Andrew joined us in 2000, finishing his architectural studies, qualifying as an architect. He became an Associate in 2014 and made Operations Director in 2022. During his time with the practice Andrew has worked on a wide range of projects across the company’s portfolio. More recently he has been heavily involved in a number of complex, multi-phased redevelopments within the Education, Commercial and Leisure sectors, both new build and refurbishment and has developed a particular specialism in live active sites and managing the build process.

Andrew Thompson

Why Andrew is right for your project

Andrew’s career has been built around forming strong relations with clients and consultant teams and bringing strong leadership to his projects.  Typically providing ‘Project Architect’ and ‘Lead Consultant’ role, Andrew has a wealth of knowledge and experience of the design and construction process, working with local authorities, education institutions, consultants, contractors and project managers in both design & build and traditionally procured projects.

Leisure Sector Experience;

Oundle Sports Centre – for The Oundle School, a £30m new build sports centre on main campus which included; 50m pool, 8 courts sports hall, fitness suite, dance studios, external courts and pitches and remodelling of hard and soft landscaping.

White Oak Leisure Centre – for Sevenoaks District Council, a £17m new build leisure centre which includes; 25m pool, 2 court sports hall, fitness suite, dance studios and remodelling of hard and soft landscaping and vehicular access.

King Georges Playing Fields – for Brentwood Borough Council, a £6m new build pavilion including Tag active hall, café, studio space alongside team changing rooms, and a golf pro shop.

Bath Leisure Centre – Phased redevelopment of Bath Leisure Centre to improve existing 25m pool & changing facilities and supplement with new sports hall, fitness suite, trampoline park and ten pin bowling alley.

Colchester Institute Sports Facility Improvements – works to an existing sports facility that included significant acoustic enhancements and the introduction of a new natural ventilation system to the main sports hall using roof mounted wind catchers.

Frank Lee Centre Sports Facilities – A phased refurbishment and extension to existing sporting facilities provided by Addenbrookes Hospital Trust, works included new wet & dry changing facilities, provision of new studio spaces, new squash courts and the addition of dance studios and a fitness suite.

Education Sector Experience;

Masterplan at Colchester Institute, Colchester - master planning of the main Colchester Institute FE campus. This lead to the implementation of a number of  subsequent construction projects across the campus.

Colchester Institute, Colchester – A multiphase development programme that started with creation of a site-wide masterplan followed by its implantation to undertake the refurb and extension of their Main HQ building and Student Services, creation of a new 4storey STEM Teaching Facility, New specialist FE Workshops, Library and Classrooms and the refurbishment of Student Facilities

Master Plan at Braintree College – master planning of the Braintree campus, providing valuable guidance on options for longevity of the campus and building assets. This lead to a number of subsequent construction projects including the implementation of new STEM teaching facilities.

Braintree College – £3.5m redevelopment of an existing Sports Hall to create a specialist STEM learning centre which included specialist welding & heavy engineering workshops, construction workshops, IT & media labs and classrooms.

The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Peterborough – A multiphase 4 year £7.0m Capital Investment Programme to a secondary/A-level school in Peterborough for the Diocese of Peterborough. Works included new build teaching accommodation, a new Sixth Form centre, redevelopment of science facilities and restoration of Victorian teaching buildings.

Project Faraday New Science Facilities (BSF) – A Govt. experimental programme exploring ideas for new ways to teach science at secondary and A-level. The programme explored innovative ideas for creating flexible teaching facilities and integrating new and future technologies. A unique element to this project was the creation of a Human Orrery, only the second to be constructed in Europe.