Peter trained in town planning at Manchester University.
For over 20 years Peter was Planning director in four Central London Boroughs and worked on major projects including the Kings Cross railway land developments. In 2006, he was appointed as the first Director of Design for London, the Mayor’s architecture and design studio; and in 2008, the Deputy Chief Executive at the London Development Agency where he worked on the London Olympic Legacy Plans.
In 2011 Peter took up a directorship at Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners and was commissioned by the UK government and Design Council to carry out a review of national architecture and design policy, published as the “Bishop Review”. Since joining the practice Peter has been a key member on a number of masterplans, including the current masterplan and vision for Guildford Town Centre.
Peter lectures and teaches extensively, is a visiting professor at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University and is an advisor to the City of Zhuai.
His book on temporary architecture, “The Temporary City” was published in 2012.