Marcus Adams

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Marcus Adams

Managing Partner
DipArch MA Urban Design RIBA

Marcus is Managing Partner of JTP with responsibility for the strategic planning and management of the practice. He is supported by the practice’s Board of Partners, enabling him to maintain a hands-on approach to projects.

He is an architect and urban designer with substantial experience, working with private and public sectors to lead the design and delivery of major new mixed-use neighbourhoods, large scale regeneration, and strategic placemaking projects in the UK and internationally.

Marcus' recent projects include Southall Waterside, one of London’s largest regeneration projects delivering a dynamic new village for West London; Alconbury Weald, the regeneration of a 580 hectare airfield in Cambridgeshire; and Central Winchester Regeneration, where he led the design team in working closely with the community and local businesses, to develop a shared vision for a new uniquely Winchester pedestrian-friendly quarter in the heart of the city.

Marcus' other award-winning work includes the UK’s largest net zero carbon neighbourhood at Graylingwell Park, Chichester; the mixed-use redevelopment of St Clement’s Hospital in Bow East London, London’s first CLT which was named The Guardian's Top Architecture and Design Event of 2017 and is the recipient of two National Housing Awards; and residential and mixed-use neighbourhoods at Water Colour in Redhill, The Village at Caterham, and Queen Elizabeth Park, Guildford.

Working with the Battersea Power Station Development Company, Marcus has been involved in establishing a placemaking vision for Battersea Power Station that will guide future development of one of the best known landmarks in London.

Internationally Marcus has worked on major new settlements and sustainable neighbourhoods in Ireland, China, Abu Dhabi and Russia. Marcus has been at the forefront of pioneering the use of development frameworks and Design Codes for large-scale strategic projects across the UK and regularly talks on new ways of controlling the quality of large-scale mixed-use projects.

Marcus is a passionate believer in environmental and social sustainability and brings this passion and experience to projects. He is a committed placemaker and drives design excellence and innovation throughout the practice through community planning, charrette methodology and internal design reviews. He is also an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, an organisation which promotes the cause of good quality urbanism throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

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