Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

BA Hons MA UD Dip Bldg Cons (RICS) MRTPI IHBC

External Consultant

Gareth Jones is a chartered planner with over 27 years’ experience working across the public and private sectors. He specialises in heritage, townscape and urban design.

He began his career at Chester City Council before working as a conservation and design officer at a number of London Boroughs including Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster City Council, where he managed the production of Conservation Area Audits. As a design review advisor at CABE his case load included a number of high profile projects across the UK and he contributed to a number of publications including Design Reviewed Retail. One of his first tasks as the Urban Design and Conservation Manager at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames was to set up a design review panel.

Gareth has worked on a wide range of projects in the private sector and has acted as expert witness in respect of heritage and design matters at many public inquiries. He was at Peter Stewart Consultancy for 8 years and now works as a consultant. He has worked on the ES submissions for a variety of large scale schemes in London such as Southbank Place and Elizabeth House in Waterloo; Bishopsgate Goodsyard, Principal Place, The Stage and Shoreditch Highgate Hotel in Shoreditch; and Newfoundland and North Quay in Canary Wharf. He also worked on a wide variety of other projects including Cartwright Gardens in Bloomsbury, Audley Square House in Mayfair, The Post Building in Camden, Victoria Gate in Leeds, Royal Mint Court at Tower Hill, 55 Victoria Street in Westminster, Bernard Morgan House in the City. Projects with particular heritage sensitivities include the New Scotland Yard, the new library at Lambeth Palace, IBM Southbank, 127-143 Oxford Street and the extension to the Royal Opera House and the Wellington Hotel site in Covent Garden.

Gareth was on the CABE Planning Advisory Committee, and has served as a CABE Enabler and as a member of the Southwark Design Panel. He is on the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Design Review Panel.