Development Architect – London – £50k+


In house development architect for a Restaurant Group who currently trade 10 Restaurants across France in the UK with the view of growing to 40 + over the next 5 years throughout the EU. Formats include 500 – 800 SQM Trattorias, 4000 SQM +Food Courts. The remit is global, but you will be based in the UK.

Profile :

– Circa 8 + Years hospitality / mixed use experiences. International track record preferred.

– Experience working ‘Client Side’ preferred but not essential.

– Team player, able to work with and liaise with all stakeholders within development team and wider group.

– Able to work autonomously and be goal oriented.

– Technically minded.

– Willing to travel frequently, primarily in the EU.

Roles & Responsibilities :

A. Site Feasibility & Space Planning

Working with the Acquisitions and Project team to determine the technical suitability of prospective sites in the UK, Spain and France. This will include establishing and reporting on ( With the help of local consultants ) : Test Fit Layouts – Number of covers, size of BOH, delivery routes etc. Numerous site visits as well as desk top study sketch layouts to be provided. Collating and processing drawings supplied by the LL and third parties. Ensuring drawings are accurate and clear and providing a briefing pack to the ID Department.

B. Pipeline

Working with the Construction Team to ensure all due diligence and lead in works are programmed in line with pipeline and opening schedule. Develop, refine and prepare a food court concept deck ( space planning, operational modelling, M&E coordination, and establishing design parameters ) for international roll out.

Preparing presentations of prospective sites for board approval, this will include but will not be limited to – spatial utilisation layouts and building metric analysis

C. Architectural, Operational & Technical Design

Model and space plan various layout scenarios for prospective sites to build an architectural / conceptual vision for potential sites.

Working with the Operators and Design Team to ensure necessary approvals are granted by the local authorities.

Working along side the design studio, but taking the lead on design and specification of Architectural / Construction items within a prospective site, this could include – Feature Staircases, Atrium / Roof Lights, Balustrades shopfronts etc.

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