Fraser Aitchison
MArch PgDip

As an Associate at JTP, Fraser has over nine years of experience working on a range of projects throughout the UK and overseas. These predominantly consist of large scale mixed-use residential projects from regeneration of existing town centre sites to new neighbourhoods at a range of densities from initial feasibility studies to detailed planning applications.

Recently he has been responsible for the submission the Friary Quarter, a detailed planning application for the regeneration of a large brown-field site in the centre of Guildford, which is being delivered by the Berkeley Group. The project includes 471 new homes, mixed-uses at ground floor, new public streets and spaces and the refurbishment of Guildford Bus Station. The project is seen as a major catalyst to stakeholders for the regeneration of Guildford Town Centre.

He has led on the delivery of Marleigh Phases 2 and 3, which together consists of over 800 new homes. These projects were a partnership delivered by Hill Marshall LLP, which looked to create a new neighbourhood on the edge of Cambridge. The masterplans were landscape-led, which focused on creating a healthy lifestyle for new residents as a response to the lessons learned during the pandemic.

Other projects include Channels Phases 3 and 5, which forms part of a wider new neighbourhood located near Chelmsford in the Essex countryside. It consisted of 240 bespoke new homes which took a contemporary approach on the Essex barn vernacular. Construction was completed in November 2023, with the project winning a Housing Design Award in 2021. He also played a key role in JTP’s winning entry to the Resilient Home design competition, which was run by The Sunday Times. The entry – A Home For All Seasons – incorporated a range of sustainable measures which helped tackle flooding, heat loss and gains, energy production and social infrastructure.

Fraser brings to projects his passion for creating great places that incorporate JTP’s core principles of ‘Collaborative Placemaking’. Being able to create a strong narrative and sell a vision have been key for gaining planning approval on his past projects.

Outside of professional work, Fraser is a chair on the JTP EDI Group, helping to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity within the practice and the wider construction industry. He acts as a mentor to younger aspiring architects, is a member of the JTP Pacemakers, running the London marathon for Blueprint For All charity in 2023, and is a registered beekeeper.

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