Area is delighted to announce the appointment of Alistair Buchanan as Contracts Director.

Alistair brings with him an in-depth understanding of a projects entire process having initially studied architecture at university before moving into the more practical side of construction management.

He recently joins us from fit-out contractor 8build where he managed their large commercial fit out projects. His career highlights include setting up the 8build office in Singapore where he lived for 5 years and focused on D&B projects in the hospitality and commercial sectors.

Alistair remarks ‘The market has changed considerably over the last few years and there is increasing demand for contractors to absorb a lot of the design risk. It is a pleasure to start working with Area in Detail & Build as it is a forward-thinking company that has positioned itself effectively to work in this new direction, having a design background this approach appealed to me greatly.

I’m looking forward to being more involved in the pre-construction and design aspects of a project and working with a team that has a great ethos, culture and Can-Do attitude.’

Chris Stewart, Divisional Director adds ‘We are very excited about Alistair joining the team in the Area Detail and Build division. His knowledge, enthusiasm and proven experience will be a fantastic addition to our offering.’

When not at the Rugby supporting the Harlequins, Alistair enjoys running and cycling and if the weather is good he can be found out on his motorbike!

The Detail & Build division are a specialist team within Area who are experienced in collaborating with leading architects, designers, project managers, consultants and quantity surveyors. In house design means seamless detailing between professional and delivery teams and quicker completion times with a price point that is structured to compete in this cost-focused market. It also offers clients one central point of contact and responsibility.

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