James BrydenManaging and Commercial Director
BEng (Hons), ICIOB
James is a construction project cost expert and has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, within both the commercial and private sectors.
He has worked on luxury residential developments, Listed Buildings, conservation areas and has a keen interest in sustainable building and micro-generation technologies and products.
James’ career has spanned work in both the UK and international construction projects, where he has managed building schemes valued between £5K and £12 million, in a variety of different roles.
James founded ClearPlan Project Management Ltd with his wife Nicky back in 2009, which merged with Charlie Laing Ltd to form CLPM Ltd in 2014.
Together with the rest of the team, James appears at Grand Design Live Shows twice a year within the Ask an Expert Arena.
In his spare time, James is a keen hockey player and coaches a junior squad. He plays squash competitively and when not working, he enjoys a game of golf, endeavoring to bring his handicap into single figures.