Tim Denis

Senior Architect

A senior architect with a wealth of cross sector experience in sports and high education



Tim completed his Bachelor of Architecture at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2000 and joined David Morley Architects in 2001 to develop a specialism in the sports and leisure sector. Tim has previously worked for healthcare, education and commercial-based architectural practices in the UK and abroad. Tim rejoined the practice in 2011.

Before his professional qualification Tim was part of the architectural team for the Biosciences Centre at Liverpool University and the English Institute of Sport at The University of Bath. The team developed all aspects of the internal packages including the resolution of varied and often conflicting demands of specialist spaces to create high quality environments demanded by the brief.

More recently Tim has been project architect for the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, the Loughborough University Student Residential Development and the Keynes III Student Residential and Chaucer Conference Centre projects at the University of Kent. He is currently working on several projects for Loughborough University including Sport Park, the first Passive House development on the campus.

The Lee Valley Athletics Centre is a high-performance training and competition venue for amateur and elite athletes. The centre offers combined indoor and outdoor track and field facilities, and is the largest of its type in the South East. It is home to the renowned Enfield & Haringey Athletics Centre and was a key training facility for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The centre received a Commendation Award at the 2009 London Planning Awards as well as the RICS Awards 2010 for Sustainability with an ‘A’ certificate in energy performance.  The centre continues to provides exercise and education facilities for the local community.

As project architect Tim’s challenges on the Loughborough University Student Residential Development included the management of a limited budget, a demanding programme and designing within a constrained site with significant level changes. The development provides campus accommodation for 1400 students.

The 800 bed Keynes III Student Accommodation development is part of a full master plan review of the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. It provides an additional 800 study bedrooms together with associated kitchen, laundry and management facilities, plus an extension of existing catering facilities for full-time and short course students.
Other projects of note include the Indoor Athletics Centre at Brunel University, Stockley Business Park, Marlborough Gate Café, London 2012 Velopark Competition Entry , Brighton Cancer Centre and the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery.

Key Projects