For initial contact, email or call:

Planning Resolution

Telephone: 0203 151 1626

Planning Resolution Limited
City Temple
Holborn Viaduct

Philip Atkins

BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI


Philip Atkins
Philip’s Profile

Philip started his planning career in the late 80’s working on high profile projects such as the City of London’s Guildhall extension and the redevelopment of the British Engineering works in Swindon (MacArthur Glenn Factory Outlet site).

Whilst Philip has worked successfully at major new town and masterplan proposals in Spain, Bahrain and more recently the UK, his main area of expertise is based in and around Central London, delivering sensitive conservation/listed building developments, high density mixed use schemes, tall building/tower schemes, city centre and complex brownfield sites.

With 25 years of central London experience working for major architectural practises such as Rolfe Judd and Real Estate advisors such as, Fuller Peiser, DTZ (Head of Planning) and most recently CBRE (Head of City Planning), Philip is always looking to provide creative, commercial advice, working alongside clients as their planning and development advisor of choice.

Philip and his team have a varied and interesting client base drawn from the residential, hotel and education sectors. Philip has a strong belief in working with the client to understand and help guide their development aspiration and likes nothing more than passionately selling the dream to residents and fellow professionals at the central London Councils and GLA.

Outside of work Philip makes time for his friends and sport mad family, playing golf, tennis, padel tennis (try it), managing the Leatherhead Youth Cricket team and watching Crystal Palace FC.

David Williams



David Williams
David’s Profile

David has over 15 years’ experience of a broad range of planning and development led projects for clients within the private and public sector, primarily on London. David cut his teeth at a local planning authority and prior to joining Planning Resolution, worked in the City team at CBRE and DTZ.

As a result of this balance between private and public sector experience, David has gained significant expertise in the workings, procedure and requirements of the statutory planning system and is able to provide tailored consultancy advice to clients on all aspects of land use planning and planning law.

Career highlights include the Stirling Prize winning Zaha Hadid designed Evelyn Grace Academy and advising and introducing a new planning system to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Outside of work, David’s time is spent with his young family, with any spare time watching rugby.

The Location

The City Temple is in central London, in the City of London, and is situated on the south side of Holborn Viaduct, between Holborn Circus and Farringdon Road. Holborn Viaduct is one of the main road arteries connecting the City with the West End of London. The nearest landmark is Holborn Circus.

The Train

The City Temple is 300 metres west from the City Thameslink station (closed on Sundays) with Farringdon or Blackfriars Thameslink stations as alternatives.


The Bus

The following services stop at, or close to, Holborn Circus, the bus-stop for City Temple.

Nos. 8, 17 (Monday-Friday), Nos. 25, 45, 46 (Monday-Friday, except evenings), Nos. 242, 243 (Monday-Friday), Nos. 341, 501 (Monday-Friday, except evenings), Nos. 521 (Monday-Friday – peak hours).

London Underground

The closest tube station to the City Temple is not Holborn.

The closest tube stations are: Chancery Lane exit 3, which is on the Central Line and from which the City Temple is 3 minutes walk East; and Farringdon, on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines, and from which the City Temple is 4 minutes walk South West. In addition the City Temple is 5 minutes walk west from St Paul’s tube station (also on the Central line) or 6 minutes walk north from Blackfriars (on the Circle and District Lines.)