John Downes

John Downes is the Head of Facades for Lend Lease in Europe. He has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry with 25 years being directly in the façade industry.

John holds an MSc Façade Engineering from the University of Bath and is a board director of the CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology). He also sits on the CWCT technical standards committee.

John leads the Lend Lease Europe Façade Specialism Unit that support all façade related aspects of the Lend Lease business. The façade unit strives to provide fully coordinated building envelope design and delivery input to enable Lend Lease to ‘Create Better Places’.

John has recently been involved in the Lend Lease bid successes on St John’s Wood and Google.