May 15, 2006 07:40 ET

ESA appoints new Director of Planning

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - Paul Woods has recently joined ESA as Director of Planning based at the practice's London office. With wide-ranging experience both in the public and private sectors, Paul has worked on a significant number of retail developments, large-scale commercial and residential schemes and conservation and listed building projects.

With twenty years experience, the planning division of ESA works both in collaboration with ESA architecture : design, and independently as planning consultants.
ESA planning works on a wide spectrum of projects from major town centres to small one-off residential schemes.

Whilst leading the established planning team and collaborating with his architectural and urban design colleagues, Paul's role is to develop the planning division providing clients with a bespoke service.

Alastair Roberts, Managing Director of ESA;
"ESA are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Woods as Director of Planning. ESA are committed to the expansion, development and broadening of our town planning service to both existing and new clients and look forward to this exciting development of the company under
Paul's leadership"

Notes to Editors

Before running his own business, Paragon Planning, Paul Woods was Planning Director at CgMs (1997-2004).

One of the UK's leading architecture and design practices, ESA also provides a town planning and project management consultancy.

Founded in Hull in 1914, ESA were formerly known as Elsworth Sykes. The London office opened in 1965 and has since developed into a 50-strong architectural practice.

With the recent formation of a team of six experienced directors from diverse architectural backgrounds, ESA continues to take on an exciting range of projects from commercial to community, conservation, residential and mixed-use developments.

ESA are currently working on a diverse portfolio of projects and are on site with the Davenant Community Centre, Whitechapel Road and The Brewery site, Cheltenham, as well as schemes for London + Associated, The Burford Group, Kenmore, JC Decaux and Sainsbury's.

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