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 Taking your project forward

 

About Us

Capital projects for historic church buildings can be challenging; we're here to help you navigate key decisions and enable your project to progress. Our first priority is always the interests of the churches we serve; our team provides the skills, capacity and experience to drive your proposals forward.

 

Meet The Team

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Rob Quail

 

Director

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Rob has 20 years’ experience consulting in the construction industry, including  over 10 years with Arup as a Chartered Engineer. Since 2013 he has specialised in the project management of historic church building developments, working to deliver a range of projects from roof repairs to multi-million-pound restorations.

Colin Glen 

 

Project Manager, Construction

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Colin has over 20 years' experience in the construction sector and worked on the restoration of Battersea Power Station with Skanska before specialising in church restoration projects.

Hannah Southgate

 

Heritage Consultant

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Hannah has worked on a wide range of heritage projects across the UK and spent a number of years with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Prince’s Foundation. She now specialises in the research and development of historic building projects, with a particular focus on churches. 

 
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Services

Project Management

Construction Management 

Fundraising Strategy

Funding Applications 

Design Team Procurement 

Stakeholder Engagement

Business Planning  

Resolving Permissions

 

Testimonials

What’s Being Said

The Open Gates Management team are consummate professionals. They have the capacity to be simultaneously enthused and motivated by the grand vision of a project, whilst also attending to the detail of its execution with great diligence.

Rev'd Graham Hunter 

St John's Hoxton

The team at Open Gates Management understood our values and fully engaged with the vision of the project on all levels. They are experienced and diligent professionals who have coordinated a highly complex building project with multiple design professionals and contractors.

Jacquie Driver

Chief Operating Officer

St John at Hackney,

Hackney Church 

Open Gates Management has supported us well in developing our architectural plans, getting our faculty, as well as preparing some key funding applications. We're grateful for their expertise and support in moving our project forward. 

Rev’d Erin Clark

St Matthew's Bethnal Green