Photograph by Daniel Fisher

Episode Two

Retrofitting Nature
into the City

with Deborah Saunt & David Lockyer

This episode explores Exchange Square’s transformative reimagining. A peaceful oasis in the heart of the London, Exchange Square offers moments of rest and restoration for workers, residents, and passers-by to enjoy.

Adriana is joined by Deborah Saunt, co-founder of architectural practice DSDHA, and their client David Lockyer, Head of Development at British Land. Together, they examine how the public realm contributes to wellbeing and resilience, tracing the rich narratives behind sustainable, community-driven design.

Episode Two

Retrofitting Nature into the City

with Deborah Saunt & David Lockyer

Photograph by Daniel Fisher

This episode explores Exchange Square’s transformative reimagining. A peaceful oasis in the heart of the London, Exchange Square offers moments of rest and restoration for workers, residents, and passers-by to enjoy.

Adriana is joined by Deborah Saunt, co-founder of architectural practice DSDHA, and their client David Lockyer, Head of Development at British Land. Together, they examine how the public realm contributes to wellbeing and resilience, tracing the rich narratives behind sustainable, community-driven design.

“The idea of being isolated and insular is no longer something that people want. They want to feel connected. That was the shared vision behind Exchange Square: to make it a real piece of city and bring that accessibility.”

Deborah Saunt, Co-Founder, DSDHA Studio

Our Guests

Deborah Saunt

Co-Founder, DSDHA Studio

Deborah Saunt is co-founder of the architecture, urban design and research studio DSDHA, whose high-profile spatial strategies include urban masterplans for the reimagining of Tottenham Court Road, the redesign of the public realm around the Royal Albert Hall, and a new building on Piccadilly for The Crown Estate.

David Lockyer

Head of Development, British Land

As Head of Development, David leads British Land’s strategy for the continued evolution of Broadgate’s 4.5m sq ft campus.

David has over 25 years’ experience of leading real estate teams and projects, having worked at Morgan Stanley, GE Capital and The London Development Agency prior to joining British Land in 2010.

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