Urban Design

 

More than just a space

Our approach to urban design is a little different. We live and breathe the principles of creative design. But our experience in the development sector means we’re commercial and technical too. So you get masterplans that look great, with layouts that really work.   

 

Vision and Value

We create plans that set a vision for the development. Proposals that demonstrate an understanding of the place. Schemes that secure support from stakeholders. But it’s not just about looking good. We design masterplans that can be delivered. We engage local authorities early. We reflect the capacity of a site and secure value in the vision for clients.  

  • We work closely with you to understand your design and presentation objectives, so that you get layouts tailored to your requirements
  • We provide a full range of building design services, so that you have everything you need right up to the planning stage
  • We have an in-house graphics team, so that your schemes are shown in the best possible light
  • We work collaboratively with our 3D visualisation team to bring schemes to life, so that your designs are interactive and easy to interpret

 

Got a vision? Get in touch today: [email protected]

 


Meet Our Team

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Richard Walshaw

Director

Richard Walshaw

Director

Meet Richard. Urban designer and co-founder of nineteen47, Richard is always thinking about design. Happiest when challenged to deliver on a client brief and create something striking, Richard loves working with house builders and land owners throughout the UK.

Richard is partial to a detour onto a new residential scheme, much to his family’s displeasure! On a recent trip to the Lake District, he spotted Whinlatter Drive in Kendal, and just had to inspect the impressive street trees, wide hedges, natural swales and stone walls. He was even taken with the headwall for the drainage!

When he’s not dreaming about design, the father of four can be found on the football field, running a community youth group and football team in his hometown, Sheffield. His party trick is that he can speak Zulu from his time in South Africa (but only ask him about that if you have 2 hours to spare!)

Email: richard.walshaw@nineteen47.co.uk

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Ben Williams

Director

Ben Williams

Director

Meet Ben. Qualified Urban Designer and Recognised Practitioner, Ben spent the early part of his career in the technical team at a National Housebuilder. He also worked for a large architects’ practice, with project work across employment, distribution and retail sectors.

Spending much of his earlier life travelling (pre-children!), one of Ben’s favourite architectural experiences occurred when wandering the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). He was struck by the French colonial villas set out along the now bustling and vividly coloured grid-structure street network.

When he’s not dreaming up new designs, Ben enjoys a round of golf (when Dad’s Taxi commitments allow) and is especially fond of “the Links”. Annual society weekends over 15 years have enabled Ben to play most of the highest ranked seaside courses in England and Wales.

Email: ben.williams@nineteen47.co.uk

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Georgina Hallam

Associate Director (Design)

Georgina Hallam

Associate Director (Design)

Meet Georgina. An urban designer with a degree in Architectural Technology, Georgina is happiest when designing detailed housing layouts and planning application packs for small or large scale developments.

Starting her career with a National Housebuilder, Georgina loves seeing the end result of a design project and is partial to a peek of a show home. She enjoys visiting architectural buildings and well-designed places all over the world but her favourite place is Singapore for its modern approach to urban design.

When she is not busy designing, Georgina enjoys long walks with her dog.

Email: georgina.hallam@nineteen47.co.uk

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Tom Gilbert

Associate Director (Design)

Tom Gilbert

Associate Director (Design)

Meet Tom. New to nineteen47, Tom is an experienced Urban Designer with a degree in Architectural Technology, a PgC in Planning, Urban Design and Sustainable Development, and close to ten years’ experience working for two of the National House-builders.

Toms biggest strength is designing residential layouts. He takes great pleasure in turning his visions into reality, and in turn providing great places for people to live and bring up their own families.

Outside of work, Tom loves to spend time with his family, which often includes keeping his young son entertained. He also enjoys training in the gym, playing golf and walking his dogs through the local countryside

Email: tom.gilbert@nineteen47.co.uk

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Emma Allard

Senior Urban Designer

Emma Allard

Senior Urban Designer

Meet Emma. Qualified Urban Designer with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design, Emma has a keen eye for detail and enjoys the architectural elements of the design and planning process. Before joining nineteen47, Emma was an Architectural Technician at a Chartered Surveyors, working across the Residential, Rural and Development sectors.

Emma particularly enjoys visiting the historic town of Lincoln and takes inspiration from the historic place making elements of the city.  

When she’s not designing houses, high level masterplans or writing Design and Access Statements, Emma can be found enjoying the outdoors, exploring new places and supporting her local sporting teams.

Email: emma.allard@nineteen47.co.uk

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Ellie Squiers

Senior Urban Designer

Ellie Squiers

Senior Urban Designer

Meet Ellie. Qualified Urban Designer and recent Master’s graduate, Ellie joined nineteen47 in 2017 and has managed to fit in a Master’s Degree whilst working alongside the urban design team over the last three years!

Ellie’s favourite project is Chesterfield Waterside, a flag-ship development for Avant Central. With the scheme so close to home, Ellie loves seeing the build progress on her drive into work and on canal-side dog walks.

When she’s not helping with the preparation of masterplans and feasibility layouts, Ellie loves exploring new cities.

Email[email protected]

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Joshua Foster

Urban Designer

Joshua Foster

Urban Designer

Meet Joshua. After seven-years serving as a Royal Engineer in the British Army, Joshua decided to pursue a lifelong ambition as a designer.

After completing an Undergraduate Degree in Product Design and Creative Innovation, Joshua gained a passion for urban / residential design, and after completing his Postgraduate Degree in Urban Design, he joined nineteen47.

Outside of work, Joshua enjoys a range of hobbies, keeping up to date with his favourite basketball team, snowboarding in the winter, and keeping active and healthy at the gym.

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Vicky Bogle

Principal Urban Designer

Vicky Bogle

Principal Urban Designer

Meet Vicky. An experienced Urban Designer with a degree in Architecture, and over 7 years’ experience in private sector consultancy.

Vicky specialises in the master planning of residential schemes, ranging from small infill developments to large urban extensions. Her experience includes project work at various stages of the planning process, from the production of conceptual drawings and framework masterplans through to feasibility layouts, detailed site layouts and submission drawing packs.

Outside of work, Vicky can often be found chasing after her young son, watching rugby league, or listening to podcasts whilst cooking up a feast in the kitchen for family and friends. 

Email: [email protected]

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Abi Pegg

Graphic designer

Abi Pegg

Graphic designer

Meet Abi. Abi has a wealth of experience communicating information visually. She has previously worked as a freelancer creating educational resources, web design and user interface as well as logos and branding strategies.

As a strong creative thinker, she utilises design technique effectively to capture the reader’s attention and spark their curiosity. She is passionate about communicating ideas and translating information into visuals in a way that is accessible for all. Communicating a clear understanding of the world forms the foundation of her work.

In her own time, Abi enjoys reading, climbing with her family and assists as a disability advocate within the community.

 

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Sophie Gibson

Assistant Urban Designer

Sophie Gibson

Assistant Urban Designer

Meet Sophie. She gained a degree in Interior Design from the University of Northampton before transitioning to the urban design sector.

Sophie loves working on a variety of different projects and visiting project sites. She is passionate about biophilic design and is interested in how patterns and attributes of nature are integrated into architecture, in order to enhance people’s health and wellbeing.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and exploring new countries such as Bali and Singapore which inspires her in her project work. She also loves to learn new skills and hobbies, no matter how obscure.