HISTORIC BUILDINGS PRESENT MANY COMPLEXITIES. WE RESPECT THE SENSITIVITIES INVOLVED BUT STILL DELIVER INNOVATIVE AND FAR-REACHING PROJECTS. Alasdair Travers, head of heritage
Our heritage teams have undertaken the complex refurbishment of internationally renowned theatres, concert halls, museums and other cultural institutions.
We have succeeded in preserving and enhancing their character whilst discreetly adapting them, functionally and technically, to make them truly fit for purpose in the 21st century.
Specialist skills include conservation, innovative use of sustainable materials, intimate understanding of site significance and building history and creative-led design philosophy. We are also able to benefit our clients with our expertise in working collaboratively with statutory authorities to ease projects through the necessary legislative phases.
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.
This year we have five projects shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards. We are delighted to have the most projects shortlisted than any other practice.
BDP has been awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Palace of Westminster.
The National Gallery of Ireland reopened on 14th June after a three year period of refurbishment.
Head of Dublin studio David Brennan is a speaker at a study day presented by the Irish Georgian Society.
Oldham Town Hall’s refurbishment design team leader, Andrew Capewell, explains how sensitively handled collaboration enables bold adaptive reuse of listed historic buildings, bringing new life to the structures and their settings.
We’re delighted to have won four of the eight categories in this year’s RICS North West regional awards as well as Project of the Year 2017.
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.