Darren is a Director in the Building Surveying team at AA Projects. He leads on the delivery of our educational and health schemes as well as leading the division across the whole of the North West.
Darren leads on all aspects of L&D for AA Projects, alongside the graduate development programme, focusing on the training and mentoring our inhouse apprentices and graduates.
Darren has over 20 years’ experience as a building surveyor, specialising in design and refurbishment, plus new build developments across private and public sectors. He also specialises in the delivery of large asset condition surveys, defect investigations, due diligence survey reports and acting as an expert witness relating to building compliance/construction/contract and defect related matters.
When he joined AA Projects from Atkins back in 2007, Darren worked closely with Chris Thorpe to expand the Building Surveying offer across the business and across the UK. He has delivered major survey programmes for many blue chip clients, such as Bupa, Wolseley and the Court Services to name just a few.
He helps coordinate our project delivery across key clients and programmes of work, including NHS Property Services, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the ESFA Condition Improvement Fund.
Darren is a keen cyclist and playing records, but not usually at the same time.
Projects that Darren has worked on include, the University of Birmingham and University of Manchester property portfolio and delivering hundreds of design, refurbishment and expansion projects within the School Academy sector.