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MidCity Place
71 High Holborn

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7645 2000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7645 2099
Contact: Mrs Harriett Hindmarsh

Other offices in: Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester




MidCity Place
71 High Holborn

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7645 2000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7645 2099
Contact: Mrs Harriett Hindmarsh



1 New York Street
M1 4HD

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 601 1700
Fax: +44 (0) 161 601 1799
Contact: Miss Holly Atkinson



Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 353400
Fax: +44 (0)2920 353499
Contact: Miss Holly Atkinson



9th Floor
The Clarence West Building
2 Clarence Street West

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9060 7200
Fax: +44 (0) 28 9060 7399
Contact: Miss Holly Atkinson


Mr Andrew Jones BA (Hons) PhD DipUP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Andrew is one of AECOM’s Design + Planning’s leading town planners and masterplanners based in London. His work ranges from development frameworks and town strategies to urban regeneration, development planning and regional development. He has led teams securing planning permissions for major regeneration projects, most recently for the Olympic Park for London 2012 and for the Post-Games Legacy proposals for London, which were among the largest masterplans and planning applications ever lodged.

Andrew’s other masterplanning work has focused on urban projects with a particular emphasis on additional growth for post-war new towns as demonstrated in his work leading the Central Milton Keynes Development Framework; regenerations including Chatham Town Centre, Corby and at Bletchley Park; the creation of sustainable communities such as Upton in Northampton, and planning for major strategic projects. He also offers strategic delivery advice, and acts as an expert witness at planning and CPO inquiries and gave evidence to the House of Commons select committee on the Crossrail Bill. International experience includes projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and India.

Mr Charles Ledward BSc (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

With a broad range of experience in planning, development and property consultancy, Charlie has undertaken a variety of commercially-based development and planning assignments. With experience of a vast portfolio of global regeneration and development projects, Charlie’s latest schemes in Egypt include the Khedive Square competition win to regenerate Cairo’s cultural district, and the spatial and socio-economic masterplan for Borg Al Arab in Alexandria, to create a new district for more than 500,000 people. Other current major projects include leading the Dubai 2020 spatial plan and the masterplan at Ivankovskoe Lake Resort in Russia.

Charlie’s clients have been drawn from the public, private and partnership sectors. Much of this work has focused on planning, housing and capacity studies, large-scale regeneration opportunities and development proposals, often striking a balance between visionary solutions and commercial viability. Charlie is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and serves as planning and property advisor for government private finance initiative (PFI) development projects.

Miss Sarah Elliott BSC (HONS) DIP TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Sarah is a Principal at AECOM Design + Planning. Sarah has undertaken a variety of public and private sector development, regeneration and planning assignments, including: consultancy support for the London Borough of Barnet on the Brent Cross and Cricklewood Development; consultant lead for the London Thames Gateway Social Infrastructure Framework and subsequent AECOM SIF model; the socio-economic and planning components of the Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy and the LLV Lea Opportunity Area Planning Framework; and most recently, consultant lead on the housing, commercial and social infrastructure elements of the Olympic Legacy Communities Scheme.

Sarah leads the AECOM Design + Planning team responsible for social and physical infrastructure and delivery. The team works with local authorities and public sector partnerships to understand how growth strategies are both underpinned by and unlocked by infrastructure investments. In the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham the team analysed the social infrastructure needs arising from the Core Strategy growth plans. In Norwich the team prepared an Infrastructure Needs and Funding Study assessing both social and physical infrastructure needs and how these should be optimally delivered, managed and monitored over the plan period. Sarah is leads an AECOM and Drivers Jonas Deloitte team as planning service partners to Huntingdonshire District Council to support their Core Strategy and Delivery and Implementation activities.

Sarah has recently completed a secondment to the AECOM Middle East office based in Abu Dhabi where she managed the concept masterplan for 10,000 new Emirati homes as part of a 2600 hectare new mixed-use development. Sarah is the Technical Director on a new AECOM project to create Community Facility Standards and Design Guidelines for the entire Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Sarah leads the Planning studio in the AECOM London office with responsibility for 28 planning, economic, environmental and GIS practitioners.

Mr Jim Strike MA (Cantab) MPhil Dip Surv. MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Jim is a senior director and planner with nearly 20 years experience in consultancy and the public sector. At AECOM Design + Planning, he has been involved in several major urban regeneration, masterplanning and development planning commissions. He played a key role in securing planning permissions for the Olympic and Legacy proposals in East London. He has secured planning permissions for several major mixed use development schemes including a 35 ha employment-led mixed use scheme in Basildon, and recently advised Alliance Boots on the planning for a regeneration scheme at their 100 ha world headquarters site in Beeston, Nottingham.

Jim has led multi-disciplinary teams preparing regeneration masterplans for a number of town centres including Derby, Peterborough, Chatham, Bracknell and Slough. He was responsible for preparing Supplementary Planning Document to guide the development of the 4500 home sustainable urban extension within Aldershot Military Town, Hampshire. Jim has recently advised the HCA on the sustainable residential capacity of a 30 hectare site in Basildon, Essex. He also secured outline permissions for a £35m Sporting Village facility in Basildon, Essex, and for residential development on two ‘enabling’ sites.

Previously, Jim was with the Strategy Development team of the Greater London Authority, and prior to that, with the London Planning Advisory Committee. Before joining LPAC he was for three years an economic planner with Arup Economics and Planning where he was involved in a range of feasibility, economic impact and economic development studies. He holds an RICS accredited Diploma in Surveying, with distinction.


DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Estates


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Flood Risk Assessments, Offices


Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Inward Investment

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Health Centres, Hospital


Affordable Housing, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Nuclear, Service Industry

Information Technology

Development Control Application Systems, GIS


Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Quarries, Waste Local Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Golf Courses, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Travel Plans, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      45000
Total Professional Staff      44826
Chartered Town Planners      14
Architects      3
Chartered Surveyors      13
Chartered & Professional Engineers      767
Landscape & Environment Professionals      294
Transport Professionals      770
Economic Development Professionals      17
Management Professionals      776
Overseas Staff      48000
Overseas Offices      US, Australia, China, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Europe
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2008

Countries operated in: Africa

Egypt, South Africa

Countries operated in: Asia

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Countries operated in: Europe

France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries operated in: North America

Canada, United States of America

Countries operated in: Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

Countries operated in: South America

Brazil, Chile, Peru

AECOM Design + Planning

From regenerating cities and creating new communities to managing whole landscapes and designing inspiring public spaces, AECOM’s experts in Design + Planning address the complex challenges of our world, shaping a more positive future.

We are a leader in:


Town planning

Urban design

Landscape architecture

Economic development

Our collaborative and interdisciplinary way of working ensures that we create and plan places that are appreciative of context and grounded in local conditions. Along with innovation and design quality, our work is focused on maximising potential, social inclusion, best value for client and community, enhancing biodiversity and the careful use of natural resources.

Working with local and national government, regeneration companies, regional development agencies, developer partners and communities, we have been instrumental in planning and delivering better places for people, defining frameworks that promote economic resilience, and designing spaces that put towns and cities on the map.

Our planning teams have delivered record-breaking planning applications for the UK’s most significant developments in a generation. We have planned, designed, and guided delivery of award-winning new communities, and developed new ways of ensuring that people have access to the social and physical infrastructure that makes great places.

Recent projects in the UK include the award-winning regeneration and masterplanning on London’s Olympic Park and its legacy after the Games, and the North West Cambridge sustainable mixed use urban extension commissioned by the University of Cambridge, which represents the largest plans for expansion in the University’s 800 year history.

We have used our UK planning experience to champion spatial planning in other parts of the world, including regions with major economic, social and infrastructure challenges. Our Dubai 2020 Urban Masterplan will guide more sustainable forms of urban growth than the Emirate has seen in the past, and our structural planning work for the Sala Al-Deen province of Iraq will help to shape urban development priorities and infrastructure investments to improve the quality of life and opportunities for nearly a million people.


AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.

A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 130 countries and had revenue of $8.3 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2012.

AECOM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011 and 2012 by the Ethisphere Institute.

Our operations focus on the following areas of expertise:


Building Engineering

Construction Services

Design Planning






Oil Gas

Program Management

Program, Cost, Consultancy



AECOM provides clients with complete access to our greatest resource — our people. With greater access to AECOM’s worldwide capabilities and professional expertise, our clients benefit from seamless delivery on every project.

AECOM is now working on six of the 20 largest civil infrastructure programs in the world.

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