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Jason Prior

founding partner

Masterplanner + urban designer + landscape architect

Jason is a world-renowned placemaker. He is recognised for many high-profile, award-winning projects including the masterplan for London’s Olympic Park and subsequent new urban district, together with regeneration schemes for Manchester’s city centre and Liverpool’s historic waterfront.

Most often working on large and complex projects with long timeframes, Jason’s trademark is to bring together multidisciplinary teams to work collaboratively on identifying and unlocking the potential of any scheme.

Jason’s design ideas are bold but pragmatic. He develops solutions that are rooted in their local place, people and culture, and that have a sound economic base. His drive to encourage full sustainability includes finding the best combinations of homes, jobs, green spaces, public transport and social infrastructure such as education and healthcare provision.

Before setting up P+P, Jason was Chief Executive of Buildings and Places at AECOM where he also launched the firm’s global innovation programme. Before this he was President of EDAW.


recent projects include

Euston HS2 Station London

With the redevelopment and regeneration of this central London site, P+P led the masterplan design team that supported the successful bid by Lendlease. We are now helping to develop a masterplan for, and subsequently to deliver, a 54-hectare site above and around the new station.


Old Oak Masterplan, London

A significant and complex, 120 hectare, regeneration development scheme in west London has been triggered by the building of the high-speed rail line HS2. P+P is working as part of an AECOM-led team, to develop the masterplan.


The Ashton Canal Corridor and Etihad Campus, Manchester

Accommodating Manchester’s growth eastwards, and as part of a wider regeneration of this area around the Etihad Stadium, this is a 2km long regeneration corridor for new homes, jobs and amenities.


2012 Olympic Park, London

Today’s growth of a thriving new community in east London has sprung from the innovative masterplanning for the 2012 Olympic Park (now the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park). The approach, led by Jason, paired the concept for the Olympic Park with the post-Games legacy development of a new London district with great transport connections and a parkland setting.


2016 Olympic Park, Rio

On the site of the city’s former Formula 1 racing track, and in a waterfront setting, the design of this park provided a powerful opportunity for a thrilling Games followed by regeneration of this whole district. Using a similar approach to London, the Games masterplan helped frame the legacy community development.


Expo 2020 Dubai

The largest Expo of recent years occupying almost 450 hectares, will attract vast global crowds. Jason led the masterplan design for the global event, and then when it is finished the framework will form the basis of a new city quarter, including cultural and university facilities.