Robert Maxwell


Robert has been responsible for delivering a number of our masterplans, mixed-use and commercial projects. As part of our Management and Communications Teams, he helps to oversee the practice’s day-to-day operations. Through his diverse experience over the last thirty years, Robert has developed a thorough understanding of the commercial drivers and constraints which influence development at multiple scales.

His projects include important regeneration schemes in several cities across the UK and Ireland. In Coventry, he has been leading our work on the Friargate Masterplan, a mixed-use project the reconnects the city’s centre and railway station. It is a role that has also included the delivery of the masterplan’s first buildings. In Liverpool, he has been leading on the design of a new commercial centre at Pall Mall in Liverpool. Other completed schemes include St Paul’s Place in Sheffield, and One Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester and NM Rothschild Bank in London. More recently, he has delivered a new commercial masterplan for the Dublin Airport Authority and a new urban quarter at Station Hill, Reading.

Robert has also led projects involving the complexities of transport infrastructure including the ten-year expansion of King’s Cross-St Pancras Underground station and the new Custom House Crossrail station. At King’s Cross, he directed the restoration of the German Gym, a significant heritage building at the gateway of our masterplan site. He is currently leading our team on Transport for London (TfL) Framework projects, our portfolio of NHS healthcare buildings and the design and delivery of a major Build to Rent development at Nine Elms in London.

Robert joined the practice in 1988 after training at Cardiff and the Architectural Association. He was a contributing editor of 9H magazine and has contributed to articles and reviews to several publications and books including the practice’s own Fabric of Place.