Tom Lawson

  • Title: Associate Director
  • Background: MTCP(Hons) MRTPI
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  • Telephone: 020 7556 1507
As a frequent and proactive project team participant, Tom has a comprehensive insight into the perspectives of all stakeholders. He understands the pressures facing developers and also the potential implications of local planning policy and stakeholder groups. With wide ranging experience on development projects, Tom’s experience includes working on large and complex regeneration schemes and also those in environmentally sensitive locations.

With significant experience in East London, Tom is responsible for planning matters for London City Island and Goodluck Hope. These two regeneration projects are transforming the Leamouth Peninsular and are creating a new cultural hub for Tower Hamlets. As well as delivering 2,510 new homes, they provide a new home for the English National Ballet, London Film School and Island Brewery.

In Southwark, Tom was involved in the planning application for the Old Southwark Fire Station. Approval has been granted for 180 new homes and a six form entry secondary school with sixth form academy. Also in the borough is Malt Street which has gained planning approval. Located in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area, this regeneration scheme proposes up to 1,300 new homes.

Tom completed a master’s in Town and Country Planning at the University of Manchester. He joined Rolfe Judd Planning as a graduate planner in 2014, and in 2022 became an Associate Director. Tom is also a Charted Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.