Lead Design Consultancy

WME has successfully provided Lead Design Consultancy (LDC) services on multiple projects in the Middle East Region.

WME consistently represent what it is to be an exemplar Lead Consultant, through an understanding of each client’s key requirements, presenting clear direction at design stages, and positively driving the team forward to achieve results. It’s not a straightforward role as one is to ensure that all the various mechanisms come together and work in unison but there is a sense of achievement when all the different components of a project fit together like a puzzle.

LDC is about effectively coordinating all disciplines to provide the best result for the client. As a Lead Consultant, we understand and appreciate what each contributor is doing, and how we can make sure they are able to produce work in a unified and productive manner that will achieve the best overall outcome for the project. A good Lead Consultant is an effective problem solver and a confident provider of informed and considered design decisions, allowing the other consultants to move forward with clear direction.


“Being LDC starts with the right mindset and the right attitude, to drive a project forward during all stages of design whilst being fully accountable for the design process.”

Recent Building Services Projects

Dubai Mall Perfumery Fit-Out

We worked closely with Emaar and Kinnersley Kent Design to streamline the services to each tenancy and ensure that the building services were closely and invisibly integrated with the interior finishes.

VOX Cinemas

WME has been appointed to provide the lead consultancy design and site supervision for multiple cinema projects within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

MUVI Cinemas

WME applied it’s building services and AV/IT expertises for the new MUVI Cinemas in Saudi Arabia.

Marina Mall

The project under NINC is being led by KKD architects The mission is to upgrade the Mall into a new exciting retail and entertainment destination.

Solitaire Mall

Solitaire, known as the jewel of Riyadh, is a 70,000m2 retail mall, made up of a number of pavilions.

Four Seasons Hotel

WME, in partnership with DSA, were appointed to redesign the 600 key hotel and branded apartments located in Jeddah Corniche.

The LDC is the project guardian, who is at the forefront of the design coordination but always safeguarding quality and ensuring the programme is regularly tracked and the agreed milestones are met.

The Lead Design Consultant role includes:

  • Directing the design of the consultant team
  • Being the main point of contact for communication between the client and the consultant team
  • Coordinating, monitoring and reviewing the work of the consultant team (including specialist designers and specialist contractors as required)
  • Arranging consultant team meetings and planning work stages
  • Preparing programmes and progress reports
  • Seeking instructions from the client
  • Advising the client on the choice of procurement routes that best suit the client’s programme or budget
  • Advising the client on the need to appoint additional advisers, consultants or specialist designers
  • Establishing change control procedures at key stages
  • Arranging value management exercises
  • Assisting the client in defining the technical selection criteria for contractors and preparing the technical pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Assisting in the technical review of tenders

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Marie Griffiths

Associate, Projects Management

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Director, Structures

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