Holmes Miller adds two new directors

Tim Gray and Mark Ellson

HOLMES Miller has added two new directors in the shape of Tim Gray and Mark Ellson.

The Glasgow-based architectural practice said their “outstanding design talent, enthusiasm and noteworthy experience of delivering successful projects” left the existing directorship in no doubt that promotion to a top management role was merited.

Holmes Miller said this latest evolution of the management make-up reflects careful long-standing planning to recalibrate and strengthen their sector spread and geographical areas of activity.

Education is the most significant component of the practice’s portfolio of work. Mark Ellson has a leading role in the design and delivery of multi-million pound projects, with the recent completion of Harris Academy in Dundee a huge feather in the cap of both Mark and Holmes Miller.

Tim Gray leads Holmes Miller’s growing commercial sector team and currently splits his time between the London and Glasgow offices. The recent completion of a retail park in North Yorkshire and current progression of major mixed-use schemes in Dundee and Glasgow has consolidated and broadened the practice’s portfolio.

Holmes Miller managing director, Callum Houston, said, “Holmes Miller is delighting in a purple-patch of really exciting initiatives at the moment, none-more-so than the elevation of my close colleagues, who are also my good friends, to a place at the top-table.”

Tim Gray said, “I’m honestly thrilled by the opportunity to join the Holmes Miller management team at such an exciting time, there is huge potential to expand our exposure to what has been a hibernating private sector giant.”

Mark Ellson added, “I joined over a decade ago as a student, it is fantastic to now receive recognition for my role in creating landmark educational projects at Holmes Miller. I’m exhilarated by the practice’s ambition of cementing and growing the practice’s established position as a leading education-sector architect in Scotland and developing it in new geographies.”