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West & Partners

Limited Company | www.westandpartners.com

127 Metal Box Factory
30 Great Guildford Street

Telephone: 020 7403 1726
Contact: Mr Chris Francis

Email: wp@westandpartners.com

Website: www.westandpartners.com


127 Metal Box Factory
30 Great Guildford Street

Telephone: 020 7403 1726
Contact: Mr Chris Francis

Email: wp@westandpartners.com

Matthew Druce  [ E-mail ]

Mr Chris Francis  [ E-mail ]

Michael West  [ E-mail ]


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation


Feasibility Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Town Centres

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      9
Total Professional Staff      5
Chartered Town Planners      2
Architects      4

The practice embraces wide experience of commercial, industrial, office, residential and retail development with specialist expertise in a number of areas. The Directors have advised on a full range of developments on behalf of major development companies and private clients. The practice also provides full architectural services.

We have a record of obtaining planning permissions which make the best use of sites adding to the value of the area in which they are located and we believe that the challenges of securing a successful outcome in response to any commission are constant.

First, we look to establish a clear and comprehensive understanding of the brief: second, compile a detailed understanding of the context of the site, through observation and discussion with all relevant stakeholders: third, become familiar with the constraints which will influence the development including all standards and policies, budgets, time-scales and involvement with all relevant stakeholders and fourth, communication: listen and engage in order to gain as much as possible from all involved in a project.

Our portfolio of work includes the development of Master Plans for mixed residential and employment development. Housing and flat developments including schemes for affordable housing. Developments of large and small B1 offices as well as small and large B1/B8 units and retail accommodation and expert witness appearance at public inquiries.

We can also advise clients in every aspect of listed buildings and conservation considerations.

Isambard Archaeology, a subsidiary of West & Partners, undertakes the preparation and submission of desk top studies and the commissioning of more detailed investigation from specialist contractors.

Isambard Environmental, also a subsidiary, provides advice on sustainability issues and undertakes relevant assessments including SAP's BREEAM and Housing Quality Mark (HQM).

West & Partners is the trading name of MPW Planning Ltd. MPW Planning Ltd. Registered in England at 127 Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS No. 2709654