KMA celebrates 20 years

Kevin Murray Associates now marks 20 years as an independent specialist consultancy, having launched at the Birmingham Urban Summit in October 2002. In those intervening 20 years, planning and regeneration has changed enormously, and many familiar names have been lost from the consultancy scene. The KMA team has grown to include more diverse skills and […]

Early engagement on Begbroke Innovation District

KMA were appointed by Oxford University Development (a joint venture between Oxford University and Legal & General) in 2021 to assist in the community and stakeholder engagement around the master planning of the Begbroke Innovation District, a major Cherwell Local Plan allocation, also known as PR8. Our work began during Covid uncertainty and restrictions in […]

Grantham

KMA led a multi-disciplinary team to produce a heritage-led town centre action plan for Grantham. With funding from Historic England and commissioned by South Kesteven District Council, the purpose of the project was to deliver a design charrette open to all that would look at the key heritage assets of the town, and how these […]

Regenerating Royston

Our work with Rosemount Development Trust produced a significant new piece of work over the last 12-18 months. With funding from the Scottish Government’s Vacant and Derelict Land Fund and from RDT themselves, KMA with collective architecture and WMUD delivered two parallel projects. First was the VDLF funded feasibility study of Provanhill Street. This site […]

Oxfordshire Garden Village proposed at Eynsham

In May 2021 Grosvenor submitted an outline application to West Oxfordshire Council for the garden village of Salt Cross on land to the north of Eynsham. The proposal is for 2,200 homes with infrastructure and services delivered alongside an ambitious landscape-led framework. KMA have been involved in the community and stakeholder involvement of the plan-making […]

KMA welcomes Emma Churchyard to team

Emma Churchyard has joined Kevin Murray Associates as an Urban Design and Planning Assistant. She is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, with an MSc in Urban Design, and an alumna of Syracuse University, New York, where she gained a BA in Public Policy. Her specialist interests lie in urban regeneration, cultural infrastructure and […]

RTPI launches Measuring What Matters research

Today sees the launch of research into how planning measures its impact on wider society. This important work was commissioned by the RTPI and jointly funded by the Governments of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, along with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Office of the Planning Regulator in Ireland. https://www.rtpi.org.uk/planningoutcomes This […]

Oxfordshire Garden Village proposed at Eynsham

In May 2020, Grosvenor Development Ltd, submitted an Outline Planning Application (OPA) to West Oxfordshire District Council for the garden village of Salt Cross on land to the north of Eynsham. As one of the first garden villages endorsed by the government in 2017 to help meet England’s housing needs, the proposal is for 2,200 […]