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James Payne

Managing Director

James trained in architecture and urban design in Birmingham and Milan. He joined the Nikal Group in June 2007 taking on the role of Managing Director for Hillcrest in early 2018.

He has extensive experience in the commercial, leisure and residential sectors and an in-depth understanding of complex building design, planning and procurement.

Latterly, James was as Associate Director at Calderpeel FGP, where he managed a team of twenty architects specialising in the masterplanning and delivery of large-scale mixed-use and residential developments throughout the UK.