John Cole: Honorary Professorship in SPACE, QUB.
John Cole, architect and health design champion has been appointed Honorary Professor in SPACE, QUB. John retired in June 2013 from the role of Deputy Secretary and Chief Estates Officer DHSSPS (2008-2013) having previously acted as Chief Executive Health Estates Agency (2003-2008). Across that time he was responsible for the oversight and implementation of in excess of £3 billion of capital expenditure covering the full range of health and social care facilities from major regional centres of excellence and new acute hospitals to community hospitals, mental health facilities and primary and community health buildings. He is currently Procurement Champion for the RIBA and was IMPACT assessor in REF2014. John involvement in the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering over the coming years will strengthen expertise in Health Care Design and procurement systems that support design quality across public sector buildings. John's inaugural professorial lecture will be given Oct 2014