Bill Halsall As a founder member of Halsall Lloyd Partnership, Bill has played a central role in developing the practice from a small local office to its current position as a national partnership. His ideas have provided the creative impetus to the evolution of the practice’s distinctive approach for over a quarter of a century.
His innovative work in urban regeneration has contributed to many pioneering and ground breaking projects, particularly through the development of participatory design and user consultation approaches to developing urban solutions. Based on this philosophy, an interdisciplinary structure has been developed in order to deliver a ‘joined up’ approach to design, enabling close partnership working with communities; and public, private and voluntary sector clients.
He has co-authored a number of publications such as ‘Building Homes People Want’ and Don’t forget the Jobs’ and been involved in research projects sponsored by the Housing Corporation and Joseph Rowntree. He acted as an assessor for many years on behalf of the Community Enterprise Award Scheme, visiting many groups and schemes throughout the UK.
Bill’s involvement and commitment continues to find expression through the design of convivial, safe and stimulating living and working environments which are conducive to communal life and create distinctive neighbourhoods with strong local identity and sense of ownership. Through his work, he continues to develop the principles of socially and environmentally sustainable design and the spirit of innovation in the design process.