Mark was an architect and environmental planner. From the moment he saw the Quadrangle he appreciated the striking quality of its architecture and its tranquil setting in the Darent Valley. He used his skills to bring the Quadrangle back to life and to help on a variety of projects for the Shoreham community.
Mark’s long-term vision was that the quality of the Quadrangle’s building and setting should be conserved and that it would make a social and cultural contribution to Shoreham village and to the wider community. After his death in 2006 the Quadrangle Trust was set up to fulfill these aims.
From 1974, when he bought the Quadrangle, until his death in 2006 Mark was closely involved with Shoreham and its community. As an environmental planning consultant (Chairman of Land Use Consultants 1990 – 2006) Mark became involved in local campaigns to protect and conserve the village and the valley.
On behalf of the Shoreham Society Mark gave proof of evidence at public inquiries including the M25 Swanley to Sevenoaks section and at other Local Plan inquires.
He also supported local projects and societies. In 2005 he invited the Shoreham Players to use the main barn for their summer production of “The Valley of Vision: Samuel Palmer in Shoreham.” By Katie Kingshill.
This was repeated the year after he died with the production of “The Devilish Trade, Shoreham and the Smugglers”. Also by Katie Kingshill.