Pro:works are heading to London!

We are very excited to announce that our London office is now up and running.

Previously known as Lanpro Architecture + Urban Design, the Pro:works team have been on an amazing ride since the journey began two years ago. During this time, we have continued our hard work and dedication towards delivering schemes with our Lanpro Planning colleagues.

Due to our continued success in the East and expanding workload with London based clients, being on the ground in London became a necessity. This coupled with our team’s previous experience of working in London and other major cities around the world, including Doha, Melbourne, Sydney, Dublin and New York, made taking office space in North London the obvious next step. In the first month we have had the pleasure of meeting many new contacts and potential future clients and collaborators; over lunch, dinner, in the pub and at some wonderful industry events. One such event was the Movers and Shakers Breakfast on the Landed Estates which always proves to be an excellent and well attended event. Pro:works Director Lee Burgess cut his architectural teeth working for Paul Davis and Partners and the Grosvenor and Cadogan Estates. When asked about this, Lee commented “The historic Estates will always be a major cornerstone in the future development of London. Place making and developing sustainable communities was the overarching message from all of the panel. To enable this however staying ahead of future working, living and retail trends will be imperative.”

Pro:works also attended London Real Estate Forum Conference in Mayfair, where build to rent and the London Borough Developments companies where a high priority on the agenda. Director Lee Burgess has previously worked with Waltham Forest on their various residential development opportunities, which were on show at LREF. On the conference he commented: “Build to rent is going to be a rising force in UK cities as we face a future of declining home ownership and the need to calm the rental market into an affordable and regulated sector. The London Borough’s have amazing land development opportunities, and it was great to see Jane Custance Head of Strategic Planning and Development talking about the approach that Waltham Forest are taking. Having previously worked closely with Waltham Forest on their multi-site viability reviews, it is great to see many of the sites on show at LREF as development opportunities. Waltham are definitely one of the leading lights at present along with Croydon who, with their independent development company Brick by Brick, are bringing forward more difficult catalyst sites, unlocking wider development potential in the Borough.”

So, here’s to month one in Farringdon!  If you would like to get in touch please call us on 020 3011 0820, or e-mail Lee Burgess