extensive experience will help us to expand our offering in existing and new regions as well as inform the development of projects across all sectors.

“Cos and Lee’s promotion follows a stand-out year for the firm with a number of significant projects coming to fruition, including the Old Market, Hereford for Stanhope and British Land; The Moor Market in Sheffield for Sheffield City Council and the London Designer Outlet, Wembley for Quintain.”