Date joined: 2009
Honours: BA (Hons) BArch (Dist) RIBA
Key Projects: 10 & 12 Hammersmith Grove, London; 33 Margaret Street, London; 56 Shepherd’s Bush Green, London; Chapel Street, Salford; Glaxo House, London; MACQ Auditorium, Sunderland; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff; The Embankment Greengate, Salford
Gary Colleran joined Flanagan Lawrence in 2009 and was made a Senior Associate Director in 2014. Gary has worked across a broad range of projects including the award winning Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 10 and 12 Hammersmith Grove, and 33 Margaret Street.
Gary is currently leading the Flanagan Lawrence team on the design and construction of Chapel Street, Salford, a 17 storey residential building. He is also overseeing the first phase of The Embankment, Greengate in Salford, a commercial development that will initially provide 204,150sq.ft of high quality office space. Both schemes are due for completion in early 2017.
Additional projects that Gary is presently working on include: The second phase of The Embankment, Greengate; a new auditorium in Sunderland; the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Glaxo House in Greenford into office space; a new multi-residential scheme above a historic structure in Shepherd’s Bush; and the conversion of a listed structure in Crouch End into a boutique hotel.
Prior to Flanagan Lawrence, Gary worked for Ian Simpson Architects from 1999 to 2008 where he was a made a Project Director in 2005. During that time, he worked on a variety of projects including his role as a Project Architect on the Beetham Tower in Manchester, a 48 storey tower comprising of hotel and residential uses. Gary subsequently was the Project Director responsible for Lumiere in Leeds which was a £150m mixed use scheme comprising of two towers of 55 and 33 storeys respectively.
In addition to his work in practice Gary teaches at the Manchester School of Architecture on a part time basis and has done so since 2000.