0 Conran and Partners | About
 
About
 
Conran and Partners is an architecture and interior design practice, founded by Sir Terence Conran, renowned for designing contemporary ways of living. With studios in London, Hong Kong and Brighton, we have a portfolio that extends around the world and embraces a rich and varied range of typologies and scales.
 
Conran and Partners is an architecture and interior design practice, founded by Sir Terence Conran, renowned for designing contemporary ways of living. With studios in London, Hong Kong and Brighton, we have a portfolio that extends around the world and embraces a rich and varied range of typologies and scales.
 
The shared expertise of our six partners covers and integrates – to a far greater extent than is common to international practices – both architecture and interior design. Our work spans many different sectors, ranging from individual restaurants to entire hotels, residential buildings designed for all market levels and highly-layered regeneration projects. In an era of increasing specialisation, we offer added-value through a versatile and coherent design approach.

Working as a collective, the partners draw upon extensive local and global frames of reference to create a design philosophy that gives particular importance to context-based narrative. Whilst we are continually aware of changing trends in each of the sectors we work in, we believe in spaces that work around their users and stand the test of time.

With each project, the rigorous design process adopted by the team begins with an immersive research process. Through close collaboration with our clients, we seek to establish a clear and full understanding of the physical and cultural context of the location as well as end-users and their needs. We then develop a narrative thread that responds to the client’s aspiration and is carried through the design stages to the realisation of the project itself.

Our aim is to create buildings and spaces with their own sense of location, identity and character which through their form, detail and materiality manifest distinctive personalities with charm and relevance.
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Tim Bowder-Ridger
 
Principal
 
Lee Davies
 
Partner
 
Simon Kincaid
 
Partner
 
Tina Norden
 
Partner
 
Victoria Whenray
 
Partner
 
Katy Clarke
 
Practice Director
 
Hardip Nijjar
 
Partner | Finance Director
 
Roderick Tong
 
Head of Studio | Hong Kong
 
 
Tim Bowder-Ridger
 
Principal
 
As an architect and designer, Tim is passionate about creating authentic experiences centred around cultural spirit and personality. He brings his knowledge across different sectors to design buildings and spaces that reflect holistic contemporary lifestyle-needs and desires, with a sense of place and aspiration. Tim firmly believes that successfully designed buildings and spaces should be fundamentally at ease with themselves in a way that is tangible and accessible to users.

Tim puts these principles into practice through directly leading on a number of strategic projects, large and small, at home and abroad. Recent work includes the conversion of the mid-century icon Centre Point Tower in London into a charismatic residential destination; and Kita Aoyama, a new high-end residential development which reintegrates landscape into an urban neighbourhood in the heart of Tokyo.

As principal, Tim also leads the overall strategic direction of the practice through its UK and Hong Kong studios, and is committed to growing its creative range and international reach.
Lee Davies
 
Partner
 
Lee joined the team in 2007 and went on to become a Partner in 2010. He oversees a broad range of national and local projects, including a masterplan for the redevelopment of Halisham Town Centre, the regeneration of Ealing’s Green Man Lane Estate, and a number of mixed-use community-led residential projects and smaller one-off homes in the Sussex countryside.

With a wealth of experience in urban design, masterplanning and architecture, Lee has particularly extensive knowledge of residential new-build and refurbishment projects for both affordable housing and luxury private dwellings.

Previous projects include Montevetro, Richard Rogers’ £37 million luxury apartment scheme on the Thames in Battersea, Elmington Estate in Southwark, which was RIBA shortlisted and winner of Building for Life’s Silver Medal, as well as an array of private and affordable housing schemes in London and throughout the South East of England.

Lee has extensive and varied experience in the treatment of historic and listed buildings, including the residential transformation of the listed former Lilian Baylis school in Lambeth - winner of Housing Design Awards 2016. He is also a registered RIBA Conservation Architect.

Lee is passionate about all things rugby... And don't get him started on Vespas!
Simon Kincaid
 
Partner
 
With over 15 years’ professional experience, ten of which have been at Conran and Partners, Simon’s role as Partner is to head-up the interiors department.

He brings value to projects by optimising layouts and creating strong design narratives. As a residential, hotel, restaurant and retail designer, he brings a great understanding of consumer lifestyle trends to the communal and public areas of residential projects, often to engage with the wider neighbourhood, as well as creating well detailed desirable homes with a sense of place and individual identity.

Simon is currently delivering several high-end residential schemes for Argent, as well as a number of large-scale Central-London residential developments for Allies and Morrison.

His hospitality experience includes work on hotels, restaurants and private members’ clubs in the UK, Europe and across Asia. In addition, his comprehensive understanding of the fusion-retail market enhances his offer of creating unique guest-led experiences. Simon has recently delivered a new retail concept for the Conran Shop in Seoul, and a new work space concept for Great Portland Estates which interweaves office reception, private members club, café culture and hotel experience within one space.

Simon has a keen eye for detail and process combined with much onsite experience and technical knowledge. He applies intelligent design principles throughout all stages of design and construction to deliver high-value finished products with desirable identities.
Tina Norden
 
Partner
 
Tina is an interior designer and architect with a diverse portfolio stretching across many contexts and continents, from hotel and restaurant design to high-end residential.

With every project, Tina approaches the brief by delving into its context and unique history to create timeless spaces that tell a story. Tina designs for style over fashion to ensure the result is long-lasting and consistently fresh.

Tina collaboratively leads design teams in both the UK and Hong Kong and is currently working on two new Park Hyatt hotel projects in Jakarta and Auckland, for MNC Land and Fu Wah Group respectively, a five star hotel in Mumbai, and her third restaurant for Rüya, an Anatolian restaurant brand in London’s Mayfair and Dubai. She has recently completed the refurbishment of Maximilian, a boutique hotel in Prague, and QO Amsterdam, a White Label project for the IHG hotel brand.

She has been working with D&D London for over a decade, including being the design lead on their award-winning South Place Hotel in the City of London and German Gymnasium in King’s Cross.

On the rare occasion when Tina isn’t travelling for work or leisure, she loves exploring London’s cultural offerings, from music to art and architecture. She plans to move to a mid-century modern house in Palm Springs at the earliest opportunity.
Victoria Whenray
 
Partner
 
With a layered approach to architecture, Victoria has a wealth of experience leading on a number of creative mixed-use regeneration and master-planning projects. She is passionate about creating homes and environments that make a positive contribution to a city and a difference to the quality of people’s lives.

Victoria’s current focus is to deliver multi-dimensional mixed-use regeneration projects. Her strength lies in her ability to bring together the various - and sometimes challenging - client, statutory, consultation and design team needs, being the central voice connecting these sometimes opposing views.

Since joining Conran and Partners, Victoria has led on many significant projects including; the regeneration of the former Walthamstow Stadium – a mixed-use and mixed-tenure residential led scheme which included the retention of Grade 2 listed buildings; Portobello Square Phases 2 and 3 – over 700 new homes and creating an extension to the world renowned Portobello Road; Woolwich Keep – the transformation of Woolwich High Street with new residential towers and town square; Maidenhead town centre – a residential-led new cultural quarter which reinstates a once unloved canal into the local streetscape and Lower Marsh – a vibrant mixed-use office-led scheme in Lambeth.

She also serves as an academician at the Academy of Urbanism, a group of like-minded thinkers with a love of the urban environment.
Katy Clarke
 
Practice Director
 
Katy is responsible for managing the client services team, with extensive experience of building strong client relationships and managing projects, ensuring they run to brief, to schedule and on budget.

Katy has worked across a wide variety of sectors both locally and globally, including retail, hospitality, spirits and electronics. She has managed some of our most complex projects for clients such as American Express, De Beers, Diageo, LG, Maybourne Hotel Group, Marks & Spencer, Nigella Lawson, Nissan, Panasonic, Selfridges and Tchibo.

Katy is a balanced left and right brain thinker who understands the creative process and contributes to projects strategically. She places high value on collaboration and innovative thinking. She previously worked at Design Week and has a background in science with a degree in molecular and cellular biology from Bath University. She joined us in 2002.

Katy loves all things outdoors, whether it’s going for a long run or heading down to her allotment to grow some tasty veg.
Hardip Nijjar
 
Partner | Finance Director
 
Hardip qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 with diverse experience across various industry sectors both nationally and internationally from SMEs to PLCs. Hardip joined Conran Holdings in 2014, and splits his directorial and financial responsibilities across Conran and Partners and Conran Holdings’ properties, shared services and treasury companies.

Hardip leads on the financial governance of the practice as well as monitoring its delivery. He advises on the financial and administrative aspects of Conran and Partners’ strategy and provides an innovative outlook on financial analytics in supporting both business and project decisions. Hardip also oversees all financial aspects of the Hong Kong studio.

In his spare time, Hardip enjoys spending time with his young family, jogging in the countryside and outdoor leisure activities.
Roderick Tong
 
Head of Studio | Hong Kong
 
Rod studied Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture. His focus has been on residential and hospitality projects, as well as high rise projects working extensively with high profile projects in HK and mainland China for key developers including Swire Properties, New World and Vanke.

Before joining Conran and Partners, Rod led another UK studio in HK where he was responsible for the design of a 25-storey residential development in Ho Man Tin with Swire Properties, the first residential project to receive Beam Plus Platinum. Drawing on the hospitality sector for inspiration, Rod also designed The Leadership Training Centre in Lantau Island, which is one of the most sustainable buildings in Hong Kong, and a high-end residential tower at Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai.

Rod leads the new Hong Kong studio and is responsible for acquiring new business, creating brand awareness and overseeing the creative design direction of the Asia branch.
 
Team
 
We see ourselves as problem-solvers who are completely immersed in design, with a clear ambition to improve the way people live their lives. Our highly qualified team brings a wealth of experience to every project, always working collaboratively with our clients to produce great work.
 
We have around 80 specialists working across offices in London, Brighton and Hong Kong, including architects, master planners, interior architects and industrial designers, all renowned for award-winning projects across the globe. Find out more about some of the top team at our RIBA Chartered Practice below:
We see ourselves as problem-solvers who are completely immersed in design, with a clear ambition to improve the way people live their lives. Our highly qualified team brings a wealth of experience to every project, always working collaboratively with our clients to produce great work.
 
We have around 80 specialists working across offices in London, Brighton and Hong Kong, including architects, master planners, interior architects and industrial designers, all renowned for award-winning projects across the globe. Find out more about some of the top team at our RIBA Chartered Practice below:
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