is a planner and urban designer specialising in Urban Visions and Strategic Framework plans. David sits on the Design Council CABE London 2012 Design Review Panel.
David’s experience has been diverse and worldwide. Previously at Alsop, he established and directed the ‘BIG Architecture’ group which formulated a series of radical urban strategies that genuinely challenged conventional or ingrained thinking about places. Early work at Alsop included the planning aspects of the Rotterdam Centraal Masterplan and the Strategic Urban Design Frameworks for New Cross Gate, Lewisham and Leicester. Then lifestyle orientated, mixed use schemes for New Islington (Manchester Millennium Village), currently on site. More recently he was the project director of the multi layered Bradford Centre Regeneration Masterplan (from 16*16km, to 8*8km to 2*2km), The Northampton Cultural Mile Initiative and the Strategic Framework Plans for both Walsall Waterfront and the 250 acre Middlehaven Docks, Middlesbrough.
Having set up Studio Egret West with Christophe Egret in 2004, David has led the practice’s work to create a new sustainable community around Middlehaven Docks in Middlesbrough; conceptualised a 1 million sqm masterplan for St Petersburg Railway Lands; masterplanned Nottingham Science Park, and the strategic framework plans for Maze Long Kesh in Belfast; South Shields Riverside and the Queen Mary College Campuses. In addition he was responsible for the A1 Corridor to Community Project for LB of Islington; a borough wide public realm strategy.