tor&co is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Technical Director, Gardiner Hanson

Gardiner has recently joined tor&co as a Technical Director within our London Planning Team, bringing with him over 9 years’ experience primarily advising on high-profile and complex projects within London and across the southeast. His passion for town planning focuses on his belief that strategic planning and good design can deliver sustainable and vibrant communities, importantly aligning with the tor&co vision to create places we can be proud of, and mission to deliver good growth. 

Gardiner has an extensive track record with assisting both private and public sector clients to achieve positive outcomes across residential, mixed-use, office, hotel, industrial, renewable and strategic infrastructure sectors. His specialisms include mixed-use regeneration, employment, tall buildings, EIA development, Green Belt, and heritage constrained development. 

Gardiner’s technical skillset and positive attitude has always allowed him to effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams throughout the planning process and lead on preparing early-stage planning appraisals and strategies, promoting land and strategic policy reform via the local plan process, preparing and managing planning applications and appeals, undertaking strategic community and political engagement, preparing CIL strategies and negotiating S.106 agreements. 

In coming to tor&co he joins an inter-disciplinary team, where his skills, quality of work and positive, solution driven, approach complements and reinforces the team. Prior to joining tor&co, Gardiner has held roles at Avison Young, Turnberry and within the public sector in Canada. 

Upon joining tor&co in August 2023, Greg Smith, Head of London Planning, said:

“We are very excited to announce Gardiner has joined tor&co’s growing London Planning Team as a Technical Director. 

He has a demonstrable track-record of delivering positive results on behalf of his clients across London and the southeast and across a wide-range of sectors. Gardiner brings great energy and enthusiasm to every project he is involved with and his can-do attitude alongside his wide-ranging experience will undoubtedly benefit the range of services and advice we can offer our clients moving forward. 

He will be working alongside myself and the tor&co Board Director team to deliver continued sustainable growth for the business, and in particular our strategy around growing our expanding London team offering.”

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