Development Director, Steve Tennant and Development Manager, Michelle Burton have both been appointed to the New London Architecture’s (NLA’s) expert panels for High Streets and Public Realm, respectively.
Steve has a wealth of knowledge to share in this new role including 30 years’ experience leading mixed-use projects with a combined GDV in excess of £6 billion both in the UK and internationally, including projects in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. In addition to leading Ballymore’s development team, he is currently leading on a major regeneration in Edgware town centre, establishing a BID and other regeneration activities.
As a member of the High Streets Expert Panel he will focus on how the built environment sector can adapt successfully and promote the recovery of London’s town centres and high streets.
Since graduating in architecture in 2013, Michelle has been involved in a range of projects in the property industry. At Ballymore, she has worked across the EcoWorld Ballymore ACE portfolio, comprising mixed-tenure projects at Wardian London in Canary Wharf, London City Island on Leamouth Peninsula in East London and Embassy Gardens in the new Nine Elms area of London. Currently, Michelle is working on the redevelopment of a brownfield site in the heart of Stratford in conjunction with London Legacy Development Company.
Michelle joins the Public Realm Expert Panel which will focus on safety, diversity, and wellbeing in the public realm; accessibility to and management of green and blue open spaces; and best practice in placemaking through new and existing public spaces to support London’s recovery and resilience.
Michelle is part of the NLA Next Gen initiative which identifies and supports young talent from across the industry, championing the professional development of the built environment’s future leaders.
Speaking on their appointments, Steve and Michelle said: “We’re delighted to be joining the NLA’s expert panels. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of these insightful conversations to help shape the future of high streets and the public realm.”
Steve and Michelle pick up the reins from Projects Director Simon Ryan who represented Ballymore on the NLA’s Public Realm Expert Panel during 2021/22.