Meet the team - Thomas Baines
We’re back again with another addition of our “meet the team” series.
Today, we’re introducing you to Thomas Baines, Senior Project Architect here at LK2.
Tell us about your role at LK2?
I joined the team at the start of 2018 and since then I have worked on a variety of projects, my favourite so far has got to be the Wigan William Fosters project. The project was to provide our client, the Football Foundation with a new six changing room Parklife facility and commercial gym. I really enjoyed that it was a non-templated design which required careful design to meet the brief and its location perfectly.
What’s been your highlight of working for LK2 so far?
It’s got to be when we sponsored the Real Ale festival in Lincoln, it was great to support a local event and of course try some great ales. I regularly attend LK2 social events and curry nights, they’re always a good laugh and a great night out.
So, what do you like to do outside of work?
When I’m not at work you can find me restoring my 1924 steam roller which was built in Lincoln. I am also learning traditional techniques such as hot riveting and coach painting to slowly return her to working condition.
I also like to get involved in a number of traction engine clubs and attend shows all across the world. I like to keep myself busy, so I also sit on the committee of a charity that preserves original manufacturers drawings and build sheets. The charity helps traction engine owners like me, from all over the world research history and information about their engines.
Now for the million-dollar question, what would you do if you won the lottery?
As much as I do love working here, I’m afraid I would be buying a beach house in Cornwall and a Vineyard in Otago, New Zealand – this means I would never see a British winter again!
Look out for more profiles coming your way soon!