Emma Armstrong
Associate Director
BA (Hons) DipArch

Emma is an Associate Director at JTP’s London studio with over eleven years of experience designing and delivering projects throughout the UK and overseas. Having worked across a range of residential led, mixed use schemes ranging from high density urban quarters, new neighbourhoods and strategic sites, Emma focusses on creating happy, healthy places where both people and nature can flourish.

Emma is currently working on and leading large regeneration projects including Romford Gasworks, transforming this redundant gasworks site into a thriving new neighbourhood within the centre of Romford. Alongside this Emma played a significant role in achieving Outline Planning Consent for an important regeneration site in Osterley in west London. The proposals for Osterley Place respond positively to the existing site context, including strategic planning policy, and aim to improve connectivity and permeability in the area. The proposals include three significant new public spaces which will form an attractive, vibrant new neighbourhood featuring an appealing mix of high-quality new homes, landscaped open space and valuable new amenities serving new and existing residents.

Emma also led the design team on Howes Green in Cambridge which was formerly the site of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany with an existing building of local interest located on site. The proposal seeks to create a new community with a new Apart-Hotel alongside 297 Build-to-Rent homes in an ecologically rich, biodiverse landscape which prioritises pedestrian and cycle movement whilst responding to the sensitive existing context.

Alongside these projects, Emma has also completed work on strategic masterplans, leading the team on  an urban extension on the edge of St Neots at Wintringham creating a new mixed-use neighbourhood of 2,800 homes and extensive community infrastructure, as well as developing the masterplan and Design Code for Key Phase 1 and Key Phase 2. She has also completed work on several sites within Greater Manchester’s draft Places for Everyone joint long-term plan for jobs, new homes, and sustainable growth, developing masterplan frameworks and proposals for new neighbourhoods within destination parklands at Mosley Common and Elton Reservoir.

Emma is focused on delivering residential led, mixed-use developments which are underpinned by healthy placemaking focusing on people and communities, to design places that work better for everyone. As part of JTP’s Health & Wellbeing Sustainability Working Group, she is striving to deliver places that maximise health and wellbeing opportunities for all.

Within JTP Emma is responsible for nurturing both design and designers leading the Professional Training Group, mentoring and supporting younger colleagues in the early stages of their career and towards their final qualifications.



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