Matthew is an architect director in the Bristol studio leading the commercial regeneration and residential sector projects in the South West.
Matthew leads the commercial regeneration and residential sector projects for BDP in the south west and places a strong emphasis on both conceptual clarity and commercial acumen to promote and deliver high quality architecture, considered spaces and a genuine user focus.
He has a broad portfolio of award-winning projects including a Revo Gold Medal for Exeter's Guildhall and RIBA and RICS awards for the Gloucester Bus Station as part of the Kings Quarter regeneration. These projects are fine examples of how transport, leisure and commercial led mixed use schemes can be the catalyst for regeneration.
Working with local authorities, private developers and health trusts, Matt is designing and delivering a variety of housing-led mixed-use schemes ranging from ten to 500+ units, with the underlying ethos of sustainable development, maximising the opportunities for MMC and commercial viability.
His expertise in the blue light sector includes projects for the police, fire and ambulance organisations, covering both new build and reconfiguration schemes, assisting clients in maximising their assets whilst delivering the functional and net zero carbon requirements.
"As a studio we embrace the role of architecture in delivering a better and brighter sustainable future, our design approach delivers developments that are innovative, flexible and adaptable for an ever changing world."
The Canalside masterplan forms an integrated and well-connected place, linking to the surrounding neighbourhood in order to support wider permeability and pedestrian and cycle connections. The mix of accommodation is designed to support intergenerational living.
The renovation of three 1960's apartment blocks demonstrating how reusing, refurbishing and refitting buildings is the most sustainable solution to creating homes for the future.
The new Gloucester Transport Hub is the first phase of the Council’s City centre regeneration offering a light and beautiful welcome to the city. Stained glass windows were commissioned to add colour, interest and identity.
The Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR) for University College Falmouth is a major new initiative aimed at increasing the impact of the university’s research and enterprise.
Launchpad is especially designed to support the University’s postgraduates, helping them develop business opportunities and ultimately create the next generation of Cornwall-based technology companies.