The Lamella Team

Liam Russell

Director

Liam believes in a better, sustainable future by challenging the assumptions of the present. He achieves this through a concise approach to the delivery of each project where the values of Lamella MMC are interpreted and realised through detailed analysis and consideration to simple, beautiful and ingenious design and organisation.

The environment and sustainability is a key component of his work. As such, Liam has worked for over twenty years in the industry, for many of the leading developers and portfolio holders, specialising in the residential sector and in multi-occupancy residential, BTR and PRS/multi-family.

In addition, alongside other sectors such as education, commercial and so on, he has been working with Local Authorities and Housing Associations/RSLs on the design and delivery of Council Housing, Assisted Living/Extra-Care/Specialist Housing and Affordable Housing projects. He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and runs a multi-award winning architectural practice and professional consultancy.

LRA

LRA ( Liam Russell Architects ) is a multi-disciplinary studio of 20 creative professionals including architects, technicians, technologists and designers. From offices in London and Brighton, its current workload includes two £65million projects at technical design stages, work on a £230million masterplan, several projects for assisted living of around £15million each, many smaller projects and LRA is an investor in smart technology and CLT.

In 2019 the practice’s work was nominated for three international awards and it won Best International Project – the two remaining nominations are due to be awarded in 2020. LRA believes in its role to help create a better, sustainable future. LRA disrupts the assumptions of the present. LRA creates a better future through ingenuity and design with people and the environment at the heart of every decision. LRA creates wonderful buildings and spaces.

Tim Hughes

Director

Tim is an experienced main board director and has held a number of senior roles within large blue chip companies in the corporate sector. Before moving into the property sector, he was a director of a Telecoms Division for a large multinational company.

In 2003 Peter and Tim became real estate investors, building their own property portfolios in the UK and abroad. Tim and Peter conceived the idea and co founded a successful property consultancy. Tim was the first major investor and Managing director / shareholder of the property consultancy.

The consultancy built a portfolio valued in excess of 24 million for its shareholders and investors. In the early stages of the company Peter was responsible for sourcing, acquisition, conversion and refurbishment.

Following this Tim and Peter set up their own propertydevelopment company undertaking developments in new build properties and conversions along with joint venture projects with site owners and local authorities. These types of deals maximised the profits for all stakeholders involved in the projects.

With the new government Part L Regulations rapidly approaching it is only a question of time before all homes will need to dramatically lower their carbon footprint, with this in mind, Tim and Peter are particularly interested in green housing projects and eco homes / energy efficiency buildings. Employing Modern Methods of Construction with sustainability throughout the lifecycle of the development.

Rob Bowden

Director

Rob Bowden has been managing director of an established Brighton based Chartered Surveying practice since 2006, having previously worked as a consultant building surveyor in London and the South East since qualifying in 1997 in surveying and property development practices.

His experience includes all sectors of property including residential, commercial and leisure and within those sectors he has provided a wide range of site management and professional services. Having worked extensively on all types of construction methods and types, and under a range of contract procurements he selects his projects on their design and sustainability and works with highly motivated and passionate clients to achieve high quality buildings which have a benefit visually and practically to the built environment.

Bowden Property Consulting

Bowden Property Consulting has been providing construction and property consultancy services since 2006 to all sectors of the property marketplace. They provide all types of site management on projects large and small as well as professional services for to meet the requirements of all sizes of client.

Peter Halm

Director

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the property and development industry. From land deals and development in the Canary Islands to construction and redevelopment projects along the south coast of England Peter has an in-depth knowledge of maximizing a properties full potential. Peter takes great pride in structuring mutually profitable Joint Ventures.

In 2003 Peter and Tim became real estate investors, building their own property portfolios in the UK and abroad. Tim and Peter conceived the idea and co founded a successful property consultancy. Tim was the first major investor and Managing director / shareholder of the property consultancy.

The consultancy built a portfolio valued in excess of 24 million for its shareholders and investors. In the early stages of the company Peter was responsible for sourcing, acquisition, conversion and refurbishment.

Following this Tim and Peter set up their own propertydevelopment company undertaking developments in new build properties and conversions along with joint venture projects with site owners and local authorities. These types of deals maximised the profits for all stakeholders involved in the projects.

With the new government Part L Regulations rapidly approaching it is only a question of time before all homes will need to dramatically lower their carbon footprint, with this in mind, Tim and Peter are particularly interested in green housing projects and eco homes / energy efficiency buildings. Employing Modern Methods of Construction with sustainability throughout the lifecycle of the development

Antony Fanshawe

Director

Antony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has an MBA from the University of Bath. He is a director and shareholder of FPN Ltd, a specialist corporate finance business based in Southampton having run and sold his own advisory business for the last 30 years.

He was a licensed insolvency practitioner for over 30 years and is also a forensic accountant and supports litigation as an accounting and professional conduct expert.

Antony is a frustrated architect and in his professional career he has dealt with a great many construction businesses. While working with a construction company in 2017 he began studying Cross Laminated Timber and quickly recognised that Modern Methods of Construction would very soon become the norm in the construction industry and has been intent on developing businesses specialising in MMC since 2016.

FPN

Antony is an owner and director of FPN Limited which is a firm of chartered accountants specialising in owner managed corporate finance projects.

Michael H. Ramage MArch, PhD

Lamella MMC Associate and the leader of the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University.

Lamella MMC is proud to be working in association with Michael to change the face of modern construction.
It is our ambition to educate and drive the UK building industry into the 21st century. “Our planet needs the UK to evolve its building practices in line with the current global shift, and our government demands it.”

With Michael’s help, Lamella MMC and our associates can meet our government’s 2050 carbon targets today! University Reader in Architecture and Engineering. Deputy Head of Department for Research. Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Director of Studies for Sidney Sussex College and St John’s College.

Michael Ramage leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University. Trained as an architect and an engineer, he is a Reader in architecture and Engineering in the Department of Architecture, a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied architecture at MIT, and worked for Conzett Bronzini inSwitzerland prior to teaching at Cambridge. His current research is focused on developing low-energy structural materials and systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world and improved engineered timber and bamboo through natural material innovation. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Royal Society, the British Academy, and industry.

Michael H Ramage Quote 

Yet, one must keep in mind that even the longest forestry rotations are just a blink on any geological time scale, i.e. the time scale for the replenishment of the Earth’s resources (rocks, ores and soils) required in the supply chain of other construction materials. In that regard, timber is the only widely used building material that can be considered to be truly renewable.