James started his career with LSI from university in 1981, and as a senior associate in the practice for many years, has had significant involvement in all the key sectors – retail, workspace, education, church and community, health, housing and masterplanning – and many of the practice’s flagship projects: the Castle Mall Shopping Centre; Norwich Union’s (Aviva) HQ atrium; and the successful Brook Farm planning consent for a 600-unit residential masterplanning scheme on the edge of Norwich.
James has designed and overseen projects at all scales, including newbuild and conversions, with a large portfolio of projects in Norfolk, but also substantial work elsewhere, such as the Queensgate Centre, Peterborough. A keen sailor himself, James has also worked on a number of projects in the Broads. He is well-versed in traditional and modern methods of construction, and has undertaken conservation work independently, as a DAC approved Architect and with external specialists.
Exposure to a growing number of masterplanning projects in the Eastern Region has developed a detailed knowledge of planning processes, EIA work in collaboration with specialists and various approaches to public consultation.