Richard Ward

United Kingdom Chapter

DP9, Director


Richard Ward, Board director at DP9, 23 years in real estate.

As a board director at DP9 I oversee a wide number of projects. We are one of the biggest planning teams in London, focusing mainly on central locations. I lead our team, overseeing and advising on guiding schemes through planning stages. I also advise our clients and wider consultant teams, helping set realistic aspirations for projects.

Overseeing projects means being a jack-of-all-trades: this helps us understand the technical aspects of schemes, which then allows us to assist clients and ultimately create a brilliant asset that works for everyone.

If you’re looking at the London skyline, you’re looking at DP9. We have been involved in the delivery of almost every tall building in London.

In recent years, I have been project lead on several major central London projects, including One Leadenhall, 55 Gracechurch Street…

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Richard Ward

CTBUH Designated Expert


United Kingdom Chapter, Board Member (2023 – Present)