Barry Simpson - Penoyre & Prasad Architects, London

Barry Simpson

associate

Barry joined Penoyre & Prasad in 2010 and became an Associate in 2016. He has particular expertise and experience in the design and delivery of ambitious contextual schemes in sensitive planning locations.

He has led many successful residential and Extra Care schemes at Penoyre & Prasad, including as project architect for the Himley Village Eco Town in Bicester, Oxford, a masterplan for 1,700 new homes as part of first UK eco town. Barry has also recently worked on the redevelopment of a brownfield site in west London to create a mixed-use community of 200 homes, space for education uses, commercial space and artist studios. This project involved a thorough, managed consultation process with the numerous and diverse stakeholders involved.

Barry is currently involved in numerous estate regeneration projects, working on capacity studies and feasibility studies looking at existing estates and land use to unlock potential for new development, including the Bath Quays South project, a mixed-use riverside development on an historical former industrial site in the World Heritage city of Bath.

He excels at knitting in new developments into existing context and works closely with Local Authorities and developers to bring forward potential sites to meet all parties objectives.

Prior to joining the practice Barry specialised in housing, regeneration schemes and masterplanning. Projects included Bath Western Riverside, a housing led scheme comprising of 378 residential units in Bath city centre, and Ditherington Flax Mill, a regeneration project.

Barry trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and The Bartlett (UCL) and is a visiting critic for the University of Bath and Arts University Bournemouth.