Mario Luca Balducci

Founder – Managing Director

Having qualified as an Architect and a Programme & Project Management Professional in the UK, Mario specialises in leading complex projects with a diverse range of experience gained as a client, consultant, and contractor over the last twenty five years. He has particular expertise in motivating and leading large multi-disciplinary teams, setting up exceptional control processes, placemaking, and product development.

Mario has substantial international contacts established with private and public organisations including general governments, government agencies, funders, developers, contractors, architects, procurement and logistics partners.

He has several executive and non-executive roles with matured and start-up organisations including his family company, which is a substantial construction company established in 1973, with investments in fashion, tourism and property development.

Mario was accountable for the development of Athletes Village, built for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The project consisted of 2,818 residential units, an academy, a policlinic, infrastructure and public realm across 70 hectares of master planned site with a construction value of £1.5Bn. Whilst delivered on time, under budget, to a level of quality surpassing all expectations, the Village has raised the industry benchmark in every aspect across Europe.

He lead the following selective projects:

  • 380 unit residential tower with 40,000 sqft educational and 25,000 sqft commercial space in Deptford, London.
  • 309 unit residential scheme in West Drayton, Hayes.
  • 108 unit residential tower in Elephant & Castle, London.
  • 350 unit residential scheme in Whitstable, Kent.
  • 1500 unit residential scheme in Herne Bay, Kent.
  • 409 unit residential tower with 168 room 5 star hotel and 60,000 sqft community space in Canary Wharf, London.
  • 5000 unit residential led regeneration project with 20 million sqft commercial, retail, health and educational space in Tahtakale, Istanbul.
  • 4500 unit residential led scheme with 5 no 5 star hotels totalling 2,500 rooms, an educational campus, a retirement home, a specialist healthcare facility, 18 and 9 hole golf courses, polo and football clubs, a shopping centre, a community centre and a small museum in Bodrum, Turkey.
  • 53 unit super prime residential scheme in Esher, Surrey.
  • 600 unit mix-use scheme, developed as part of major Texaco Garage development roll out across London with an estimated value of £1Bn.