Alex McLennan
We provide specialist consultancy, project management and design co-ordination services for bespoke cultural, leisure and residential construction projects

Selected projects

What we do

Our services include:

Consultancy services

Providing advice and support for project development and feasibility studies up to RIBA Stage 2


Budget and cost management

Developing and managing the budget across design, procurement, construction and commissioning phases to control variations and contingencies

Acting as client representative

Understanding and translating client requirements into a project brief and delivery plan based on programme, cost and specification priorities 

Design team selection, co-ordination and management

Selecting, procuring and contracting design teams of experienced consultants and leading and co-ordinating their activities

Procurement including contracts and appointments

Tendering and appointing suitable contractors and specialist suppliers on behalf of the client

Design release schedule and programme management

Managing both pre-construction and build information release schedules and activities on site through to practical completion and client handover

Management of statutory approvals

Ensuring project aspirations and plans meet planning and all other statutory provisions

Who we are

Our core team consists of Alex McLennan, Project Manager and Helen Jakeways, Business Manager.

Alex has over fifteen years of experience working on complex projects with unusual design, construction and fit-out requirements. He has an excellent understanding of both design and construction processes and adds real value to design problem-solving discussions, especially where budgets are tight and practical and realisable solutions are needed to meet project and programme requirements. 

Helen is a management and business development consultant with over twenty years of experience working with a diverse range of organisations and individuals across sectors.  She brings a client focussed approach to all the projects we are involved with and ensures that everyone has all the information they need in order to keep activities on track. 

The scope of our work has included major civil engineering and town square landscaping as well as construction for new build and refurbishment projects.  Fit-out elements have included working with specialist suppliers and installers of mechanical and engineering, IT, audio visual, lighting and stage engineering systems.   

We have an excellent track record of working closely with and co-ordinating the activities of consultants and contractors.  We pride ourselves on our open approach to making things happen whilst maintaining control of decision-making processes in order to meet the expectations of our clients. 

Who we've worked for

We have successfully led and realised projects for clients including:


Artangel Trust; Living Architecture; Wellcome Trust

Corby Borough Council; English Heritage; Northern Arts; Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Barbican Art Gallery; Centre for Visual Arts (Cardiff); Serpentine Art Gallery; Whitechapel Art Gallery

Private individuals


Alex McLennan Ltd
122 Plumstead Common Road
London SE18 2UL

+44 20 8465 7015
+44 77 3974 8335

McLennan Ltd, Company No. 7333670 (England & Wales)
VAT Reg. No. GB153 0071 55