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About Us

Quality design and effective planning. Straight up.

As well as being design obsessives and planning perfectionists, we have all got one thing in common at nineteen47. A desire to do things differently. A modern approach in a traditional industry. Fresh ideas in a sometimes prosaic profession. Contemporary design backed up by old-school values. Everything we stand for ensures outstanding results for you. And we are honest too. If we don’t think you will achieve permission for a project, we’ll tell you. If we think something isn’t commercially viable, we’ll be straight with you. It’s one of the reasons our clients stay with us.

 

Big or small

From individual land owners and private clients, to local, regional and national developers, you will get the same, high level of director-led service, whatever your project. The only difference is your objective.

 

Together or apart

Our planning and urban design services go hand in hand. And some clients use us for both. But, we’re an independent bunch (and we’re not joined at the hip) so we understand that you might have your own architect, designer or planner. Our services can be used together or apart to suit your project requirements.

 

Local or national

We work nationally throughout England, Scotland and Wales, and we know our local authorities well too, so we can build relationships wherever you are developing.

 

“A knowledgeable and professional team that have delivered a 100% success rate for our brand and stand out as being extremely client focused. Highly recommended.” 

 Duncan Costin, Pure Gym 

 

Don’t take our word for it, read our case studies in our company brochure.

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Richard Walshaw

Director

Richard Walshaw

Director

Meet Richard. Urban designer and co-founder of nineteen47, Richard is always thinking about design. Happiest when challenged to deliver on a client brief and create something striking, Richard loves working with house builders and land owners throughout the UK.

Richard is partial to a detour onto a new residential scheme, much to his family’s displeasure! On a recent trip to the Lake District, he spotted Whinlatter Drive in Kendal, and just had to inspect the impressive street trees, wide hedges, natural swales and stone walls. He was even taken with the headwall for the drainage!

When he’s not dreaming about design, the father of four can be found on the football field, running a community youth group and football team in his hometown, Sheffield. His party trick is that he can speak Zulu from his time in South Africa (but only ask him about that if you have 2 hours to spare!)

Email: richard.walshaw@nineteen47.co.uk

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Jamie Pyper

Director

Jamie Pyper

Director

Meet Jamie. Planning consultant and fellow co-founder, Jamie started his career in Local Government and has spent the past 16 years working in private consultancy. Happiest when trying to unpick a problem and find solutions, Jamie loves navigating planning obstacles for a diverse range of clients from large PLCs and establishments to SMEs and individuals.

One of Jamie’s favourite projects was achieving planning permission for a new animal care and equine college campus in the Midlands. He got to meet (well, stand relatively close to) Princess Anne at the opening ceremony (they’ve not kept in touch).

When Jamie isn’t scaling mountains of planning paperwork, he enjoys hill walking, and has been climbing the Scottish Munros for a number of years. He’s done 50 so far, so only 232 to go (not that we’re counting).

Email: jamie.pyper@nineteen47.co.uk

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Ben Williams

Director

Ben Williams

Director

Meet Ben. Qualified Urban Designer and Recognised Practitioner, Ben spent the early part of his career in the technical team at a National Housebuilder. He also worked for a large architects’ practice, with project work across employment, distribution and retail sectors.

Spending much of his earlier life travelling (pre-children!), one of Ben’s favourite architectural experiences occurred when wandering the streets of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). He was struck by the French colonial villas set out along the now bustling and vividly coloured grid-structure street network.

When he’s not dreaming up new designs, Ben enjoys a round of golf (when Dad’s Taxi commitments allow) and is especially fond of “the Links”. Annual society weekends over 15 years have enabled Ben to play most of the highest ranked seaside courses in England and Wales.

Email: ben.williams@nineteen47.co.uk

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Carl Stott

Director

Carl Stott

Director

Meet Carl. An experienced Planner and environmental expert, Carl relishes a complicated and multi-disciplined planning challenge.  With an eye for detail and extensive experience in planning and environmental consultancy, as well as a background in Local Government, Carl likes nothing better than getting his teeth into the EIA process.

Carl has worked on several football stadiums and training facilities, including Chelsea FC and Everton FC. But his favourite was Rotherham United’s New York Stadium, where he co-ordinated Environmental Statements for the groundworks, to raise the riverside site out of a flood zone and for the stadium itself.

When he’s not planning new residential, commercial and leisure developments, Carl can be found trying to improve his 5km times on the Parkrun circuit or watching Peterborough Utd on a cold ‘away’ terrace with a cup of hot Bovril.

Email: carl.stott@nineteen47.co.uk

 

 

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Clare Plant

Director

Clare Plant

Director

Meet Clare. New to nineteen47, Clare is an experienced planner and qualified development surveyor. Passionate about planning and its influence on the environment, Clare is always considering what makes a commercially sound planning scheme.

Taking a holistic approach, Clare loves seeing a project unfold. On a favourite project of hers in Norfolk, she brought together a golf course owner and a regional house-builder to deliver a mutually beneficial residential development opportunity. Clare managed the project from start to finish and was delighted to get a sneak peak of the shiny new show home on a subsequent holiday in the area.  

As part-owner of a Midlands micro-brewery, when she’s not planning developments for clients, Clare is planning her next craft ale (which our clients tell us is rather tasty!)

Email: clare.plant@nineteen47.co.uk

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Tim Stanton

Visual and Graphics Manager

Tim Stanton

Visual and Graphics Manager

Meet Tim. A qualified Product Designer with a Masters in Design, Tim is all about 3D design and visualisation. With extensive urban design experience and an eye for eye-catching graphics, Tim is particularly passionate about 3D design and has produced large architectural visualisations for a diverse group of land developers.

Tim’s favourite project was Swindon Technology Centre, built from the ground up as a 3D model to showcase the proposed design along with existing buildings and surrounding areas.

Tim enjoys a challenge and when he’s not knee-deep in designs, he loves playing guitar in a band and playing Minecraft with his kids.

Email: tim.stanton@nineteen47.co.uk

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Georgina Hallam

Principal Urban Designer

Georgina Hallam

Principal Urban Designer

Meet Georgina. An urban designer with a degree in Architectural Technology, Georgina is happiest when designing detailed housing layouts and planning application packs for small or large scale developments.

Starting her career with a National Housebuilder, Georgina loves seeing the end result of a design project and is partial to a peek of a show home. She enjoys visiting architectural buildings and well-designed places all over the world but her favourite place is Singapore for its modern approach to urban design.

When she is not busy designing, Georgina enjoys long walks with her dog.

Email: georgina.hallam@nineteen47.co.uk

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Tom Gilbert

Principal Urban Designer

Tom Gilbert

Principal Urban Designer

Meet Tom. New to nineteen47, Tom is an experienced Urban Designer with a degree in Architectural Technology, a PgC in Planning, Urban Design and Sustainable Development, and close to ten years’ experience working for two of the National House-builders.

Toms biggest strength is designing residential layouts. He takes great pleasure in turning his visions into reality, and in turn providing great places for people to live and bring up their own families.

Outside of work, Tom loves to spend time with his family, which often includes keeping his young son entertained. He also enjoys training in the gym, playing golf and walking his dogs through the local countryside

Email: tom.gilbert@nineteen47.co.uk

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Matthew Mortonson

Principal Planner

Matthew Mortonson

Principal Planner

Meet Matthew. Experienced Planner and Chartered Member of the RTPI, Matthew started his career in Local Government and has spent the past 5 years working in private consultancy. Throughout his career, Matthew has developed significant experience and a great understanding of the planning system and is therefore extremely well placed to advise clients on any query that they might have.  

A member of the York team, Matthew enjoys that each site and project brings its own unique set of challenges. Matthew enjoys being able to find solutions to overcome those challenges whilst striving to meet the needs of the client at the same time.  

When he is not planning, Matthew is always looking for the next adventure to test himself. Having recently completed both the Yorkshire Three Peaks and National Three Peaks Challenges, Matthew wonders what the next test will be….

Email: matthew.mortonson @nineteen47.co.uk

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Rebecca Beardsley

Senior Planner

Rebecca Beardsley

Senior Planner

Meet Rebecca. Experienced Planner and Chartered Member of the RTPI, Rebecca is passionate about the importance and impact of planning for prosperous communities.

A member of the Midlands team, Rebecca previously worked at a private consultancy where she honed her in-depth knowledge of the planning process. Rebecca loves the challenge of a complex planning project but when she’s not planning developments, she’s planning her next phase of home improvements.   

Email: rebecca.beardsley@nineteen47.co.uk

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Emma Allard

Senior Urban Designer

Emma Allard

Senior Urban Designer

Meet Emma. Qualified Urban Designer with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design, Emma has a keen eye for detail and enjoys the architectural elements of the design and planning process. Before joining nineteen47, Emma was an Architectural Technician at a Chartered Surveyors, working across the Residential, Rural and Development sectors.

Emma particularly enjoys visiting the historic town of Lincoln and takes inspiration from the historic place making elements of the city.  

When she’s not designing houses, high level masterplans or writing Design and Access Statements, Emma can be found enjoying the outdoors, exploring new places and supporting her local sporting teams.

Email: emma.allard@nineteen47.co.uk

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Ellie Squiers

Urban Designer

Ellie Squiers

Urban Designer

Meet Ellie. Qualified Urban Designer and recent Master’s graduate, Ellie joined nineteen47 in 2017 and has managed to fit in a Master’s Degree whilst working alongside the urban design team over the last three years!

Ellie’s favourite project is Chesterfield Waterside, a flag-ship development for Avant Central. With the scheme so close to home, Ellie loves seeing the build progress on her drive into work and on canal-side dog walks.

When she’s not helping with the preparation of masterplans and feasibility layouts, Ellie loves exploring new cities.

Email[email protected]

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Georgia Parker

Graduate Planner

Georgia Parker

Graduate Planner

Meet Georgia, our Graduate Planner. Georgia graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2020 and is excited to delve into the world of planning. She has a particular interest in the application of planning for sustainability, particularly sustainable urban food systems. 

A member of the Sheffield team, Georgia has so far enjoyed working on a range of commercial and residential projects, particularly Sheffield's Heart of the City II.

After office hours, Georgia is involved in her local food partnership, working to bring grassroots organisations together and celebrate good food! 

Email: georgia.parker@nineteen47.co.uk

 

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We are passionate about our work, we love our team and we never have that Sunday night feeling.

If you’re a Chartered Town Planner, Urban Designer, Architect or Technician that likes to do things differently, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for ambitious graduates and students too. Send your CV to [email protected] and tell us why nineteen47 needs you!

 

 

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  • York Office: 106 Micklegate | York | YO1 6JX
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