Andy is the partner responsible for Urban Design, with a particular expertise in large scale masterplanning of residential led, mixed use projects within sensitive locations. Andy specialises in developing spatial masterplans from a deeper understanding of the site constraints, landscape and townscape character.
Andy has experience of developing design guidance within the historic market town of Beverley, and a heritage location within Liverpool Waters. Andy has also been involved in the leading Strategic Regeneration Frameworks in Stoke, North Kirklees, Nottingham and Liverpool. He has a detailed knowledge of large scale master planning and tends to lead the front end of Planit’s urban design process overseeing the development of concepts to RIBA stage C and then liaising with the delivery teams to ensure that the overall framework of design principles are ultimately realised through detailed design and construction. Andy leads Planit’s inputs into community engagement, design workshops and inquiry by design exercises, resulting in a number of successful neighbourhood masterplanning exercises, typically involving a large number of stakeholders such as council members, English Heritage, The Design Council, and the HCA.
More recently, Andy has produced the Building Characterisation Study for Liverpool Waters, the largest brownfield regeneration proposal in the North West, in consultation with the Design Council and officers of the City Council, resulting in a resolution to grant planning permission.