Nick is our chief executive and leads the practice's business strategy.
Nick's leadership draws on strategic thinking and creativity. His approach inspires a clarity of integrated thinking across our global network of studios combining the functional and experiential in design. This approach has seen him develop complex projects into places which are thoughtful and responsive to the needs of his clients and a genuine pleasure for all users.
His approach to leading our culture is through clarity of purpose, communication and empowering our teams to make things happen, both collectively and individually.
He is passionate about the value that collaboration and interdisciplinary working can offer to our clients and the social purpose the practice espouses.
Running the global network of studios, Nick’s focus on knowledge management gives the opportunity to draw on our talent and resource to think globally and act locally, bringing the best thinking and resources to address the challenges of the modern world.
“I believe over the next decade we will have the opportunity to address some of the greatest challenges facing the world; from climate change to mass urbanisation and an ageing population. To address this requires integrated thinking and few are better positioned than BDP to address these challenges.”
An award winning specialist hospital the centre of a new model of healthcare delivery serving over 600,000 people in the Gwent countryside. A section of the hospital opened early in 2019/20 to help cope with covid-19 cases and went on to be fully completed 42 weeks early through modern methods of construction and an exemplary collaborative 'one team' approach.
The new hospital presents a high quality public face utilising a semi-randomised façade aesthetic giving a non-institutional character to the bedroom wings.
A new, highly sustainable hospital in Ascot, maximising connections with its woodland setting to enhance wellbeing and recovery.
Mulberry Park is an award-winning community hub offering a nursery, primary school and community centre arranged around landscaped communal gardens and community parkland.
A major new hospital development housing 112 single bedrooms, surgical theatres, critical care, surgical wards and sterile services.
Modern, state-of-the-art facilities for the Women's Department
BDP announces the appointment of Nick Fairham as its new chief executive.
The dawn of a new era: why build new when you can repurpose the old?
The making of a super-hospital: the 13 year journey to design and deliver The Grange University Hospital, Gwent
Work is now starting on a state of the art new surgical centre at Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset following government funding approved this week.
BDP is helping to convert the Principality Stadium into the Dragon’s Heart Hospital to treat COVID-19 patients in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
BDP alongside main contractor Kier are collaborating with multidisciplinary teams on site to deliver an initial 300 beds NHS Nightingale Hospital.
Our Bristol studio has become the first business to sign up to plant One Tree Per Employee.
Nick Fairham spoke at a Bristol Housing Festival and RIBA event, 'Architecture & Housing' illustrating how innovative design can ease the housing shortage and re-energise communities in Bristol.