Nick Cordingley has over 15 years of international experience and has lead the design and delivery of large scale complex projects across a diverse array of sectors throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining IO, Nick was design director for a large international firm, leading the design of many educational, research and commercial projects, most notably were a 11,500 sqm further education facility in Wales including vocational teaching space; a 30,000 sqm sustainable teaching model for West Nottinghamshire College; the 30,000 sqm Laboratory of Molecular Biology for the Medical Research Council in Cambridge; and the implementation of 30,000 sqm of academic buildings for the University of Hertfordshire. Nick was also responsible for competition winning large scale mixed used masterplans in the Middle East & Asia, delivering regionally responsive design solutions for high profile clients.
Since joining IO, Nick has directed the design for a number of large scale mixed use schemes including hotel, office, retail and residential typologies. They are a 70,000 sqm redevelopment of the iconic Yunnan Hotel into a mixed use development including hotel, retail and residential spaces due to be complete 2015; a tourist destination development in Hangzhou of 1.2 million sqm comprising retail space, culture, entertainment, hotels and family resorts and residences; and a mixed use commercial development in Wuhan, providing 90,000 sqm of grade A offices supported by 20,000 sqm retail, F&B and entertainment spaces due to be complete 2015.
Nick is a member of the RIBA and ARB.