Managing Director West (Europe, Middle East & USA)
David joined the Robert Bird Group in 2001 and holds the position of Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East regions. David has successfully led the business through a period of growth, skills and profile development and a diversification into new sectors of operation.
He has a depth of experience in building and rail infrastructure projects spanning across Europe, the Middle East and Australia. David’s particular expertise is in Over Station Developments (OSDs) and he is passionate about the integration of property and transport infrastructure to support growth in large cities. He enjoys working with and leading collaborative teams on large projects where innovation in design and construction delivers simple, efficient solutions to complex problems.
David’s latest project is 21 Moorfields for Land Securities, a 17 storey OSD Office Building that spans up to 55m clear across Moorgate Station in London. Innovation in design and construction will allow this building to be constructed without disruption any to station operations below. His other major projects include developing the innovative ‘Jump Start’ core construction technique for the Shard in London. This methodology delivered a 4 month saving on the construction programme and won the Institution of Civil Engineers Buildings award in 2010.
David was the Project Director for RBG for the Cannon Place project, a 35,000m2 OSD building at Cannon Street Station. The building won the Institution of Civil Engineers Buildings award in 2012. David was co-author of the paper ‘Cannon Place: design and construction over a live railway station’ which won the Institution of Civil Engineers Baker Medal in 2014.