On 15th September a team from Woods Hardwick will be taking on the London to Brighton cycle challenge in aid of charities Lymphoma Action and The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.Brothers Russell (Planning Director) and Kevin (Land Surveyor) Gray, lost their dad to Sezary Syndrome, a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer earlier this year, and to honour his memory and raise money in his name, they have decided to take on the 55 mile cycling challenge. They will be joined by colleagues at Woods Hardwick, as well as friends and clients.
This is the first in a series of profiles of some of the great people who work at Woods Hardwick. We kick off by meeting one of our Planning team, Alistair Rokas. Alistair joined Woods Hardwick in October 2017 as a Graduate Planner.What sparked your interest in planning? I first discovered an interest in planning during an undergraduate visit to Welwyn Garden City (WGC). I was studying Geography at University of Hertfordshire. The visit included discussions regarding how WGC was planned and the underlying ethos that underpinned this process. I was taken aback by what a great place WGC was to live in and this led to my interest in the process of planning and the role it plays in shaping modern society. This interest ultimately flourished and culminated in me undertaking a dedicated post graduate in Sustainable Planning.
Today we hosted the inaugural lunchtime seminar on behalf of the Bedfordshire Association of Architects. The presentation from Alison Crompton, Regional Director, Sustainability, Buildings + Places, of AECOM, focused on their Sterling Prize nominated sustainable projects.