Hugh is Chairman of the firm and leads the planning and development business.
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 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 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, Hinduja Group, Land Securities, Lodha Group, Northwood Investors, Qatari Diar, Sellar Property Group, Stanhope, Standard Life Investments.
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.
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).
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.
Leisure and Sport – eg Lord’s Cricket Ground (Grand Stand, J.P. Morgan Media Centre, Nursery Pavilion), O2 Arena, SSE Arena Wembley, Chelsea Football Club, Rugby Football Union Twickenham, Crystal Palace Park, The Queen’s Club, London Fashion Week.
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.
Expert Witness – appearing as an expert witness in public inquiries, The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the High Court.