What makes us different
Colin graduated from Queens University Belfast with an honours degree and a postgraduate diploma in Town and Country Planning in 2001 and 2002 respectively. He then went on to gain significant experience in public sector planning. He was previously employed as a planning officer in the Department of the Environment, working as a local authority planning officer in Belfast and Newry and Mourne, where he amassed considerable experience in handling major and controversial planning applications, the development plan process and planning appeals. Colin started this consultancy on his own in 2014 and is now surrounded by a very talented team who work diligently and collaboratively on a wide variety of planning and development projects. He co-ordinates complex applications and is currently enjoying the challenge of completing the total restoration of a listed building of his own.
Senior Architectural Technician
Anthony joined the practice in 2015 as lead Architectural technologist having gained industry experience working on a variety of domestic, commercial and industrial projects through his previous employment as an Architectural technologist. Anthony enjoys the variety of Architecture as a profession, with particular interest in the design and function of buildings. Anthony leads the design team in the office and is passionate about improving building performance through good design and detailing. Anthony qualified as a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) in 2017.
Caoimhe joined the team in 2020. She began working in planning in 2006 in DOE Planning Service and was part of the team who brought the Banbridge, Newry and Mourne Area Plan 2015 to adoption stage before moving to Development Management in Newry and Mourne where she gathered experience in the processing of a wide variety of planning applications. In 2015 she moved to Development Management within Mid-Ulster District Council before joining ourselves. Caoimhe completed her degree and then postgraduate in Planning at Queen’s University Belfast and is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Her particular interests include planning appeals, unauthorised development and area plan matters.
Michael graduated from Ulster University with honours and postgraduate qualifications in Planning and Development. Throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees Michael gained a vital balance of both theoretical and practical experience. Michael joined our team in 2019 and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Since joining this practice, he has broadened his knowledge in this field by working on a range of planning matters, preparing and submitting professional planning applications for residential and commercial developments, mixed-use schemes and care homes. He has co-ordinated and overseen a number of public consultation processes associated with major planning applications.
In 2018, Cathy-Anne joined our practice as part of the design team. She graduated with an honours degree in Building Surveying from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2015, and a postgraduate degree in Planning and Development from Queens University Belfast in 2016. As a graduate, she worked in Milton Keynes Council as a Development Management Planning Officer, working on a variety of urban projects in the public sector. Since joining our practice she has made use of her unique skillset adding to her impressive portfolio. Cathy-Anne’s role within our company is to design and draw your dream home or exciting commercial project, to comply with planning and building control regulations. She also carries out building surveys and is working towards her chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.