Peter Whitehead

Senior Consultant, England, UK

Peter WhiteheadExperience

Peter has more than 25 years’ experience working as a master planner in multi-disciplinary practices internationally and in the UK. His extensive experience includes tourism-related projects in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the UK.

Peter has a wide range of experience encompassing the preparation of strategic conceptual designs and master planning of sites to co-ordinating the layout of buildings, public spaces and landscape in urban and rural areas. He has extensive experience of strategic tourism development planning including master planning input into the provincial tourism strategies for Riyadh and Jeddah and national tourism plans for Ghana and Uganda.

Core skills and qualifications

Peter has an MA in architecture from the University of Cambridge, together with diplomas in architecture from the University of Edinburgh and in urban design from the University of Westminster – both with distinction. He is a member of the Urban Design Group and is a visiting lecturer at the Oxford Brookes School of Architecture on international regeneration and development.


A common thread to all his work is an awareness of the importance of creating an appropriate sense of place, with respect to the context and culture of the project and always remembering the needs of the eventual users of the facility at all stages of design development. He has worked in the UK and internationally to produce schemes that are responsive to their context, resolve wide-ranging technical and environmental criteria that are commercially viable and sustainable as well as physically achievable.

Recently, he has worked on a sustainable tourism strategy for the conservation, regeneration and development of an abandoned fishing village in Ras al Khaimer, UAE. It was the focus for an eco-tourism hub and exemplar conservation project. Peter made recommendations on its suitability for consideration as a World Heritage Site (2011-2012).