As co-founder at Prior + Partners, Graham brings extensive experience to the masterplanning of mixed-use urban regeneration projects and his experience includes leadership on global sport and event masterplans, including the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic masterplans and legacy transformations. He has over 25 years’ experience in architectural and urban design practice in the UK.
Through his career Graham has led an extensive portfolio of urban regeneration projects around the UK and worldwide including, Brazil, India, China, Canada and the Middle East. This work has included host city projects and event masterplanning for two Olympic Games (in London and Rio de Janeiro), for FIFA World Cup cities and a World Expo.
Graham is currently leading the practice’s masterplan work at Euston in London, one of the largest regeneration projects in the country. He is also responsible for the regeneration framework of a large area of derelict land in Manchester, stretching approximately 1.5km east from the city centre. Prior + Partners are also working on housing projects in London and Birmingham and are responsible for masterplanning work for new, mixed communities in San Francisco, California.
Graham’s work combines design team leadership with extensive multidisciplinary experience gained in some of the UK’s leading architectural practices and includes the design and construction of successful and environmentally responsive projects.
Euston Station, London
Graham is leading the practice’s work at Euston following building on the support we provided to Lendlease in their successful submission to the Department for Transport to serve as Master Development Partner for the redevelopment of Euston Station and surrounding area and Prior + Partners continues to lead the masterplanning team for this important project.
Birmingham Smithfield Masterplan, Birmingham
Graham worked on the masterplan for Lendlease’s successful submission to Birmingham City Council for the mixed-use urban regeneration scheme (including 2000 homes) on this 17-hectare city-centre site. Masterplan design lead for successful developer submission to Birmingham City Council.
Silvertown Masterplan, London
Concept masterplan for 20-hectare waterfront site located within the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone. Development includes circa 7 million square ft of mixed-use waterfront development.
Manchester Eastlands Regeneration Framework and Masterplan, Manchester
Graham led the masterplan design team in creating the winning entry to this international competition. The masterplan for the largest of Rio’s four Olympic sites covered 120 hectares to create a long-term sporting legacy through a national Olympic Training Centre. The masterplan also set out plans for a new urban district to be developed following the Games.
Rio 2016 Olympic and Legacy Masterplan, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
The ongoing development of this mixed-use scheme including 8,000 homes, is the legacy of the 2012 Games. Graham worked on the masterplan.
Olympic Park Legacy Communities, London
Masterplan for the regeneration framework for the Olympic Legacy development creating a new piece of London within the Lower Lea Valley. The project developed and tested a development framework accompanied by a series of strategies in relation to social infrastructure, housing, employment, leisure and culture, town planning, transport, water, waste, strategic sustainability, infrastructure, energy and climate change.
Hellenikon Masterplan, Athens
Masterplan for a new waterfront city district to be created on the site of the city’s old airport. The 600Ha site will see the creation of Athens’s largest metropolitan park (200 Hectares) and a mosaic of distinctive neighbourhoods fully integrated with the surrounding community.
Paddington Central, London
Masterplan design establishing a balanced mix of uses comprising office, retail and residential, fostering the creation of a lively residential and working community close the Paddington canal basins. The built environment is composed of high-density typologies set in an exceptional public realm. Innovative solutions to overcome the infrastructure constraints surrounding the site release the development potential of adjacent sites, unlock public realm access and allow the creation of pedestrian desire lines.