I enjoy the opportunity to work with a wide variety of sites, clients and project teams, with every project presenting new and interesting challenges to be addressed. The demands of planners and the profession are ever changing and I love exploring new issues and helping clients to navigate their way through the complexities of the planning process.
BSc(Hons) MSc MBA(Dist) MRTPI MIEDandrew.email@example.com
Andrew joined the practice in 1997 and has been a Technical Director since 2006.
He has a very broad span of planning experience including project co-ordination, strategy, master planning and development plan promotion. He has secured approvals for housing, employment, retail, education and leisure projects, including a long track record in urban regeneration schemes together with additional experience in recent years in adapting listed buildings and their grounds for new uses.
The site was originally a large local authority-owned surface car park, situated on a plateau with magnificent views over Bournemouth gardens and towards the sea.
Height, massing and frontage treatment were initially established for a substantial flatted development, involving discussions with the local planning authority, Historic England and regional design panel. Proposals for the site were then updated by THAT Group, which replaced some of the residential accommodation with landmark hotels.
It was a privilege to provide planning advice from early site concepts for a tall building through to the on-site delivery of this milestone scheme for THAT Group. We’ve continued to support this innovative ‘urban regenerator’ with proposals for the re-use of its listed twentieth century properties: the former Knight & Lee (John Lewis) department store in Southsea and the Art Deco style Echo building, Bournemouth, which are being transformed into distinctive mixed-use work and leisure spaces.
The new school is an innovative Academy for 4-19 year olds in central Bournemouth, delivered through a partnership involving Aspirations Academies Trust, the Department for Education, Kier Construction and one of the founders of the British video games industry, Ian Livingstone CBE. With a capacity for up to 1,570 pupils, the development involves the conversion of an early twentieth century listed County Court building and its 1960s annex, together with a substantial new building on the site of a former police station. The Academy is set to pioneer in skills for success in the digital world.
Working with an industry-leading contractor in the education sector for many years, I have found it immensely fulfilling to deliver consents for new and rebuilt schools and colleges which invest in the future of young people.
Walworth Business Park
Walworth Business Park is owned by Test Valley Borough Council and has been managed by Kier Property since May 2011. The 80 hectare estate lies on the eastern side of Andover and is home to many household names, including Twinings, Le Creuset, Londis, Petty Wood, Ocado and Abel & Cole.
I’ve been impressed by the commitment of the partners to continually explore the potential to upgrade this important employment site.
Kier Property developments has sought our planning consultancy advice on the speculative redevelopment of a series of industrial plots, the establishment of the ‘Columbus Quarter’ – which delivers a Lidl, Starbucks franchise drive-thru and Greggs food on the go outlet at a gateway to the park, and an 11 hectare eastern extension of the estate to accommodate larger footprint buildings.