Luke Schuberth is a Managing Director of Aukett Swanke and sits on the Group Management Board. He specialises in masterplanning and architectural design for commercial office buildings. Known for his commitment to design excellence, he leads projects that range from wider mixed-use masterplans to individual architectural commissions throughout the UK.
Luke has worked on the Eastside Locks project from the beginning, overseeing the initial masterplan in 2008, which led to an outline submission and approval in 2009. He was also at the helm when the scheme achieved reserved matters detail consent for 'plot B' – a hotel and refurbishment of Belmont Works as a first phase. In 2014 the team achieved reserved matters detail consent for 6 Cardigan Street, a 70,000 sq ft speculative office and 8 Cardigan Street, a 100,000 sq ft office with retail at ground level.
His role as masterplanner involved extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including CABE, the Birmingham DOG (Design Officers Group), multiple neighbours, heritage bodies, highways, and British waterways. The proposal has received a lot of public interest as it creates a new urban quarter that faces onto the canal, changing the hierarchy of the existing street pattern and bordering the new millennium park. Aukett Swanke were able to guide and lead the design to create a series of different spaces drawing upon the character of the area and setting up the opportunity for high-quality architecture.