We would like to introduce Spyros Demetriou, who has recently joined Knight Harwood’s senior leadership team as an operations director following two and a half years with the company. His role involves working across a wide range of projects, responsible for several teams with schemes at different stages from preconstruction through to construction and aftercare.
Spyros enjoys being involved in all aspects of project delivery. Each day is very different, ranging from working on a live site to collaborating with a design team working towards a robust set of designs during the preconstruction period. A particular highlight for Spyros has been his involvement in Knight Harwood’s projects for Peloton, working in the heart of Covent Garden to deliver a very special space for an exciting brand. The fast-paced nature of the various phases of the projects, which have involved highly technical designs, has been a real team effort including the client, designers and subcontractors.
A particularly rewarding aspect of Spyros’s role relates to his early involvement in projects during the preconstruction period. A great example of this recently has been working with Knight Harwood’s design team on our Thayer Street scheme to develop an alternative groundworks solution that has provided improved efficiency across a range of areas of the project. It took many meetings with the consultants and supply chain to get to the right solution which has also generated additional net lettable area to our client.
For Spyros, the people that he works with are of fundamental importance, and he enjoys that the individuals at Knight Harwood are like-minded, hardworking and want to deliver the best possible results for the clients. He also thrives on the variety of technically and logistically challenging projects where the project team pulls together to add value, which he believes is a real strength within our organisation.