Savills appoints urban designer at Birmingham office

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 13 May 2014

Simon Williams-Tinkler at Savills Birmingham

Urban designer Simon Williams-Tinkler has joined the Birmingham office of property consultancy Savills.

Williams-Tinkler, who is an associate at the firm, will now work between the Birmingham office and his current location in the Oxford office.

Speaking to Planning, he said: “Previously, Savills in Birmingham didn’t have an urban design offer, so I have been appointed to fill that gap.”

Williams-Tinkler is a fully qualified architect and gained a masters in urban design from Birmingham School of Architecture in 2010.

He joined Savills at the beginning of this year from John Thompson and Partners, where he was senior architect, working on urban extensions and masterplanning schemes.

He has also worked in urban design and architecture roles at Nash Partnership, Lee Fitzgerald, BBLB Architects and RPS Group.

His experience includes work on commercial, education and healthcare schemes and he specialises in residential and mixed-use sectors.

Savills’ urban design team nationwide includes 12 designers covering public realm, graphic design, architecture and landscape design.

The firm’s planning director in Birmingham Michael Davies said: "We recruited three retail planning experts this year and Simon's appointment further broadens our skill base in Birmingham."

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