Founding director Philip Marsh has been appointed to the Old Oak and Park Royal review panel. This regeneration project in London is the largest since the 2012 Olympics and will create 25,500 homes and 65,000 jobs.
As a member of the Place Review Group for the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (ODPC), Philip will provide advice and design guidance to support the delivery of strategic sites – including masterplan review – in the OPDC area.
He is an award-winning architect, industry leader, media commentator, and past awards judge. He has 23 years experience and is an expert in residential and civic architecture and urban design, having designed and delivered award-winning residential projects, schools, civic buildings and placemaking schemes.
These include significant regeneration projects in London, such as designing the critical first phase housing for Argent at Kings Cross, Faraday House at Battersea Power Station and Trafalgar Place for Lend Lease at Elephant and Castle (2016 Stirling prize shortlisted). Education projects include the remodelling of Kingsdale School in Southwark; a £23m transformation project that prefaced the Building Schools for the Future Initiative, and Clapham Manor Primary School (2010 Stirling prize shortlisted).
Old Oak and Park Royal will be the only interchange between HS2 and Elizabeth line (formerly Crossrail). OPDC has responsibility for the 650ha site, including the largest industrial estate in London at Park Royal and a key area of open space at Wormwood Scrubs. A new town centre will be developed, 25,500 homes built, and 65,000 jobs created. Old Oak Station and two more new Overground stations will be completed and others rebuilt. Old Oak and Park Royal presents an important opportunity to provide the jobs and housing London needs, and to do so through high-quality design.
To help ensure that these aspirations are fulfilled, the Place Review Group brings together leading practitioners across several disciplines, including urban design and masterplanning; landscape design; social infrastructure; sustainability and innovation; transport infrastructure and public realm; architecture; and development delivery.
Read Philip’s full biography here.
Photograph by Vivienne Frances Long