KLH expand education offering with new appointment

Award-winning Ipswich based KLH Architects have expanded their service offering by bringing on board a well-known education sector specialist.

Alan Wilkinson, who has developed the specialism after fifteen years of delivering projects in the sector, has joined the 20-strong team, and will head up the new Education and Community Project team.

Rob Keeble, partner at the practice said of Alan joining the team: “Alan brings with him an extensive education portfolio and unrivalled experience in this sector ‐ which as a practice we have highlighted as a discipline we would like to expand into. By bringing Alan on board we can expand our services knowing we have a respected figure at the helm who will continue to deliver at the high standards we are committed to.”

Alan (pictured with partners Martyn Goodwin and Alan Howard), who previously led the team at WPP Architects, added: &ldqo;When the opportunity arose to join the team at KLH I knew it was the right move for me. They are a fantastic practice with a reputation of delivering high quality design for the healthcare sector, and I hope, with my extensive education portfolio, we can quickly become the first point of call for schools and academies wanting to transform their buildings.”

“KLH work to the same principles which drive me ‐ being totally client-focused and delivering buildings and facilities that exceed the expectations of clients, stakeholders and users.”

Recent projects across the region which Alan has delivered include Willowbrook Primary School in Brentford, Essex, Honywood FS20, a showcase for innovative learning in Coggeshall, and the Parkside Pupil Referral Unit, Ipswich, which was used as an exemplar in the Department for Education guidance document.

KLH were recently given a commendation at the Suffolk Joint Consultative Committee annual awards dinner for the renovation of the Ipswich Regent Theatre.

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By bringing Alan on board we can expand our services knowing we have a respected figure at the helm who will continue to deliver at the high standards we are committed to.

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