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 emerging 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.

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 is keen to promote the notion of a wider approach to ensure economic and social regeneration opportunities for local people and is currently establishing new ways to promote this aim through ‘Beyond Boundaries’, a social mobility network.

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) working with young people 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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