Nicholas StrachanDirector

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He began his Architecture career studying in Edinburgh, London and New York, working for various firms in the UK and the US. Throughout his qualification and early career he has gained broad sector experience on Residential (particularly central London high end), commercial (leading design teams on masterplans and single site offices), Transport (multiple projects for BAA and GAL across a number of major UK airports) and Industrial.

Nick’s recent portfolio focuses on retail and mixed use projects, most notably leading the design and delivery of the new Basing View scheme in Basingstoke for Muse Developments. The multi-million pound urban regeneration masterplan comprises of residential, hotel and commercial office space to be delivered over the coming decade as a joint venture with the Local Authority. The masterplan is centred around a landmark 110,000 sq ft Waitrose and John Lewis at home store for the John Lewis Partnership, which opened in November 2015 to much acclaim.

Having established relationships with some of the UK’s largest and most successful development & retail businesses, Nick complements Leslie Jones’ existing expertise by further diversifying the range of experience the senior team can draw upon. Nick will support the practice’s continued growth in UK retail, especially in providing a unique perspective on retail-led mixed use developments using his renowned creative flair and passion for aspirational design.

Nick’s skill base is robust, with experience at all project stages from feasibility to planning and throughout construction. Nick is an expert in digital design and 3D modelling and delivered the Basingstoke JLP projects entirely in Revit. As well as membership of the RIBA, Nick currently sits on the board for the Revo Next Gen & Study Tour programme.

Out of the studio Nick is a keen sportsman, both on and off the field, particularly enjoying rugby, rock climbing & skiing and has entered the boxing ring on a few occasions for charity.