Steve McAdam

Director, Fluid/Soundings

Steve McAdam is a founder and director of Fluid and has led major urban regeneration projects in both the public and private sectors in London and across the UK.

Recent projects include co-directing pathfinder housing and mixed-use development projects in Whitechapel, for London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Scunthorpe (Advance Crosby), for North Lincolnshire Council. He is also currently overseeing the implementation of the first sections of the King Square public realm improvements for LB Islington. He directed the 6km ‘High Street 2012’ public realm and regeneration project for the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham, for which an approach to social regeneration was integral. Steve was also project director for the 2,000 unit Alperton housing masterplan and SPG, carried out for the London borough of Brent.

In 2003 he was appointed to the London Olympic masterplanning team by the London Development Agency to direct all aspects of stakeholder consultation, public sector engagement and responsive masterplanning. Prior to this he project-led the public consultation programme for Argent’s Kings Cross Central project, for which Fluid received a CABE award for innovation.

Steve is a consultant to the Council of Europe, and a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University. His work on participatory design has been widely published.