Peter Rees wins College Property Award

Posted on: 22 September, 2014

The College of Estate Management has presented its prestigious 2014 Property Award to Peter Wynne Rees, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the built environment.

Peter Rees studied architecture before embarking on a career in planning. His previous jobs have included advising local authorities on conservation and planning of historic towns at the Department of Environment. As Assistant Chief Planning Officer at the London Borough of Lambeth he led the Borough’s conservation strategy and the regeneration of Brixton and Vauxhall.

Peter joined the City of London Corporation in 1985 and was City Planning Officer for 29 years. During this time he played a key role in the transformation of the Square Mile, helping to maintain London’s position as the leading global financial centre.

In a return to the institution where he studied, Peter recently took up the post of Professor of Places and City Planning at the Bartlett, University College London’s Faculty of the Built Environment. This role will enable him to communicate to the next generation of students the central importance of architectural design to the way that places and cities are created.

Delva Patman, Chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees, presented Peter with the award at a celebratory lunch at Haberdasher’s Hall, London on 12 September 2014.