Jonny is founding Director of TOWN, a developer with a focus on delivering well-designed and sustainable homes, streets and neighbourhoods. Set up in 2014, TOWN works at varying scales, including community-led housing projects of 20-40 homes, mixed-use, residential-led town centre regeneration schemes, and large-scale urban extensions.
TOWN was the developer of Marmalade Lane, a 42-home cohousing project in Cambridge, planned and delivered through a unique collaboration between TOWN as developer, Cambridge City Council as landowner, and members of K1 Cohousing, the scheme’s residents. Since being completed in 2019, Marmalade Lane has won a number of awards, including an RIBA National Award, as well as being covered extensively in the national press where it received praise for its innovative approach to delivery, its strong community ethos, and its child-friendly design.
At larger scale, Jonny is leading TOWN’s work on a 5,500-home new quarter of Cambridge, in partnership with U+I Plc. As master developer for the project, TOWN will set a vision and framework for this important new part of the city that will guide development partners and set new standards for sustainable and community-focused development.
Jonny is an advocate for community-led housing and, alongside TOWN’s work in partnering with community-led housing organisations, is a Trustee of Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust. He is also a board member of the newly-established Quality of Life Foundation and an academician of the Academy of Urbanism.