Simon Metcalfe is the Head of Development at New Gorbals Housing Association, where he works on Urban Regeneration projects. He was previously the Development Manager at Loretto Housing Association, a specialist provider of supported accommodation for a variety of user groups. He has worked on the development of social housing for over 20 years and has been responsible for over 30 affordable housing developments comprising over 1,000 homes.
Having come to Housing development after an early career in psychology, Simon has a particular view on how Architecture can contribute to social wellbeing. He is particularly interested in the quality of housing environments both in terms of physical performance and environmental quality. He is a strong advocate of place making.