Martin Ebdell BSc

Proactive and resilient project manager with a track record of delivering projects to a high standard on time and within budget. £157M of new build development successfully completed in the last 6 years.

Substantial on site experience reinforced with over 12 years working in client environment within the private/public sector, delivering projects from inception to completion.

Able to communicate and influence at all levels. Commercially astute, result focused with an ability to maintain a strategic overview. High level of common sense, innovation and an enthusiastic approach to work and life.

Work Experience

INTO University Partnerships Ltd 2004 -

Construction Director

Responsible to the board for the development budget, design brief, feasibility, selecting and appointing design teams, briefing and managing the design process, procurement, construction, fit-out and tenant re location. Provide assistance for development appraisal and raising finance, mostly with commercial banks in a PFI style debt finance structure.


  • Design and construction of 32,000ft² of teaching accommodation and 534 bedrooms of student accommodation on the Newcastle University campus. £34.5M, JCT Design and Build.

  • Fit out of 15,000 ft² new teaching and administration space for the UEA in their new central London campus. Two contacts total £3.5M using a JCT Intermediate contract.

  • Design and construction of 30,000ft² of teaching accommodation and 517 bedrooms of student accommodation on the Exeter University campus. £27M, JCT Design and Build.

  • Design and construction of 30,000ft² of teaching accommodation and 415 bedrooms of student accommodation on the University of East Anglia campus. £20M JCT design and Build.

  • Briefing and on-going liaison with design teams in the USA to create new INTO teaching centres at universities in Oregon, Florida, Colorado and West Virginia.

  • Completion of 60,000ft² of teaching accommodation and 415 bedrooms of student accommodation for Study Group International under a £26M JCT contract.

Workspace Group PLC 2002 - 2004

Project Manager

Working as a freelance Project Manager with the Operations Director, managed and influenced the design, implemented procurement and was responsible for financial control and monitoring construction.

  • £3.7M refurbishment of an occupied business centre at Barley Mow in Chiswick.

  • Addition of 2 floors above original roof level and creation of air conditioned, multi tenanted office space together with refurbishment of lower floors at Hatfield House, Blackfriars.

  • Refurbishment of an outdated multi tenanted building to provide 60,000ft² of contemporary office space and associated facilities at Clerkenwell.

Pinnacle Ltd 2000 - 2002

Project Director

Completion of a Millennium project, 'The Earth Centre' in South Yorkshire. Following the removal of the senior management team, was given overall responsibility for financial control and the completion of £54M of capital expenditure work together with the resolution of all outstanding contractual and final account claims.

Schal International Management Ltd 1994 - 2000

Senior Project Manager

£22M fast track refurbishment of a former postal sorting depot into 'new style' office accommodation in London, for J Sainsbury Ltd.

Project Manager

New build office building with a Cat A value of £5.5M at Kings Hill in Kent.

Project Manager

Construction of a suspended tubular steel and glass passenger ramp cut in between two floors of the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport.

Construction Manager

28,000ft² new build office building at Kings Hill in Kent.

Wiltshier Construction South Ltd 1984 - 1994

Senior Site Manager

£6M JCT Design and Build contract to provide student halls of residence for Kingston University.

Site Manager

£3M JCT Design and Build contract for student accommodation at Herstmonceux Castle for Queens University.

Senior Site Engineer

£15M retail and office development (St Martin's Walk) in Dorking town centre.

Site Engineer

Steel frame retail unit for Texas Homecare at Horsham in Sussex.

Academic Qualifications

Chartered Institute of Building (Former member)
Brighton Polytechnic 1980-1984
BSc Degree - Building Management
Lincoln College of Technology 1978-1980
Ordinary National Diploma - Building/Civil Engineering