Mike De'Ath

Partner, HTA Design LLP



Mike is a Partner at HTA Design LLP, a design led multi disciplinary Mike De'Athconsultancy to the housing and regeneration sector.


His current focus is in exploring new models of financing housing including institutional investment and pension funds and the opportunity for joint ventures with local authorities and others. Mike chaired a Housing Forum enquiry into the future funding and delivery of low cost homes for social rent resulting in the publication 'Making a Place for Low Cost Housing'. He also champions the emerging Market Rent [PRS] and 'Multifamily' development in the UK and promotes offsite manufacture and modular approaches to delivering the homes the country needs.

He has extensive experience of working with local communities to develop successful new build and regeneration solutions that maximise value for both the client and the end user.

He is responsible for the delivery of several major regeneration projects throughout the UK. As well as grant funded projects, he advises on schemes involving cross-subsidy and new funding models, where value generation is key to the programmes' success.

He has been involved in a range of community-based regeneration projects, including successful ballots for six estate transfers as well as major private/ public partnerships. As well as delivery of great homes and places, he is keen to promote the notion of a wider approach to ensure economic and social regeneration opportunities for local people and is currently establishing new ways to promote this aim.

Mike has been at the forefront in promoting the Housebuilding sector and was a facilitator for CABE and the OPDM's National Quality Forum. Mike also contributed to the Montague Review on Market Rent and, more recently to The Lyons Housing Review.

A passionate advocate for housing and regeneration, Mike is a regular blogger and conference speaker and contributor to debates on policy and delivery.

In his spare time he is board member of a LSVT and his key interest is in the delivery of placemaking that transforms environments and the lives of communities.