Canterbury based architectural and planning practice, Lee Evans Partnership, has promoted senior planning consultant, Nathan Anthony, to the position of Partner.
Nathan joined the practice in 2008 following a successful career in local authority planning, and has been instrumental in developing Lee Evans Partnership’s planning capability in recent years. Nathan’s proactive and bespoke approach has led to successful outcomes on projects of varying scale across all areas of planning including multiple residential developments at the emerging Ebbsfleet Garden City, and obtaining permission for the first new primary school and community centre for the area.
Other successful projects include the Gildredge House Free School with contractor Willmott Dixon, which re imagines an extensive, former NHS building as a new ‘through’ school to provide consistent education for ages 4-to-18 years; and obtaining planning permission for a 200-home masterplanning scheme in the Maidstone district.
Working alongside Partner Jeanne Taylor, Nathan’s new role will involve nurturing relationships with Lee Evans Partnership’s existing clients while expanding and diversifying the team’s portfolio of projects across the residential, education, civic, commercial, and community sectors. This approach, informed by Nathan’s strong understanding of the UK construction industry and an in-depth knowledge of local planning systems, has been key to his success over more than a decade.
In his new role, Nathan will be focusing on strengthening ties with local authorities, national housing developers and contractors in key areas of the South East – particularly Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex – while also working to develop a closer link between the practice’s urban design and planning portfolios.
Nathan’s passion lies in designing for communities, understanding that successful schemes derive from close, collaborative consultation with the public, and that achieving approval can be the beginning of a lasting, positive legacy in the local area. As Partner, Nathan will continue his ongoing commitment to both the practice and to the aspirations of our wide range of clients, including Willmott Dixon, Clarion Homes, General Motors and various councils and local authorities.
Nathan Anthony, Partner, Lee Evans Partnership: “I have been a part of an exceptional team over the past decade, both contributing to – and being shaped by – their focus, commitment and determination. I am delighted to take up my new position and look forward to strengthening the practice’s reputation, portfolio and growth.”
Nicholas Lee Evans, Senior Partner, Lee Evans Partnership: “Nathan’s promotion reflects the exceptional body of client projects he has developed over the past decade, with his successes and reputation in the industry helping to establish the practice as a dual architecture and planning force”.