Friday 21 February 2020

Are rooftop developments as viable as we were led to believe?


Dr Riette Oosthuizen - HTA

Tony Bailey Edge Structures

Russell Curtis - RCKa

David Gatehouse - Langley

Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am




Dr Riette Oosthuizen

Riëtte is HTA Design LLP’s Partner responsible for Urban Planning, a position held since April 2013. She has been leading HTA’s multi award winning planning team since 2007.


Riëtte’s team of residential and residential led mixed use expert planners deliver bespoke planning advice and solutions to a wide range of clients from the public and private sector. HTA’s planning team have delivered a significant portfolio of successful planning applications for new homes in London and the rest of the UK working collaboratively with HTA design teams and other architectural practices.


Aside from providing clients with planning advice, Riëtte is also closely involved in promoting HTA’s thinking on innovative solutions to solve the housing crisis, including a suburban intensification project - ‘Supurbia’ - and other untapped sources of housing provision in London, such as its rooftops.


Russell Curtis

Russell is a founding director of RCKa, a London-based architectural practice that specialises in innovative residential, community and commercial projects. RCKa was winner of the inaugural RIBA London Emerging Practice of the Year in 2015 and has won three Housing Design Awards.

Russell is a member of the LLDC Quality Review Panel, Croydon’s Place Review Panel, Newham’s Design Review Panel and a Mayor’s Design Advocate, and lead’s RCKa’s work on innovative residential, infill and airspace projects.

Twitter @russellcurtis

Tony Bailey
Edge Structures
David Gatehouse

David has worked in the construction industry for 38 years initially in a technical capacity developing supper plasticizer for concrete in The Middle East.  David has for the last 30 years operated at rooftop level with materials specification and supply in roles that included technical, sales, marketing, and MD.


David heads up Langley Structures which fits with his personal motivations of innovation and sustainability by delivering in the social housing sector low cost homes where people want to live.

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