Declan is an experienced and creative architect with over 20 years’ experience earned across a broad range of sectors, including transport, master planning, workplaces, cultural and residential schemes. Since becoming a Partner in 2012, he has helped to consolidate Grimshaw’s reputation for designing rail and transit hubs.
Declan’s work includes leading the redevelopment of Reading Station →, which opened a year ahead of schedule in July 2014, and he also led the architectural concept design for London Bridge Station →, which is due for completion in 2018. He is currently leading the design of Euston Station → for HS2. Declan previously steered the planning of commercial and residential over-site developments on schemes at Paddington →, Nine Elms → and Euston Station for Crossrail, TfL and HS2, respectively.
Declan is skilled at incorporating transport infrastructure into towns and cities to ensure they achieve their regenerative potential, as demonstrated by his work on master plans for Victoria Terminus Place for TfL, and Waterloo station for Network Rail.
As a recognised industry leader in the master planning, design and delivery of transport interchanges and associated developments, Declan has written guidance standards for the design of railway and surface transport facilities. He wrote TfL’s guidance for the urban and public realm design of railway, bus, and tram stations, and he wrote the stations chapter of the 2016 edition of the Metric Handbook for Routledge. Declan is a CABE Built Environment Expert, a member of the Bexley Design Advice Panel, and a Civic Trust Assessor.