About the Author
Sir Terry Farrell is considered to be the UK’s leading architect-planner, with offices in London and Hong Kong. During 40 years in practice he has completed many award-winning projects in the UK including the MI6 Building and the Home Office Headquarters in London, The Deep in Hull, the Centre For Life in Newcastle, and masterplans for the Greenwich Peninsula, Brindleyplace in Birmingham and Newcastle’s Quayside. In East Asia, notable projects include Incheon Airport in Seoul, Beijing Station and Guangzhou Station in China (the largest in the world) and in Hong Kong he designed the Peak Tower, Kowloon Station and development and the British consulate. Throughout his career, Sir Terry has championed urban planning and helped shape central and local government policy on key issues. In London, he is a member of the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and he has advised the Department for Transport on high-speed rail, as well as the Department for Communities and Local Government. He has led for several years the design and planning of the Thames Gateway, Europe’s largest regeneration project. In 2010, he was appointed masterplanner for the transformation of Holborn and Earls Court. In 2013, he was invited by the Minister of Culture to lead an independent review of architecture and the built environment. He is the recipient of the London Planning Award 2012–13 for ‘Greatest Contribution to Planning and Development over the last 10 years’.