David Morton

Senior Associate, Senior Architect

BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, BArch, RIBA, FRSA

David is a Senior Associate at HTA within the Architecture and Masterplanning Team.

David has over 17 years’ experience in leading residential and mixed use masterplans and large scale regeneration projects working with housing associations, housebuilders and developers. He has successfully negotiated planning consent on a number of high density, complex and award winning housing schemes across London liaising with the GLA, Development Corporations, local authorities and wider stakeholder groups.  In addition to his experience of large scale planning schemes his portfolio also includes developing urban design strategies and building proposals within historic contexts and for regeneration led bids.  His experience includes commercial and mixed use schemes, high rise residential buildings and developing local authority frameworks working at an urban design and architectural level.

He joined HTA in February 2014 to lead the Aylesbury Estate Regeneration project, one of the Practice's most significant projects and a major estate regeneration project in South East London that will transform a 30-hectare site. David and his team successfully secured planning consent for a 830 dwelling detailed planning application and a 2,745 dwelling outline masterplan covering the wider estate in March 2015. David continues to lead the tender stages and post planning work, working closely with the local authority and client team to ensure this important regeneration scheme is delivered.

David continues to apply his wealth of experience in large scale regeneration projects recently submitting a planning application for the regeneration of Rochester Riverside, one of Medway Council’s most significant brownfield sites.  This hybrid application comprising an outline masterplan and detailed planning element will deliver up to 1,400 new homes on a vacant site, designed to extend the historic city of Rochester and reanimate the Medway river frontage.  He currently leads the architectural team that will deliver a planning application for regeneration of the York Road Estate in South West London, which will be submitted in 2018.

David's skills include exceptional concept design, creative hand drawing and presentation skills coupled with an expertise in high density, mixed tenure housing design and the planning regulatory process.  He is a skilled and experienced project leader who is adept at leading and managing complex design teams to collaboratively work through concept, design development, planning and post planning stages.