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14-16 September 2018
New College Oxford
Sir Terry Farrell CBE

Sir Terry Farrell CBE

Principal, Farrells

Sir Terry Farrell CBE is one of the UK’s leading architects and urban designers, with offices in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. During his 50 years in practice, he has completed many award-winning buildings and masterplans, including the MI6 headquarters in London and KK100 in Shenzhen, the tallest building in the world by a British architect.

Having established an office in Hong Kong nearly thirty years ago, he has designed some of it’s most important landmarks including the Peak Tower, the British Consulate and the West Kowloon development used as a global exemplar for transit oriented development. More recently he has completed Kennedy Town Swimming Pool as part of a wider urban regeneration scheme for the area and is collaborating with Herzog + De Meuron on the M+ Museum.

Current projects in London include 750 homes under construction at Lots Road, Chelsea Waterfront and 3,000 homes under construction at Convoys Wharf which was King Henry VIII’s boatyard. Both are for Hong Kong based developer Hutchison Whampoa. London’s third business district is under construction at Royal Albert Dock for Beijing based developer ABP and a major scheme to build 15,000 homes and commercial space in Barking at the terminus of the freight train route from China for ASF, part of the One Belt One Road initiative backed by Chinese investors. In East Asia, notable projects include Incheon airport in Seoul, Beijing Station and Guangzhou Station in China (the largest in the world).

Throughout his career, he has championed urban planning and helped shape government policy on key issues. Most notably he led, at the request of UK Government, the recent Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, described by the Culture Minister as “the most thorough and wide-ranging exercise that has taken place in this sector for generations”.

Sir Terry was named CBE in 1996 and made a Knight Bachelor in 2001.  In 2013, in recognition of his work, Sir Terry was voted the individual who made the Greatest Contribution to London’s Planning and Development over the last 10 years.  In 2017, Sir Terry was awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements as one of the world’s most influential architects, planners and urban designers.

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