Miles Leigh


Miles is motivated by designing a wonderful piece of architecture while working hard to fulfil a client’s brief. He is particularly involved in the practice’s housing work and leads our Housing Group, developing standards and sharing best practice across project teams.

As London undergoes densification, he has been leading a diverse range of projects that have involved the re-use of urban land across the city. These include Glasshouse Gardens, two new tall buildings at Stratford; a 2,000-home masterplan replacing the post-war estate at Acton Gardens; Park Royal, where more than 800 homes will take up residence on a former industrial park; and in London’s Docklands, he was the Director in charge of Waterside Park, a residential masterplan where we completed 420 homes over three phases of development. In Cambridge, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, he has been leading the masterplan for Darwin Green, a new urban extension east of the city; and Trumpington Meadows, south of the city, where we have delivered 660 new homes.

He was the Project Architect for the BBC Media Centre at White City, an important project in the history of the practice, and then went on to lead the design of new commercial office buildings at IQ Farnborough and the masterplan and expansion of the pioneering Grade II listed Milton Keynes shopping centre.

Miles trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and Canterbury School of Architecture, where it was one of his tutors – then a part-timer with us – who first encouraged him to look at the work of Allies and Morrison. Drawn to London for its energy and diversity as a capital city, his favourite city to visit is Florence.