01858 464986


1, millers yard, roman way
market harborough
leicestershire LE16 7PW

1, millers yard LE16 7PW

key personnel

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Alan Sankey - Director (Click for more)

Alan has been a partner / director of the practice since 2000 and is primarily involved with the management and development of the business alongside continuing to be a practicing architect committed to design excellence and client satisfaction.

He has extensive experience across the various architectural sectors and is widely experienced in the design of healthcare and community buildings for NHS and private healthcare organisations. Having over 20 years experience in healthcare sector, Alan has been the author of several schemes that have been published in medical journals and has had projects exhibited at the British Medical Association. Similarly a number of projects have also won Civic Trust and RIBA Design Awards at regional and national level.
Alan has lectured and tutored at De Montfort University School of Architecture and has conducted seminars with GP groups and NHS Trusts regarding alternative procurement paths for primary care and the respective role of the Architect.

Other experiences include the design and procurement of large-scale leisure/exhibition facilities, master planning and commercial/office projects, along with new build and conversion, traditional and contemporary residential and conversion projects for private clients. More recently he now heads up the expanding veterinary project base covering all types of veterinary care projects.

Alan has a keen interest in sustainable design and spent time studying European Passive Solar Design and exploring Passive Cooling in the Tropics whilst studying for a period at the University of Singapore. He has written papers on both subjects.

Having recently had children dispatched off to university and beyond sees a welcome retirement of 'Dad's Taxi' leaving a little more time to catch-up on years' worth of jobs that have been put on hold and enjoy mountain and road cycling, squash and racketball, not to mention being able to travel to far flung places for half the cost and out of school holiday periods!

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Chris Woods - Director (Click for more)

With nearly twenty years' professional experience Chris is a qualified Architect, with a combined degree in Architecture and Town and Country Planning, and has been a Director with brp since 2011. Throughout his career he has worked in a variety of development sectors, including residential, commercial, healthcare, retail, conservation and master planning, servicing projects all across the country.

Chris acts as the principal lead on all of the residential work brp undertake, whether this be for private developers and / or affordable providers. Chris exercises a strong familiarity with the specific requirements of both Registered Providers of Social Housing and Local Authorities in relation to the design and planning process, commercial viability, funding arrangements and contract procurement.

In addition to  demonstrating a broad experience in both general-purpose housing for the Public and Private sectors, Chris has extensive experience in successfully delivering a wide range of specialist residential projects; particularly Extra Care, Supported Living, Residential Care and Dementia Care schemes. In recent years, he has also acted as the Practice's lead on a number of Paragraph 55 / 79 houses, which showcase the more bespoke / innovative elements of domestic architecture, akin to the types of project seen on Grand Designs.

Outside of the office Chris enjoys spending time with his family, and is presently overseeing the development of his young daughter's interest in playing football. By imparting his own love for Arsenal FC on her from birth, some argue it is an unfair 'affliction' to burden her with…but is something they both enjoy. He is just waiting for her to become old enough to warrant 'Dad & Daughter' days to the Emirates Stadium! In addition, Chris tries desperately to lay claim to being a 'golfer', and although the scorecards fail to reflect this, he lives in eternal hope that one day it might happen!

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Lee Hankins - Associate and BIM Manager(Click for more)

Lee first joined brp architects (then Bundey & Rodgers) as a fresh-faced teenager and now has 20 years experience in architectural practice. He has achieved BA(Hons) and BArch(Hons) degrees and his Post Graduate Certificate in Architecture through De Montfort University and Nottingham University completing his Architectural education fulfilling his ambition to become a fully qualified and registered Architect.

Lee has experience in a wide range of sectors, including commercial, heritage, renovation, education, one-off bespoke housing, lottery-funded community projects and a specialism in healthcare.

Lee is our highly competent BIM Manager registered as a Graphisoft ARCHICAD Certified BIM Manager and is currently undertaking additional training to hopefully become registered as a BIM Certified Practitioner with BRE. He is heavily involved in the development and maintenance of the IT systems within the office, and bears the brunt of endless queries from many frustrated CAD users. Lee has also become a beta tester for our CAD software package, Graphisoft ARCHICAD, for which he has now won the Beta Tester of the Year award four times.

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Richard Woolford - Associate (Click for more)

Richard completed his BA(hons) in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University in 2009 and gained a Diploma in Architecture in 2012. Following on from this he successfully completed his ARB/RIBA part III professional qualification gaining a distinction from the University of Nottingham in 2014. In recent years Richard has become an Incorporated member of the Association of Project Safety helping to ensure brp architects on going compliance with the current CDM regulations.

During his time working in the construction industry, Richard has been involved in projects within the, residential, commercial, education and utilities sectors seeing projects from inception through to completion.
Since working for brp architects, Richard's main focus has been in the residential sector, in particular working with local Housing Associations and Charities.
Prior to deciding to study architecture, Richard gained experience as a site based Project Manager and Mechanical and Electrical surveyor for a multi-national company, testing and consolidating his organisational skills.

Richard has a keen interest in conservation, in particular residential conservation. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, playing badminton, and has a keen interest in cars.
Richard also has a passion for photography which often involves climbing to the highest point wherever he goes!

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Jonathan Arksey (Click for more)

Jonathan studied Architectural Technology at Sheffield Hallam University achieving a BSc(Hons) degree, and subsequently continued his education to achieve an MSc in Technical Architecture. Both courses had an emphasis on environmental design which has led Jonathan to have a keen interest in sustainable Architecture and eco-design. Recently Jonathan has achieved his ambition of becoming a Chartered Architectural Technologist with CIAT.

Jonathan has over ten years experience in a range of projects from healthcare and residential schemes, through to high-end retail brands. Previously he has been involved in award-winning national and international retail stores, covering designs from conception through to site completion. Jonathan's main focus whilst at brp architects has been the residential sector, in particular working on luxury housing schemes, housing associations and bespoke one-off dwellings.

In his free time, Jonathan enjoys bouldering with friends and spending time with his young family, as well as an occasional adrenaline boost such as skydiving or bungee jumping. During the winter months, Jonathan loves snowboarding particularly when it involves carving down the French Alps followed by aprés ski!

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Daniel Bent (Click for more)

Daniel has over fifteen years experience working as an Architectural Technician and has worked for Chartered Architects for most of this time.

Having graduated with a BSc(Hons) degree from DeMontfort University in 2006, Daniel has a strong technical background and is particularly experienced in residential design and has realised a number of residential housing schemes ranging from small one-off houses and multi home development schemes to a number of large scale country houses. In more recent years Daniel has overseen the delivery of a number of complex and bespoke dwelling designs.

Daniel is a senior member of the team and is comfortable taking the lead on a range of project types. Daniel is experienced delivering projects to BIM Level 2 compliance and has introduced a number exciting technologies into the practice such as 3D printing and Virtual Reality.

One of Daniel's key skills is that he consistently establishes strong working relationships with our clients and partners, to deliver the best results for the project.

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Kevin James (Click for more)

Kevin has over twenty years of experience working in Architects practices, the majority of which have been as an RIBA Chartered Architect. During his career he has worked on a verity of projects in across many sectors including, education, commercial, industrial and residential, varying in scale from a single luxury barn conversion to multi million pound city centre developments.

During his time at brp architects, Kevin's main focus has been the residential sector, he has worked upon a mixture of projects for both privet developers, housing associations and national house builders, masterplanning schemes of 400 units to construction drawings for a single private developer.

Kevin is currently an Associate Lecture at the University of Northampton tutoring Architectural Technology.

In his free time, he enjoys open water swimming as well as surfing with family and friends.

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Jason Hull (Click for more)

Jason studied Architectural Design, Technology and Production at De Montfort University achieving a BSc(Hons) degree. Following his studies he has worked in the industry for over 10 years with a wide range of project experience, ranging from individual bespoke dwellings to Car Showrooms and School Buildings. During this experience he has achieved Chartered status with CIAT.

In his free time, Jason has 2 children which encompasses most of his time. But is trying to continue working on refurbishing his Grade II listed cottage with his Wife. Outside of this on rare occasion Jason plays Football and Golf.

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Matthew Cooper (Click for more)

Matthew completed his architectural studies at the University of Lincoln, fully qualifying as an Architect in 2016. Both his undergraduate and postgraduate work were well received, earning him an RIBA regional award and the Architect's Journal 'stand out student' status.

During his time in industry, Matthew has delivered multiple projects from inception to completion within the residential, commercial and heritage sectors. Since starting at BRP Matthew's main focus has been on masterplanning within the residential sector working on schemes of up to 400 dwellings.

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Barney Miles (Click for more)

Barney began his architectural education at the University of Nottingham including a semester at the National University of Singapore, before completing his studies at De Montfort University through which he qualified in 2020.

Whilst working in the profession, Barney has been heavily involved with both new-build and conversion, residential and student accommodation projects at various scales from master planning to completion. Since starting at brp, he has mainly focus on veterinary and healthcare schemes, applying his knowledge and skills from other sectors.

When Barney is not working, he spends his time running, cooking and dancing, particularly the Jive and salsa. His latest creative project is his podcast that he hopes to continue and develop other skills in media editing and production.

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Andrea Frost (Click for more)

Andrea has over seven years' experience working in the Construction Industry, enjoying projects across a variety of sectors including Residential, Educational and Civic.

Currently, Andrea is focused on the Practice's healthcare and veterinary schemes. Following her degree in Architectural Technology from Sheffield Hallam University she is looking to pursue Chartered Membership of CIAT.

Outside the office, Andrea takes part in a range of activities including baking, badminton and snowboarding during the winter months in the Alps. She is currently learning to play her recently acquired piano, with a view to carry out a full restoration in the near future.

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Michael Walkling (Click for more)

Michael has been with the practice since 2002 after succeeding in his ICT and Design & Technology studies. He has developed from a general assistant's role into graphical and cartographic production, and becoming significantly involved in both project and non project based ventures. His work is partly concentrated around designing and implementing the Practice's marketing strategy, but alongside this he has been a key contributer in a number of envelope improvement and affordable housing schemes, as well as several newbuild residential schemes from planning stage through to completion.

Michael has been pivotal in steering the Practice through the complex world of digital marketing where his graphical presentation skills are put to good use. Together with web design Michael has initiated, and maintains, a blog for brp architects as well as various social networking outlets, produces marketing tools and documents. He is key to the Practice's imagery exposure though architectural photography, and has been fundamental to standardising the brp's corporate branding all contributing to expanding the Practice's exposure.

Michael has a range of hobbies and interests namely, playing league pool, snooker and playing bass guitar.

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Mandy Rogers (Click for more)

Having joined brp architects in 2005 initially as an Administration Assistant, Mandy has now progressed to Accounts Manager. Prior to joining brp, Mandy held various Admin/Secretarial positions from being PA to a Race Horse Trainer in Scotland, to Offshore Yacht Company and Trust Administration in the Channel Islands, naming just a few.

Following the birth of her son, Mandy embarked upon a course of part-time further education to update her skills and gain further qualifications that included book-keeping and general accounts preparation in order to expand her scope in the 'office environment'.

Being a country living girl, the outdoor life and horses have played a major part in her recreational activities having competed at all levels. She also enjoys running, walking her dog and reading.

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Hazel Adkins (Click for more)

Hazel is one of the newest members of the BRP team, taking on the role of Admin Manager in January 2020 and what a roller coaster of a year it has been!

Hazel’s role involves the smooth running of the practice's non-project-based, behind the scenes administration and support. She is more often than not the bubbly voice that greets callers on the end of the phone.

Away from the office, Hazel enjoys family adventures, home improvements, thrill rides and relaxing with a glass of wine.

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