Vivek Nanda Dipl Arch (CEPT), MPhil, PhD (Cantab; Churchill College) FRSA, FRAS
Partner, Alan Baxter & Associates Llp

Vivek leads strategic urban design projects, including masterplanning, transport, regeneration, public realm and design codes. He has pioneered new approaches towards interpreting urban character, movement and identity at the regional and sub-regional level related to key growth corridors and growth points in theUK. His wide-ranging experience covers several urban strategies and large-scale masterplans which constitute national good practice and key guidance publications.

Vivek’s masterplanning work includes Coed Darcy, a 100ha brownfield regeneration for 3,000 dwellings in South Wales,TattenhoePark, the 54ha last grid square in Milton Keynes for 1400 dwellings, and, currently a significant regeneration project in Pool,Cornwallfor English Partnerships. His strategic sub-regional urban strategies includes a Characterisation and Transport Study of the Thames Gateway for DCLG and CABE. He has been involved in setting out comprehensive strategies for a range of projects including Brookhall inNorthern Ireland, St. Austell inCornwall, Sunderland, Leith andGrantonHarboursinEdinburghand Clayton Brook inManchester.  He has been advisor on key NHS healthcare regeneration projects with The Princes Foundation including Cherry Knowle in Sunderland and the Alderhey Children’s Hospital inLiverpool.

Vivek’s work inLondonhas involved leading on the Public Realm Strategy for the GLA and Design forLondon. He has also contributed to strategies forLeicester Square, for Westminster City Council, and to a visioning study for Victoria Embankment for the GLA and TfL. As part of the 2012 Olympics regeneration Vivek led the public realm strategy for four new DLR stations in theLowerLeaValley. He is also part of a team setting out the public realm potentials for the enhancement of all the DLR stations.

Vivek is a member of the South East Regional Design Panel and an Enabler for Design Codes and member of the Strategic Design Panel for CABE. He also represents the practice on the Urban Design Frameworks for Transport for London and English Partnerships. He is an academician for the Academy of Urbanism and Fellow in the International Network for Traditional Architecture. Vivek’s publications include the ‘Streets for All’ series, which he led for English Heritage and the Department of Transport for the East of England and the Midlands. He has also been involved in the compilation of various Design Codes, including those for Coed Darcy, Upton, Ore Valley Millennium Community, and Woolston Riverside, all of which constitute national guidance and good practice.


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