PEOPLE

Grace Cooper

Grace joined Allied London in 2016, having spent 10 years working as an architect in high profile London practices. She is responsible for managing design across a multitude of projects across the St. John’s masterplan, as well as the in-house delivery of fit-out projects in Manchester and Leeds.

She has experience in the reuse of existing buildings across a number of sectors and delivered a range of listed and heritage projects. Her passion for purity in design and honesty in materials seeks to inspire a new future for the existing buildings she works with.

Grace holds a BSC in Architecture from University College London and a Diploma in Architecture from University of Westminster. She enjoys an active role within the design community regularly attending exhibitions and industry events. In 2016 she was nominated by her employer in the ‘Rising Star Category’ of the Women in Construction Awards.

Tom Dangerfield

Tom is a chartered accountant, having qualified in 2012 and joined Allied London in 2015. Tom oversees the corporate finance for Allied London and leads the corporate accounting, direct and indirect taxation function, project accounting and sales transactions.

Tom’s main areas of work are on both treasury management and debt procurement with varying property financing arrangements including: dual and tri banking development facilities, development finance agreements, profit share arrangements, conversion of development facilities to asset facilities and public funding.

Poppy Gardner

Poppy studied fine art and illustration at Wimbledon Art School before going on to study Spanish, film and English literature at Newcastle University, graduating with a first class BA (hons).

Before joining Allied London in 2018, Poppy worked in a range of hybrid studio management, executive assistant and marketing roles, in a varied range of sectors including fashion, music, design, property and finance. Poppy currently works closely with the executive team and is a key member of the corporate marketing team, delivering a range of communications and creative projects to support the Allied London marketing and communications strategy.

Suresh Gorasia has over 18 years of experience property finance, financial management and real estate transactions and corporately leads all aspects of Allied London’s operational activities.

Suresh has extensive knowledge of financial management and control with a particular focus on the property industry, using this experience to lead the overarching operational strategy and delivery for Allied London.

Suresh trained with KPMG and has worked for Manchester Airport Group as property finance director, during the acquisition of Stansted Airport and setup of the Airport City Joint Venture. He has held various responsibilities both with Allied London and numerous high-profile organisations, which have included funding management and reporting, investment reviews, cost control and banking.

Suresh holds a first class honours degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Manchester and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Thomas Hardie

Tom has eight years’ industry experience working in multiple areas including residential, airports, workspace and hospitality. Tom is responsible for creating interior design concepts and overseeing their delivery across Allied London’s variety of projects in the UK.

Prior to Allied London Tom worked at leading UK architect practice, Scott Brownrigg, as an interior Designer. He has an MA in Design Interaction from Arts University Bournemouth and a BA in 3D Design: Interior & Furniture Design from Plymouth University.

Jane Harvey

Jane joined Allied London in 2017 and is executive assistant to the corporate and development teams within Allied London. Jane provides strategic support, delivery and office management for the company and is primarily based in Manchester.

Jane holds a BA (hons) Degree in cinema and photography from the University of Leeds.

Ted Hewins

Ted Hewins is a professional Project Manager with experience in the management of new build and refurbishment construction projects.

He has managed the sensitive refurbishment of the Grade II* listed London Road Fire Station project, directing the construction manager and a range of trade contractors.

Ted has an undergraduate degree in Geography and Urban Planning and a MSc degree in Real Estate. Ted has qualified as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Michael IngallMichael Ingall

Michael is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Allied London Group, an award-winning multi-platform real estate investment, development and services group.

A qualified chartered surveyor, Ingall started his career managing various parts of London on the Crown and Pollen Estates for Drivers Jonas, he then moved on to retail development consultancy, joined the board of Raglan Properties in 1990 and joined the board of Allied London in 1995 subsequently taking the business private in 2000.

At Allied London he was responsible for the complete restructuring of the business, and earned a reputation for tackling complex, difficult and pioneering developments, as well as the restoration of listed historic buildings and iconic landmarks such as Herbal House (London), The Brunswick Centre (London), The Bonded Warehouse (Manchester), The Malthouse (Leeds), and ongoing work to the former London Road Fire Station (Manchester).

Michael’s ability to blend vision with technical and financial skills has established Allied London as a leader and authority in the area of complex city centre redevelopment. His and Allied London’s contributions to the property business have been recognised consistently with industry awards over the last twenty years. Spinningfields in Manchester is considered a particularly key development and is widely credited with creating a new commercial heartland for Manchester.

In 2014 Michael was listed in the politics section of Debrett’s 500, which lists Britain’s 500 most influential people, it was noted that he plays a fundamental role in the nation’s property market and in particular, city centre redevelopment.

Iain Keen is a qualified chartered accountant. Iain has over 16 years of experience gained within accountancy practice and finance industry roles.

A very friendly and approachable professional with a good sense of humour. Iain possesses a wide variety of accountancy / business skills with hands on experience. His roles to date have exposed him to a variety of business sectors, with many SME clients taking Iain in house on a consultancy basis to undertake accountancy and audit engagements. Experienced in financial reporting and the processes across many business sectors including commercial, retail, and residential.

Iain joined Allied London at the start of 2015 as a Group Financial Accountant with the responsibility for the finances of Spinningfields and the St. John’s Project. This role was to business partner all departments of the company and run the finances in the respective areas.

In March 2018, Iain was promoted as Financial Controller and now oversees the finances of the building management, M&E services, and the St. John’s developments, whilst managing / training a finance team in these areas.

Antonios Marinis

Antonios Joined Allied London in 2019 on a multidisciplinary design role, responsible for conceptualising, designing, producing, and delivering creative design solutions across all Allied London projects and activities.

Since 2009 he has been expanding his knowledge on Branding, print, digital & web design, photography, motion graphics, video editing, videography, UX/UI design and art working, for clients in a variety of sectors including retail, insurance, finance, charity organizations, hospitality, media and others.

Antonios holds a BA (hons) Degree in Graphic design from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and an MA in Visual Communication, awarded with distinction, from Kingston University.

Antonios also holds a postgraduate degree in Education (PCGE) and in parallel to his industry experience, has taught on evening graphic design courses, sharing his knowledge with the next generation of designers.

Gary Mather

Gary has been at Allied London since January 2018 and oversees the development of St. John’s. He is responsible for delivering the development within the guidelines of the technical masterplan and leads the numerous consultant teams and construction partners to develop the design, phasing and sequencing strategy to allow the procurement of the works.

Gary has undertaken roles for consultancy and development groups during his 30 years of employment, previously working on the Spinningfields project and numerous residential schemes in Manchester. He understands that major project delivery relies on collaborative working and his strength is to form teams that work closely together to deliver success. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Claire Osborne

Claire joined Allied London in 2018, following 10 years working at a variety of small design studios and larger architectural practices. She is responsible for the design, development and delivery of a variety of fit-out and new build projects across the Allied London portfolio.

Claire was lead architect on the fit-out of the Department co-working spaces at Bonded Warehouse and Savile Row and continues to work on the ongoing Department projects in Manchester and Leeds. Prior to her time at Allied London, she worked on an array of award-winning commercial fit-out projects in the UK and worldwide, primarily in the retail and office sectors.

Claire holds a BA in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, and a Diploma in Architecture from London Metropolitan University. Her writings and projects have featured in notable design and retail publications. She is passionate about high quality design and working closely with a project team to deliver inspiring spaces for both clients and end users.

Elizabeth Peckett

Elizabeth joined Allied London in 2017 taking responsibility for asset strategy development across the company’s property portfolio, including Spinningfields and St. John’s in Manchester and Leeds Dock in Leeds.

She has also expanded Allied London’s TV and film production portfolio with a 200,000 sq ft acquisition in Leeds and has taken their flexible workspace brand, Department, to Savile Row in London.

Elizabeth has worked on diverse portfolios and projects during her career so far: as a Partner at Cushman & Wakefield she worked on the leasing strategies for Battersea Power Station, Edinburgh St. James and Apple.

Sophie Pickett

Sophie joined the Allied London legal team in 2019 and leads on legal aspects for key projects across the Allied London group, with a particular focus on real estate transactions.

Sophie holds an undergraduate BSc degree in psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP School of Law in Manchester. She completed her legal training contract at international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard LLP and qualified into the tier 1 Manchester Real Estate team and acted for institutional investors and large retail tenants.

Jonathan Raine

Jonathan Raine has responsibility for corporate affairs, strategic relationships and special projects across the group’s business in Manchester, Leeds and London.

His work covers the whole of Allied London’s asset management and acquisition strategies, specialising in corporate analysis, transaction modelling and project management.

Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience in corporate finance, UK and European property, and has previously held a number of roles within Tier 1 investment banks. He joined Allied London in 2009 from the RBS Real Estate Structured Finance team.

Jonathan holds a Master of Mathematics degree from the University of Warwick and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ed Snaith

Ed joined Allied London in 2019 as Project Director working within the development team. Initially responsible for overseeing the various office fit-out projects for the group company, Ed’s primary role was in the delivery of the Department co-working spaces at Bonded Warehouse and Savile Row.

Further fit-out projects are underway which will see Department operate out of ABC and St. John’s in Manchester, as well as a new site in Leeds. In his capacity as a development manager Ed is responsible for the delivery of a four storey office scheme in St. John’s using repurposed shipping containers, and the refurbishment of an old shipping warehouse to provide space for an F&B led operator.

With experience in delivering turnkey projects for some of the premium flexible workspace operators in London, Ed’s background encompasses both the fine detail of fit-out and operations as well as the cut and carve construction involved in refurbishing existing building stock. Ed enjoys bringing together project teams to ensure consultants and contractors work together to provide tenants the best possible end product.

Ed has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Durham University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Andrew Whittaker

Andrew joined Allied London in 2018 as Associate Development Director tasked with managing the redevelopment of the ABC Buildings and Old Granada Studios. ABC was completed in Spring 2020 and is now home to, amongst others, Everyman Cinema, Barry’s Bootcamp and the Farm Group.

He continues to work on the development of OGS (which will be home to Soho House and Mollie’s Diner) liaising with multiple consultant teams and contractors whilst carefully maintaining the details and history of the building.

Prior to his role at Allied, Andrew worked on a number of other commercial and residential buildings in both Manchester and London. Andrew is committed to ensuring that buildings undergoing redevelopment remain operational and he works closely with consultants, contractors and tenants to achieve this.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Salford and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.