Name: Paul Galloway
Employer: Morgan Sindall
Project: The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester
Early in the construction period, the client asked about the chances of allowing 50,000 people access through the site for a series of sell-out Take That concerts, as well as a bar within the site boundary. Paul Galloway didn’t hesitate: flexibility was the key attribute the client wanted of its construction manager, and he delivered what he had promised in the bid presentation.
It wasn’t the only example of Paul’s clear understanding of the client’s perspective. Calm, considered and confident, he met requests that would have left many a construction manager fuming, with his trademark can-do affability. Even in the project’s final months he was leading daily hard-hat tours so the client could show customers around the building, winning £1m of new business in the process.
And he married that client focus with technical vision and steely determination. He chose the steel subcontractor for the cantilevered building on the basis of confidence rather than cost, locking in best value by greatly reducing the risk of failure. The client believes there cannot be a better construction manager than Paul anywhere in the North West.