ABIGAIL BAGGLEY

Associate | Architect

Abigail joined Boon Brown in 2011 following completion of her degree in Architecture from Liverpool University. Since then, she has completed her professional architectural training, qualifying top of her class with a distinction, enabling her to register as an Architect.

Throughout her years at Boon Brown, Abi has developed her skills working closely with clients, bidding for new work, winning projects and presenting schemes and concept ideas to clients, stakeholders within the community and Local Planning Authorities. Abi is a dedicated team member, working well with other architects and technical staff, leading projects from inception through to completion and ensuring the initial project ‘vision’ is well executed.

Abi has experience working within many project sectors; however she predominantly works on mixed use, residential and education / community projects. Abi has an excellent understanding of the planning system and always undergoes a full site appraisal prior to the start of a new design. Gaining a full understanding the site, its constraints and the client brief, Abi is able to present a variety of design ideas to her clients, enabling them to explore different options from the outset.

Abi has worked on projects such as the award winning The Sanctuary in London, Brewery Square in Dorchester, the redevelopment of the Sherborne Preparatory School and the build of a new Community Hall in Westfield estate, Yeovil.

Abi is very proactive by nature and is always striving to find new ways to improve company processes and deliver the best possible service to our clients. She loves meeting and working with new people and endeavours to exceed her client’s brief through inventive architecture that is creative and context driven. Abi’s persistent drive for company improvement combined with dedication and care for her clients, resulted in her being promoted to an Associate in 2018.

NICK FRANCIS

Associate | Senior Architectural Technician

Nick is an Associate at Boon Brown and has been with the company since 1996. He is primarily responsible for the management and procurement of large residential projects from stage 4 through to completion, but also has experience in Commercial, Industrial and Education Sectors. He is an excellent team motivator and has helped to develop successful relationships with many clients, both in the private and public sectors.

On all projects in the office, Nick carries out Technical Reviews, ensuring Building Regulation and Technical Compliance are accomplished. This overview is carried out at an early stage to ensure that schemes, when presented to clients, incorporate all the basics to comply with Building Regulations, NHBC, Fire, Technical and Accommodation Standards including The London Housing Design Guide and CFSH.

MATT FROST

Associate | Town Planner

A Chartered Town Planner with 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Matt has a successful track record of dealing with a broad range of complex planning applications and related issues.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Town Planning, Matt spent the first nine years of his career gaining invaluable experience in a number of positions within local government across South West England. Having obtained this fundamental understanding of the workings of the planning system, his subsequent role as Regional Planning Manager for a national house builder provided Matt with an astute awareness of the commercial needs of the development industry.

Since joining Boon Brown in 2008, Matt has continued to advise a broad range of clients on the development potential of their land, and to deliver planning permissions accordingly for viable developments. Matt is particularly experienced in dealing with major residential schemes, the negotiation of planning obligations and appeal work – particularly as an expert witness.

Having hung up his football boots, Matt is a keen trail runner and can often be found running the hills and coastal paths of the West Country in his spare time.

MIKE PAYNE

Associate | Project Lead

Having joined Boon Brown in 1997, Mike is one of the longest serving members of the team and has assisted in the growth of the company during the past 20 years, through looking for new business opportunities whilst successfully maintaining current client relations and achieving impressive levels of repeat business. This ethos is of the utmost importance to Mike.

Key to his role as an Associate, Mike is a highly innovative and design conscious individual and his analytical approach to Architecture, Team Leadership and Project Management has led to considerable repeat commissions across a wide variety of sectors including Residential, Commercial, Education, Retail and Healthcare. Mike’s involvement, from fee bidding and project winning through all stages of the process up until project completion, are undertaken in a passionate manner with creative design solutions always at the forefront. Having an extensive technical knowledge in addition to a good commercial understanding, Mike is able to mesh these qualities with design talent to deliver practical and cost-effective solutions with a keen eye always on the Aesthetics of any given project.

During the past ten years, Mike has immersed himself in the Healthcare Sector, primarily focusing on Dementia care facilities. During this period Mike has designed many Care Homes across the country, ranging from small self-contained units to large and complex specialist centres for people of all ages, suffering with Dementia. Mike’s designs seek to break new ground and move away from the traditionally perceived ‘Institutional’ arrangements whilst using the latest technologies in these buildings to improve residents’ quality of life and staffing efficiencies.

NIGEL TAPPER

Associate | Senior Architectural Technician

Nigel joined the practice in 1998 and brings a wealth of technical knowledge in both the Residential and Commercial sectors in the Construction Industry.

Nigel is a seasoned Project Runner and experienced within the field of mainstream construction, having been responsible for the design, development and construction of some significant key projects. He has over 20 years’ experience in construction, allied to a keen eye for technical innovation.

Nigel holds the position of Associate at Boon Brown and is responsible for the management and procurement of many projects where he leads and provides excellent technical support, taking design through the full stage 4 delivery through to construction and completion.

Nigel frequently works alongside the Architects at the design stage to advise on the construction and Building Regulation aspects of the design, to ensure a smooth transition from planning drawings to production information and specifications. Adding technical input at an early stage helps ensure the building can be delivered both visually as the Client/Architect expects and detailed in the most cost-effective manner to meet the ever-demanding constraints of Building Regulations.

Nigel also takes a lead in mentoring junior technicians, advising and helping them through their time studying and progressing their work-based development.

DAN DYMOND

Associate | Project Lead

Daniel is an Associate at Boon Brown and has over a decade of experience working on a huge variety of building projects ranging from small bespoke houses through to large scale mixed used developments.

As an experienced Lead Designer, Daniel began his career as an Apprentice Technician at Boon Brown in 2004 before returning to university in 2011 to complete his first degree in architecture. During his time at the practice, Daniel has been responsible for the delivery of several large mixed-use schemes across London for housing providers Genesis, A2Dominion, Family Mosaic and Bellway Homes. His wealth of technical knowledge combined with creative problem-solving skills has seen him develop practical, high quality design solutions for an extensive mix of project types and clients. He works closely with clients and design teams from the early stages of a project to deliver economically advantageous, yet design led solutions, underpinned by sustainability.

Daniel, often acting as lead consultant and designer, is responsible for the full coordination of design team members and specialists across a range of software platforms. With over 5 years of experience in the delivery of fully coordinated BIM level 2 information models, Daniel can assist clients and consultants with the benefits of emerging technologies as part of the design and construction process.

COREEN BROOM

BIM Manager | Senior Architectural Technician

Coreen is an experienced technician within the field of Architecture, particularly in residential and education design. With years of experience in architectural practice, Coreen has demonstrated that she is very capable of producing quality and detailed information for a variety of projects. Her current work at Boon Brown involves detail design for large private residential developments and project management of various schemes, done both in CAD and Revit format.

Coreen has recently been promoted to BIM Manager. She is proficient in Revit architecture and BIM and her in-depth knowledge of these programs and protocols makes her a valuable member of our technical team. She is responsible for producing standards, advice and support – ensuring that, through the use of BIM, we are capable of meeting our clients’ and design team’s requirements.