Alistair Macdonald


Alistair is a chartered town planner working across masterplanning, policy development, planning strategy, regeneration, project management, stakeholder engagement and research. In his everyday work, he is motivated by working collaboratively with talented colleagues to set a context for sustainable, attractive, successful places. He particularly enjoys our studios in Bankside, especially observing urban life on Southwark Street from his desk on the third floor.

His contribution to our significant masterplans includes the redevelopment of the large brownfield site west of York's Railway Station, for which he designed and delivered the engagement strategy. For the Peabody Trust, he helped prepare the Thamesmead Futures Plan to shape the growth and development of Thamesmead over the next twenty years and beyond; and for Lucent, he worked on proposals for two new villages at Lincolnshire Lakes.

Alistair has authored several masterplan framework and design-led Development Briefs and Supplemental Planning Documents, ranging from the Grafton Centre in Cambridge to Rochester Riverside. He has also managed and authored a number of research projects, including the English Heritage publication 'The Changing Face of the High Street: Decline and Revival', and a heritage study for Old Oak and Park Royal.