Giles Martin, Director

BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

Giles Martin joined WilkinsonEyre in 2004 and has since led a number of the practice’s high-profile commercial projects. He is inspired by precise construction detailing and material technology and is intrigued by the possibilities of developing these themes on large, complex urban developments.

He has headed up design teams on the BBC's new Media City in Salford - which combines office, broadcasting and public spaces; the substantial commercial building 10 Brock Street for British Land - a 16-storey landmark office development which forms the centrepiece of the Regent's Place Estate regeneration; and Aldgate Tower on the edge of the City of London.

Giles has extensive experience in London planning applications, working closely with planning departments and clients to achieve consent. He enjoys the scale of the commercial, urban projects, and one of his most challenging ventures has been heading up the design team on 21 Moorfields, an important scheme above Moorgate station, which integrates a new Crossrail station with commercial office space and introduces a new public square on the roof of the station.

At the heart of Giles's design approach is the use of contemporary systems and new materials to add an important dimension to the design repertoire – one that results in enhancing the experience of architecture in people’s lives.