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The Christopher Scott Team


Christopher Scott
Keith Haines
Steve O'Keefe
Catesby Langer-Paget
Robert Biggs
Angel Moreno-Dopazo

Christopher Scott Dip Est Man MRICS

Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Founder of Christopher Scott which was established in 1979 and opened on the Isle of Wight in 1984. Educated at the Chorister School, Durham School and Reading University and at the Central Polytechnic of London. Winner of the Cowan Taylor prize in 1976 gaining a Diploma with Distinction in Urban Estate Management.

Christopher worked as an Associate Partner in the North East of England and set up his own 4 office estate agency in Northumberland and Newcastle.

Christopher Scott started the company on the Island based at Gatcombe House in 1985, and opened offices at Wootton and more recently Cowes.

Specialist in Estate Agency, Development Consultancy, Project Management and Planning.

Hobbies: Travel, tennis and antiques.
Motto: “don’t put things off until tomorrow that you can do today”

Keith Haines

Director and Business Manager. Keith joined the company in 2003 to assist in the running of the business, and also to lead a department which brings investment to the Island. Formally Managing Director and Chairman of Patrick Engineering with manufacturing bases in Freshwater, Weymouth and Bournemouth.

Hobbies: Gardening, walking, antiques and clocks.
Motto: “waking up every day and wanting to go to work”

Steve O’Keefe

Head of Quantity Surveying and Project Management. Educated at Abbs Cross Comprehensive and Barking Technical College.

Steve has worked across the south of England since 1993 and became an Associate Director at Bailey Partnership in 1997. He joined the company in 2005 and is responsible for Quantity Surveying and Project Management across residential, commercial and industrial fields.

Hobbies: Gardening, swimming and reading.
Motto: “ensure the right outcome for the client”

Catesby Langer-Paget MRICS

Catesby is a Chartered Surveyor with a Masters in Real Estate. After a few years developing his own properties and working as an agent for Harrods Estates Catesby joined Cluttons’ London office working within the residential valuations team, where he valued high-end residential properties and development opportunities. In 2008, Catesby moved out to the Middle East with Cluttons. During his time in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Catesby expanded the Agency Department from one person to nine and was promoted to Director in the process. As a Director and Head of Agency of Bahrain’s largest international real estate consultancy, Catesby brings with him a wealth of experience.

Hobbies: Spending time with my two young children (and my wife!), walking the dog, films, tennis, water sports
Motto: “Working hard for something we do not care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion”

Robert Biggs B Arch RIBA CA

Born on the Island, Robert attended Carisbrooke Grammar School, then trained at and graduated from Liverpool University after which he worked in the city for three years. In the latter half of the 1970’s he moved back to the Island where he joined the architect’s practice of his father – A.G. Biggs, going into partnership in 1982 until his father’s death in 1996. Robert followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming the Surveyor to the Diocese of Portsmouth Parsonages Board for the Island Archdeaconry up 2008 after which the role was centralised in the Diocesan offices in Portsmouth.

During the period 1976 – 2014 work included one off house, housing estates, Local Authority schools, office refurbishments and new build factories. Robert, also, was inspecting church architect for a number of churches on the Island both Anglican and Catholic.

Robert retired from his own practice in 2014 and joined Christopher Scott, retaining and increasing the churches in his inspection portfolio to 15 and taking on, amongst other things the busy role of resident conservation and listed building advisor.

Hobbies and interests: Art, Astronomy, Gastronomy, Climatology, Military history and firearms, Electronics, Model making and model railways, Computer programming, Golf, Football and Cricket.

Angel Moreno-Dopazo PhD Arch.

Born in Spain, Angel finished his studies of Architecture in 2000. Later he moved to Italy, living and working as an architect in Milan and in Rome. He went back to his country in 2002 being a project architect in well-known architectural practices, and participating in medium size and large scale projects, residential, commercial and industrial.

In 2006 he decided to abandon the stressful life of a big city and move from Madrid into one of the most depopulated European regions: Soria, in the plains of central Spain. There he took an active part in the recovery of historic buildings, being responsible for the legal declaration of an entire Conservation Area, and the economic management of public subsidies devoted to the restoration of built vernacular heritage. He worked as a Planner, Conservation Officer and Heritage Consultant to year 2012.

In the academic field, in 2010 Angel finished his Master’s Degree in Analysis, Theory and History of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, becoming a researcher and lecturer at the School of Architecture. He obtained his PhD in 2014 and, until today, has been producing scientific articles, participating in conferences and giving lectures on historic and vernacular architecture. In 2015 his research work was awarded in Havana (Cuba) with the nomination as Corresponding Member of the Professorship of Vernacular Architecture.

Angel moved to the Isle of Wight in 2015 and joined Christopher Scott in 2017.

Hobbies and interests: Art, Literature and History. Reading and writing. Classical music (piano). Travels. Photography.

Motto: Per aspera ad astra.

The main staff are supported by a hard working and loyal administration staff which includes Annette Brazier, Claire Pateman, Debbie Kennerley and Jackie Realey.

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We work closely with the following companies:

Spence Willard
Langer-Paget Design
Mark Payne Landscape Design

HRD New Homes
The IW Planning and Development Hub
Arc Consulting
Southern Housing Group
Richard Williams Landscaping
Vectis Housing
DC Derata
Mayer Brown
Transport Seeds

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