Seth Rutt \

  • Partner, Residential Sector Lead

Seth leads the residential sector at Hawkins\Brown, representing a quarter of our business. A recognised industry expert in major residential and mixed-use projects, he provides design leadership and commercial management across the sector.

Seth also takes a hands-on role delivering key Hawkins\Brown projects and he is currently involved in the delivery of over 3,000 homes across London. These include; a 524 apartment build to rent development of two towers and skybridge with restaurant and co-work space at East Village for Qatari Diar Delancey; the 493 home regeneration of the Agar Grove Estate for LB Camden; the regeneration of the National Institute of Medical Research site in Barnet for Barratt London; the regeneration of the Nestle site in Hayes also for Barratt London, Plots 8 and 2 at Greenford Green for Build to Rent leader Greystar and latterly a co-living project for The Collective.

Seth’s mixed-use skills were of particular relevance in his role as lead partner for Crossrail’s oversite development above Hawkins\Brown’s Dean Street ticket hall at Tottenham Court Road Station, and the mixed use Corby Cube civic and arts centre in Northamptonshire. As a corollary to his mixed use approach, Seth also delivers commercial projects including a 40,000 sqft TMT sector development for Morgan Capital Partners and two retail / residential blocks as part of Rivington Land and Chester Council’s Northgate retail quarter.

Within the cultural sector Seth has delivered galleries and curatorial space for the Henry Moore Foundation; the Roald Dahl Museum, and the Epping Forest District Museum.

Seth is currently a member of the Harrow and Sheffield design review panels and has acted as an invited panel chair for the GLA. He is also an invited critic for the Nottingham and London Metropolitan University schools of architecture.

Seth has experience with complex planning negotiations, winning two planning appeals and a GLA call-in procedure under the current Mayor of London.

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