BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA
Neil Farrance graduated from Canterbury School of Architecture, where he studied photography and fine art printmaking alongside a full-time architectural course. He has since worked in private practice for over 35 years.
Neil joined Formation Architects in 1991, following a merger with the Ley Colbeck Partnership, where he led a team responsible for specialist areas of design and construction, including comprehensive commercial leisure developments, high rise city offices and high security prisons.
Since joining Formation Architects, Neil’s primary focus has been in the residential sector, working on a cross section of mainstream and high-end developments. Major assignments have included a development of new build luxury apartments in Kensington; the redevelopment of former gasworks sites in Kennington and Southall; a high-rise residential development overlooking the River Thames in Greenwich; master planning and detailed design for a 15 acre site in Crawley, master planning for a number of mixed use developments in Romania, the residential conversion of the former power station at Lots Road and the creation of various high value dwellings in Central London.
Neil takes a key role in the commercial aspects of all projects and the overall performance and development of the practice. He is passionate about collaboration, engagement and employee ownership and was instrumental in the creation of Formation Community. Neil sits on the Architectural Advisory Board of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and, in 2021, he was appointed to the Technical Competency expert panel run by the NLA.