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Natalie Rowland

Senior Associate


I am a Chartered Town Planner and Senior Associate in our Planning and Development team. I provide both strategic planning and property specific advice on complex mixed use, regeneration and residential schemes in Central London.

My expertise lies in working with heritage assets in sensitive Central London environments, for example within the setting of the World Heritage Site, adaptation of Grade I and II* listed buildings and demolition in conservation areas.

I have considerable experience advising on and managing the full planning application process, working with large, multi-disciplinary teams on long term complex projects to achieve client objectives.  I manage engagement with the development plan process for my clients and have experience of appeal and inquiry work.

My clients include leading mixed-use commercial and residential developers, estates, institutions, investors and private clients.  Key clients include: Landsec, The Crown Estate, Capital & Counties (Covent Garden), London Executive Offices, Westminster Real Estate, Morgan Capital, Museum of London, King Edward VII Hospital, Duchy of Lancaster, Amano Group, Nadler Hotels, BAFTA.



  • Nova, Victoria for Landsec. Over a decade of involvement in this significant regeneration scheme in the Victoria Opportunity Area to provide a million sqft of new office space, 170 residential apartments, transport and public realm benefits, a new restaurant quarter and a library.  Involving advice on strategic planning matters, feasibility/alternatives work, the planning application process and a number of applications & amendments, mixed use and affordable housing, relocation of a listed building, Transport & Works Act Order and Compulsory Purchase Order Inquiries, S106, CIL etc.  I have also provided planning advice and applications management on other key sites in Landsec’s Victoria portfolio including Kingsgate House (Zig Zag), Portland House, Ashdown House.
  • Estate planning, for The Crown Estate (Central London estate) and Capital & Counties (Covent Garden portfolio). Advising and running larger redevelopment schemes e.g. Regent Street Block W9, Floral Court. Managing a team to undertake day-to-day applications, liaising with development and asset managers and managing programmes, policy monitoring, representations, training. Placemaking including public realm, estate lighting schemes, hostile vehicle mitigation, external seating and events. Applications for tenants including luxury retailers and restaurants, for example Sushi Samba, Buns & Buns, Caprice Holdings, Bucherer.
  • Somerset House, London, for Somerset House Trust and King’s College London.  Successfully achieving planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of the Grade I listed East Wing to provide educational space for King’s College on the upper floors with a flexible, public, cultural & arts use on the ground floor for the Somerset House Trust. Excellent relationships with officers allowed the development of detailed works and the installation of a new accessible footbridge to provide a level entrance.  Further educational, arts and institutional clients include: Museum of London, London School of Economics, Royal Academy of the Arts, Royal United Services Institute, Westminster Cathedral Choir School.

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