Tom Mitchell, Studio Lead (London)

Tom Mitchell

Studio Lead (London)

London Joined in 2005 - Founding Associate BA (Hons) DipArch, University of Brighton

Tom has worked for 20 years with founding partner Neil Deely and led a large number of residential projects and mixed use masterplans, many of which have won regional or national design awards.

Since April 2016, Tom has been leading the team to design a masterplan for the renewal of the Westbury Estate on behalf of London Borough of Lambeth. The project consists of 334 new and replacement homes, with a layout successfully negotiated with Estate residents. The scheme won planning permission earlier this year.

Tom has been a regular contributor and speaker at this years’ programme of events run by Urban Design London, whose delegates are predominantly local council planning officers. Recent topics for his lectures include ‘Urban Infill Sites’ and ‘Density’.

He has advised many Housing Associations on the design of their S106 purchases. This involved an assessment of urban design merits of each scheme – building layouts, siting, massing and architecture. His honest assessments have helped our Registered Provider clients avoid purchasing some poor schemes. Where projects have fallen just below the target score necessary to achieve HCA funding, Tom has advised developers on how their schemes can be approved to achieve to necessary Building for Life scores.

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