Sheffield’s own Bond Bryan Architects are celebrating their 30th birthday in style with a handful of high-profile awards

Often at times people will cringe at the idea of getting another year older. Businesses, however, are not people – and for a business to turn thirty is a wondrous thing.

What’s more wondrous is to celebrate such a landmark birthday with a collection of high-profile awards and nominations.

Founded in 1987/88 by Jon Bond and John Bryan, now run and owned by the next generation of home-grown talent, this Sheffield-born architectural consultancy practice has been a creative driving force in the city, the region, the North and the UK.

Now celebrating their 30th birthday this year, Bond Bryan have been sweeping award events across the North, winning six awards in May alone and being nominated for at least half a dozen others. Amongst these wins were the award for Best Educational Building at the LABC South Yorkshire & Humber Building Excellence Awards for their recently completed Doncaster Campus of the National College for High Speed Rail, a project set to fuel the skills market within the future high speed rail industry in Britain. Bond Bryan were also named as the Winner of Winners at the LABC South Yorkshire & Humber Building Excellence Awards for their continued outstanding contribution to the region.

Also won within May was the RICS Award for Regeneration in the East Midlands, awarded for the National College for High Speed Rail Birmingham Campus, a sister campus to the Doncaster Campus and another point on the map to help shape the future of high speed rail within the UK.

And lastly in May, Bond Bryan were awarded the RIBA East Midlands Award for their Advanced Manufacturing Building for The University of Nottingham, followed by the RIBA Yorkshire Sustainability Award and then the RIBA Yorkshire Regional Award for the National College for High Speed Rail’s Doncaster Campus, ensuring each project’s nomination for the National RIBA Awards. By winning these awards, Bond Bryan have fended off some of the country’s top architecture firms including industry giants BDP & AHR.

The fact that Bond Bryan have won 3 of 4 RIBA nominations (with one Bond Bryan nominated project losing to another Bond Bryan nominated project) shows just how regionally and nationally significant their work is.

Over their past 30 years, Bond Bryan have been at the forefront of helping shape Yorkshire, working with Councils in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Colleges across Sheffield, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Rotherham, and countless stakeholders and other collaborators to give Sheffield and South Yorkshire some of their most iconic buildings. Our continued work with these partners has resulted in the adaptation of Don Valley through the Olympic Legacy Park Masterplan, the iconic new home for Sheffield Hallam University’s Faculty of Development and Society on Charles Street, and the creation of both a new Engineering Campus for The University of Sheffield and the world-renowned Sheffield Business Park.

Sheffield Business Park, a collaborative project between The University of Sheffield and countless industry partners including the likes of Boeing and Rolls-Royce, has been delivered by Bond Bryan and other partners and has seen South Yorkshire become a beacon on the global map for Advanced Industrial output and innovative methods of research and discovery. The University’s award-winning Factory 2050 building, designed and delivered by Bond Bryan’s passionate and dedicated architectural team, has been critically acclaimed and is widely considered to be the world’s first fully reconfigurable advanced manufacturing environment.

Now breaking ground in the residential sector, Bond Bryan are currently working on transforming three under-used sites in our sister town Rotherham, delivering over 180 homes as well as countless amounts of public realm and community space.

Great things are happening all around our city and our region, and Bond Bryan are blazing a trail into the future, shaping our region to become a hotspot of education, industry, commerce and living. Watch this space people of Sheffield.

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Bond Bryan Announcements

Bond Bryan are delighted to announce a number of key promotions within the practice – to Associate and Associate Director level – as part of our commitment to continually improve our service. This includes 4 promotions to Associate, within the Westerham Studio, for Adrian Stubbs, Lee Manning, Andy Rose and Lee Mardell and 1 promotion to Associate Director for Pete Severn within the London Studio – Pete will continue to play a major role in the development of our practice, working with clients and managing teams across a range of projects.

Jonathan Herbert, managing director, said, “Pete is already playing an increasingly-important role within our practice and this change is an acknowledgement of this. I am also very pleased that, in an improving situation, we are able to progress the careers of Adrian, Lee, Andy and Lee. This important development recognises their significant contributions across the business and we look forward to seeing their future success.”

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Bond Bryan are hiring

Due to the award of a number of significant projects, Bond Bryan are seeking talented Architectural Technologists or suitably qualified Technicians, to join their creative and dynamic studios in both London and Kent.

Bond Bryan have huge ambitions and, therefore, wish to welcome talented individuals looking to make progress within an enthusiastic team. We would welcome applications – from Junior Technicians/Technologists through to experienced candidates. Salary will be dependent on experience; we also offer 25 days holiday, private healthcare, pension scheme, critical illness cover and life insurance.


The successful applicant will work directly with the Studio Director and the team of project architects – collating, organising, investigating and producing technical information for use during the development of the project design.

You will demonstrate a strong portfolio of residential and public-sector projects and possess strong technical abilities; below are listed the key areas and responsibilities involved:

Developing the Architectural Design

• Collating and organising technical information.
• Investigating technical information and factors that affect projects – including
client requirements, site/building surveys and regulatory requirements.
• Producing all information necessary to submit Applications to relevant
statutory authorities.
• Preparing and presenting design proposals using our BIM authoring software,
ArchiCAD – training will be provided.

Preparing detail design and production information

• Preparing and presenting detailed design proposals using ArchiCAD.
• Advising the Project Architect regarding the programming of deliverables.
• Contributing to the detailed design process and coordinating detailed design
information with the Design Team.
• Preparing specifications, using NBS, for construction work.
• Preparing drawings, plans and documents for statutory approvals.
• Attending co-ordination meetings, recording minutes and preparing any associated
• Contributing to design-stage risk assessments.

Contract Management/Construction on site

• Making site visits and recording findings of site inspections.
• Obtaining and evaluating tenders with Architect and QS before sign-off.
• Attending meetings, recording minutes and preparing associated documentation.
• As required by the Contractor, preparing and presenting construction details using
our BIM authoring software, ArchiCAD.

Post Construction

• Assisting with the production of ‘As Built drawings’ using our BIM authoring
software, ArchiCAD.

Professional Practice

•Adhering to Bond Bryan’s internal policies, e.g. Quality Assurance etc.
• Being a member of CIAT (TCIAT) or in the process of becoming a member
(Senior mentor program with BIAT members).
• Undertaking structured Continued Professional Development (CPD)

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with covering letter, CV and portfolio (including some of your detailed drawings) explaining why you are the right candidate for the role to:

Geoff Halliwell, Director (London)

Jeff Stibbons, Director (Kent)

We strive to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at Bond Bryan are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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RIBA Yorkshire Housing Group

Helen O’Reilly and Tomasz Romaniewicz from the Bond Bryan Sheffield Office are both delighted to be selected onto the RIBA Yorkshire Housing Group.

The core purpose of the Group, over the next two years, will be to advise and advocate to regional and government bodies on housing issues – with the aim of developing a model that reflects the needs of the region and improves the planning process, housing design standards, technical development and delivery mechanisms.

Bond Bryan have delivered some significant residential schemes, nationally, and are currently developing: an exemplar placemaking-led scheme to provide 197 homes in a village near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, an urban masterplan for a 2.5 mile stretch of Hagley Road in Birmingham to develop its living corridor in Birmingham City Centre and are on site, with Berkeley Homes, East Thames, to deliver Royal Arsenal Riverside – one of South East London’s most exciting riverside addresses, occupying a prime location on the River Thames.

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Bond Bryan Digital and Fulton Trotter Digital announce Strategic Alliance

Bond Bryan Digital (UK) and Fulton Trotter Digital (AUST) today announced their strategic alliance. The alliance formalises the informal information sharing that has been occurring over the past two years; this alliance will strengthen the capability of both practices in knowledge, research and development and service capacity.

Bond Bryan Digital spearheaded by Director, Kevin Grayson and Associate Director, Rob Jackson have a wealth of knowledge in openBIM processes and in the delivery of UK BIM Level 2 projects. As members of buildingSMART UK&I, Bond Bryan have been at the forefront of promoting and practically applying the use of open standards including IFC, COBie and BCF. This use of open standards is coupled with both understanding industry best practice and developing appropriate responses to clients’ specific needs.

Fulton Trotter Digital led by Director, Nathan Hildebrandt brings over 10 years of experience in openBIM process development together with extensive process and deliverable research.

Rob commented: “I have known Nathan for many years, having met at various global events, and we share a common passion for pushing forward the digital revolution of the construction industry – underpinned by open standards. This strategic alliance is really a logical next step to help more projects to benefit from these industry-leading best practice approaches with our collective knowledge.”

Nathan added: “Rob and Bond Bryan Digital have significant knowledge, expertise and real-life practical experience in delivering Digital Services for their clients in the UK. We share common goals and values in working with open standards and providing value-adding services for our clients. Our complementary skills will provide our clients with a greater level of capability to deliver higher value and services.”

Bond Bryan Digital and Fulton Trotter Digital look forward to continuing to provide industry-leading services, and believe that this arrangement will, ultimately, benefit all of their clients.

About Bond Bryan Digital

Bond Bryan Digital is a brand of Bond Bryan Architects – offering Information Definition, Supply Chain Assessment, Information Management, Coordination Management and other digital services. Our core goal is in helping to define, manage and deliver high-quality digital information to facilitate better outcomes for the whole life of built assets.

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About Fulton Trotter Architects | Fulton Trotter Digital

Fulton Trotter Architects has a rich history – with over 70 years in practice and with offices in Brisbane and Sydney. They are highly experienced and skilled in designing and project managing large and complex health, aged care, education and public building projects. They are well known for their design for their climatic design, their thorough consultation processes and their ability to engage effectively with all stakeholders. Fulton Trotter are proud of their family culture and believe in creating communities – not just buildings.

More information about Fulton Trotter Architects:

Fulton Trotter have been leaders in Building Information Management (BIM) for many years with architectural modelling and documentation practices amongst the best in the world. Fulton Trotter Digital is the newly launched brand of Fulton Trotter Architects offering services to asset owners in specifying, assessing, managing and auditing digital information deliverables. This will assist asset owners to maximise the potential value in their facility and reduce capital and operational costs.

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Contact Information

Robert Jackson | Associate Director
Bond Bryan Digital
+44(0)114 266 2040

Nathan Hildebrandt | Director
Fulton Trotter Architects
+61 448 109 549

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Bond Bryan goes Speed Dating

Last week, Bond Bryan Project Architect, Tomasz Romaniewicz, attended the Leeds Beckett University’s ‘Speed Dating – Work Placement’ scheme.

The scheme, in its fifth year, gives undergraduate architecture students the opportunity of meeting with professionals in a ‘speed-dating’/networking environment and listen to presentations from a selection of practice professionals.

The students are then offered a four-day ‘taster’, within an architectural practice, which helps to develop students’ understanding of the importance of practice and professionalism within the work environment.

Bond Bryan’s Tomasz added: “I always enjoy sharing my experiences with students. This is a great scheme as it gives students hands-on experience whilst developing their employability skills.”

We look forward to welcoming our first two students this week.

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New Year: New Directors

We are extremely pleased to welcome Zubin Masters and Matt Hutton to the Bond Bryan Board of Directors.

Zubin is a long-serving member of the Bond Bryan team and has helped to shape all parts of our business since joining our Sheffield base in 2004 – before relocating to our Westerham Studio in 2009. Zubin’s consistent goal is to delight each client with a truly creative solution whilst, at the same time, leading and inspiring the design team to deliver quality throughout every stage of the project. Having co-managed the Westerham Studio for the past eight years, first as an Associate and then as Associate Director, his leadership skills, desire for continuous improvement and passion for design, have had a significant and positive effect on our architectural practice.

Matt joined Bond Bryan’s Sheffield Studio in 2003 as a trainee architect and is now one of our leading designers. He has led a number of multi-award-winning projects at Bond Bryan including: The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles Street Building and The David Hockney Building for Bradford College. Going forward, Matt will play a leading role in all aspects of Bond Bryan’s design practice – from concept through to the detailed design stage.

Managing Director, Jonathan Herbert, said: “We are delighted to have both Zubin and Matt as Directors and expect that they will be brilliant additions to our Board!”

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Thank You Stewart

After ten years of excellent service, Bond Bryan Director Stewart Paine has retired. During that period, he established and co-led Bond Bryan’s Westerham Studio (our first base in the South East); today Westerham, together with our London Studio, accommodates our thriving Southern practice: a real testament to Stewart’s legacy.

Managing Director, Jonathan Herbert, said: “Stewart retires at the end of a record year for Bond Bryan’s Southern operation. On behalf of the whole team at Bond Bryan, I should place on record our collective appreciation for all the great work that Stewart has done for our practice over the past ten years. We simply would not be in such an excellent position without his guidance and encouragement.”

We all enjoyed Stewart’s pre-Christmas send-off party which was preceeded by presentations and a wonderful thankyou speech from the great man himself. Stewart, a genuine people person, known for his calm manner and unfailing sense of humour, will be missed – but we look forward to him visiting us very soon!

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Congratulations to Usman Hussain

Congratulations to Usman Hussain for sucessfully passing his MCIAT – qualifying as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

Geoff Halliwell, Director, commented:”Usman joined the practice in 2015 and is a key member of our technical team. This qualification recognises both Usman’s knowledge of the construction industry process and his professional experience in designing, developing, and managing projects.”

Best wishes from everyone at Bond Bryan!

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Darren Southgate Moves On

After almost 16 years at Bond Bryan, Director Darren Southgate is moving on at the end of 2017. Throughout his time with us, Darren has worked tirelessly – displaying huge energy and focus; he joined us as a project architect in 2002 and enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks before becoming a Main Board Director in 2012.

He has been a highly-effective account manager for a number of important blue-chip clients and worked on a range of prestigious projects including the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the multi-award-winning Factory 2050 – both within Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.

Darren now wishes to pour his time and energy into a diverse range of entrepreneurial and volunteering interests, a number of which sit outside of Bond Bryan Architects’ business objectives. Managing Director Jonathan Herbert said “Darren is a talented individual who has the ability to be effective across a wide range of undertakings; the team here would like to thank him for his service and offer their very best wishes for a successful future.”

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