Tom Mitchell, Associate Director, BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

Tom has specialised in the residential sector and is working on several mixed-tenure housing schemes. He started working with David Prichard in 1999 and was project architect for a series of social and mixed-tenure housing schemes. He joined Metropolitan Workshop in 2005.

Tom recently completed 135 canal-side homes on New Union Street in New Islington, Manchester for McCaul Developments. He designed a 15-home mixed-tenure scheme for housing association East Thames with developer-contractor Hill Partnerships, at May Road, Chingford, Waltham Forest, now on site. The practice won a Key Performance Indicator score of 100% for several quarters for its work. Tom is overseeing two current residential projects for Home Group, the UK’s fourth largest housing provider: a 70-home, mixed-tenure scheme in Newbury, Berkshire, with 12 supported bedspaces/apartments; and Forest Lodge, a 19-home scheme in Epping Forest on Green Belt land. He worked on One Housing Group’s 164-home mixed use scheme at York Road which recently won planning permission.

He was project architect on Dublin City Council’s Lourdes House scheme – an infill to an existing terrace providing 16 homes over four storeys on Summerhill Road and 47 new homes arranged around a new play-space and church at Lourdes Crescent. The practice’s design for Block B in the Council’s Herberton regeneration scheme – one of two blocks designed by Metropolitan Workshop for which Tom was project architect – was nominated for the Royal Institution of Architects in Ireland’s Best Public Housing Award. It provides 128 homes set around a courtyard.

He was project architect on Stanley Holdings’ Belmayne Neighbourhood Square, Dublin – 278 homes on two parcels of land within a Metropolitan Workshop-designed masterplan, and on a 28-home scheme at Roding Lane North, Woodford, Essex which won a national Housing Design Award (2013). He also helped secure permission for Moses Dell, a 750sqm private house on Green Belt site in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

Tom has helped establish relationships via framework agreements with several leading UK housing associations – Poplar HARCA, One Housing Group, East Thames and Home Group. Tom is the first point of contact for these clients, carrying out asset reviews, capacity studies, assisting with bids for land and conducting Building for Life Assessments for S106 purchases. Tom was project architect for a 5,000sqm mixed-use speculative office scheme in collaboration with Belfast architects White Ink Architects, for Dublin-based Stanley Holdings.