Newark firm expands into Europe with Madrid office

Bryan Fish

BE Design, the multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering practice headquartered in Newark, is set to expand its overseas operations after opening an office in Madrid.

Bryan Fish has been hired by the joins the company to head up the new office.

His experience ranges from offices, and residential developments, warehousing and factories including marine civils. Most recently he has specialised in the buildings and energy sector in the south of France and Madrid.

BE Design says it has 15 live projects across the continent for a selection of developers and tenants. Current developments include a manufacturing facility for a European aircraft manufacturer, and a 120,000 sq m non-sortable distribution facility for an internet retailer.

Fish said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the BE Design family in this new role for the business. From the very first conversation I was given the warmest of welcomes, and it was clear to see that the company and close-knit team has been built on great experience and trust.

“This role is allowing me the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of work and be heavily involved in the future development of the company. As most central European locations can be reached from Madrid, the city has been chosen to launch BE Design’s second office, allowing me to work across our portfolio of projects across Spain, Germany and Italy.

“I’m looking forward to what is shaping up to be a fantastic year for BE Design, which has already started with a number of new projects and opportunities.”

Stephen Oakden, director at BE Design said: “We’re very excited to be bringing Bryan on board and look forward to working with him to expand current European business and develop further opportunities on the continent.

“With the support of the BE Design family back in the head office, Bryan’s position in Madrid will allow him the flexibility to look after our client projects in Europe and develop the crucial connections to develop our international portfolio further.”