Mike De'Ath

BA (Hons) Dip Arch


Mike is a Partner at HTA Design LLP, a design led, multi-disciplinary consultancy to the housing and regeneration sector.

He has extensive experience of working to develop successful new build and regeneration solutions that maximise value for both the client and the end user and is responsible for the delivery of several major regeneration projects throughout the UK. He advises on schemes involving cross-subsidy and new funding models, where value generation is key to the programmes’ success. A passionate advocate for good municipal housing, he has been a supporter and an advisor to numerous events and publications on resurgent local authority led housing delivery.

Mike chaired a Housing Forum enquiry into the future funding and delivery of low cost homes for social rent resulting in the publication ‘Making a Place for Low Cost Housing’. He also champions the Market Rent and ‘Multifamily’ development in the UK and promotes the virtues of offsite manufacture and modular approaches to supplement the delivery of the homes the country needs.

Mike also co-authored ‘Build Homes, Build Jobs, Build Innovation: A blueprint for a housing led industrial strategy’, written with Mark Farmer of Cast Consultancy. This influential report calls for increased modular delivery of homes through aggregated demand and collaboration.

He has been involved in a range of community-based regeneration projects, including successful ballots for six estate transfers as well as major private/public partnerships. As well as delivery of great homes and places, he works to promote pathways into education, training and employment and opportunities in design and related activities for young people through ‘Beyond Boundaries’, a social mobility network established in 2015.

In his spare time he has completed over twenty years in non- executive roles on housing association boards’ and is currently a Trustee of the Haringey Play Association (HarPA) in Tottenham.

He was re- elected to the board of the Housing Forum in March 2019 where he advocates for the delivery of great buildings and sustainable placemaking that transform environments and the lives of current and future communities.

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