Why work with us?
Our hand-picked teams blend political savvy with the vision of an urban designer, the logic of an engineer and the shrewdness of a developer. We forge connections and galvanise opportunities to tackle our city’s issues from every angle, weaving hard-headed business acumen with vibrant creativity. Our flexible, cost-effective structure gives you the right level of expertise exactly when you need it, developing your ideas and creating world class projects within tight budgets.
a new way of working
Convening and disbanding like a film’s cast and crew, our teams are agile and responsive to your needs. This saves you time and money without compromising on results.
Typically, a project will begin by meeting the London Collective’s CEO Max Farrell or one of our project leads. This thorough assessment will establish project goals, scope, budget and timeframes.
We look to our network to draw together the right team. Whether you need to be in a room with a key person or convene a whole team for a complex project, we pull together the people you need to turn your vision into a reality.
Our agile and experienced teams will absorb your vision and get the wheels in motion. With experience in master planning, building design and a wide array of specialisms, we create the insights and advocacy you need.
Regular ‘sprints’ and ‘scrums’ keep our work on track, with the client involved throughout the process. This dynamic way of working is creative and efficient.
Meet our members
Founder, Popla Media
At heart I am an ideas person and content creator who believes passionately in films ability to tell stories and drive meaningful and effective change. In particular I love to harness its emotive and storytelling power to promote a clients thinking in ways that set them apart from the competition.
I am particularly interested in the built environment and have been fortunate enough to work for a number of clients in this sector. For example, St. Modwen, the developer and regeneration specialist, asked me to make a series of films that brought to life their commitment to communities and placemaking. I have also worked with the architects and designers Assemble on two occasions, most recently on a 360 VR film that explored their Turner prize-winning work with a group of residents in Liverpool.
Mike founded Commonplace to realise a vision of better places through engagement and collaboration, which he originally put forward at TEDx Parliament. Commonplace has gone from strength to strength, with over 200 projects for over 100 customers including HS2 and Highways England, councils such as Waltham Forest and Lewisham, Newcastle, Bristol and Norwich; developers such as Grosvenor and Grainger, and housing associations Clarion and Peabody.
Mike is by background a digital engagement expert, and has previously developed technology businesses across media, public and commercial sectors.
Founder, LDN Collective
Max is the Founder and CEO of the London Collective, a business development platform for built environment experts and creatives. Members have knowledge, experience and contacts covering politics, property and placemaking. Max was a Partner at Farrells, the internationally renowned architects and urban designers for ten years before leaving to set up LDN Collective in 2019. Whilst at Farrells, he led on high profile projects including London’s new business district at Royal Albert Dock, award-winning proposals for low-level bridges in East London and 21st Century mansion blocks as affordable housing designed for off-site manufacturing. Max was Project Leader for the Farrell Review, commissioned by the UK Government, which made sixty recommendations spanning education, outreach and skills; design quality; cultural heritage; economic benefits and architecture policy many of which have been implemented. He is an adviser to London National Park City, Urban Design London and the Place Alliance.
Managing Director, Movers & Shakers
Movers & Shakers is the UK’s leading Property and Construction Networking Forum with a reputation for organising first class events, bringing together Leaders from Public and Private sectors. With over 24 years’ experience, we continue to evolve and grow our network in order to create connections across the UK and to generate opportunities for senior executives, key Industry players and decision-makers from both the Private and Public sectors.
We regularly host Breakfast Forums, UK Conferences and Private Dinners for our members in: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Scotland. Please visit our website for more information on our upcoming events
Strategic Projects Director, Phil Jones Associates (PJA)
Experienced Board Director having worked at amongst others, Berkeley Homes, Crest Nicholson, Isis Waterside Regeneration and London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. Spent last 10 years acting Property Advisor to a Strategic Land Fund managed by LaSalle Investment Management Ltd
Robyn is a Director in the London Planning Team at Boyer. Robyn joined Boyer in September 2019, after 8 years at CBRE in the London Planning Team.
Robyn has over 12 years of private sector experience managing a wide range of complex projects, including large mixed use developments delivering new homes and infrastructure, new commercial schemes in Central London, estate regeneration projects, new education and cultural facilities, hotels, restaurants and private members clubs, projects involving sensitive assets including Grade I listed buildings, developments in conservation areas and metropolitan open land.
Robyn’s experience is focussed in London, she has worked in a number of the central and outer London boroughs including Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Harrow, Haringey, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Kingston, Enfield, Hammersmith and Fulham and Tower Hamlets. As a result Robyn has generated excellent relationships with a number of the key officers in these local authorities and GLA.
Founder, Targeting Zero
Simon Sturgis AADip RIBA an environmental specialist focusing on carbon reduction Policy and Strategy for the built environment. He has written official Policy on Embodied and Whole Life Carbon for the RICS, the RIBA and the Greater London Authority’s new London Plan. He is an advisor to BEIS, BRE, WWF, UKGBC, EU Commission, CABE, the British Council for Offices, Green Construction Board, and the RIBA Stirling Prize. His book ‘Targeting Zero – Embodied and Whole Life carbon explained” is a standard work on the subject. Clients include: British Land, Quintain, Argent, Schroders, Google, Warwick University, and Grosvenor. His is advising many Practices on ‘Architects Declare’. He has spoken widely at many international conferences, including Futurebuild, WAF, IGBC and COP 24
Director, Urban Design London
Esther has worked in local authorities in policy, development control, design and conservation planning posts for the GLA, the first London Plan and CABE from 2003. She was Director of UDL since 2006 where she has worked to develop and improve UDL’s programme, working closely with core partners; TfL, the GLA, London boroughs and many others to support and encourage good design in the capital. Esther took over as head of TfLs Urban Design Team in 2018. She has also been part of a wide range of Design Review panels, steering groups and advisory committees.
Director, Place 54 Architects
Nisha vekaria, Architect and Director of Place 54 Architects has over 14 years’ of experience which encompasses all stages across a diverse range of projects. These include commercial offices, high end housing in London and Kent and conversion of listed buildings for an Anglo-Chinese school in Kensington. Nisha has contributed to masterplans including: Greenwich Peninsula masterplan and public realm vision for 10,000 homes.
Completed designs for construction for residential interiors include private house interiors and extensions, conversion and extension for flats. Her projects and client endorsements result in many recommendations. She was project architect for new build residential completed projects apartments in Brentford, London and private eco home at Goudhurst Kent. Her commercial projects include craft bakery and industrial fit outs and refurbishments.
Nisha has used her experience in the architectural profession to feedback to aspiring designers and architects including with other GDST Alumni of her former school to host Architecture Day 2020 at Blackheath High School.
Bernardine is driven by the need to make sustainable and healthy food convenient. She is co-founder of two companies that contribute to this, Foodturistic and The Anthropologists of Eating. Bernardine fuses technology and tradition to create resourceful and smart food designs for the future and was awarded PhD funding to explore how we make food choices in the C21.
Director & COO, amBX
AmBX develops software that is creating the future of lighting. They believe in a future for smart and connected buildings that can transform human experience and wellbeing. Their SmartCore system is designed to deliver that for buildings and projects of all sizes, including bioadaptive and circadian lighting.
Originally formed as a spin out from Philips, amBX has gone on to see their software at the heart of hundreds of lighting systems in over 16 countries worldwide
Neil works with partners to ensure customers get the best out of their software and they remain close to customers and their needs. The management team has deep experience of technical R&D as well as how to deliver technology in a practical way for the real world.
Director, BD Solutions
Jamie combines over 12 years of construction sector experience in a technical sales capacity for construction focused organisations, including for an Offsite manufacturer. He also brings expertise in events management (construction and PFI Finance), marketing, and more recently as the business manager of an Offsite focused architecture practice.
He is also Project and Research Lead for Buildoffsite and involved in a number of Offsite (MMC) working groups most recently the Housing Forum, Affordable Housing Group.
Managing Partner, Charlton Brown Architects
Chris has a deep understanding of the evolution of built form and architecture which underpins the developed landscape of today. As a Director of Charlton Brown Architects he has designed award winning residential projects with an unparalleled attention to design and built form. Embracing all scales of residential development from single family houses, multi-unit apartment buildings through to urban extensions and an entirely new Garden Village settlement.
Over the past decade Chris has led a masterplanning and urban design project for a new community of 1500 homes, schools and community facilities. The Tresham Garden Village Masterplan & Delivery Strategy recently gained full council approval. It presents a strong and robust vision for a vibrant new community and a model for sustainable rural living.
Founder, Crafty Fish
Market experience: Automotive, Property, FMCG, Sports, Consumer Technology, Banking and Financial Services Marketing.
Specialties: Typography, illustration, high-end retouching, visualising.
Founder, Urban Good
Urban Good CIC is the public-facing and non-profit brand of Charlie Peel. Charlie has worked for a decade and a half on a range of built environment projects. Beginning his career as a futurologist at the RIBA’s think tank, he grew the role into becoming the first dedicated sustainability officer in the Public Affairs unit. He graduated the LSE Cities Programme in 2012 and then worked alongside Max Farrell to deliver the Farrell Review of Architecture. Since then he has ghost authored several winning procurement documents for significant urban regeneration schemes across the UK, from 6,000-12,000 homes. His most public project was communicating the campaign for London as a National Park City, creating an image that everybody would get instantly. Their London Map has shipped over 25,000
physical copies into the hands of the public and the memorable image has been seen by millions: featuring on BBC, CNN and global media.
Founder, Concept Culture
Tanisha is Founder & Creative Director of Concept Culture, a specialist branding & communications agency for the built environment.
A trained architect, Tanisha has over a decade of combined experience in architectural practice, at AJ100 firms, as a contributor at The Architects’ Journal, and as a communications consultant to sustainability organisations, including the Passivhaus Trust, Good Homes Alliance, and the Sustainable Development Foundation.
Tanisha’s current work sits at the intersection of architecture, sustainability, and communications. Through the power of storytelling and design, she helps clients grow their brand and engage with their audience.
She has travelled extensively across six continents (Antarctica is next!), and her work is heavily inspired by people, culture and place.
Tanisha is also a committee member of Women in Architecture UK.
Director, Place 54 Architects
Dominyka is an architect and Director of Place 54 Architects with over 12 years experience. Completed projects include terraced housing in Chiswick and true zero carbon homes at NW Bicester Eco Town. Interiors include apartments in Marylebone for an eminent architect, private house interiors and retail fit outs.
Dominyka is a qualified urban designer and has contributed to masterplans including Otterpool Park Garden Town, masterplan for a new settlement in Kent with 10,000 homes, Streatham High St Town Centre regeneration strategy & Public Realm, Wrotham Estate Hertsmere, a masterplan for conservation and enhancement of the estate with sustainable future strategies.
Founder, Far Beyond
Luke is a Multi-disciplinary creative director with a focus on building audience-led strategies, stories and experiences for brands. From ATL & TTL to film & documentary, experiential, immersive storytelling, artistic collaborations, social, digital products and platforms. He’s spent over twenty years conceiving, directing and shaping award-winning ideas and building and leading teams to bring those ideas to life for some of the biggest brands in the world including Microsoft, Virgin, Disney, Sony, Universal Music, LinkedIn, Samsung, Nike, Landrover, Novartis, Intel, Discovery, StubHub, Citi Bank, Ernst Young.
Founder, Phil Jones Associates (PJA)
Phil is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience, specialising in achieving synergy between transport planning and urban design. His experience includes producing transport strategies for major developments; and leading street improvement projects in villages, towns and cities. He founded the PJA consultancy in 2003, which now has over 70 staff in 5 offices. He was member of the team that produced Manual for Streets or the Department for Transport (DfT). In recent years Phil has been involved in many walking and cycling initiatives, including editing the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance, and is a member of the DfT’s Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Group. He is currently chairing a Welsh Government working group advising on ia national default 20mph speed limit. Phil is a member of several design review panels, including Transport for London, Highways England and Design Council.
Mark is the Founding Director of Aftermap – the future of site search and developent due diligence. He is a geographer at heart with over 24 years’ experience of environmental consultancy experience gained in major UK and international multidisciplinary consultancies. He has extensive experience of working on major development projects across London and the South East for developers such as Berkeley Homes, Capco, St Modwens, Battersea Power Station, Homes England, ABP and Stanhope. Together with comprehensive EIA skills Mark has a property focused business development background, with an extensive network of contacts. He also has technical strengths in sustainable development, GIS, ecology, health impact assessment and due diligence. Mark is used to managing large multi-disciplinary technical teams, working collaboratively with developers, architects and planners and providing both practical and innovative environmental and sustainable solutions to clients.
Director, BD Solutions
Paul brings 30 years of construction sector experience, 12 of which are in the Offsite sector gained through working with offsite manufacturers Kingspan and Innovare Systems. He was responsible for delivering over 10,000 affordable housing units, circa 4000 student accommodation & leisure units and 100s of school buildings throughout that period. Paul has an extensive technical knowledge of offsite systems.
Paul is also involved with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Spaces, Concertus, and was credited as a contributor to the recent housing forum MMC guide
Founder, Ed Watson & Associates
Prior to setting up EW&A Ed led high profile projects that have transformed London’s urban landscape. Working with Argent at Kings Cross and securing the arrival of the Francis Crick Institute to the area and culminating in the investment of £1 billion by Google in its new offices.
He also headed-up Camden’s own development programme, the Community Investment Programme and set up the Euston Strategic Board generating the principles for wider regeneration of Euston linked to the arrival of HS2. Moving to Westminster City Council he established a sustainable place based approach to managing change and development and headed-up the high profile West End Partnership. At EW&A clients include Arup, Stories, Linkcity/Bouygues, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Urban Space Management and British Land.
UK Country Manager, AESG
Thomas is the UK Country Manager at AESG. a specialist consultancy and commissioning firm with expertise in Energy and Sustainable Development, Environment, Fire and Life Safety, Facades, Commissioning and Acoustic consulting. Thomas’s position is to support the growth and success of AESG into the UK market, including business development, team leadership and project delivery. When based in Sydney Australia, Thomas previously worked as Operations Manager and General Manager for a fast growing multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental company, operating across the east coast of Australia. Thomas specializes in environmental and contaminated land investigations, remediation and waste management. He has a passion for business strategy, growth and organisation development, with a drive towards operational efficiency through a balance of structures, leadership and culture.
Urban Designer, Charlton Brown Architects
Aymara Lamche Brennan
Aymara is an interdisciplinary Urban Practitioner, with a background in Planning, Masterplanning, Urban Design, Sociology, Political Economy & Governance and interests in inclusivity and enhancing wellbeing through good design. She works between disciplines drawing on a wealth of knowledge and research to bring a dynamic approach to projects. Aymara has worked with Homes England, County Councils, Local Authorities, Technical Steering Groups, Opun Design Review panels and presented at local stakeholder events with a passion and enthusiasm that gets people engaged and excited about good growth and new communities. Recent projects include Tresham Garden Village (Highly Commended at the Planning Awards 2019), Kettering East and private and public spaces across London.
Founder, Place 54 Architects
Gary has collaborated with Sir Terry Farrell for 40 years on award winning, mixed use developments including: Reusing existing buildings combined with new infill at Comyn Ching Triangle in Covent Garden listed by Historic England in 2016; Masterplans at Greenwich Peninsula, Earls Court, Norwich Riverside, Newcastle Quayside, Birmingham’s Brindley Place, Otterpool Park garden town, NW Bicester Eco Town and Cambourne garden village. Gary as director of Place 54 Architects has completed residential, retail and industrial masterplans including: business parks of 500,000m2 in UK and Germany and E commerce logistics masterplan at Al Maktoum Airport for Dubia South. Awards include: 1993 Europan 3 housing competition in Haarlem, Netherlands, completed in 2005, British Homes Awards Home of the Future and RIBA Tomorrows Garden City housing in Letchworth 2007, completed in 2012. Contributions to publications include: First European Passive Solar design handbook 1980, Teaching at Kent University 1990-2000, Market Garden City 2014.
Director, Enki Music
Danny is Co founder at Enki Music & Enki Collective. In brief…
- – Experienced music consultant and artist manager.
- – Spoken at music and cultural events all over the world.
- – Gave a TEDx talk.
- – Worked on the first music city and music policy strategies with Sound Diplomacy.
- – Managed 100s of global release campaigns.
- – Grow vegetables and run a lot.
Founder, Douglas & King Architects
Martin is an experienced Architect and inherently a Project Manager. His office, Douglas and King Architects is central to the delivery of design led residential, mixed use and commercial projects. Projects are mainly within the M25 and also in East, South East, and North East England. Douglas and King have also recently collaborated with a local practice on a multiple housing project in South East Asia. Martin has shaped an experienced and professional studio that has a broad skill set and knowledge base. Douglas and King Architects are excellent collaborators. We build first class project teams and evolved the very best reporting and monitoring systems. Most of all we coordinate and lead consultant teams, and the processes involved, in order that the core value of design excellence to a set business model is not lost along the way.
Founder, Toby Denham Studio
Toby is a qualified architect with a passion for city making. With 24 years experience at Farrells, Toby’s aproach to design is based upon an intimate understanding of ‘place’ and ‘context’. With many published drawings, Toby is an accomplished designer and able to communicate complex design proposals with a clear and logical narrative.
Toby has had a long career in the design and delivery of complex mixed use urban design projects both in the UK and internationally including Kowloon Super City, Greenwich Peninsula, Folkestone Waterfront and Old Oak Common
Executive Chair, LCA
Robert Gordon Clark
Robert founded London Communications Agency and leads on a small number of clients including British Land, Brentford FC and Kings Cross. From 1999 to 2010 he was Chairman and Managing Director, in August 2010 Jonny Popper took over as MD and Robert remains Executive Chairman. Robert has an all-round corporate comms background which began in commercial marketing in the 1980s and broadened out into public affairs, media relations and issues management in the 1990s. Prior to setting up LCA he was Deputy CEO of London First, the business campaign group and London First Centre, the inward investment agency. Before London First, he was Head of Public Affairs for London Arts Board. For recent general, GLA and local elections he has been ITV London and LBC’s political analyst and regularly reviews the papers on BBC Radio London. He was Chair of the Mayor’s Thames Festival from 2012-2020, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and listed in PR Week’s annual Powerbook.
Partner with Founder, Mark Davy, focusing on the management and development of the global placemaking agency. Sherry brokers sustainable partnerships cross-sectors and between public-privatecivic agencies, as well as strategic work considers new models and measurements, thought leadership in property and cultural sectors, governance and delivery plans. Public Art projects cover permanent sculptural works, programming, and cultural infrastructure. Current projects cover four continents and clients include developments, districts, consortium, BIDs and cities. Prior to Futurecity, Sherry was Creative Director for Times Square, NYC and and has twenty years cultural administration and production experience across all art forms. She is a regular speaker internationally across the cultural and property sectors; member of ULI Urban Art Forum; co-author of the publication Including Culture in Development.
Founder, Rove Communications
Resourceful, diligent and adaptable communications generalist with nine years of experience in content creation, copywriting, campaigns, research and communications strategy. Keen interest in all things movement, sport for development and the built environment. Enthusiastic AG Triathlete.
Founder & CEO, Futurecity
MarkDavy founded Futurecity in 2007 as a culture and placemaking consultancy and a platform for the culture-driven development of our urban centres. He is a passionate leader driven by a commitment to cultural excellence in our cities and his commercial and intellectual knowledge place him at the forefront of the debate about the changing role and purpose of modern cities. As the Founder of Futurecity, Mark has won a large number of major culture and placemaking projects, across London and in other cities in the UK and played a leadership role in setting up new creative districts and neighbourhoods in London and elsewhere. He has raised millions of pounds of new funding for the arts by persuading the private sector of the importance of culture led placemaking and the role of the arts in creating new places. He has brokered new galleries, studios and funding for the Royal Academy, Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art and created the conditions for the English National Ballet to relocate to a new funded facility on City Island in London’s East End for property developer Ballymore.
Director, Equals Consulting
Simon is a highly experienced construction professional with over 30 years of construction and engineering industry experience. A collaborative leader with a drive to bring teams together to make projects happen, Simon’s experience spans, public and private sectors, a wide range of project size and types, a broad spectrum of procurement and contractual arrangements and a diversity of sectors.
Samantha joined Spacehub in 2013 having previously worked at Grant Associates for three years.
She is motivated by strong placemaking which responds to the challenge of balancing both social and ecological needs.
She has extensive technical expertise in construction detailing gained from working across a range of private and commercial projects both in the UK and overseas. Her experience includes detail design packages for London Wall Place in the City of London and Caring Wood, a private estate designed to achieve Level 6 of the code for sustainable homes.
Samantha achieved planning permission for projects including Riverside Studios and Pinewood Studios and has worked on a number of design challenges from constructed slopes to water features and even a natural swimming pool. She has developed a keen interest in the recycling of site-won materials wherever possible, in order to sustainably maximise the unique character of a place.
She studied Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art.
Director, edge Urban Design
Winner of the Oxford Property Festival Young Person of the Year for 2018, Hannah is a leader in her field and promotes high-quality development and regeneration through her comprehensive and inspiring design process.
As an “ideas person” and with the desire to think outside of the box, Hannah uses her creative skills to think strategically and bring added value and energy to her work. She believes in creating narrative at every stage and engaging a design process that is interdisciplinary, follows a landscapeled approach and achieves imaginative placemaking.
Hannah recently featured in the BBC 2 documentary “The Newbuilds are Coming”, which followed a housing development through the Planning System; observing the extensive design process and detailed consideration that takes place behind the scenes of the development industry.
During her career, Hannah has been involved in, and led, the design of many projects including Masterplans and Visions for NW Bicester Eco Town, Oak Old Common, Earls Court, Royal Albert Docks, Mount Pleasant and Wood Wharf. She has successfully designed and delivered mixed-use masterplans of between 1 and 20,000 units in the South East, predominantly Oxfordshire.
Hannah is passionate about site finding, urban regeneration and creating vibrant high streets for our towns and cities.
Founder, Jamie Hadley
Rosie has over a decade’s experience in the property sector, leading the communications for well-known agents, developers and parts of London.
Her most recent position was Communications Director at regeneration specialist Argent, where she was responsible for promoting the business and its three projects: King’s Cross, Brent Cross South and Tottenham Hale.
She is now a freelance consultant, helping values-driven property clients identify and talk about their purpose and objectives. She specialises in media relations, brand narrative development, industry profiling, copywriting and crisis planning.
Area Manager, Groundwork London
Commissioner Mayors Green Spaces and Groundwork London
Fiona has worked at the intersection of public, private and community place-based delivery for 15 years. She is currently Strategic Development Manager for charity Groundwork London. Within this role, she partners with London boroughs and green space providers to develop practical programmes and improvements. Fiona sat on the recently concluded London Green Space Commission set up by the Mayor to look at funding and sustainability of the sector, with a particular focus on skills and the future workforce. In a previous role, she led the community and economic development strategies for the planning stages of NW Bicester, the UK’s first Eco Town. Fiona holds an MBA from The Judge Business School, Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Shira de Bourbon Parme
Shira is an urban designer and anthropologist with 15 years of experience coordinating urban development projects with social wellbeing. As co-founding director of ForeGrounds, she works alongside developers, planners and architects to support the delivery of targeted positive impacts in urban interventions, promoting wellbeing at every stage of the project life span from conception to occupancy. Having trained as an architect, Shira has worked on large master plans and smaller urban schemes, with a particular interest in social infrastructure, community care practices and healthy cities. She holds a doctorate from the Future of Cities programme at the University of Oxford. By combining her practical and academic knowledge, Shira is uniquely placed to help clients generate bespoke, integrated and inclusive placemaking strategies, create systemic design briefs and bring a rigorous evidence-base to the development process.
Phillipa is AESG’s Director of Energy & Sustainable Development. She holds a First Class with Honours Masters of Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham, UK. With a background in both sustainable design and advanced energy performance, Phillipa has adopted a multi-faceted approach towards sustainable development projects.
Phillipa has a proven track record providing technical consultancy services for both energy and sustainable development projects, including green building rating systems and certifications, energy management and public and private sector strategic planning. Phillipa is a driven and enthusiastic individual who is committed to furthering her career through continued professional development. As part of this, Phillipa actively contributes towards technical journals and conferences. In 2018 Phillipa was recognised for her performance by the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group Sustainable Business Leadership Awards and was awarded “Sustainability Manager of the Year”.
Founder, Creative Semiotics
Chris specialises in semiotics and cultural insight. He has 20 years experience working as a thinker, planner, qualitative researcher and commercial semiotician. He was Head of Semiotics at Flamingo Research and set up Creative Semiotics – a boutique brand consultancy – in 2010. Chris is co-founder of Semiofest, a Celebration of Semiotic Thinking and LinkedIn’s Semiotic Thinking Group. He has worked for clients as diverse as UKTI, Huawei, Netflix, BMW Mini and GSK. Chris led the BBC Humour GAP project which created a strong taxonomy now being used across the organization. He devised the MA Module, Brands and Meaning on Global Media Communications at the University of Warwick and is sessional tutor at University of Creative Arts. Chris is a passionate writer and has written extensively on brand cultures. His essays have been published in Huffington Post, Admap, The Drum, New European. Chris has worked with several brands on refresh and revamp projects including a current project in the built environment sector.
Giles set up Spacehub in 2010, consolidating more than 18 years’ experience of working as a landscape architect delivering a wide range of projects both in the UK and overseas.
He is committed to the principles of collaborative working and creative dialogue, an ethos which underpins the continuing success of the practice. He enjoys a rigorous design process, which combines highly rational and imaginative thinking, to reveal special and appropriate solutions.
Originally trained as furniture maker, Giles’ aspirations are for the practice and its projects to contribute meaningfully and sustainably to the natural and built environment.
Giles is a member of London Borough of Tower Hamlets Conservation and Design Advisory Panel (CADAP).
Jo’s expertise lies in humanitarian work, disaster relief and sustainable development. Working with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, she recently carried out research to build a human-centred picture of homelessness in the borough. She has authored guidelines for transitional shelters post disaster, researching earthen architecture in low income communities across Bangladesh and examining community-led approaches to sustainable rural redevelopment in China.
In 2014, Jo established AzuKo to grow the impact of collaborative design. She is an alumni of Echo++ and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Jo regularly speaks on architecture and design for international development and advises on education as part of the RIBA Education Development Group
Founder, Cadman Communications
Nina is a corporate and financial communications specialist. She has over a decade of experience in advising companies from FTSE 100s to privately-owned emerging businesses across the real estate spectrum.
Prior to founding her own communications consultancy, Nina led the development communications for Hammerson, one of the largest British retail REITs, where she was responsible for overseeing all corporate media and stakeholder engagement initiatives and crisis communications.
Nina has also worked at global communications agency FTI consulting. Part of its financial real estate team, Nina advised listed and private businesses, as well funds and asset managers including AXA Real Estate, The Carlyle Group, Helical Bar and Schroders.
Director, Phil Jones Associates (PJA)
Jerry is an innovative thinker with over 30 years experience in providing infrastructure, drainage, flood risk, transport and engineering advice for regeneration, greenfield and mixed-use development projects in the UK and internationally.
A proven team leader who is a problem solver with a unique knowledge and understanding of the development and regeneration market having the ability to be involved in projects from concept through to completion with delivery on site. Offers deliverable and viable design solutions.
Has been involved on projects varying from K1 Knightsbridge, Aldershot Urban Extension, Newbury Racecourse, Pinewood Film Studios, Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, and Norton St-Philips.
Director, CS Consulting
Shane Healy is Chartered Engineering and a Director for CS Consulting Engineers since April( 2013. With almost 20 years of experience in Structural and Civil Engineering working directly with clients and contractors spanning roles as a Geotechnical engineer to his current role as Structural and Civil Engineer, Shane is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of his clients while delivering on designs which allow cost-effective builds. CS Consulting has delivered a range of projects from large scale new builds of 300 Unit to modifying, extending and raising existing buildings utilising an out-ofthe-box approach to deliver a safe, value-for-money build. Alongside a practical and solution-based approach, is a personal service with Shane and his team always at the other end of the phone.
The London Collective are playing a key supporting role in furthering our vision to create a globally iconic wellbeing facility for London. The high calibre of members and diversity of skillsets makes them an incredible resource to tap into.
COO Therme UK