Listen to Peter Bishop's interviews about Design for London's aspirations for the river
Peter was educated at Trinity School and the University of Manchester. He has spent his entire career working in London.
As Director of Planning at Tower Hamlets in the mid 1980s he worked on major developments and infrastructure projects including Spitalfields Market and Canary Wharf. He was Director of Property, Architecture and Engineering at Haringey in the mid 1990s and ran the councilís architecture and property development programmes as well as working with the Broadwater Farm estate to re-establish the community after the 1980 riots.
As Director of Environment at Hammersmith and Fulham he worked on major development projects including the BBC, White City and Fulham football club. He also worked with the Architecture Foundation on their first roadshow in the Borough.
Peter joined Camden as Director of Culture and Environmental Services where he successfully led the Councilís negotiations on the Kings Cross railway lands Ė one of the biggest development sites in London. He also worked very closely with UCL to commission urban design frameworks for Euston Road and Bloomsbury and negotiated other major schemes including the Councilís redevelopment of Swiss Cottage.
Peter was appointed Director of Design for London in January 2007. He is also a member of the English Heritage London Advisory Committee. He lives in London with his family and personal interests include rock climbing and squash. Peter also teaches and lectures extensively.