Hugh is the Head of Planning and Development and the firm’s Senior Partner.
UK town planning and development adviser to international and UK investors, developers and occupiers, across both private and public sectors.
Expertise in complex development and regeneration projects with understanding of political issues behind national, regional and local policies as well as of technical aspects of the planning and development process.
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 Old Oak Common, Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea, White City, Wembley area 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, Stanhope, Standard Life Investments.
Government – Cabinet Office, Foreign Government and Diplomatic Missions.
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, Sutton Estates.
Hotel development – eg Dorchester Collection, Peninsula Hotels, Corinthia Hotels, André Balazs, Bass Hotels and Resorts, Corbin and King, Mint Hotel, Premier Inn, W Hotels.
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.