Simon Bayliss

Managing Partner

MA | Dip Arch | Dip UD | RIBA

Simon joined HTA in 1998, qualified as an architect in 1999 and was a founding Partner of HTA Design LLP in 2013. He is a qualified architect with an MA in Architecture (1994), Diploma in Architecture (1998), and a Diploma in Urban Design (1998). He has been registered with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) since 1999 and is a member of the RIBA.

Simon became Managing Partner of HTA Design in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the finance and operations of the practice. He is a member of the RIBA Housing Group, an Academician of the AoU and a regular contributor to both trade and national press on matters relating to housing.

Simon leads one of the practice’s largest teams specializing in estate regeneration and exemplary suburban housing, as well as the practice’s leading work on modular housing.

Estate Regeneration
Aylesbury Estate, Southwark – leading a team of architects to deliver the masterplan and first phase of the 3500 home regeneration of this massive and this estate in South London for Notting Hill Housing.
Winstanley and York Estate, Wandsworth – working as masterplanner and lead architect for this significant regeneration project in Clapham Junction HTA have led the design through a successful bid process and is currently progressing through an extensive resident engagement process.

Modular Housing
Apex House, Karma House and Shubette House, Wembley – designed to redevelop an entire urban block these three projects replace a number of derelict factories north of the new Wembley Stadium. Delivered using the highly innovative Vision Modular Systems, the three projects include a 22 storey Private Rented residential tower, a 250 room hotel, commercial uses and basement parking and almost 1000 student rooms. Apex house, at 28 storeys, is the tallest modular structure in Europe.
More recently we gained unanimous consent for a 44 storey, 546 home Build to Rent proposal adjacent to East Croydon Station which when complete is expected to be the tallest modular building in the world.

Working Overseas
Waterport Terraces, Gibraltar – a project to deliver 540 mixed tenure homes for the Government including 140 elder housing homes, commercial space, and associated landscape. Delivered by a Spanish Contractor under a traditional JCT Contract, the project was on site for four years and despite many difficulties, was welcomed as the best new housing in Gibraltar. Simon has also been involved in leading recent design projects in Uganda and Ghana.

Suburban Housing Exemplars
Hanham Hall, Bristol – delivering 200 homes to Code for Sustainable Homes level 6 as part of the Government sponsored Carbon Challenge initiative within a rich landscape and the restoration and conversion of a Grade II* listed building for commercial and community uses.
Officers Field, Weymouth – This recently completed development of 77 houses on a steeply sloping site on the south coast was used by LOCOG for interim use as the Olympic Sailing Village at London 2012 and was the Housing Design Awards Supreme Winner in 2012.
Design for Manufacture, the 60K House – HTA worked with Barratt Developments to win in competition and deliver 300 homes at Upton, Northampton, and Allerton Bywater, Leeds using standardized factory constructed homes that also respond to the varying regional vernacular.
Westminster Estate Renewal – working for Westminster City Council, Simon is leading a multi-discipline team to work with local stakeholders to develop community led masterplans for the sustainable transformation of the Brunel and Ebury Bridge Estates.
Simon completed his studies in Architecture and Urban Design at Cambridge and Oxford Brookes Universities, Virginia Tech in Washington DC and at the Bartlett, UCL.