Chris Paddock

Chris has almost two decades of experience of working in economic development and regeneration, leading on a wide variety of assignments for the public, private and third sectors.

He has broad technical know-how in the assessment of economic and social impact and has led significant policy and strategy work across the UK.

He has led multiple high profile strategic commission including the Thames Estuary Production Corridor Case for Investment, the Brighton & Hove Economic Strategy and the Oxford Economic Strategy. He has specific expertise in the economies of coastal towns and has produced town plans in Margate, Ramsgate, Folkestone and Clacton.

In London, he has developed place-based strategies in many boroughs and has led numerous local masterplan and sector development studies. This has included economic visions and action plans for Brixton, Waterloo West and Whitechapel. Chris has also provided Town Centre Plans for Brixton, Whitechapel, Woolwich, Tolworth, Hounslow, Enfield, Hackney Centre, Streatham and West Norwood.

His borough-wide work includes Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Lambeth and Newham. He has also compiled economic evidence and propositions for Opportunity Areas (Royal Docks, Kings Cross, Olympic Park, South Bank, OPDC). For the GLA he has 10 years of evaluation experience and has recently established the London High Streets Data service.

Chris is an Associate of the Quality of Life Foundation and is an Advisory Board member of the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Community Land Trust.