Andy is an urban designer and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with more than 19 years’ experience of professional practice within the public and private sector; and a particular expertise in the production of large scale residential and mixed use masterplans, and design guidance for some of the largest development schemes across the country, particularly with a city or town centres context.
Andy led the early urban design strategy work which underpinned the hugely successful regeneration of Altrincham Town Centre, which was formulated around connecting and activating the assets of the town.
His current focus is around utilising lessons learnt from Altrincham and other large-scale urban regeneration projects within locations of challenging socio-economic profiles, to ensure inclusive growth and social value is achieved.
Project examples include: Liverpool Waters - the production of the Building Characterisation Study for the regeneration of 60 hectares of historic dockland, falling within the Mersey Waterfront World Heritage Site; and the provision of a new Garden Village which would facilitate the regenetation of Hyde Town Centre.
Andy has played a pivotal role in growing the urban design services of Planit-ie, with responsibility for managing and leading a team of urban designers to deliver a high-quality urban design and masterplanning service. He has led community engagement, design workshops and inquiry by design exercises, typically involving a large number of stakeholders, such as: elected council members, English Heritage, Design Council, and the Homes and Communities Agency.