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James Payne

Project Director

James trained in architecture and urban design in Birmingham and Milan. He joined Nikal in June 2007 following 12 years with leading private practices in London and Manchester.

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.

James is the creative force behind the ‘look and feel’ of Nikal’s development portfolio and leads the development process from conception to completion. He is responsible for selecting, appointing and directing full design and construction professionals and for taking projects from feasibility and planning approval through to procurement, delivery and post completion.