Nord was established by leading industry professionals to create new developments that reflect the experience of delivering some of London’s best residential and commercial buildings in the last 25 years.
Nord is a boutique development and development management company whose rigorous attention to detail targets high standards of design and construction quality. We look for smart design solutions to make great places for people to enjoy.
Nord is committed to the effective delivery of sustainable design that works. We subscribe to the Consumer Code for Home Builders.
Richard’s career spans over 30 years in the property development and property consultancy industries.
As Managing Partner, and later Senior Partner, of construction consultancy Jackson Coles, he was personally responsible for a number of major developments costing up to £100m across commercial, mixed use, arts, residential and educational sectors including The White Collar Factory and Notting Dale Village.
He has advised some of London’s leading property companies including Derwent London and Great Portland Estates together with private entrepreneurs and investors on their development and building requirements.
Under his tenure, Jackson Coles grew from a boutique practice to one that ranked in the top 25 of QS companies nationwide.
Richard was also instrumental in developing Jackson Coles’ Polish consulting arm, Euromost Polska. After more than 15 years of ownership, and having grown to 4 offices across Poland, employing around 130 staff, Richard led the team negotiating the successful sale of Euromost to Hill International in 2008.
Richard subsequently established Nord to harness the skills and experience he had gained as a consultant.
Richard is a Trustee of The Architecture Foundation and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Orms Employee Ownership Trust.
After starting her career in investment banking, Katie joined Jackson Coles to focus on strategy and business development. She was responsible for developing the Jackson Coles brand and external image as well broadening the client base and enhancing the reach of the firm. She also covered day to day company matters, supporting the Partners in their corporate and business decisions and providing strategic analysis and advice.
Katie joined Nord to focus on design-led high quality developments with character, individuality and longevity.
Nord and The Building Crafts College
The Building Crafts College is a specialist construction college based in Stratford (http://www.thebcc.ac.uk/) which has a long tradition of delivering high quality education training in building crafts and building conservation.
In recognition of the unique nature of the college and to help students who do not have the economic capacity to take up an apprenticeship, Nord has provided support to apprentices and students since 2016. We believe that quality and craftsmanship make a genuine difference to the built environment and hope that the financial assistance provided helps in a small way to develop the specialist skills and expertise so clearly needed.