Tim Reeves

  • Senior Associate/Business Development
  • London

Tim studied at Plymouth and Brighton University and then went on to complete his Part III at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Tim’s interest focused on the reuse of older buildings through rejuvenation, creating a sustainable approach to the development of the built environment. This line of enquiry was continued while working with a number of architects in and around London and Brighton.
In 2006 Tim joined Populous to work on the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Scotland. A new £32 million sports complex consisting of a full size football pitch, 135m running track and a 9 court badminton hall, all housed inside a single building. The project forms the primary leisure attractor at the heart of the Ravenscraig new town, one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, covering 450 hectares (1,125 acres) – an area equivalent to 13 London Canary Wharfs, 700 football pitches or twice the size of Monaco. He worked on all stages of the project from the initial concept, through the full design process and the overseeing of the on-site construction.
Key roles as the job architect was maintain the high level of design and construction quality whilst liaising between the main contractor, sub-consultants and the client to ensure the successful completion of this project. This facility was completed in 2010 and saw its first large scale competition in 2011 hosting the International Children’s Games, where over 75 countries attended, sending some 1,500 children to compete. The building will also be part of the infrastructure of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be hosted by the city of Glasgow.
Among other projects Tim also worked on the renovation of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. The historic stadium was renovated in order to host the semi-final and final matches in the World Club Championship in 2009/2010. This involved a detailed concept and feasibility study in conjunction with the new FIFA and UEFA guidelines to assess the existing infrastructure and oversee the strategy for redevelopment.
Since 2009 he has been working on the new 60,000 capacity stadium for French football club Olympique Lyonnais, the first privately owned Ligue 1 stadium to be built in France. The new UEFA 5 star stadium will be completed for the 2014 season and it will host games during the 2016 European Championships. As part of the €315 million project is the creation adjacent to the stadium of a new state of the art Olympique Lyonnais Training Centre which has been designed to cater for the all-round needs of the first and second teams and the technical staff. It incorporates a fully covered half size training pitch and 5 full size external pitches with a 1,500 capacity tier for spectators. The internal spaces house classrooms, gymnasiums, nutritional and medical areas, spa and wet room facilities as well as media and press presentation suites. The building was designed in close collaboration with the coaching staff and players to create a building that was attuned to how a professional sports team is required to function.
As a respected Architect, Tim’s interest is in sustainable architecture and the ‘green’ issues that are seen as inseparable from good architecture, which thankfully are becoming more prominent when considering the design of buildings.

Tim studied at Plymouth and Brighton University and then went on to complete his Part III at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Tim’s interest focused on the reuse of older buildings through rejuvenation, creating a sustainable approach to the development of the built environment. This line of enquiry was continued while working with a number of architects in and around London and Brighton.
In 2006 Tim joined Populous to work on the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Scotland. A new £32 million sports complex consisting of a full size football pitch, 135m running track and a 9 Read More »

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The Architect: What Now?

Synopsis of a discussion point to be delivered at Architect Now! An exhibition exploring the present position of the architect…