A Team built on trust.
Empire Construction Group & Empire Architectural Designs
Marcus has been involved in the construction industry since he was 17, firstly attending Chichester College to train in Bricklaying and then following the completion of his course to work with his Father and Uncle in the family’s building business..
After a number of years honing his skills under his Father’s guidance, he decided that site work was not for him and he wanted to own his own business and in doing so be his own boss, just as his Father did. Although, he had really decided this at an early age
Using the experience gained during the time of working on site by completing a vast variety of projects, he went ahead and set up his own company, M Farrell Construction. After a number of years, he grew to dislike the name as it was limiting, and so made the decision to “re-brand” and Empire Construction Group was formed. He chose the name because of the vision he had and still has to this day. To have all aspects of Property and Construction under one umbrella.
Marcus is very hands on, with every project the company undertakes. Project management is his forte and it is a role that he enjoys because of the joint liaison between the client and the workforce. You might even see him laying bricks from time to time, as the only real way of keeping on top of things is to be onsite.
Marcus has a young family, with the second addition only arriving in early 2017. Apart from this family his other interest is watching movies.
Alex Page MCIAT BSc (Hons)
Alex is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Architectural Technologists.
He became interested in the construction industry at an early age – inspired by his father, who was a carpenter. Firstly, studying for a BTEC National Diploma at Chichester College and then went on to the University of Westminster to complete in Building Surveying.
After graduating, Alex worked in London as a Building Control Officer for a Property Consultant Company under the Approved Inspector Scheme. Although, after a few years he made the decision to head back home to the South coast and joined a firm of Chartered Surveyors, Grumitt Wade / Jessey Mason which gave him the chance to make the transition from Building Surveying to Architecture.
Joining Empire Architectural Designs in Feb 2017, he has already made a positive impression with both client liaison, work ethic, production of high quality drawings and 3D renders.
Alex is a keen rower – having raced for a Shoreham based club for over 10 years, Quintin Boat Club in London, which also included competing at Henley Royal Regatta.
Jane Allan MIAM
Executive Assistant to Marcus Farrell
Jane is highly skilled, which is representative of her being a Member of the Institute of Administrative Management. She has over 10 years, experience within the Property and Construction Sector, with most of her career having been spent at a Property and Construction Consultancy in London. Jane has been involved in projects which have ranged in value from circ. £68,000 to £8.1m.
She joined Marcus at Empire in October 2015 and has supported Marcus to build up from the company’s original foundations that Marcus worked so hard to put into place, to bring the company to where it is now, and with many more years to come. Retirement, is not an option.
She is responsible for the day to day running of the business, reporting directly to Marcus, which allows her to use her administrative, financial accounting and construction based skills. She is the first line of contact for anyone contacting both Empire Construction Group and Empire Architectural Design, and you can be assured of a pleasant welcome, either on the telephone or in person.
Furthering her previous experience in health and safety she is currently undertaking the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, with professional exams due to be taken in September 2017.
Jane is a keen knitter and crafter, when she has the time!