John founded the Practice with Julian Stock in 1989 and, over the last 25 years, has overseen its growth to over 60 staff with eight Partners.
John is adept at identifying development opportunities, sourcing sites and securing project funding. His focus on innovative design concepts early in the project enabling process secures the commitment and support of both clients and legislative authorities, whilst his interest in the financial aspects of the development process ensures the combination of sound commercial sense and design quality.
Working within the private development sector as well as with registered providers and community organisations, John has a particular interest in developing mixed use regeneration initiatives which tackle some of London’s most deprived urban areas and address socio-economic and housing need through regeneration. His involvement at Matchmakers Wharf is a prime example of this, where he worked with Telford Homes to unlock derelict industrial land and provide 209 new homes, artists’ studios, retail accommodation and improved public realm adjacent to the River Lea and Hackney Marshes.