Mike Allen

Mike is a Senior Partner at CampbellReith’s Surrey office. He graduated with 1st class honours from Swansea University and was awarded the Fordham Prize. He did his Master’s degree at Southampton University and was awarded the Binnie Prize.


Mike grew up in Zambia and has worked on projects in Zambia, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Dubai, Uganda and Tbilisi for national governments and the UK Foreign Office.


He has a wealth of experience in structural design of buildings in numerous sectors including residential, commercial, education, health, leisure, hotels and sports stadia. He is Retained Engineer at Reading Football Club, Olympia Exhibition Centre and the Royal Exchange in the City of London.


In 2001 Mike carried out the structural design of the much acclaimed (RIBA Stirling Shortlist) refurbishment of the 1840s Royal Exchange in the City of London. He was responsible for the Rocksalt Fish Restaurant in Folkestone – winner of the ACE Engineering Excellence Award. He has won awards for refurbishment projects such as that from the Surrey Historic Buildings trust for the works at Reigate Town Hall.


Mike has successfully placed CampbellReith on many frameworks for clients ranging from Kent County Council to numerous education authorities, contractors and developers including Capital and Counties Plc and the National Blood and Transplant Service. He has been the partner responsible for the multidisciplinary design commissions for £350m of schools and further education projects in the South East over the last six years.


Mike has managed residential projects ranging from private dwellings to the £25m Wellington House luxury development for Land Securities and the £200m redevelopment of Craylands and Fryerns estate for Basildon Council.


His recent international experience includes the $175m District Hospitals Project in Ghana – the winner of three ICE awards in 2016 and also awarded with the Banker Magazine’s Infrastructure and Project Finance Deal of the Year Award 2013 for Africa.