Other projects

Research and writing in relation to work on child-friendly cities, including a planned Arup publication. 

Design Council
Tim has since 2007 been a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE, the UK Government’s design champion for the built environment, and for its predecessor body, the Commission on Architecture and the Built Environment.

Dublin Docklands Development Authority
Input into visioning and brief-setting for flagship play space at Chimney Park, and on selection panel for appointment of designers.

Historic Royal Palaces
Strategic and site-specific visioning, design review, support and advice. Panel member for the design competition for the Magic Garden, an outdoor space at Hampton Court that opened in 2016. View of Magic Garden at Hampton Court

Kings Cross Central aerial photo

Kings Cross Central

Kings Cross Central
Preparation of play implementation plan across the site. Brief-setting for flagship play space at Handyside Park, and on selection panel for appointment of designers. Input into vision, brief and design review for other public spaces.

Lawson Foundation
Adviser on the Foundation’s Canada-wide outdoor play strategy, launched in 2016. More details here.

Lee Valley Regional Park
Input into strategic approach to outdoor play, and visioning and design review for natural play spaces at River Lee Country Park Play Trail and Three Mills Green.

Photo of Tim at Maiden Lane play space, Camden

Maiden Lane play space, Camden. Photo: Cynthia Gentry

London Borough of Camden play pathfinder programme
Input into visioning and brief-setting for play pathfinder programme; on selection panel for appointment of designers of play spaces. On panel for appointment of design team for Kilburn Grange Adventure Playground (RIBA award winner for 2011).

London Borough of Hackney
Input into visioning and community engagement for play pathfinder programme; devised and implemented play awareness programme for key local authority departments and partners in the public and voluntary sectors.

London Legacy Development Company
Site-specific visioning, support and design review advice in relation to the North and South Hubs of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Panel member for the North Hub design competition. (Follows on from previous work in 2007 and 2010 with LLDC and other Olympic delivery bodies.)

National Trust
Strategic and site-specific consultancy work on the theme of playfulness, including visioning, risk management policy development and training, site development and play awareness training. Includes site-specific input at Attingham Park, Box Hill and Mottisfont Abbey.

Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle Program (OPAL) South Australia
Visioning, staff development and communication on risk and outdoor play with policy, professional and public audiences over 3 visits between 2014 and 2016. Read testimonial here.

Public realm brief-setting, design review and related work on a number of high-profile development projects in London (as an associate).

South London Gallery
Evaluation and reportage for ‘Making Play’, a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund that set out to explore contemporary art practice in relation to children’s play.

Advice and expert input into various campaigns, including Dirt is Good and Project Sunlight.

Other clients
Tim has provided consultancy input for the following clients: