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Life & Soul: Kelly Mackay

Our Life & Soul series showcases the people who live, work and bring to life the spaces we’ve designed. We sat down with some of these lovely people to chat about their experiences in SODA spaces.

Next in the series is Kelly Mackay – Building Manager at our very own Compton Courtyard.

I’ve been working at Compton Courtyard for about 6 months now. In a historical building such as this, there’s often quite a lot to maintain and oversee. There’s no average day here – my day can change very quickly from liaising with tenants to managing water leaks. Generally I manage contractors on site, ensure that the building is a safe environment for our tenants and that everything is in good working order.

The new mural has really brightened up the courtyard. It puts you in an energetic and inspired mindset when you enter the building, and stays with you throughout the day. I love the colours! It’s been received well by everyone who passes through. There’s even been a couple of rogue photoshoots happening out front!”

Portrait illustrated by Cressida Djambov