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Building Brum

Conor Nolan

Join Building Brum’s Conor Nolan for a brand new construction and built environment podcast series. Conor will be talking with developers, contractors, architects, planners, business development managers and many more construction professionals from the built environment. Discussing developments across the region and the changing trends within the industry. For more information about Building Brum partner's ScanTech Digital and Solus please visit: https://www.buildingbrum.co.uk/

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Delivering Net-Zero Developments
May 18 2022
Delivering Net-Zero Developments
This May we are joined by Francesca Wilkinson, Sustainability and Environmental Manager at Willmott Dixon. Francesca provides us with a unique insight into how the fuel crisis we are facing in society today is impacting the Net Zero agenda. We also look at how net-zero technology is being successfully implemented on projects across the country and the approach from the private sector in net zero and net zero ready buildings.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.After graduating with an MSc in Environmental Management, Francesca joined Willmott Dixon in 2017 as a Sustainability intern. Completing the Management Trainee scheme, before being promoted to Assistant Environmental Manger and earlier this year to Environmental & Sustainability Manger.  She was drawn to the challenges of the construction industry- being one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions, resource depletion and pollution- due to the real opportunities to make a substantial difference. Her experience is wide ranging and has included a number of award-winning projects as well as being honoured with the G4C Future Leader 2020 Construction Excellence Award.  Particular expertise includes energy efficiency, carbon reduction and reducing the energy gap performance, helping Willmott Dixon create Brilliant Buildings and deliver on their ambition for all new buildings to achieve net zero operation carbon by 2030, and net zero embodied carbon by 2040. Francesca is a Practitioner Member of IEMA with Registered Environmental Practitioner most recently helping to development an Extended Resource Ownership Model for Circular Economy in the construction sector.
Delivering Net-Zero Developments
May 18 2022
Delivering Net-Zero Developments
This May we are joined by Francesca Wilkinson, Sustainability and Environmental Manager at Willmott Dixon. Francesca provides us with a unique insight into how the fuel crisis we are facing in society today is impacting the Net Zero agenda. We also look at how net-zero technology is being successfully implemented on projects across the country and the approach from the private sector in net zero and net zero ready buildings.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.After graduating with an MSc in Environmental Management, Francesca joined Willmott Dixon in 2017 as a Sustainability intern. Completing the Management Trainee scheme, before being promoted to Assistant Environmental Manger and earlier this year to Environmental & Sustainability Manger.  She was drawn to the challenges of the construction industry- being one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions, resource depletion and pollution- due to the real opportunities to make a substantial difference. Her experience is wide ranging and has included a number of award-winning projects as well as being honoured with the G4C Future Leader 2020 Construction Excellence Award.  Particular expertise includes energy efficiency, carbon reduction and reducing the energy gap performance, helping Willmott Dixon create Brilliant Buildings and deliver on their ambition for all new buildings to achieve net zero operation carbon by 2030, and net zero embodied carbon by 2040. Francesca is a Practitioner Member of IEMA with Registered Environmental Practitioner most recently helping to development an Extended Resource Ownership Model for Circular Economy in the construction sector.
Onsite sustainability with Sunbelt Rentals
Apr 6 2022
Onsite sustainability with Sunbelt Rentals
This April we are joined by Geoff Fawkes from Sunbelt Rentals, who are a key strategic partner and supporter of the Building Brum series. As the largest providers of equipment hire across the UK, Sunbelt Rentals are in the unique position of supplying and supporting a huge range of infrastructure projects both large and small across the country, helping to regenerate and transform cities nationwide. We are going to be taking a look at the steps being taken across these building sites to make the construction sector more sustainable.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
Destination Digbeth with Jo Salmon - Oval Real Estate - Head of Estates
Mar 2 2022
Destination Digbeth with Jo Salmon - Oval Real Estate - Head of Estates
Digbeth has been on a journey of regeneration and transformation since Oval Real Estate acquired the Custard Factory, Fazely studios and numerous other sites back in 2017. In this month’s Building Brum podcast we caught up with Oval's Head of Estates Jo Salmon who has been at the heart of the regeneration of Digbeth. Oval Real Estate is at forefront of the regeneration of Digbeth and redeveloping 42 acres of land between the HS2 Curzon Street station and High Street Deritend. We look at how the area has developed and grown over the past five years, reflecting on the journey taken by Oval and what needs to happen next in Digbeth to further its ongoing regeneration.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.Jo Salmon— Head of Estates – Oval Real EstateJo combines her 20 years of extensive commercial real estate experience with her can do personal approach to help reinvigorate and reactivate the Digbeth estate. Having worked at Richard Ellis, and London & Cambridge Properties, Jo now runs the Oval office in Birmingham bringing energy to the property, marketing and events team ensuring it remains the beating heart of the creative quarter of the city.
De-engineering Snow Hill’s streets
Feb 21 2022
De-engineering Snow Hill’s streets
We caught up with Broadway Malyan’s Director of Urbanism Danny Crump to find out more about one of Birmingham's most ambitious masterplans, the public realm transformation of Snow Hill. Danny has been at the heart of this project since its inception back in 2015 and has been instrumental in enhancing this district. We look at how the area has transformed over the past seven years since the project begin and what it means to enhance a public realm in the heart of a major city.   The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK. Danny is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 20 years of professional experience. He joined Broadway Malyan in 2011 and leads the Manchester Studio and UK Landscape Architecture team. He is a passionate placemaker establishing and leading Broadway Malyan’s ’Place Team’ providing value driven advocacy within the built environment for multi-sectoral clients.His experience is wide ranging and has included a number of award winning projects. Particular expertise includes city core regeneration and urban realm masterplanning, city street and space design and public squares and parks. He has also led and delivered a number of projects at university campuses across the UK.Danny’s experience of working in urban centres was recognised recently with his appointed to MHCLG’s HighStreet Task Force Expert/Mentor and Facilitator Panel.Most often working in a multidisciplinary environment,Danny has delivered a number of significant major projects.He is experienced in lead designer and consultant roleundertaking this position on the majority of commissions. He is experienced in site diagnosis techniques with a focus on urban data analytics, using this skill to inform the design process.
R&D Tax credits, is it an industrial PPI? Or a driver for innovation?
Feb 14 2022
R&D Tax credits, is it an industrial PPI? Or a driver for innovation?
In today's episode, we are joined by Rupert Mayo who founded Knight R&D in 2016 following almost 10 years of consulting with KPMG in R&D tax relief and we de-mystify what exactly is R&D tax credits for companies big and small within the construction industry.Rupert Mayo founded Knight R&D Ltd (Knight) in 2016 following almost 10 years of consulting from KPMG in R&D tax relief. In 2021 Knight became part of K3 Capital Group PLC, a group of complementary professional services firms. A large proportion of the client base at Knight is in the construction industry, with companies ranging across all areas and fields of construction and including start-ups, more established small and medium-sized firms, all the way up to large listed construction, services and property groups.  The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
Wolverhampton: The latest destination for design lead office development
Jan 6 2022
Wolverhampton: The latest destination for design lead office development
Wolverhampton is undergoing huge transformation and regeneration with record levels of confidence in new projects. One such project, landmark office building i9 Wolverhampton is testament to this. Brought forward by ION Developments and the City Council, and designed by Glenn Howells Architects, we find out more about this brand-new destination for local, regional, and national organisations.We will be talking with the team behind this major development from Glenn Howells Architects: Partner Dav Bansal, Associate Fraser Godfrey and Senior Interior Designer Charlotte Gallen, which was won through a national design competition, forms an integral part of the wider Interchange redevelopment as well as thoughts on the future of office work and indeed the ambitions of the city of Wolverhampton. The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
Danny Parmer - Birmingham and beyond 2021
Dec 2 2021
Danny Parmer - Birmingham and beyond 2021
In our final podcast of 2021 we go back to where it all started and sit down with Danny Parmer, British Council for Offices Chair of the Midlands and East Anglia and Overbury Business Development Manager. We discuss Overbury’s recent work on the fit-out of the Midlands BT Hub in the heart of Birmingham and look at continued demand for office space within the city center.  Danny also tells me more about the world-class British Council for Offices mentoring programme in the Midlands, the focus by the BCO  committee on Net Zero Carbon and the unique opportunities we have next year to showcase Birmingham during the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
Modern methods of construction | The enabler, not the outcome
Nov 30 2021
Modern methods of construction | The enabler, not the outcome
Akerlof Partners Jamie Hillier and Ellie Jenkins join us on the Building Brum podcast to discuss their work around Value-based decision making and modern methods of construction. We take a look at the construction industry and examine how we can increase economic growth, productivity whilst achieving better outcomes within the construction sector by increasing the implementation of modern methods of construction.We will also find out more about value-based decision-making from Ellie Jenkins; Industry lead for the Construction Innovation Hub Value Tool kit. The Tool kit is designed to drive better social, environmental and economic outcomes through value-based decision-making.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.Jamie HillierAs a Partner at Akerlof, Jamie has supported many private sector multinationals and public sector organisations, including central government departments and trusts, in developing Modern Methods of Construction strategies. Formerly a Director for the UK’s largest regional contractor, he wrote the “Choice Factory”, advocating the application of behavioural science to ensure the development of new technologies are integrated with an understanding of people and their behaviours. Jamie has worked closely with the Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform and Value Toolkit projects to drive sector transformation. Jamie is a member of the Construction Playbook MMC Group and the Construction Leadership Council’s Manufacturing Group. Most recently, Jamie contributed to the development of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030.Ellie JenkinsEllie Jenkins is a Partner at Akerlof, a market-leading consultancy that specialises in integrating Modern Methods of Construction to realise better social, environmental, and economic outcomes. With over 10 years of experience in social impact, community engagement and stakeholder management, Ellie has substantial experience of working with private and public sector clients to optimise outcomes. Experienced in balancing long-term strategic priorities with pragmatic solutions to maximise, measure and evaluate social value in the built environment; Ellie previously led the social impact and community team for a Tier 1 contractor. As the Industry Project Lead for the Value Toolkit, Ellie is responsible for guiding the project through its extensive industry pilot phase.
Now or Never with Willmott Dixon
Oct 28 2021
Now or Never with Willmott Dixon
This November we see the launch of the COP26 summit bringing parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Alongside this, Building Brum, with Willmott Dixon, are hosting a panel debate featuring Birmingham City Council, Cundall, SCAPE and Collida in front of some 300 delegates from across the built environment to ask the Net Zero Carbon question: “What’s Stopping Us?”.  Ahead of these landmark events, we caught up with Willmott Dixon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Julia Barrett, to discuss Willmott Dixon’s Now or Never 2030 Sustainability Strategy. The contractor’s ambitious net zero plans aim to see all of their new buildings and major refurb projects achieve net-zero operational carbon by 2030, and by 2040 be delivered with net-zero embodied carbon.The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.More about Julia Barrett Chief Sustainability Officer, Group Sustainability Willmott DixonAs the Chief Sustainability Officer, Julia leads on realising Willmott Dixon’s 'purpose beyond profit' through the Group’s sustainability strategy, Now or Never.Willmott Dixon has been net zero in its own operations since 2012 and great sustainability performance has saved the company millions of pounds in that time. As well as challenging the business to become zero-carbon without offsetting by 2030, Julia is passionate about creating added value for customers by delivering brilliant buildings that are net zero by design, future-climate ready and optimise user health and wellbeing. She encourages the opportunities for learning with and from supply chain partners as the business aims to deliver projects with net zero embodied carbon by 2040. Through its Building Lives ambitions and the Willmott Dixon Foundation, the company delivers high-impact social value that meets the needs of local communities and supports people facing barriers to work into good careers.
Creating exceptional homes and sustainable communities with the Hill Group
Oct 25 2021
Creating exceptional homes and sustainable communities with the Hill Group
Daniel G Wilson, Development Manager at the award-winning House Builder Hill Group joins us on our Building Brum podcast. As a Development Manager working in the Eastern Residential team at Hill,  Daniel specialises in securing consent for sustainable developments that leave a positive lasting impact on communities. We will be finding out more from Daniel about the Hill Groups' approach to sustainable house building and learning why their work on the Agar Gove in London is being praised by the Mayor's office. With over 19,200 homes delivered to date,  we take a look at what it means to the Hill Group when comes to successfully building homes and creating communities.  The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK. About Daniel G Wilson Daniel G Wilson is a Development Manager working in the Eastern Residential team at Hill, where he specialises in securing consent for sustainable developments that leave a positive lasting impact on communities.Between 2016 and 2020 Dan served on the RTPI West Midlands Young Planner s Committee and was Chair in 2020. He was a Planning Aid England Volunteer, member of the RTPI West Midlands Regional Activities Committee and won the prestigious RTPI West Midlands Young Planner of the Year award in 2020. In 2021 Dan was highly commended in the National RTPI Young Planner of the Year Award.After completing a MSc at Cardiff University in 2013, Dan started his career as a Planning Officer in Local Government. He then moved to the private sector and worked as Planning Consultant for several years before being poached client side, where he was a Planning Manager at McCarthy and Stone. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dan relocated to London to be closer to family and joined Hill. Dan is thrilled to be part of team Hill and is convinced that Hill’s values and ethos align with his career ambitions and objectives.
Careys and Social Value: Carbon, Compliance+ and Community
Sep 20 2021
Careys and Social Value: Carbon, Compliance+ and Community
Social Value Champions and Building Brum Construction Partners Careys join us on the Building Brum podcast to discuss their work across Birmingham and the Midlands. We explore the ongoing regeneration happening across the region from Perry Barr to Paradise Birmingham with Midlands Regional Director Tom Wraight. Tom introduces us to the vision set out by Careys "to be the most trusted and socially responsible construction company, that people are proud to work with" and how this will be achieved through the social value they bring to schemes across the country. We find out the social value impact Careys have already had within the region with the Birmingham teams already improving employability of young people, supporting the local supply chain and creating healthier communities. The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
WSP x ICE: The opportunity Net Zero has to redefine infrastructure
Sep 20 2021
WSP x ICE: The opportunity Net Zero has to redefine infrastructure
In our latest podcast we caught up with ICE West Midlands Regional Chair and WSP Associate Gbenga Oludotun to explore the opportunity Net Zero has to redefine infrastructure. Gbenga is a Chartered Civil Engineer and began his career in Birmingham, working on several assessment and design of highway structure schemes for Highways England and Birmingham City Council.  Currently an Associate with the Birmingham Bridges team at global consultants WSP, Gbenga has been responsible for the structures design delivery on the HS2 Phase 1 Enabling Works North contract and a project manager on the Highways England SPaTS framework. The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK.
Capital & Centric x Stoke-on-Trent
Jul 21 2021
Capital & Centric x Stoke-on-Trent
Capital & Centric Co-Founder Tim Heatley and the Leader for Stoke City Council Abi Brown caught up with  Building Brum’s Conor Nolan to explore the regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent and one of its most exciting projects: The Goods Yard. We look at the vision for Stoke-on-Trent and how Stoke City Council is going to achieve this by working with award-winning developers like  Capital and Centric. The Building Brum podcast is sponsored by reality capture and point cloud modeling specialists ScanTech Digital, Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles and Sunbelt Rentals with over 200,000 items of equipment- they are the largest providers of equipment hire in the UK. About Tim Heatly: Tim trained as a lawyer and left law behind to found social impact developer Capital&Centric, he started out renovating a derelict house in his home town of Salford and he now invests over £2m a week on regeneration projects with a positive social impact. Tim is founder of Regeneration Brainery, an academy aimed at broadening diversity and inclusivity in property, each year it mentors over 100 young adults throughout the UK. He is the Chair and a founding trustee of the Greater Manchester Mayors Charity which has raised £3m in the past two years alone. Last year he featured on BBC2’s ‘Manctopia’ documentary about the property boom and his work on homelessness.Capital & Centric currently has five projects under construction in Manchester creating over 2000 homes from a £35m jenga inspired 275 bedroom hotel in Piccadilly East to Kampus, a £250m 550 home mixed use project. Recently Capital&Centric completed the Ducie St Warehouse to create a £80m apart hotel and co working space next to Piccadilly train station.  The total development pipeline in Greater Manchester alone is c£750m across 11 projects. Other projects outside Manchester include the the £55m Littlewoods Film Studios in Liverpool, the mixed use 300 home Eyewitness Works in Sheffield and the 200 home mixed use Goods Yard in Stoke on Trent among others.   About Abi Brown:  Abi Brown was first elected to Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 2010 and has been Leader of the Council since May 2019, holding the Corporate Resources, Strategy & Partnerships portfolio. Prior to 2019 she was Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Partnerships from May 2015. Abi enjoys leading big projects, and alongside her current role, leads and chairs on a wide variety of strategic programmes. She is Chairman of the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone Project Board, one of the most successful EZs in the country, and a project she has led since inception. Abi led Stoke-on-Trent’s shortlisted bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021, as well as bringing the Poppies: Weeping Window to the city in 2018.
Construction to the North, South, East and West
Jul 14 2021
Construction to the North, South, East and West
Across the series we have heard from developers, architects and planners. In today's episode we are talking with our series supporter Solus and exploring their role as a supplier within the construction industry.  From the initial designs right through to the construction stage, supply is key to all stages of development. Download the latest #BuildingBrum episode with series partners Solus. We are joined by Lee Simmonds to take a look at what is happening across the city, with confidence in Birmingham booming and a domino effect of developments now taking place right across the region.Building Brum podcasts are kindly sponsored by ScanTech Digital, Solus and Sunbelt Rentals.For more information visit:
HS2 Midlands Stations with Hala Lloyd: From Major Projects to Mega Projects
Jun 28 2021
HS2 Midlands Stations with Hala Lloyd: From Major Projects to Mega Projects
In the latest Building Brum episode we where joined by HS2 Lead Architect Hala Lloyd. Hala’s an expert leading multi-disciplinary teams working on major ,complex transportation infrastructure projects such as the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station , Grand Central and Crossrail Farringdon Station. She took on her current role, in June 2017, as Lead Architect ( and HS2 Design Vision guardian) for the HS2 Phase 1 Midlands Stations at Curzon and Interchange . She is also one of the first cohort of HS2 Design Champions who graduated in Sept 2019 from this HS2 pilot initiative.We explore the key themes underpinning the much of the vision and legacy of HS2, from Sustainability and the aim for net zero. Discussing the comparison between the 2010 Gateway Project at New Street Station and the redevelopment of Curzon Street Station. Looking at how the role of the public influences the designs and legacy for these major and mega projects.Building Brum Podcasts are kindly sponsored by ScanTech Digital, Solus and Sunbelt Rentals.
Past, Present and Future with Willmott Dixon
Jun 2 2021
Past, Present and Future with Willmott Dixon
Nick Gibb, Deputy Managing Director of Willmott Dixon in the Midlands spoke with us about their successes over the past decade and how it has led to business growth in the region and a reported annual turnover of over £200 million.We also take a look at the ambitious targets the contractor has set out in their recently launched “Now or Never” sustainability strategy. Focusing on the net zero milestones they have set out for 2030-2040 and discussing how they can be achieved with the digital advances taking place across the business and the recent launch of their integrated built environment platform – Collida.Find out more about Building Brum Construction Partners Willmott Dixon: Building Brum podcasts are sponsored and supported by ScanTech Digital & Solus
Port Loop & Modern Methods Of Construction
May 4 2021
Port Loop & Modern Methods Of Construction
Glenn Howells Architects Director Shauna Bradley discusses Port Loop and how offsite manufacturing and modern methods of construction have influenced and shaped the design and delivery of this project. We take a step back and examine the  Port Loop journey that started almost 10 years ago and consider how the impact this scheme has had on the construction and housing industry and how it has changed the sector's relationship with offsite manufacturing and modern methods of construction.
Birmingham Future City Plan
Mar 22 2021
Birmingham Future City Plan
Simon Delahunty-Forrest, Acting Assistant Director of Planning and Development for Birmingham City Council discussed the vision for Birmingham for the next 20 years. We look back at the Big City Plan, explore the changes and differences in direction between the 2010 Masterplan and 2021 Future City Plan. We also explore what the Future City Plan means for the region and its residents with the shift in gear signaling to the world that Birmingham is on the front foot with its plans for growth, regeneration and net-zero. The city is undergoing huge changes with the rise of tall buildings, HS2 and the Commonwealth Games. Let’s take a look behind the Future City Plan and find out more from one of the key architects behind it.
Capital Projects & The Year Of The Pivot
Feb 23 2021
Capital Projects & The Year Of The Pivot
With Phase One of the University of Birmingham's Capital Development Programme complete, we caught up with Director of Estates Trevor Payne to look at this first phase over the last six years. We discussed the University's investment within Birmingham City Centre with the redevelopment of the Municipal Bank and its transformation into the Exchange. We also talked about other recently completed and upcoming projects from the School of Engineering to the Health Innovation campus.
Project Director, Property Developer and Restaurateur
Jan 26 2021
Project Director, Property Developer and Restaurateur
In the latest Building Brum episode, we are joined by Birmingham businessperson Sunil Johal: Project Director, Property Developer and Restaurateur. Sunil will be telling us more about his in role steering the Argent ship to overcome the collapse of Carillion and save the multimillion pound One Chamberlin Square development. As well as the opportunity to become a property developer and join Detail 2020, an end to end property development and construction delivery.  Sunny Johal – Director at Detail Sunny Johal has vast experience across the real estate sector. He began his career on site as a labourer and went on to spend 4 years working in the construction trades. Since then, building 20 years’ of industry experience, Sunny has made a name for himself in the West Midlands, winning the BCO NextGen Rising Star Award. Sunny led on the delivery of the first phases of Paradise Birmingham, including One Chamberlain Square, as Project Director for Argent. He is also a Director of BeFlow, the development management consultancy he founded in 2020 who is delivering One Centenary Way on the Paradise development on behalf of Argent, as well as a Director at Detail DMC. Sunny and the team at Detail currently delivering major development opportunities across the West Midlands. This includes Metro Lofts in West Bromwich, which is due to complete later this year, and is the first residential co-working space in the Black Country. In addition to his real estate expertise, Sunny is passionate about all thing’s health and fitness. In October 2019 Sunny teamed up with his wife, Tara, to launch their healthy-living restaurant – Salad Box – located on Great Charles Street in Birmingham.