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Andrew Beharrell, Senior Advisor MA DipArch (Cambridge) ARB RIBA

A former director and senior partner, Andrew Beharrell has designed and delivered many award-winning projects throughout his 35-plus years with Pollard Thomas Edwards. His architectural, urban design and masterplanning skills have been fundamental to PTE’s evolution and diversification, ranging from urban regeneration to new rural settlements, and across the housing spectrum to embrace education and town centre mixed-use projects. He has also delivered a series of successful property ventures through PTE’s associated development companies.

Now, as a senior advisor, he lends his expertise to PTE’s research and development group Knowledge Hub, maintaining and improving design standards across the practice and fostering a culture of feedback and continuous design innovation.

Andrew is a key communicator for PTE. He is a regular industry commentator, in the press and at live events, and has co-authored and edited a series of influential publications on housing, planning and regeneration issues including Superdensity, Altered Estates and Distinctively Local. In early 2023 he published a collaborative report on the future of high-rise housing and a book The Deck Access Housing Design Guide.

He sits on several design review panels including Somerset West and Taunton (chair), Ealing (vice-chair), Harlow and Gilston, and Epping Forest.

  • Qualified in 1985 from Cambridge University
  • Joined Pollard Thomas Edwards in 1984
  • Appointed director in 1989
  • Major shareholder and executive director from 1999
  • Senior partner of newly created LLP from 2014
  • Stepped back to become senior advisor from 2020


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