Bath Club

The Constructing Excellence Bath Club was launched in the autumn of 2015 and follows the principles of CESW.
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Bath & North East Somerset Council
Buro Happold
Curo Group
Kier Construction
Mann Williams
Martin Veal
Merlin Housing Society – now part of Bromford
Royds Withy King
South West Project Management
Temple Bright
Turner & Townsend Suiko
Western Building Consultants

The Constructing Excellence Bath Club was launched in the autumn of 2015. The club follows the principles of the Constructing Excellence collaborative vision but attempts to discuss and apply these in a more local forum in and around Bath.

New members are always welcome to the group, if you wish to join in order to attend our events then please click the link above and become a Constructing Excellence Member selecting ‘Bath’ as your chosen local club. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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Meet the Bath Club Committee

Jamie Harwood, Beard - Club Chair

Jamie Harwood has been the director of Beard Construction’s head office in Swindon since 2019.

His role seems him responsible for the operation and profitability of the 78-stong office and a series of construction projects which range from small maintenance jobs to often-complex, multi-million construction schemes.

Internally, Jamie has an inclusive management style and places great emphasis on team building and the professional development of the people who report to him. He has established the Beard Breakfast Club to create a forum to ensure that all staff’s views are heard.

Externally, Jamie has established an annual supply chain event to recognise and reward the work of the 100-plus subcontractors who support Beard’s Swindon projects.

He also encourages his team to get involved in community projects – in 2022, they helped to raise £17,000 for the Wiltshire-based Youth Adventure Trust.

Jamie’s 25-year career in construction began in 1998 as a graduate trainee with Bristol-based Cowlin Construction. After studying Construction Management at the University of the West of England, Jamie joined Cowlin – rising through the ranks to eventually became the company’s projects director.

Jamie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist.

Away from the office, Jamie enjoys time with his family, keeping fit, is a keen DIY-er and an avid Liverpool supporter.

Julia Davenport-Cooper, Temple Bright LLP - President

Julia Davenport-Cooper is currently the Chair of the Bath group and a Partner at Temple Bright LLP.

Julia handles non-contentious Construction & Engineering matters. She advises on the drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation including building contracts, letters of intent, pre-construction services agreements, two stage tenders, professional appointments, warranties, novations, bonds and guarantees. Julia also advises on regeneration and development projects and therefore on development agreements, agreements for lease, licences for alterations and the construction aspects of section 106 agreements. Her projects include the a new Day Surgery Facility near Harley Street in London for a US private hospital, Pinnacle Tower in the City, Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s £60 million stadium, the Hackney and Kent BSF schemes and several NHS LIFT schemes, as well as student accommodation and university facilities, commercial offices, luxury residential schemes, hotels and residential developments. She has a particular specialism advising schools (state-funded/independent) and not-for-profit organisations. Before joining Temple Bright in 2016, Julia was a partner and head of construction at Stone King, having previously worked at DAC Beachcroft and Hammonds in the City.

With over 20 years in the sector Julia understands the issues with delivering projects on time, on budget and to the right quality and the challenges faced by all parties on a development.

Julia is also a current member of the Society for Construction Law.

Harry Robinson, Coreus Group

Harry works for Coreus Group

He joined the CE committee in 2018, and since has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the team – it’s a great platform for meeting other professionals within the industry.

Natasha Watson, Buro Happold

Natasha is a Structural Engineer with Buro Happold, an international company of consulting engineers and advisers working in the built environment, whose Head Office is based in Bath.

Natasha works as a Structural Designers and Job Leader on projects that range in scale and materiality; from a £33million piling design package of Battersea Power Station Phase 3, to the single storey Ankarafa Field Station in Madagascar made from locally produced earth blocks.

In 2015, Natasha completed an EngD with the University of Bristol, University of Bath and BuroHappold Engineering on increasing the understanding of the use of low impact materials in U.K. construction. Her research has led her to become one of the experts leading the development of knowledge on the embodied impacts of construction materials within industry as well as on BuroHappold projects.

Natasha is also a member of the Urban C:Lab programme with BuroHappold, which explores emergent disruption in the built environment. Urban C:Lab is deliberately collaborative, working with clients, designers, academia, think tanks, and institutions.

Her interest in equity in the built environment is growing and developing as a result of participation in Urban C:Lab and seeing activism surrounding black lives, trans lives, queer lives, and disabled lives more and more in the mainstream. She is always interested in discussing and understanding more about biases in the built environment, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Daniel Lugsden, Nash Partnership

Daniel, Partner at Nash Partnership has been in Bath for almost 20 years and carries a passion for the build and natural environment; has specialism in one off house design, all things hospitality sector related, heritage work, with a particular interest in projects with sensitivity that require careful and strategic consideration.

He set up their Bristol office in 2013 to facilitate growth across the multidisciplinary skills that Nash offers. Daniel enjoys being motivational, and staying healthy and fit to maintain the energy levels required to be successful in our industry, alongside a busy family life.

He has an interest in mindfulness and how we should be using our profession and its outputs for positive change in mental health and wellbeing.  Former 10 year chair of Bath Amphibians Triathlon Club, and current joint chair of Greenway! residents association. And of course, a Bath Rugby fan.

Lizzy Painter, RWK Goodman LLP

Lizzy is a solicitor at Royds Withy King, based in Bath. Lizzy specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering matters. Lizzy advises clients throughout the entire supply chain, from funders and developers to specialist sub-contractors.

As well as taking part in the CESW Bath Club, Lizzy is a committee member on the South West contingent of the Generation 4 Change (the professional voice of young people in the construction and engineering industry) and the Bath Young Professionals (a networking group who connects junior professionals across various industries and professions).

In her spare time, Lizzy will be found cruising the coastline in her self-converted campervan.

Catherine Welch, RWK Goodman LLP

Catherine is a committee member and a partner in the Construction & Engineering team at Royds Withy King LLP, having joined from Ashfords, and previously at Osborne Clarke.

Catherine has a passion for the industry and for providing legal advice that enables clients to reach commercially pragmatic solutions. She has a clear appreciation of the types of risk management issues businesses in the construction and engineering industry may have to contend with, having also worked in the in-house legal team of a major international energy and oil company.

Catherine advises on all non-contentious construction and engineering matters. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating construction documents, including the NEC, JCT, ICHEME and FIDIC standard form contracts. She advises different project stakeholders on procurement strategies for all types of commercial, large-scale residential and renewable energy development projects, and has worked with a number of leading contractors, investors and developers.

Outside of work, Catherine spends her time with her family, usually out horse riding together or doing something involving water!

Philip Jansseune, Walker/Jansseune Brand Communications

Philip builds brands. His agency, Walker/Jansseune, provides marketing communications using in-house copywriting and graphic design to promote products and services in print, on screen and in three dimensions. He has been involved with CE since 2007 and his flyers, websites, brochures and logos have supported hundreds of CE events and initiatives across the entire South West region.

Outside of the built environment, Walker/Jansseune has clients in the corporate, arts, charity, publishing, travel, finance and education sectors. Former and current clients include English Heritage, Guinness, Cancer Research UK, British Energy, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Botswana Tourism Organisation and the Lighting Industry Association. An offshoot of the company also runs public art events such as the Lions of Bath and Swans of Wells animal sculpture trails.

Running a small agency with big ideas, Philip knows that a strong concept is fundamental to all creative thinking. Relevant, communicative, professional and fun ideas can be found at the heart of all his work. He believes words and pictures go hand in hand and is happy to demonstrate how he has combined the two across a wide range of projects for clients who want to be noticed. 


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