29 Apr 2022
We were honoured to have been invited to the Bigg Market Wrap Party recently. The party was to acknowledge the numerous individual projects delivered within the masterplan, which combined, have transformed this previously low quality area into one which is again the buzzing and vibrant heart of our City.
The party was also a farewell to Project Manager Alex Slack, who will sadly be moving on to explore a new challenge. Alex joined the Bigg Market team at a crucial time during the procurement process, and lead each individual project within the overall masterplan from inception to completion. In doing so has created a genuine legacy which will ensure this area of our City can be cherished for generations to come.
Liam Haggarty lead the design and delivery of the public realm project, working closely alongside Alex throughout. Liam and Alex formed an excellent working relationship and friendship, which has been instrumental in the success of the new public realm. Liam commented ‘Alex is without doubt the unsung hero of what I can safely say has been the most challenging yet rewarding project I have been involved with so far in my career. He has steered the project calmly and professionally through every hurdle, and in doing so delivered an outcome that many people said from the outset was not possible. The design team have gratefully accepted awards, praise and gratitude for what has been achieved – I can however say that on behalf of the team, it is not forgotten that none of it would have been possible without the truly outstanding Project Manager who always went above and beyond’.
The wrap party took place in the fantastically re-stored (and thankfully re-purposed!) WC Bar in the centre of town. NE1 were extremely generous in providing drinks and food for the event, big thanks to Meat Stack Newcastle who kept the burgers and fries coming to soak up the drinks freely flowing from the bar.
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