“IT’S OUR FRESHNESS AND CREATIVE ENERGY — COMBINED WITH OUR STRENGTH AND EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL SECTORS — THAT GIVES US OUR EDGE.” Chris Harding, chair of architecture
Our architects are passionate about the role of design to improve the quality of life. We design places for all of life's activities and at every scale.
We are united by the simple idea that people are at the heart of the design process. We design across all the major sectors and our specialist skills include Sustainability, Urban Design, Heritage and Creative re-use. We are recognised as international leaders in each. Our open plan design studios are creative hubs where we work in an interdisciplinary environment which stimulates cross discipline and cross sector thinking.
Watch latest video by BDP about our Award winning Alder Hey Children's Health Park in Liverpool.
Project director Sue Emms talks about the design of Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, BDP's Building of the year. Hear what users have to say about their fantastic new building.
5 Cities, 5 Places, One Day is a short film created for BDP's 50th anniversary. This documentary visits five buildings in five different cities showing each over the course of one day, with commentary from local people and users.
Here are some of our career stories.
A landmark moment for the Ordsall Chord rail project occurred today when the twin network arches were lifted and fixed into position on a new bridge over the River Irwell.
Refurbishment work on the Lawn area at Paddington Station in London has recently completed.
We have been shortlisted for BD’s Architect of the Year awards in the three categories of Education Architect of the Year (nursery to 6th form), Interior Architect of the Year and Infrastructure Architect of the Year.
We have been appointed as lead consultant and design delivery architect to deliver Google’s new UK headquarters at King’s Cross in London.
We have won planning permission to build a Centre for Creative Learning for Francis Holland School, a leading independent day school for girls in Sloane Square, Central London.
Plans have been submitted for a new 155-bedroom compact luxury hotel, designed by BDP, on the site of the former Andrews Lane Theatre in Dublin city centre.
The new Faculty of Medicine and Administration buildings at Nanjing Medical University in China have recently completed.
The newly opened revitalised Oldham Town Hall has won the award for hospitality interiors project of the year at the Mixology North16 Awards.