Leading industry figure, Rory Smyth has taken up the role of managing director at our London office…
With a brief to concentrate on the London market, focusing in the short-term on detail and build, Rory is keen to lead the team in assisting landlords and major companies looking to reconfigure their buildings and workplaces post-Covid as the return to the City begins.
Having carried out detailed research into the current status of the London market and the general expectation moving forward, Rory is confident that there is room for growth: “The team we are building at Office Principles’ London office has strong capabilities in all aspects of the delivery of a project. Besides market-leading design, we demonstrate core technical capabilities to enable key services upgrades and infrastructure alterations. This is likely to prove to be one of our greatest assets – particularly given many of London’s buildings’ complex requirements.
“ We’ve reached a point where many landlords are keen to facilitate changes post-Covid and we can pick up on that while also working on consultancy-led projects and tapping into our inherent design resource if that service is needed.
“We love to work with architects, helping to take their concepts and deliver them while also supporting and co-ordinating any changes to structural and infrastructural works.”
Joint managing director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons is delighted to welcome Rory: “We’ve been impressed by the level of Rory’s commitment and passion. He’s most certainly the most credible candidate to lead this division as he has strong management and leadership skills along with an all-encompassing knowledge of the industry and a clear understanding of what both consultants and clients want from their fit out partners.
“An expert in managing change and an excellent communicator who can identify opportunity, Rory is a motivator and a strong collaborator who has researched and given great thought to where he will take the business. We’re excited to have him heading up our London team.”
A renowned specialist in the fit out market, with many years’ experience of both design and build and traditional projects, Rory has had many senior leadership roles with established, leading companies and major corporates. He has worked across a full range of sectors including commercial, higher education, retail, finance and leisure.