Paul Robertson joins Ridge Birmingham as Project Management Associate

18 November 2022

Ridge and Partners LLP is delighted to welcome Paul Robertson as a Project Management Associate at our Birmingham office.

Paul joins Ridge from Mace, where he was sector lead for sport and leisure projects across the UK. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in delivering world-class sports stadiums, concert venues, hospitality and events spaces and other major leisure amenities on behalf of public and private sector clients.

Paul’s experience includes high-profile schemes across the UK, recently working with Birmingham City Council in redeveloping venues ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Paul was project lead for the design and delivery of the Alexander Stadium from inception through to completion, and supported the council in facility management during the games. Paul also supported the team who worked on the construction of the new temporary facilities at Sandwell Aquatics Centre and the Cannock Chase Mountain Bike Trails.

Other prominent roles have included being project lead on the high spec fit out of Birmingham’s VOX Conference Centre, delivering the award-winning refurbishment of Chesterfield Market Hall and providing early business case support for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM).

Paul is qualified in Spectator Safety and has worked at the Etihad Stadium and the Manchester Velodrome. He has strengthened his knowledge of hospitality and stadium operations, and understands the complexity of the specialist requirements of fitting them out, including catering, life safety, ICT/data and audiovisual services.

Paul is eager to embrace new challenges at Ridge:

”I am excited to not only help support the growth of Ridge in its vision to deliver better places for people to live, learn and work, but also to bring my skill set and experience in major sporting events and projects to help grow its Hotel, Hospitality and Leisure offer. I truly believe in the values promoted by Ridge and look forward to supporting the growth of the business and the wider region.”

Ridge Birmingham Project Management Partner, Matt Summerill, says:

“We are delighted to have Paul join Ridge Birmingham, which has grown by more than 50% in the past 12 months. His unique experience and knowledge will complement and expand our existing profile, particularly his specialism in delivering major sports stadiums, arenas and leisure centres. Added to our involvement with renowned organisations such as Aston University, MEPC, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre and the regeneration of Smithfield in Birmingham city centre, Paul’s expertise will further enhance our reputation as a leading project management consultancy in the Midlands.”

For more information contact Paul: paulrobertson@ridge.co.uk