Josh Dickerson appointed as Director of Place to lead placemaking and regeneration initiatives

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Dickerson as our new Director of Place. This strategic move underscores our commitment to enhancing our placemaking and regeneration capabilities, aligning with the industry’s increasing focus on sustainable and community-led development.

Josh, who began his journey with BWB as a graduate, has become a pivotal figure in the placemaking sphere. With more than a decade of experience delivering multi-award-winning placemaking and digital strategies, Josh’s appointment is a major step forward in realising our ambition to champion the creation of healthy and equitable places.

In recent years, Josh has led BWB’s involvement in several nationally recognised projects, including successful planning applications for the ambitiously sustainable masterplans at Trent Basin in Nottingham and Stocking Farm in Leicester, informing the future of one of the UK’s largest brownfield sites at Greyfriars in Northampton and impacting policy for the South Yorkshire Active Travel Implementation Plan.

In his new role, Josh will work with industry partners in urban design and architecture, leading our technical advisory services to support the development of placemaking and regeneration proposals. His work will emphasise the importance of health, wellbeing, and equity in creating spaces for living, working, and travel, showcasing BWB’s commitment to making a significant difference to the places we design.

Josh will continue in his role leading Deetu, BWB’s sister company, which continues to win awards for its innovative approach to community engagement in the planning and policy process.

“Placemaking is about creating spaces that people love and feel connected to. My vision is to integrate innovative digital tools and evidence-based approaches to bring this vision to life, ensuring that every project we undertake enhances the quality of life for its users,” said Josh Dickerson.

Greg Nicholson, BWB’s Executive Director with responsibility for Sustainable Design, praised the appointment, stating, “Josh’s visionary approach to placemaking and his proven track record in sustainable development are precisely what BWB needs to lead the industry. His leadership will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities in creating healthy, vibrant places for communities across the UK.”

We are dedicated to championing the principles of sustainable development, striving to create environments that promote wellbeing and equity. With the appointment of Josh as Director of Place, the firm reaffirms its commitment to being at the forefront of the industry, delivering projects that make a lasting positive impact on society.