The expertise and commitment shown by our National and Regional judges is superb.

Their dedication helps make the BCO Awards one of the most rigorous judging processes and, therefore, worthwhile in the property industry. Judging panels are made up of BCO members who serve up to three years on the panel. Each year one or two judging panel members change.


Chair of National Judging Panel


AECOM – Director, Office Sector Leader



With over 30 years’ experience in sustainable building services design, Mike has helped to deliver some of UKs most important new and refurbished offices along with offices in
Europe and the Middle East. These include the BBC’s iconic Broadcasting House; the White Collar Factory, refurbishing the United Nations Geneva, and Schroders elegant Global HQ, as well
as speculative high quality offices for developers including Aviva, Landsec & Brookfield.

Mike is currently helping to create the next generation of sustainable, healthy and smart office space across the UK working with British Land in Canada Water, CO-RE in the West end, and
the City of London’s Salisbury Square, and is the Office Sector lead for AECOM UK.

Mike has contributed to 2023 RIBA book Reworking the Workplace, is co-author for the RIBA book Next Generation Office Design, has also contributed to the 2014 & 2019 BCO Guides and has written chapters for the pending Fit Out Guide.

Mike is a winning team member of BCO Office of the Future, BCO inspirational leader finalist and awarded in 2022 CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year for his outstanding contribution to sustainable design.

Mike is also a BCO NextGen Mentor, CIBSE mentor and winner of the WICE Mentor of the Year. Mike is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers(CIBSE), an Elected Board member of CIBSE and Elected Board member of the BCO.

In 2023 Mike was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of RIBA. The RIBA said Mike is ‘known for high standards in sustainability and architectural quality, dedicated particularly to improving the industry, he volunteers as a mentor, and has been awarded for supporting women working within construction and engineering’         


National Judging Panel


Victoria Caines

Turner & Townsend alinea, Associate Director


Victoria is an experienced cost consultant who specialises in MEP services. She became a chartered member of the RICS in 2017, after completing an engineering degree and an MSc in cost management. With over ten years of experience, Victoria has worked across various sectors, primarily focusing on commercial offices. Her expertise extends to both fit-out projects and shell-and-core developments, and she is committed to delivering optimal value to her clients.

She closely monitors how the industry adapts to the ever-increasing demands placed on the commercial office sector. Whether targeting embodied and operational carbon metrics, ensuring the wellbeing of tenants, or implementing SMART technologies to enhance building intelligence, Victoria recognises the critical importance of staying abreast of the constantly evolving technical aspects of construction.

Victoria has been an integral part of Turner & Townsend alinea for over four years, where she leads the delivery of MEP aspects for multiple projects within the commercial office sector. Her dedication to excellence ensures that clients receive the best service possible.


  Matt Flood

Related Argent, Head of Commercial Development


Matt is a Development Director at Related Argent with responsibility for the Commercial pipeline. 

His role includes leading on the strategy and design for the new 3m sq ft commercial district at Brent Cross Town together with the future phases of King’s Cross. Prior to joining Related Argent, Matt was Head of Occupier Markets at Landsec, working across a variety of Central London and regional office developments.



  Nicola Gillen 

Cushman & Wakefield, International Partner, Total Workplace EMEA Lead





Nicola specialises in the relationship between design, people, behaviour & the built environment. An architect and author, Nicola is widely recognised within the industry as a leading authority on workplace strategy, design and behaviour change management. Based in London, Nicola draws from 25 years’ experience delivering workplace strategy and innovation internationally. Nicola is a BCO National Judge, an author and a regular conference speaker.

Articles and publications include;

• ‘Hybrid work_what the office could look like now’, BBC Worklife, 2021

• Future of Legal Workplace report, WORKTECH Academy, BVN, C&W, 2021

• Co author, ‘ReThink Design Guide for a Post Pandemic world’, RIBA publishing, 2021

• Co-author, ‘COVID19 ‘Reimagine How and Where the World will Work’, CRE Journal, 2020.

• Lead author, ‘Future Office’, RIBA Publications, 2019

 Co-author of 'Reworking the Workplace: Connecting People, Purpose & Place', RIBA Publishing 2023

Nicola is a visiting lecturer on the Design Masters Course at IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, Spain.



Stephen McIntyre
FaulknerBrowns Architects


Steve joined FaulknerBrowns Architects in 1994 and was appointed partner in 2004. His projects cover a number of building typologies including workplace and community and elite leisure facilities.  Steve believes in creating buildings which inspire people to excel. His expertise in the development of modern workplaces has contributed to the industry’s efforts to define excellence in this field. Notable examples are the multi-award-winning Number One Riverside for Rochdale Borough Council which was named the ‘Best of the Best’ by the BCO and Janet Nash House which is the European IT Headquarters for CEF in Durham which won a regional BCO Award for Innovation and Regional and National Award for Best Corporate Workplace.


Steve is a past chairman and current member of the Northern Regional Committee for the BCO and has served as one of their awards judges for three years. Steve is involved in architectural education and is the Visiting Professor of Architecture at Northumbria University and is a member of the RIBA Validation Panel.


 23NAT_ChrisReay_ForWeb   Chris Reay

LandSec, Regional Leasing Director

Chris is a Chartered Surveyor & Regional Leasing Director at LandSec, leading on high profile office developments across the UK with responsibility for 3.5 million square feet of new build office delivery. 

Chris graduated from University of Salford & trained as an Asset Manager at Bruntwood, then became Associate Director at office specialists, Canning O’Neill, & then Senior Leasing Manager at MEPC on Birchwood Business Park, home to the UK’s nuclear cluster.

In 2015, Chris joined Allied London as Director of Spinningfields, Manchester’s financial & legal district, & was promoted to Group Property Director, working on XYZ Building, One Spinningfields, pre-letting & a managed workspace business.

In 2019, Chris joined Peel L&P as Property Director of MediaCity, leading a team responsible for asset management & operations & progressing the masterplan.  LandSec acquired 75% of MediaCity, & also Mayfield in Manchester, in 2021 - Chris joined LandSec shortly afterwards.


Regional Panels

Midlands and Central England
North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland
South of England and South Wales