Property consultancy Montagu Evans has appointed James Keogh as an Associate in its Historic Environment and Townscape team.
James moves to Montagu Evans from the Greater London Authority where he has worked for the last eight years, most recently as Principal Urban Designer, helping to shape some of the largest developments in the capital. Prior to this James worked for the London Borough of Hackney as Senior Design Officer and is also RIBA Part II qualified.
At Montagu Evans, James will sit within the 24-strong Historic Environment and Townscape team, providing design advice and contributing to townscape analysis on a wide range of the firm’s planning and development projects – from tall buildings in the City of London to affordable housing schemes and town centre regeneration.
Guy Bransby, Partner at Montagu Evans, and head of its Central London Planning and Historic Environment and Townscape teams, said: “Our specialists are some of the best in the sector and this extra focus on design will be an enormous advantage as they support some of the country’s most complex and sensitive projects. James’s ability to combine top level urban design with a focus on delivery is a welcome addition, and his recent experience is a huge advantage at a time when London is an important focus for the firm.”
James Keogh, Associate at Montagu Evans, added: “Now, more than ever, good design is one of the central drivers of the planning system, placing great weight on the crucial role it plays in achieving sustainable, liveable and successful buildings, places and communities. Montagu Evans’ commitment to creating value for all, and its strong reputation for driving high quality design and positive change across London and the wider UK, is something I am very much looking forward to being part of.”
Montagu Evans’ Historic Environment and Townscape team has recently helped deliver several high profile schemes in Central London including the extension and retrofit of 318 Oxford Street (formerly House of Fraser) for Publica Properties; the mixed-redevelopment of Edmonton Shopping Centre for Crosstree; and the refurbishment and extension of the Twickenham Film Studios.