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David Whitehead, Director

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, BArch (Hons), Diploma in Professional Practice and Management, RIBA

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Personal Profile

Following qualification David worked in private practices in the north-east, north-west and south-east of England predominantly in the private commercial and housing sectors as a project architect.

David joined Tangram in 1998 as a project architect with lead responsibility for a variety of acute and primary care healthcare projects and over his 12 years with Tangram has accumulated a wide knowledge of the sector across the range. He has developed a particular specialism for the design of mental health buildings.

He manages a team of young and enthusiastic designers and technicians, and has a reputation for the timely delivery of complex projects.

Selected Projects

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as Architectural Assistant
  • Ward refurbishment rolling programme on Whipps Cross Hospital site, value £3m
  • MSU for Women on the Bracton Centre site Bexley, Kent, value £1.2m
  • PFI Enabling projects for Whittington Hospital, value £1.5m
  • Upgrade to Accident and Emergency on the Whipps Cross Hospital site, value £½m
  • New build 3 storey ward block on the Whittington Hospital site, value £2m
  • New build 82 bed ward block, operating theatres and main entrance on the Princess Alexandra Hospital site, Harlow, value £11.6m
  • New build 12 GP’s Doctors Surgery with associated clinical accommodation and 26 bed Cottage Hospital in Pershore, value £4m
  • New build 90 bed Independent LSU/MSU in Stevenage value £12m


  • In depth knowledge of the guidance surrounding and the design of medium, low and step down facilities for the mentally ill.
  • Practice Lead instrumental in Tangram's evolving CAD Standards and protocols ensuring that the practice stays at the forefront of technology.
  • Project team management and organisation from inception to completion with an extensive track record of complex projects.

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