Partner & London Studio 0 Lead
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. Phase two has just been tendered, and is expected on site in March 2022.
He has also led the pre-planning design teams on Oakfield Village, and our award-winning modular scheme Mapleton Crescent, and Addiscombe Grove.
Tom has been a regular contributor and speaker at events run by Urban Design London, whose delegates are predominantly local council planning officers. Recent topics for his lectures include ‘Urban Infill Sites’, ‘Density’, ‘Modular Housing’ and ‘Tall Buildings: The Importance of Good Design’.
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.