James ConsManaging Director

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James’ unique set of skills blends creative acumen, rigorous technical knowledge and strategic project management. He provides clients with comprehensive, market leading advice across all work stages, from feasibility to delivery. He excels in collaboration with clients, fellow designers and contractors, developing excellent working relationships with all stakeholders. His portfolio includes the design and build of London Designer Outlet in Wembley, the remodelling of Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock and the award-winning extension of Eldon Square in Newcastle. James is also currently overseeing the integration and extension of two existing shopping centres at Charter Place, Watford for intu.

A highly active contributor to the construction and retail community, both professionally and socially, James has been a member of the Technical Affairs Committee for the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and now sits on the BCSC Gold Awards Jury.

James joined Leslie Jones in 1993, having previously worked for the global retail design consultancy, Fitch. He became an Associate Partner of the practice in 2000 and, following incorporation, a Director in 2005. He holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Master of Business Administration in Construction and Real Estate and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Having retired from the rugby field, his leisure time is spent sailing and skiing.