Paul Wells & Ed Murray make the 2022 Brit List
Studio Moren’s two finalists for the Britlist by Hotel Designs
We are thrilled to announce that and Paul Wells, Partner and Ed Murray, Associate have been shortlisted for the Brit List 2022 by Hotel Designs. The Brit List Awards campaign aims to celebrate the leading architects, interiors designers, hoteliers and suppliers operating in Britain. See the full list here.
Paul leads on a number of projects across all development stages, from planning through to construction. Having previously spent time working on conservation, he has a keen interest in heritage buildings and recently completed the course in Conservation Architecture to assist with his daily projects.
Paul is currently leading on the upgrade of the Grade II listed Driscoll House in Southwark, which will be reimagined as a design-led hostel, and on the restoration and reconfiguration of the Grade II listed Welcombe Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon, which will be rejuvenated to a destination hotel.
Paul was instrumental in the delivery of Hyatt Place London City East and is currently bringing forward through planning the Magnolia Park Hotel and Golf Club, a new build golf and spa hotel in Buckinghamshire. In addition, Paul is leading on the construction stages of a new-build spa hotel and residential development at Noss on Dart, a former boatyard site with incredible views down the River Dart estuary.
In the past couple of years Paul has taken on the stewardship of our Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group that has, building upon our existing solid foundations, grown under his leadership. The group has bought together a number of individuals across the studio from senior management to year out students who are encouraged to contribute to the future of the studio and how we continue to champion diversity across the sectors in which we work. Initiatives include; educational outreach, the introduction of blind recruitment and an internal compulsory diversity training scheme. Most recently our inclusion and diversity strategies have been recognised with a shortlisting at the London Construction Awards 2022.
Ed is an accomplished associate and architect who has led a wide range of projects for independent owners and international brands across the entire hospitality spectrum. He has meticulous attention to detail, a good sense of perspective and a proven track record in delivering projects from conception to completion. His ability to coordinate and manage large teams, his rapport with colleagues, clients, design teams and contractors alike makes him an indispensable interface between projects and their stakeholders. Ed’s role goes well beyond the purely architectural, he is also involved in the practice’s inclusivity forum group, company culture initiatives and is a mentor to other team members.
Ed previously led the on-site delivery of the multi-award winning five-star Hilton London Bankside hotel, and for the last two and a half years he has been leading the delivery of the Westin London City.
This new-build 222-bed five-star hotel, and nine residential apartments is the first under Marriott’s Westin brand in the UK, and the 1000th opening for Marriott internationally!