BDP has successfully cemented a place on the Homes England Development and Regeneration Technical Services (DaRTS) framework from 2023 to 2027. Working under Lot 2 of the framework, the multidisciplinary consultancy will deliver placemaking, masterplanning and design services.
The DaRTS framework has been introduced as the replacement for the Multidisciplinary Framework 2019-2023 for accessing technical and professional services. This marks the fourth time that BDP has secured a place on a Homes England professional services and placemaking framework sharing its skills, knowledge and expertise with the UK government agency and local authorities for more than 12 years. In that time, BDP has won and delivered more than 100 masterplans and urban design and planning studies for new towns, cities and places in England. Barry Cummins, chief development officer at Homes England, said: “We want to work with ambitious suppliers who can help us drive regeneration and housing delivery to create high-quality homes and thriving places across the country.
“Suppliers appointed to the new framework bring with them a wealth of knowledge and housing expertise that will enhance the work of Homes England.”
Tessa O’ Neill, Head of Planning at BDP, said: “We cannot underestimate the importance of this framework and the continuation of our work to deliver creative masterplans and planning studies. This award gives us a real opportunity to create desirable, sustainable neighbourhoods, cities and places with better connectivity and social mobility that have a positive impact on England’s communities.
“We are proud to be a part of Homes England’s ambitions and will ensure our masterplans continue to respond to local conditions whilst also promoting universal qualities of environmental harmony, social cohesion and physical beauty.”