It is with great sadness that we at Ridge say goodbye to our colleague Adrian Spurrier, who died suddenly on 19th October and whose funeral took place last Friday.
Adrian is warmly remembered by colleagues, clients, and fellow professionals throughout the construction industry. He was kind, generous of spirit, a committed professional and a very proud husband and father. His warm smile, sense of humour and genuine interest in people shone through.
Adrian was involved in numerous projects across multiple sectors in a career that spanned over 30 years. He joined Ridge in September 2004 and led our London office’s Cost Management team as Partner for many years.
He was perhaps best known, professionally, for his proactive leadership in the healthcare sector, including on the development of the new £330M Proton Beam Therapy Cancer facility in Central London for UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Adrian was involved in almost every aspect of the pioneering scheme, which has been described as possibly the most complex construction project the NHS has ever undertaken.
More recently, Adrian had significant involvement in developing the case for rebuilding Hillingdon Hospital – another project that will make a significant difference to the lives of very many people and where his input was instrumental to ensuring the project could progress.
He was an inspirational leader, mentor, and friend to many at Ridge and we will sorely miss him.