Julian Cottrill

Julian Cottrill



Julian Cottrill received a MEng from the University of Bristol in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. Starting work with Max Fordham Consulting Engineers in 2004, he became a partner in 2008 and in 2009 joined Skelly & Couch. 

Julian has extensive experience of public buildings, gallery and performance spaces and residential developments, both new and refurbishments including many listed buildings. 

Recent and current projects at Skelly & Couch include the ongoing major refurbishment and rebuilding of the Grade II* Battersea Arts Centre; the renovation of the Grade II-listed theatre Hall for Cornwall; a new gallery and visitors’ centre at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; a refurbishment and extension at the Grade II-listed Dorset County Museum, creating a ‘Collections Discovery Centre’; a new 400-seat theatre and performing arts centre for the Perse School; and a new sports complex and district heating system for Winchester College.

Julian’s previous projects include the design and delivery of the RIBA National Award-winning Jerwood Gallery Hastings, housing a prominent 20th century art collection; the much-admired refurbishment at the Bush Theatre, an AJ Retrofit Award finalist; the new Caryl Churchill Theatre and back-of-house space at Royal Holloway London, beside Grade II-listed Sutherland House; new back-of-house facilities for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; a new studio and gallery for the artist and author Edmund De Waal; and the RIBA East Award-winning Acme Artists’ Studios at the High House Production Park and a number of private houses including listed conversions.