Rob Beardsworth

Rob is a practitioner, mentor and training provider. He has been in practice since 2006 in local and national Urban Design roles with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), City of York Council, and Hull City Council, where he currently leads Hull’s urban design team.

Having been practising since 2006, a desire to share his experience, skills and enthusiasm led him to set up Urban Design Works to support and enhance knowledge and understanding of design throughout the public and private sectors.

Rob is a Recognised Practitioner with the Urban Design Group, a Design Champion for the RTPI and a Design Review Panel Member. He started his career working as a Town Planner, has worked as a Conservation Officer and Heritage Advisor.

Outside of urban design, Rob is a trained brewer, and a community football coach. Rob lives by the North Sea coast close to Newcastle with his family, where he likes to kayak, play beach cricket (badly) and loves an occasional beer or two.


Rob Beardsworth Urban Design Group Recognised Practitioner
Job Title
Urban Designer
Urban Design Works & Hull City Council

University of Westminster (Urban Design) and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Town Planning).


North East