SGP expands London office with appointment of two new directors
Stephen George + Partners LLP (SGP) has added two new Studio Directors to its London office in response to a growing workload in the South East. Muhammad Khan and Kevin Kelly joined the AJ100 architectural practice as part of its continued expansion into the region and an ongoing commitment to deliver quality projects within the London and south east markets.
Says Michael Barker, Senior Partner of SGP: “We are delighted to welcome Muhammad and Kevin to our London office. Both bring valuable additional expertise to support existing sectors such as industrial, transport and healthcare, as well as developing new sectors, such as data centres and historic buildings.
“In SGP’s 50th anniversary year, this expansion of our London office, taking on new premises and senior staff, signals clearly to our existing and potential clients, in new and established sectors, that SGP is 100% committed to applying our core values – We Care + We Challenge + We Deliver – across London and the south-east.”
Building on his extensive design background in sectors including industrial and logistics, commercial, aviation, retail, residential and healthcare, Muhammad has been tasked with developing new business in areas such as data centres and science and biomedical.
Says Muhammad: “My role is to focus on SGP’s presence in the south east and London, maintaining and developing relationships with key clients and stakeholders and continuing to deliver the SGP commitment to quality design and practical delivery for our clients – new and old.”
Kevin will focus on healthcare and the heritage and culture sectors, having previously worked for BDP and Heatherwick Studio, delivering a broad range of projects ranging from a new signature building for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Military field hospital NHS Nightingale, to an extension to the Royal Albert Hall.
Explains Kevin: “Many buildings of high heritage value are poorly suited to modern usage. Working with clients like the Royal Albert Hall has given me the skills to unlock potential in existing buildings by designing key interventions to improve the feel and operation whilst upholding the identity and integrity of existing heritage assets.”
Kevin and Muhammad will have the opportunity to build on SGP’s enviable track record of high profile projects in the south-east, such as the £50million, 246 acre mixed used development for Prologis at The Bridge, Dartford; four units at the prestigious London Gateway Logistics Park, and a daring reconfiguration of existing buildings into a flagship 8,180sqft last mile logistics and distribution facility in Kentish Town.