Michael was the lead contact when the practice were appointed by John Laing Infrastructure to provide masterplanning strategy, urban design and architectural advice. He led the preparation of a master plan for a new community based around the former MOD base at Arborfield, south of Reading in Berkshire.
The master plan was based on careful analysis of the site and the surrounding context, and aimed to reinterpret traditional building forms distinct to the neighbourhood in a contemporary forms. A new mixed-use retail centre including a supermarket lies at the centre of the scheme alongside a new secondary school. Proposals for two new primary schools which are located in the north and south of the site.