Declan joined the LCA team in February 2016 having previously worked at a national planning and communications firm based in London. Declan has a strong knowledge of planning and community engagement, supporting on projects for new homes, offices, commercial spaces, theatres, schools, hotels and even a youth hostel. He currently works on one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects – Old Oak Park – working with the team to help deliver 6,500 new homes and support 8,000 new jobs in the OPDC. He is also supporting the Museum of London on its move to West Smithfield - one of the most culturally important projects in the capital.
Since joining LCA, Declan has also gained a wealth of Placemaking experience, helping to reposition Wembley Park, currently on the UKs largest build to rent developments, into a new cultural destination for London. His experience on the account has seen him manage influencer-led social media campaigns and generate a wealth of national, regional and local coverage - as well well as more generally provide him with a better understanding of consumer-focused public relations. In July of last year Declan won the International Building Press (IBP) Young Communicator of the Year award. He has since taken part in IBP’s Futures panel event on the future of print media alongside the winners of the journalist categories.
Declan currently works with the Museum of London, London + Regional, Cadogan, HB Reavis, Quintain and others.
Outside of work Declan can be found using his communications skills to explain to people why - as a Surrey boy - he is a lifelong Manchester United fan.