About us

Tony Allies

Well known for his work at Gunwharf Quays and more recently his success at Appeal on the controversial 56 unit proposals for the Beehive public house site on Sandbanks Road, Lilliput, Poole. Tony has worked internationally and now lives in the historic Vulcan Building at the heart of Gunwharf Quays.

Established in 1986 Allies Associates developed a reputation for high quality design, often on difficult to develop sites or waterside locations. Major projects were designed for sites in the Norfolk Broads; South Devon and Littlehampton waterfront where Tonys Master Planning proposals were the catalyst for development which received a BURA Best Practice in Regeneration Award in 2004. Allies Associates Master Planning and detailed development proposals for Island Harbour Marina were awarded Design Awards by the RIBA, NHBC and the Department of the Environment.

In 1998 Tony Allies was invited by The Berkeley Festival Waterfront Company to take responsibility for the residential development proposed for the Gunwharf Quays, Commercial, Residential and Historic Buildings, urban regeneration on Portsmouths waterfront. His role included Master Planning, the Project Management of teams of consultants involved in multiple projects and the resolution of Planning Issues on the residential, commercial and historic buildings. This project received numerous awards including:

Tony Allies designs for Chippenham town centre received a Civic Design Award in 2007. His expertise in designing schemes for success on Planning application or at Appeal is widely recognised together with his particular ability in appearing as an expert witness at appeal hearings. In 2007 in addition to many successful Planning applications Tony won the following approvals on substantial schemes at or following appeal hearings. Grayshott - Hindhead, Bitterne - Southampton, Cowplain - Portsmouth, Fishponds - Bristol, Emsworth - West Sussex and, the controversial Landmark site at Milton Road Portsmouth (Liningtons Garage) where the application for Planning Permission was refused by Portsmouth City Council but at Appeal the Inspector approved the proposals stating 'I am of the opinion that the design of the proposal is of sufficient merit and distinctiveness to ensure that the building will have landmark value and would enhance the built environment. The proposal has respect for the local context and matters of detailing are satisfactorily addressed.