McBains names new director of architecture team

Mark Baseby

CONSTRUCTION consulting and design agency McBains has appointed Mark Baseby as director of its architecture team.

He has been with the firm since 2000, working his way up the ranks from architect to associate, and most recently, project director.

Mark has led on projects including BAE Systems’ new training facility at the defence giant’s submarine yard in Barrow-in-Furness; the new divisional HQ for Lancashire Constabulary and the expansion of Windsor Boys and Girls Schools.

McBains chief executive Michael Thirkettle said, “Mark is an excellent example of how committed we are at McBains to invest in high quality members of the team, supporting them to grow and develop their careers within the business. Mark’s promotion recognises his integral role in the architecture team’s success over the years, including his personal commitment, hard work and achievements, in particular leading McBains’ blue light and custodial sector success and expertise over the last 10 years.”

The firm added that director of design Mark Leeson will continue to provide senior support on the day-to-day commercial and financial management of the architecture team over the immediate period of 3-6 months, as well as retaining a role in the larger schemes already secured by the team.