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HOK expands London office sports team

Leading global sports and entertainment architects HOK have appointed Richard Knight as Senior Sports Consultant working from its London office.

Knight is an industry expert on operating, developing and planning for major sports and entertainment venues and events globally, whose experience also includes overseeing the £200m transformation of Twickenham Stadium.

John Rhodes, HOK Director of Sport, Recreation, and Entertainment, said:

We are delighted to welcome Richard to the HOK team. We are constantly looking at new ways to innovate and his wide expertise and in-depth understanding of operations and venue commerciality sitting directly within the design team will further strengthen our ability to serve our clients’ needs and grow the market.

Knight added:

I have a long-standing passion to ensure that architects and operators work seamlessly in planning, designing and delivering venues and I am delighted to be joining HOK which remains one of the world’s most innovative and progressive sports and entertainment architects.

Combining our strengths will ensure that our clients benefit from venues that are not only inspiring but are operationally efficient and commercially robust.