Jeremy Wills heads up new masterplan and urbanism team at Scott Brownrigg


Scott Brownrigg has recruited ex Amec Foster Wheeler Director Jeremy Wills to head up a new Masterplan and Urbanism team.

With 18 years’ experience, Jeremy most recently built and led the Amec Foster Wheeler multidisciplinary design team in London for masterplan, urban, building and landscape design. He specialises in developing realistic, innovative, value adding design solutions for highly complex constrained situations. His strengths lie in facilitating stakeholders’ decision making, translating requirements and economic and social vision into viable buildable solutions.

Jeremy has assembled a team of Masterplan and Urbanism experts, skilled at providing simple and effective solutions to complex urban problems for clients across the globe. They will offer: economic and data-driven masterplan design to define the purpose of a place; urban research; quantitative place profiling; together with urban design and regeneration strategy.

He is focussed on leading, managing and building the new team, developing new business both here in the UK and in international markets, and in raising the profile of Scott Brownrigg amongst the urban design community.

CEO at Scott Brownrigg, Darren Comber said of the appointment and new team: “Being able to offer our clients an enhanced specialist global Masterplan and Urbanism service reinforces our core strategy for international, horizontal and vertical expansion. It augments the work of our existing masterplannning offer and the cross sector work we carry out for developers and public sector clients.”

Commenting on his appointment and team Jeremy said: “The team celebrate the complexity of urban challenges and embrace the constraints of a project. We believe that each project should be seen as an evolution to achieve our clients’ objectives, an ethos that is reflected in our process, we call it Iterative Placemaking.”

Working on an international scale, the team will consist of Director Jeremy Wills, Associate Ming Cheng and Junior Urban Designer, Ivana Sirovica based in Scott Brownrigg’s head office in London, with Senior Urban Designer Laura Heinritz based in the New York studio of Scott Brownrigg + Crown and Senior Urban Designer Fran Heathcote-Sapey based between London and Madrid. The team will enhance the existing masterplanning work being carried out across the practice.