Jonathan Falkingham

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Jonathan Mark Falkingham
Born Bradford, Yorkshire
Nationality British
Alma mater Liverpool University
Occupation Architect
Practice Urban Splash

Jonathan Mark Falkingham MBE (born c. 1962, Bradford, Yorkshire, England) is a British architect and property developer, co-founder of urban renewal property development company Urban Splash.


Jonathan Falkingham was born in Bradford, Yorkshire.[1][2] He studied Architecture at Liverpool University graduating in 1988.

Falkingham's wife Nicole, who he started dating in 2003, was found dead from hypothermia in January 2013 after a night out with friends.[1]


Falkingham founded the design company Shed in 1991, which merged with King McAllister to become shedkm.[1][3]

In 1993 Falkingham co-founded the property development company Urban Splash, of which he is the chief executive.[1] The company specialises in converting redundant industrial buildings into city centre residential apartments.[4] They have won over 100 awards for design, architecture and urban renewal.

Falkingham is a member the board of the Liverpool Architecture and Design Advisory Panel and a trustee of National Museums Liverpool.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Falkingham's renovation of his own home, a 17th-century sandstone farmhouse in Allerton near Liverpool, won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Excellence Award in 2005[1][2] and was shortlisted for the Manser Medal.[5]

In the Queen's Birthday Honours 2013 Falkingham was appointed a Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to architecture and regeneration.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e Ward, Victoria (28 January 2013). "Wife of millionaire architect found dead in car". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Neild, Larry (27 June 2005). "The past is brought to life; Converted farmhouse wins top award". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Falkingham RIBA, FRSA". Businessweek. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Forsyth, Michael (2007), Understanding Historic Building Conservation, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 85–87, ISBN 9781405111720 
  5. ^ Barrett, Claire (8 October 2005). "It's not a house that puts its arms around you and gives you a hug ..." The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "No. 60534". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 15 June 2013. p. 17. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List". University of Liverpool. Retrieved 4 August 2013.