Jim Kelly is a Senior Landscape Architect with over 10 years of professional experience based in HTA’s London office in Aldgate. Jim leads a team with a portfolio of projects that vary in scale and complexity across all work stages. Jim is focused on creating spaces which bring comfort and delight to the people who occupy them and enrich the environment and character of their place. Jim is adept in managing large scale projects through complicated planning processes, quality and client review processes, developing detailed coordination packages and overseeing the quality of construction on site
Since Joining HTA Jim has led a range of projects including the large scale regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road (WYR) development, LB Wandsworth for the JV partnership of Borough and Taylor Wimpey Homes. At WYR Jim has led in the development of streets, courtyards, gardens, a forest school roof terrace and identified the opportunity for a flagship temporary plaza adjacent to the developments key building, a community, library and leisure centre building.
Jim is leading the detailed design and delivery of a complex mixed use landscape at the large scale Southall Gasworks redevelopment site where his work has led to a number of additional commissions across the project.
Jim has recently overseen the delivery of a high quality landscape associated with the worlds largest modular building, including a heavily scrutinised public realm and two resident roof gardens at the 38th floor.
Jim is currently designing the landscape and public realm for Enfields flag ship development at Meridian Water where he is taking inspiration from the local Lea Valley to create a place rooted in its setting.
Before HTA Jim has designed landscapes for high profile clients such as BSkyB and Knight Dragon, the owner-developer of Greenwich Peninsula for whom he designed and oversaw the delivery of their first series of residential parcels.