Architect to relinquish positions on Boris Johnson’s design advisory and Great Spaces panels

Richard Rogers is to step down from his position as one of Boris Johnson’s advisors on design and public spaces.

The architect announced today that he would relinquish his roles as deputy chair of the London mayor’s design advisory panel and Great Spaces panel. He will step down from both positions on 14 October.

Johnson thanked Rogers for his help in setting up both panels, which he said were “crucial” to improving quality of life for Londoners.

He said: “For many years now Richard has played an important role in making London a better place to live, work and visit and I know he will continue to contribute his invaluable experience to that debate.”