Andrew Sparrow

Director of Placemaking

Having previously managed the master planning and delivery of Old Spitalfields Market, Andrew has delivered various placemaking projects for a wide range of investors, developers and local authorities, advising clients on commercially viable solutions for transforming spaces into destinations that deliver dynamic visitor experiences.


Esther Worboys

Placemaking Manager

An experienced marketer, events manager and Town Centre Manager, Esther is proficient in engaging with multiple stakeholders in order to drive footfall to town centre destinations. Appointed as an Expert for the High Streets Task Force, Esther helps communities and local government transform high streets; work that complements her current role managing placemaking projects for Activate, which have included master planning options for the future of St Helens.


Workman Partners

The Activate team collaborate closely with the Workman property management and onsite teams to advise clients and deliver placemaking solutions on managed properties, tailored specifically to different types of asset.

Gavin Halliday

Partner - Welcome Offices

David Soar

Partner - Business Parks

Nick Hilton

Partner - Workman Retail & Leisure

Vicky Cotton

Director of Sustainability & Wellbeing

Member Organisations