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Daren Goldsmith

Design Manager

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Key Projects:

Southend on Sea City Council

  • Developing standard model house types for new council houses and flats

  • Phoenix Project – 45 New council houses on derelict garage sites in association with Hastoe Group and Marfleet Construction


Old Ford Housing Association - Roman Road Adventure Playground – Award winning children’s activity centre and social hub


North East London NHS Trust - Beacontree Health Centre – Complete refurbishment for Day Unit and Outpatient services


Mathews Farm - Dam Project – Civil Engineering design for dam across valley to create freshwater irrigation pond.


Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  • Chase Farm Hospital – Basketball Court – Engineering design for secure outdoor activity space on a sloping site

  • MHU Reception – Re-design and refurbishment project for building reception and waiting area.


Hill Partnerships - Balaam Street – Refurbishment and new build extensions to form 10 self-contained flats


Long Lane – 6 New build energy efficient timber frame houses


Up The Creek Comedy Club - Bar, Club and toilet construction and refurbishments with listed façade detailing and loft conversion to form new apartment.


Marfleet Construction/London Borough of Havering - 1-17 Lombard Court - 9 New houses in association


Daren started his working life in architecture and is an accomplished architectural technician which has been a good foundation for career progression into design, surveying, and project management roles in the fields of residential and commercial construction, healthcare, transportation, and telecommunications which included large data centres across Europe and only interrupted by some humanitarian work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Having worked for companies such as Balfour Beatty, London Underground, TfL, Capita, and the NHS on projects such as Canary Wharf, Crossrail, PFI Hospitals and the London Congestion Charge, Daren has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that is put to good use on a daily basis.


Joining us in 2007, Daren has worked for AK Design as a Senior Architectural Technician in a design and job running role and is a key member of our design team on award winning projects.  Taking time out to work for Reliance Industries in India and the UK’s largest housebuilders and developers, Daren has re-joined AK Design with renewed vigour, a new perspective on working practices and experience in 3D laser scanning and BIM systems.


T: 020 8596 7070


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