Having completed his planning degree at the University of Manchester, Leigh spent the next eight years working in the banking sector. During this time, he carried out long term internships where he was involved in a number of community engagement projects. He also co-founded two community greening groups in Manchester city centre, helping to create better environments through sustainable gardening and improving social well-being.
As a Community Planner, Leigh supports the practice’s Community Planning processes, working with communities and stakeholders to build shared Visions for masterplanning projects and regeneration strategies. His recent projects include organising Community Planning Weekends for Beckton Gasworks, Berinsfield Garden Village, Kew Retail Park and Bodmin Town Centre.
Outside of work, Leigh enjoys cooking, music, reading and looking after his house plants.