Gerard Maccreanor

Founding Partner
Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Subject: Blackfriar's Circus

Gerard established Maccreanor Lavington architects in 1991 with Richard Lavington. In 2012 Maccreanor Lavington established a sister company; MLA+ with Markus Appenzeller, opening offices in China, Russia and Brazil within the last four years. The combined companies currently employ over 100 staff.

Gerard has particular expertise in low energy, low carbon and sustainable, residential design. The Hoflaan House, Rotterdam in the Netherlands achieved zero carbon in construction and low energy, below Passivhaus standards. At Rainham in the LB Havering, Gerard has led the design of 50 Passivhaus social rental homes and his most recent project at South Gardens, Elephant Park, delivers a collection of three and four bedroom Futurehomes – that are Passivhaus accredited.

Gerard’s experience and knowledge of the evolution of London and its associated policies and strategies is key to his strategic direction of the practice. Although an advocate of tall buildings, he is part of the Skyline Campaign. At the invitation of Nicky Gavron, Gerard has been involved in high‐level workshops, focusing both on reviewing existing LondonPlan policies and formulating new policies, in relation to Tall Buildings. This included best practice for the implementation of the proposed densification of London.

Gerard is currently involved in the Old Oak Masterplan, several mixed-use projects on the Old Kent Road, the masterplan in Canada Water and 500HA masterplan at the Royal Docks and was behind the recently completed Blackfriars Circus regeneration scheme for Barratt complete with 27 storey brick tower.

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