Friends and colleagues gathered at Leighton House Museum, London, W14 to celebrate Simon Avery’s forthcoming retirement on the 31st October.
All had an enjoyable evening looking around this lovingly restored house, gathering first to admire the truly beautiful Arab Hall with its stunning collection of Iznik tiles for drinks and canapes followed by a review by Simon of some of his work.
Simon retires having worked for Bell Cornwell for 27 years.
Prior to joining Bell Cornwell Simon spent three years with a chartered architects and town planning consultancy, setting up their London-based office.
He also worked in the public sector for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea plus the London Docklands, Tyne and Wear and Lower Don Valley Development Corporations. Simon specialises in the historic, conservation and listed building schemes in both urban and rural settings, where his knowledge in the fields of heritage impact appraisals, enabling development statements and associated design and access statements have seen him work on a number of key and prestigious projects.
Rebekah Jubb, Partner at Bell Cornwell said:
Bell Cornwell will be sad to see Simon go after 27 years with the Practice. His unique character and energetic approach to looking after his clients and projects has embodied the Bell Cornwell ethos. We wish Simon a long and happy retirement. We will do our best to fill the gap he leaves, not least with the opening of our London office, which enables us to provide an enhanced service to our client base in London and beyond.