Since joining Hopkins in 2014, Arran has led the team on the development of the 5-star Peninsula London Hotel. He has taken the design through the various work stages on programme and secured planning permission for the prominent central London site. This has involved leading and managing a high-calibre, worldwide consultant team, relying upon Arran’s clear communication, logical thinking and strong leadership skills.
The Peninsula is a complex engineering challenge, with ‘top down’ construction facilitating super-structure and sub-structure works in parallel. Hopkins are responsible for the design and delivery of the shell & core and back of house, as well as the delivery of the fit out for the hotel and residential elements.
In his previous practice, Arran gained extensive experience in leading large scale complex projects both in the UK and overseas from the London office. This experience includes the design and delivery of nine buildings as part of the 46ha Msheireb project in central Doha, including the award-winning Heritage Houses Museums and the concept design of a 23 storey, 181 key Park Hyatt hotel. A further example of luxury high rise development is the mixed use Ciftciller Project overlooking the Bosphorus in Istanbul. This project involved close liaison with the client and local consultant team to deliver two 46 storey towers and 11 storeys of basements on a prominent and complicated site.
Arran also designed and delivered the award-winning Olympic Energy Centres for the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with a series of commercial, cultural and education projects and masterplans.
Whilst Arran has a strong track record of delivering high quality projects, the client’s brief and end user considerations always inform the development of his work. Of the numerous awards received for his work, highlights include the RIBA Sustainability Award, International Project of the Year at the 2018 Building Awards, a shortlisting for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and an RIBA National Award in 2012.