“Rapid global urbanisation and the rebalancing of economic and environmental imperatives pose fascinating challenges. Creativity is at the heart of our response; shaping places that are attractive, competitive and sustainable.” Francis Glare, urban design director
We provide a creative lead in our approach to masterplanning and regeneration. Our track record is second-to-none; tackling issues of de-industrialisation and market stagnation to deliver places of enduring quality with flair and imagination.
Our masterplans respond to local conditions and client aspirations whilst also promoting universal qualities of environmental harmony, social cohesion and physical beauty. True places for people.
Liesl is our urban design director in Benthuizen studio. In this short video she tells us about her career in BDP.
Ikea's advertising campaigns vividly portray the unfolding of rich spatial narratives in ways that are seldom reflected in the strategies and visions of today's 'industry of urbanism'.
Planning director Anna Sinnott is one of the presenters for an intensive one-day course, organised by UCL Urban Laboratory, on university urbanism focusing on campus development and university-led urban regeneration.
Urbanism director Anna Sinnott explains how engaging local people is at the heart of what we do, making our expertise available to them and combining our design skills with their in-depth local knowledge to co-produce great streets and public spaces.
Research by the LSE Cities Unit recently concluded that whilst the average population growth of 200 world cities in the period 1990 to 2050 was likely to be 300%, the physical footprint of those cities would increase by 500%.
BDP works closely with artists and recent collaborations have been on projects such as Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, The Hive at Kew, Grosvenor estate in Mayfair and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
BDP has completed a new flagship building for Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP). The 70,000 sq ft Bright Building is the new headquarters for CityVerve, Innovate UK’s Internet of Things city demonstrator, as well as the home to various tech businesses.
Planning director Anna Sinnott has been invited to speak for the I am Visible initiative during the week celebrating International Women’s Day.
An interdisciplinary design team from BDP has been working with Ashanti Akim Community Organisation (AACO) to masterplan and develop an educational community campus in Dampong, Ghana.
Nippon Koei President Ryuichi Arimoto talks about the collaboration between BDP and Nippon Koei and the joint vision to be the world’s leading integrated architecture, design and engineering firm delivering world class design solutions which enhance the communities they serve.