We are known for:

  • our passion
  • being planners driven by creative place shaping and the positive legacy that change can deliver
  • being more than just ‘processors’ by adding value through creative influence and collaboration
  • our strength of network, connections and relationships
  • the quality of our work and skills
  • our insight, smart strategies, commerciality and advocacy
  • our enthusiasm and joy in the process; and
  • our full service integrated Planning offer including the Heritage, TVIA, Economics, Engagement and Sustainability specialisms.

Established for over 20 years we act primarily for the private sector and, more recently, for local authorities on their own property development. We have a reputation for providing honest and sound advice, skilled presentation, advocacy and negotiation and for delivering successful results.

Led by Sid Hadjioannou and an experienced team of directors, our team covers all sectors across the capital. London is also home to several of our national services including Heritage led by Roger Mascall, VIA and Strategic Communications.

Our focus is on complex, mixed-use and high value developments whilst our role is to negotiate permissions, often on sensitive and difficult sites. This involves seeing the bigger picture, providing an in-depth knowledge of relevant planning issues whilst establishing close working relationships.

Known for our expertise across central boroughs, specifically Westminster, RBKC, Camden and Islington we also have a presence across 27 other inner and outer boroughs. We understand local priorities and value our relationships including those with key stakeholders such as the GLA, TfL and Historic England.

We track and influence change in policy, regulation and good practice to ensure the best possible advice for clients. Our approach is to work collaboratively with clients and project teams to promote attractive, sustainable development that adds economic, environmental and community value. We embrace complexity, develop smart strategies and make the process rewarding for our clients. 

Our local connections include:

  • London First
  • New London Architecture
  • New London Sounding Board
  • Westminster Property Association
  • City Property Association
  • BPF Planning Group
  • Design for Homes
  • Planning Advisory Development Forum (GLA)
  • Planning Futures
  • West End Streets Group
Lacon House
84 Theobald's Road
London WC1X 8NL

Tel. +44 (0)20 7851 4010
Strategic Communications
Retail Assessment
Michael Lowndes
Senior Director
020 7851 4010
Sid Hadjioannou
Office Director, London
Laurence Brooker
Lorna Henderson
Associate Director
Oliver Jefferson
Associate Director
Paul Keywood
Associate Director
Rory McManus
Associate Director
Kiran Ubbi
Senior Planner
Craig Slack
Senior Planner
Fiona Flaherty
Rachel Hearn
Samuel Brown
Assistant Planner
Phil D Jones
Assistant Planner
Roger Mascall
Senior Director, Head of Heritage
020 7851 4010
Richard Brookes
Director, Heritage
Marc Timlin
Director, Heritage
Isabel Jones
Senior Consultant, Landscape and VIA
Jenny Tonkins
Senior Consultant, Heritage
Sophie Hetherington
Consultant, Heritage
Hannah Cates
Assistant Consultant, Heritage
Amy Gilham
Director, Economics
Maxine Kennedy
Consultant, Economics
Amber Morley
Consultant, Economics
Rebecca Beeson
Associate Director, Sustainability
Lesley Treacy
Associate Director, Sustainability
Nick Jones
Head of Strategic Communications
020 7851 4010
Joanna Ede
Director, Head of Landscape and VIA
020 7851 4010
Isabel Jones
Senior Consultant, Landscape and VIA