Our Directors

Our Board of directors recognise the importance of a high standard of governance in managing
and dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders. This means putting the right policies, procedures
and guidelines in place to ensure our values and standards are embedded throughout.


Paul Conway, Managing Director

Paul is Managing Director and co-owner of Cosmur with over 40 years’ experience of working within
the building industry. He initially joined Cosmur in 1985 and has worked in all areas of the business
from estimating, surveying, and management, before becoming director in July 1992.
Paul has overseen the development and delivery of projects across all sectors and has worked with a
range of clients including local authorities, public bodies and framework providers. Paul’s experience
also extends to the running of steering groups, resident association committees and design forums.
Paul is passionate about helping tackle the shortage of skilled workers and has worked as Director of
the London Construction Training Group (LRCTG) for many years, promoting training and
employment opportunities with like-minded SMEs for the next generation.


Tim Lane, Director

Joining Cosmur in 1983 as a Project Surveyor, Tim has progressed through the roles of Contracts
Manager, Development Director and Construction Directo. With over 30 years of experience, Tim has
gained extensive knowledge working on a range of new build and refurbishment projects across all
our sectors.
In addition to his industry memberships with ACIOB and AIOSH, Tim brings his track record of
delivering complex projects on time and on budget and is fully conversant with all modern
construction methods and sustainable building practices.
Outside of work, Tim is an avid Cricket fan and has held the position of Chairman of the Old Owens
Association and Cricket club since 2000.


Syed Naeem, Business and Development Director

Syed first joined Cosmur in 2010 as Business Development Manager before rising through the ranks
to Business Development Director and HR Director in 2014.
Syed’s remit is wide ranging and covers business development in addition to overseeing all tender
and bid work. He is also responsible for identifying new opportunities and nurturing a pipeline of
strategies for work alongside building relationships with clients, framework providers, consultants,
marketing and human resources:

“What I really love is that every day is different in construction. From the very start of my career in
marketing and fundraising for local authorities, it’s been challenging and most satisfying in equal
measure. The team work aspect, with everyone pulling together to build something, is amazing. I
often drive past buildings and say ‘We built that!’ to my kids, and that’s the point – there is so much
more to creating a building than just laying the bricks.”


Hugo Dunnell, Operations Director

Beginning as a Management trainee, Hugo progressed to the role of Contracts Manager before
being appointed as Operations Director in February 2019.
Hugo has now been with Cosmur for over 11 years and is responsible for overseeing the commercial
and delivery aspects of Cosmur, ensuring certainty of delivery, measuring team performance and
actively promoting success against key benchmarks for all of our projects.
Hugo is highly experienced in the management of complex projects across the education, residential
and commercial sectors alongside promoting constructive co-operation, partnering and continuous
improvement, both internally and externally.
Outside of work, Hugo is family oriented, with two young children.


Cosmur Construction has provided a range of services to the education sector, ranging from primary and SEN schools through to University establishments, and understands the various risks and challenges that can occur when working within these sectors such as: live environments, fast-track programmes, safeguarding provisions and the flexibility required for the varying usage patterns of school events.

We have facilitated various works for private and public education buildings across London and the South East and ensure that all of our works benefit our clients, the students and the teaching staff. For further details of the works we have completed across this sector, please refer to the Case Studies below:

Cosmur has delivered an exciting array of sports and leisure facilities which combine inspirational design with multi-activity areas for fitness, dance, relaxation, café and socialising. Often facilities remain fully operational while our works are ongoing and we plan our activities considerately to minimise disruption whilst maintaining membership for service users, local communities and the general public.

We have a deep understanding of the scope of works in this sector and can bring insight from our specialists to deliver across fit outs, refurbishments, extensions and new build projects. For further information on our previous experience within the Leisure sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.

Cosmur Construction has delivered a range of projects for the healthcare sector, from NHS facilities through to private sector clients, and understands the necessary measures to be taken to ensure all of our works meet the statutory requirements and restrictions that guarantee the safety and welfare of all end users.

We have facilitated various works from design and build works through to refurbishment and fit outs for a range of healthcare authorities and understand the risk and mitigation measures necessary to ensure we achieve our client’s vision of care in hospitals, hospices, care homes, and rehabilitation centres. For further details on our previous experience within the healthcare sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.


Cosmur Construction takes great pride in ensuring our services are sensitive to places of worship and are always mindful that every project is a sacred space of worship. Cosmur has carried out various new build and refurbishment projects for religious buildings across multiple faiths and ensure a considerate approach towards the specific needs of each individual project. Our experienced project teams ensure flexibility for community based facilities and special events alongside an understanding of the specific aesthetics, space, light and sound requirements of each project.

Our previous experience, and the expertise of our extensive supply chain, allow us to combine specialist construction methods and sustainability with traditional craft and trade skills to create beautiful and energy-efficient buildings which deliver long-term savings and benefits to our clients. For further information on our previous experience within the Faith sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.

Cosmur Construction has completed a range of high-end residential housing projects and we excel at delivering quality designs within prestigious postcodes throughout London and the South East. From design and build projects of multi-million pound luxury homes through to high-end apartments and penthouses, we have worked alongside award-winning architects to provide tailored design and construction solutions. We have delivered a range of refurbishments, conversions and reconfigurations ensuring that the build is as streamlined as possible for our clients. For further information on our previous experience within this sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.

Cosmur are experts at working in the fast-paced commercial sector where time is of the essence and, at the same time, where there can be no compromise on quality, particularly where image is such an important brand differentiator. We take the time to understand the specific needs and desires of our clients and plan strategies to transform these requirements into deliverables. Cosmur have successfully completed office, commercial and retail schemes that have included restaurant, hotel and gallery projects.

Whether procured through a traditional or design and build contract, we provide our clients with practical solutions, employ the most efficient methods to deliver their project on time and make sure our main objective is client satisfaction. For further information regarding our experience within the Commercial Sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.


Cosmur is a market leader in transforming historic, listed, and heritage assets to meet the needs of today’s users and visitors. Our clients appreciate our attention to detail in retaining original and significant features using our craft skills and dedicated knowledge of historical techniques and materials. Our experience of projects within this sector range from intricate restoration and conservation schemes to the complete re-modelling of interior space and blending new buildings with old.

Cosmur holds a significant appreciation of a building’s history and we are familiar with liaising with specialist bodies, such as English Heritage, conservation specialists and archaeologists, to fulfil our client’s specific requirements. We are also adept at creating new and innovating cultural spaces, such as libraries and cultural centres, which all feature within our portfolio. For further information on our previous experience within this sector, please refer to the case studies below.


Cosmur continues to meet the diverse requirements and expectations of delivering to local authorities, housing associations, framework providers, occupants, residents and the surrounding communities. We have built and refurbished homes in all shapes, sizes and scale, from stand-alone new build homes to high rise refurbishments of multi-phase regeneration. On all of our contracts, we have a common commitment to successfully manage inner-city developments by engaging with the local and neighbouring boroughs and forging long-term partnerships.

Excellent communication is key to a successful delivery within this sector and we deploy dedicated Resident Liaison Officers to work alongside our site team to integrate strategies with our clients’ procedures, ensuring a collaborative approach is achieved. For further details on our previous experience within the social housing sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.

The Public sector is central to our business and we have facilitated multiple projects, from design and build to redecorations and repairs, for a range of Public Sector Buildings across London and the South East. The extensive experience of our directly employed Management Team ensures an innovative and cost-effective approach towards every project. We have successfully completed projects for various local authorities on a range of building types such as Town Halls, Libraries, and Council Offices. Cosmur always ensures we maintain careful management of the various challenges including live environments, fast-track programmes and value engineering to meet the authorities’ budgetary restrictions. For examples of our previous works within the Public sector, please refer to the Case Studies below.