Barton Willmore has appointed three new team members to its Birmingham office to bring the total number of people working in its Cherry Street office to 24.
Natalie Oates, who is a qualified urban designer and town planner, has been appointed as senior urban designer having delivered several transformational projects such as the regeneration of Northampton Waterside. She also played a key design role in the overarching concept design, masterplanning and regeneration of the London Wembley Stadium area.
Transport and masterplanning specialist, Aliis Kodis, has also been appointed as a senior urban designer. She has previously supported projects managed by Transport for West Midlands, Midlands Metro and various local authorities, from SYSTRA.
Additionally, Asli Sever has been appointed as a CAD technician having achieved an MA in Urban Design from the University of Lincoln and worked in a number of international planning and design consultancies.
Oates, Kodis, Sever and senior CAD t echnician, Matthew Smith, will work alongside Luke Hillson who joined the team as a design director earlier this year. Hilson is a Design Council CABE Built environment expert and visiting university lecturer. He will oversee the organisation’s urban design and masterplanning services in the region.
Birmingham based partner, Kathryn Ventham, said: “Having had a presence in the region for the last 15 years, we have a strong track record of delivering landmark projects across the Midlands. I am delighted that our team of dedicated designers will allow us to continue in this vein alongside our planning services.”