Matt joined Iceni Projects in 2020 and is a Director within our Economics Team. He previously led the Economic Planning Team at GL Hearn. His key strengths are in economic planning and evidence base work including employment land and commercial demand reviews, social and economic impact assessment, developing economic & industrial strategies, and Green Book business case appraisal. His experience ranges from urban renewal and town centre redevelopment proposals through to greenfield strategic sites and new settlements.
Matt’s recent project experience include assessing the economic and employment effects of major infrastructure projects including the expansion of Luton Airport and HS2 Phase 2b. He has undertaken economic assessments for Homes England to justify key site acquisitions through HE’s Land Assembly Fund which has included assessment of land value uplift benefits. He has also been involved in developing the business case for HIF funding bids for number of schemes.
He advises local authorities across England on economic development needs and opportunities for economic growth, from the Liverpool City Region to future of warehousing in Leicestershire and housing and economic needs on the Sussex Coast.
He also brings detailed experience of developing and justifying regeneration proposals in central areas, including as part of town centre masterplanning.