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Sanjay Odedra

Sanjay Odedra

London, GB

 

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Employment 

POQ Architects, London, GB, Owner/Director

Private architectural practice with detailed experience of obtaining permission and delivering basement extensions under homes within Central London:

• Responsibility for overall practice management comprising Strategy, monthly forecasting, profitability and allocation of Practice resources to achieve targets
• Responsibility for setting up a Practice template for job management together with an agreed Practice wide autocad drawing protocol and drawing management
• Responsibility for agreeing all sub contractor quotations and appointment of all Project Consultants on behalf of the Client
• Responsibility for chairing weekly meetings and providing progress reports to the Client
• Ennismore Gardens, SW7 – Sympathetic extension and refurbishment of an 8,000 sqft Grade II Listed house and Mews in Knightsbridge. Planning and listed building consent obtained whilst at Robin Ellis to add a new 2,000 sqft basement linking the house and mews. POQ are commissioned as Contract Administrators, Project Architects and Client Side Project Managers through RIBA Work Stages E – L to deliver a Super Prime 11,000sqft family home for an owner occupier client (£8.0m)

Aug 2009 - current
 

Robin Ellis Design Ltd, London, GB, Studio Director

Leading the in-house Design Studio of within a highly respected residential building contractor, the studio was grown under my management from an in house team of 3 Architects into an independent architectural practice with a team of 11 Architects and assistants specialising in turnkey residential solutions for discerning clients and developers:

• Direct responsibility for RED yearly strategy, monthly forecasting and profitability reports together with allocation of all Studio resources to achieve agreed goals
• Direct responsibility for recruiting and expanding all project teams
• Responsibility for setting up and agreeing a studio template for job management together with an agreed studio wide autocad drawing protocol and drawing management
• Experience of working on projects from within a multi disciplined Construction company
• Holland Park Avenue – Planning and Listed building consent obtained for the extension and restoration of a 6000sqft Grade II Listed Holland Park Villa (previously owned by the Chairman of the Virgin Group) with a new subterranean 6000sqft basement over two floors to include a squash court and swimming pool with hydraulic floor allowing use as a ballroom. RIBA Work Stages A-E (£5.5m)
• Avenue Road, St Johns Wood – Extension and refurbishment of a 3500sqft 1970s townhouse in a private road off of this North London enclave into a contemporary family home. RIBA Work Stages A-L (£1.2m)
• Oakhill Avenue, Hampstead – Planning and Conservation Area consent for the extension and refurbishment of an existing 5000sqft house arranged over 3 floors with a new 2000sqft basement level with swimming pool and cinema. RIBA Work Stages A-E (£3.1m)
• Albert Court, Kensington – Planning and Listed building consent for the refurbishment of a modern 4000sqft lateral penthouse situated within a Grade II Listed mansion block directly behind the Royal Albert Hall. RIBA Work Stages A-L
• Addison Road, Holland Park – Planning and Listed Building consent for the extension and refurbishment of an existing 5000sqft house with a new 1500sqft basement level linking the main house and mews. RIBA Work Stages A-E
• Blomfield Road, Little Venice - Planning and Listed building consent for the refurbishment of a 5000sqft house into a modern family dwelling. RIBA Work Stages A-L
• Roxburghe Mansions, Kensington – Planning and Listed building consent for the refurbishment of a 4500sqft lateral apartment. RIBA Work Stages A-L
• Campden Hill Road, Kensington – Planning and Conservation Area consent for the extension and refurbishment of an existing 7000sqft house with a new 2500sqft basement level with swimming pool/cinema and subsequent subdivision into 2 separate houses. RIBA Work Stages A-E
• Ennismore Gardens - Planning and Listed Building consent for the extension and refurbishment of an 8000sqft house and mews with a new 2000sqft basement level linking the main house and mews. RIBA Work Stages A-D (£4.2m)

Dec 2006 - Jul 2009
 

HillSpink Ltd, London, GB, Project Architect

In-house architectural design practice of Spink Property, a privately owned development and
architecture company producing beautifully designed and intricately detailed homes for discerning
buyers exclusively within the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, then employing 10 qualified Architects and 3 assistants (correct at 2006)

• Experience of working on projects from within a multi disciplined Development company
• Sloane Gardens, Sloane Square – Residential refurbishment of a Grade II Listed former Victorian
schoolhouse into three duplex apartments. Planning and Listed Building consent was obtained by an external Architectural Practice employed by Hillspink and overseen by me. RIBA Work Stages C-L
• West Eaton Place, Knightsbridge - Residential refurbishment of 10000 sq ft 6 storey
Grade II listed townhouse and adjoining 2 storey mews house. Architect within team of 4 Architects
and Assistants (sole responsibility of delivering mews house and elements of main house)
RIBA Work Stages E-L
• Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge - Residential refurbishment of an 8500 sq ft ground and lower ground maisonette. RIBA Work Stages E-L
• Cheyne Place, Chelsea – Residential refurbishment and extension of a 5500 sq ft 6 storey
Townhouse opposite the Physic Gardens. RIBA Work Stages A-L
• Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge - Residential refurbishment of a 2800 sq ft ground and lower ground maisonette. RIBA Work Stages C-L
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge - Residential refurbishment of a fourth floor 2500 sq ft penthouse and Planning and Listed Building consent for the addition of a new 5th floor level. RIBA Work Stages B-L

Dec 2003 - Dec 2006
 

KSR Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Private architectural practice specialising in the residential sector, employing 20 qualified Architects and
30 assistants

• Finchley Road, Hampstead – New build development of four blocks consisting of 50 sale and 54
affordable apartments for Regime Developments. Architectural assistant within team of 3
RIBA Work Stage K (£20m)
• Sir John Atkins, South Kensington - Luxury development of 3 blocks consisting of 35 apartments
and 8 houses for Westcity Ltd. Architectural assistant within team of 6 RIBA Stages D-E (£65m)
• Sir John Atkins, South Kensington – Affordable housing component of luxury housing development,
consisting of a new build 34-apartment block for Westcity Ltd and Octavia Hill Housing Association.
Architectural assistant within team of 4 RIBA Stages E-G (£8m)

Oct 2002 - Oct 2003
 

Education 

University of Greenwich, Dartford, GB, Masters, Architecture

RIBA Parts II & III

Oct 1999 - Dec 2005
 

The Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester, GB, BArch, Architecture

RIBA Part I

Oct 1995 - Jul 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 



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