McBains Appoints New Director of Architecture


McBains, the leading construction consulting and design agency, has appointed Mark Baseby as the new Director of the Architecture team.

“Mark is an excellent example of how committed we are at McBains to invest in high quality members of the team, supporting them to grow and develop their careers within the business. Mark’s promotion recognises his integral role in the Architecture team’s success over the years, including his personal commitment, hard work and achievements, in particular leading McBains’ blue light and custodial sector success and expertise over the last 10 years,” said Michael Thirkettle, Chief Executive at McBains.

Mark Baseby has been working within the McBains family since 2000, rising up through the ranks, from Architecture to Associate, and most recently to Project Director. He has led on many significant projects for McBains including BAE Systems’ new world class training facility at the defence giant’s submarine yard in Barrow-in-Furness; the new divisional headquarters for Lancashire Constabulary and the expansion of Windsor Boys and Girls Schools.

In his new role as Director of Architecture, Mark will take the lead on a number of residential schemes and projects for BAe, as well as seeking further development in the blue light and custodial sector.

Mark Leeson, Director of Design will keep providing senior support on the day to day commercial and financial management of the Architecture team over the immediate period of 3 to 6 months. In addition, he will also retain a role in the larger schemes that the team has already secured.

McBains is a consulting and design agency specialising in property, infrastructure and construction. It has operations in the UK, Europe and the Americas and it was previously known as McBains Cooper.


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