Partner and Technical Director
Matthew's focus and specialism is the integrated rehabilitation of older buildings, identifying pathologies and establishing the most appropriate strategies for restoring and improving projects within their urban or rural contexts, taking into account the needs of whoever will own and use them. He can give you the right advice on making your property comfortable, flexible and legally compliant whilst conserving and enhancing its historic value and authenticity.
Matthew is a chartered planner with experience of planning policy, development management and community engagement in Portugal, Brazil and the UK. In addition to his rehabilitation work, he's produced strategies and policies for water cycle management, sustainable urban drainage, the control of light pollution, and the conservation and enhancement of the historic environment. He's also been involved in international projects around the sustainability of urban and rural heritage.
Matthew is a member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and the Associação Portuguesa de Urbanistas (APU).
Partner and Operations Director
Thomas began his career in the public sector in the UK, in operational, administrative and political environments. He has spent many years building international partnerships in the public and voluntary sectors, and developing and managing projects across multiple countries, in Europe and beyond.
Thomas has managed and transformed substantial property portfolios, re-thinking their use, configuration and sustainability, with budgets, timescales and client requirements of primary importance. For three years, Thomas led a change programme as Bursar at a large grammar school, where he rapidly modernised financial management, transformed HR, and improved premises whilst delivering savings.
Thomas brings with him a zeal for transformation, a commitment to challenge resolution and outcome delivery, keen attention to detail, and well-developed relationship-building and communication skills.