James OrmerodBath
Name James Ormerod
Job Title Aliva UK MD
Time with Aliva Established GruppoIVAS UK
Overall sector experience 14 years
Qualifications Sales and Marketing BA Hons, MA, DipM, FIDM, FCIM
Favourite Aliva project Bath University, featuring Grescovering terracotta, is the largest terracotta project we’ve undertaken to date. A completely bespoke colour choice for the architect, who wanted black/grey urban tones for this stylish university accommodation complex matched to three specific pantone colours. A tailor made colour match and scale of product at over 5,000 square meters.
Justin PriceCity West HQ
Name Justin Price
Job Title Sales Director
Role Building Aliva’s UK presence and portfolio in architects studios and main contractors’ offices.
Time with Aliva 3 years
Overall sector experience 30 years
Favourite Aliva project Our facades, insulated render and render only systems are helping to transform Salford’s skylines with City West Housing Trust, including terraced homes, low rise maisonettes and high rise tower blocks. Their new HQ looks simply stunning too, with our Alucovering Anodised Aluminium rainscreen system.
Lee ColeCardiff University
Name Lee Cole
Job Title Sales Manager
Role To generate specification sales with architects, and develop relationships with sub-contractors and main contractors.
Time with Aliva 2½ years
Overall sector experience 8 years
Favourite Aliva project Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. Completely different approach to the use of terracotta. The tiles were installed vertically, staggered, and utilised 4 different standard colours to create a ‘dark-to-light’ effect. The tiles were faceted, as the building was on a curve, and continued inside the building’s main reception area.
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Name Ben Edmondson
Job Title Technical Consultant
Role External Wall Insulation and Render only systems.
Time with Aliva 16 months
Overall sector experience 15 years
Qualifications Degree in Architectural Technology
Favourite Aliva project Achieving a magnificent seven British Board of Agrement certifications for Aliva’s range of insulated render systems. The certifications confirm the capability and use of Aliva’s products across various market sectors and building types from high-end hotels, to affordable housing schemes and schools.
Darren Gormersunbury
Name Darren Gormer
Job Title Sales Manager
Role Business Development for south of England, predominantly London.
Time with Aliva 2½ years
Overall sector experience 4½ years
Favourite Aliva project Sunbury Court, an extension of the headquarters for the Salvation Army. The colour finish of the Gres covering rain screen system that was selected by the architect is a very dark, through bodied natural brown, there are also vent tiles incorporated into the rain screen façade and baguettes around the fire escapes.
Tom KitchenerMetropolis
Name Tom Kitchener
Job Title Metropolis Business Development Consultant
Role To promote and grow the Metropolis brand in the UK.
Time with Aliva 2½ years
Overall sector experience 10 years
Favourite Aliva project A private residential project in Mayfair, London. The systems varied from paint effects, to waterproof finishes that matched the look of limestone. When the designer saw the versatility of our finishes and the overall package that we could provide, they were sold on Metropolis.
Luca MeloniUxbridge
Name Luca Meloni
Job Title Architectural Technician
Joined the team June 2015
Overall sector experience 5 years
Qualifications BA degree in Architecture
Favourite Aliva project Uxbridge College, Hayes, London. The alucovering aluminium rainscreen cladding in three different shades of grey plus a mirrored finish creates a stunning dark and light metal effect for this school complex. This gives the façade a stylish and modern personality, which is typical of this kind of cladding.
Name Samuele Succi
Job Title UK Technical Manager
Role Technical Office Assistant
Time with Aliva 3 years
Overall sector experience 3 years
Favourite Aliva project A stunning Italian residential and commercial complex ‘I Diamanti’, Lugo, Ravenna, met the need to create public spaces and revitalize the urban fronts along the highway. Our stone – glass finishing – with a surface of 3,400 m² contributed to a stunning aesthetic to this landmark project.

Italian Team

Name Federica Bartolini
Job Title Civil Engineer
Role Design Department
Time with Aliva 4 years
Overall sector experience 4 years
Qualifications Calculations and design
Favourite Aliva project The stunningly stylish Prada Stores in Las Vegas and Sydney, a completely black façade with subtle diamond pattern, incorporating bright circular openings. Aliva managed the design concept, production information and structural design, detailed survey of the building to be clad, assisted with the building specifications, manufacture of components and panel assembly.
Name Ruggiero De Giorgio
Job Title Engineer
Role Technical Director
Time with Aliva 18 years
Overall sector experience 18 years
Qualifications Structural calculations, design and project management
Favourite Aliva project The Façade Theatre Scala of Milan. For the renovation and expansion of the theatre, we provided the external cladding for two new additional structures designed by architect Mario Botta, the fly tower (with a ventilated façade cladding) and an elliptical structure (with a sun screen cladding).
LuigiNYC Subway
Name Luigi Garattoni
Job Title International Sales Director
Role International sales negotiation and liaison
Time with Aliva 21 years
Overall sector experience 21 years
Favourite Aliva project Second Avenue subway line project, New York. Aliva is currently designing and supplying the internal and external wall systems, made of porcelain gres, for the first four stations of this exciting project, which involves the construction of 15 new subway stations in Manhattan. I love the challenge of this job, it is one of the most difficult in terms of design performances to achieve, legal requirement to meet and management relations to keep in order to succeed.
MonicaAliva UK
Name Monica Pagliarani
Job Title Engineer
Role Design Manager
Time with Aliva 10 years
Overall sector experience 10 years
Qualifications Structural calculations, design and project management
Favourite Aliva project Queen Mary University, London, our invisible glass system with a complex screen printed pattern inspired by Sir Roger Penrose’s mathematical model. It has a strong visual impact, using the Ali glass concealed fixing system. The façade consists of laminated diamond shaped glass, a standout finish for a London learning environment.
Luca SimonettiBloc Hotel
Name Luca Simonetti
Job Title Engineer
Role Export Manager Gruppo Ivas
Time with Aliva 11 years
Overall sector experience 11 years
Qualifications Instructor at the Master G school (Gruppo Ivas ETICS application school)
Favourite Aliva project Bloc Hotel Gatwick Airport featuring black insulated render. A key element of Aliva’s insulated render is our cold pigment finishes, which allow darker colours to reflect heat rather than absorb it, so that larger areas can be covered.
Call us on 01189 635900 or email one of our team to talk about what we can do for your architectural project.