MA | Dip Arch | Dip UD | RIBA
Simon joined HTA in 1998. He helped lead the succession of the practice and the formation of HTA Design LLP in 2013 and, in addition to leading a project team, is responsible for leading Operations and Finance across the practice. He became Managing Partner in March 2016.
Over recent years Simon has been responsible for the design and delivery of a wide range of residential and mixed use projects across the UK and Europe with a focus on regeneration, off site manufacture and sustainable design including:
Aylesbury Estate, Southwark – leading a team of architects to deliver the masterplan and first phase of the 3500 home regeneration of this massive and notorious estate in South London for Notting Hill Housing.
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.
Shubette House, Wembley – designed as part of a wider masterplan to replace a derelict factory site north of the new Wembley Stadium the project includes a 22 storey residential tower, a 250 room hotel, commercial uses and basement parking and, with the accommodation being wholly constructed using the Vision Modular Structure, is believed to be the tallest off site fabricated volumetric structure in Europe.
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.
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.
Next Wave, Bexhill Seafront – Working as sole consultant Simon has overseen the CABE funded regeneration of Bexhill-on-Sea, including 800m of landscape improvements incorporating contemporary shelters, and a new rowing cub and commercial space, sensitively inserted between three listed buildings including the Grade 1 De La Warr Pavilion.
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.