New London Architecture

Neil Smith

Inclusive Design Lead


Neil Smith
Neil is the Inclusive Design Lead for HS2 Ltd. He is one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates and Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporations Built Environment Access Panel (BEAP). Before joining HS2 he was the Head of Inclusive Design at Buro Happold Engineering. He is the principal author of the Mayor’s Supplementary Planning Guidance ‘Accessible London: achieving an inclusive environment’, and the London 2012 Games and 2019 Legacy Development Corporation’s ‘Inclusive Design Standards’. He sits on the Advisory Board of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and represents the NRAC on the CIC’s Diversity and Inclusion Panel and BSI Committee B/559 - Design of an Accessible and Inclusive Environment, which is responsible for BS 8300.

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Accessible London: creating inclusive spaces

Diverse Leaders

25 June 2021

Accessible London: creating inclusive spaces

What would a truly accessible city look, feel and sound like? We explore the people, projects, and policy that are shaping an inclusive London.

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