Ronan has more than 20 years’ experience in architectural practice, leading teams to deliver many major projects from inception through delivery to completion, including developing innovative residential typologies and using sophisticated offsite construction techniques.
Originally qualified in Ireland he was previously an Associate at BKD Architects in Dublin where he worked from 1998 to 2010 on a number of medium to large scale commercial, residential and educational projects. Ronan joined HTA in 2010 as Project Leader for the large-scale mixed-use project at Shubette House, Olympic Way, Wembley comprising of a Hotel, BTR Tower, Affordable homes and associated facilities. This was HTAs first project completed using volumetric construction. In over a decade since with HTA he has gone on to deliver many more medium to large-scale residential projects, especially in the PRS, PBSA and emerging shared living sectors and utilizing innovative off-site construction techniques. He was appointed as Associate in 2013, Senior Associate in 2016 and Associate Partner in 2022.
Following Shubette House Ronan led the award-winning project at Millbay in Plymouth providing 134 new homes and developing new housing typologies to successfully integrate the development into the existing historic harbour and local context. He also led the successful planning stage of HTAs Moorfields development at Bunhill Row, Islington, providing 65 new homes on the site of a former school in a very challenging urban context. At Wembley Ronan went on to deliver circa 1900 student homes and associated facilities including a local leisure centre and swimming pool, across 3 projects at Felda House, Grand Felda and Apex House..
Savoy Circus is a development of 306 student homes in Hammersmith and Fulham and is the first of a trio of modular projects sensitively inserted into local conservation areas and using traditionally inspired brick and stone masonry cladding. The second is Holloway Road, Islington, an 11-storey development of 250 student homes on the site of a former pub directly adjacent to the busy Holloway Road and TFL station and extending over the whole site. Extraordinarily it was completed in just 9 months on site. The last of the trio is The Valentine, Gants Hill, another 11-storey development of 321 student homes.
Recently Ronan has overseen the completion of 2 very large volumetric tower projects. 101 George St, Croydon is a part-38 storey/part-44 storey BTR residential tower for Greystar opposite East Croydon Interchange Station, with 546 homes and 2 basement levels extending over the whole site. It is Currently the tallest modular building in the world and was recipient of a CTBUH award in 2022. Across the street is the College Road Co-living Tower by the same contractor, Tide Construction, comprising of 817 co-living homes, 120 standard affordable Homes, and associate facilities and will take over the mantle as tallest in the world when it completes in the summer of 2023.