Mark Wilkinson

Director

Mark is a highly experienced architectural technologist and project manager and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology and Association for Project Management.

In 2015 Mark acquired the Louis de Soissons Partnership, now trading as Louis de Soissons Ltd. and is actively working on developing the business to achieve the ambitious targets set by the current management team.

E: mark@louisdesoissons.com
T: 0333 2341 648

During his long-standing career Mark has worked on a significant number of unusual and complicated projects spanning from sensitive conservation work on government buildings and museums to high profile Automotive dealerships, with most things in between.

Mark has developed a particular expertise in automotive design having represented a significant client in this field for over twenty years. Current projects include the new Rolls-Royce Boutique in Mayfair, the relocation of the Bentley Surrey business and the development of a multi-franchise development in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Mark says “to truly succeed in this sector you need to fully understand the client’s business, develop strong working relationships with the car manufacturer’s and really get inside the minds of the people who develop the look and feel of the specific corporate identities. Only once you have done this can you successfully apply all of this understanding to a given project or situation”.

Mark has worked with a wide selection of Automotive clients and is adept at applying specific Brand CI’s to both new and existing dealership locations. With his detailed knowledge of the sector, he has advised major motor manufacturers in developing their CI’s to suit UK inner city locations.

Mark’s continuing ambition in business is to develop further long-term client relationships, particularly in the automotive sector.

Experience

2015 – Present
Louis de Soissons Ltd

2010
ehp

1995
Colliers International

Hatfield Business Park

Hatfield Business Park

This groundbreaking new site combines a new HQ for one of the country’s leading dealer groups with a market leading sales and servicing destination and will bring several of the worlds’ most iconic brands together under one roof.

Ferrari Mayfair

Mark’s unique experience enabled Louis de Soissons to deliver a new global flagship Ferrari location for H.R. Owen Plc. under the challenging constraints imposed by working in one of the world’s wealth centers. The architectural solution maximized the tight footprint giving the dealership the most effective sales space whilst gaining approval from Ferrari.

Jack Barclay

Designed, and project managed by Louis de Soissons, a complete refurbishment delivered the latest Bentley corporate identity standards whilst retaining the unique charm and personality that makes it a London landmark. Under Mark’s guidance the project was carefully constructed to run in two distinct phases (one for each of the floors of the site) to enable the dealership to trade throughout.

Lamborghini Pangbourne

Skilled interpretation and implementation of automotive manufacturer corporate identity ensured client Lamborghini Pangbourne were able to remain fully operational during the sites redevelopment and CI delivery. Mark is renowned for intelligent design and clever project management that ensures clients are able ‘Business as Usual’ model throughout.

Aston Martin Reading / Bentley Berkshire

Originally designed by Mark during his time at EHW, the project involved the development and extension of an existing automotive retail footprint in using smart design and inter-brand negotiation to achieve a unique tri-brand site. The work was undertaken using a smart phased approach enabling the business to remain fully operational throughout.