Hugh is Chairman of the firm and Head of Planning and Development.
Senior Partner and Member of the Executive Board from 2008 to 2015, becoming Chairman in April 2015.
UK town planning and development adviser to international and national investors, developers and occupiers, across private, public and third sectors.
Expertise in complex development and regeneration projects with understanding of political issues behind national, regional and local policies.
Actively involved with governance and planning policy, including working with the Department for Communities and Local Government and with the Greater London Authority.
Regeneration – eg Kings Cross, Old Oak Common, Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea, White City, Wembley around National Stadium, Greenwich Peninsula, Paddington Basin, London.
Infrastructure Projects – eg HS2, Heathrow Terminal 2 (The Queen’s Terminal), Crossrail 1 and 2, Crossrail Over Station Developments, Victoria Station Upgrade, HS1 (Channel Tunnel Rail Link), Kent International Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange.
London development – eg Almacantar, Berkeley, British Land, Brockton Capital, Crosstree, Delancey, Derwent London, Development Securities, Exemplar Properties, Frogmore, Great Portland Estates, Grosvenor, Hammerson, Land Securities, Lodha Group, Northwood Investors, Qatari Diar, Sellar Property Group, Stanhope, Standard Life Investments.
Government – Cabinet Office, Foreign Government and Diplomatic Missions.
Institutions – e.g. Royal Ballet School, Royal Opera House, Royal Institution of Great Britain, Southbank Centre, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Somerset House, Kensington Palace, King Edward VII Hospital (Sister Agnes), Marylebone Cricket Club, The Queen’s Club.
Central London estates – eg Bedford, Cadogan, Church Commissioners, Covent Garden London, Crown, Grosvenor, Howard de Walden, Ilchester, Pollen, Portman, Sloane Stanley, Soho Estates, South Kensington, Sir Richard Sutton Estates.
Hotels and Clubs – eg Dorchester Collection, Peninsula Hotels, Corinthia Hotels, Chiltern Firehouse, Bass Hotels and Resorts, Beaumont Hotel, Mint Hotel, Premier Inn, W Hotels, Dunhill, Dean Street Townhouse, Soho House.
Higher education – eg Imperial College London, King’s College London, University of Oxford and The Saïd Business School Foundation, London School of Economics, St Catherine’s College, St Anne’s College, Green Templeton College, Oxford.
Appearing as an expert witness in public inquiries, The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the High Court.