BDP has had a studio in Sheffield since 1974 when Sir George Grenfell Baines, the company’s founder and then Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, created the Design Teaching Practice.
The studio’s work has been recognised with a number of awards including RIBA, RICS, BCO, BCSC, ICSC and RTPI.
Most recently we have worked successfully on a new local landmark at Blackburn Meadows, turning the old cooling towers’ site into an iconic new power station.
A new ‘health hub’ houses the Hull York Medical School, Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Applied Health Research Institute and provides a much needed social heart to establish and grow research in applied health within a state of the art clinical skills facility.
Blackburn Meadows is a Biomass Power Plant generating energy by converting locally sourced waste wood into electricity. Located in Tinsley, Sheffield on the site of the former cooling towers, it acts as a new landmark signalling a major gateway to the city.
The new hospital presents a high quality public face utilising a semi-randomised façade aesthetic giving a non-institutional character to the bedroom wings.
Creating such a large scale project while maintaing a humanistic approach is a complex challenge culturally, architecturally and environmentally, and we intend to set a new international standard for such facilities.
Existing concrete cladding panels have been removed and the building is now entirely re-clad in high quality, low maintenance materials.
The design for a new hospital complex in the Bispebjerg suburb of Copenhagen features 94,000 sq m of new buildings and the renovation of a further 64,000 sq m on a 26 hectare plot.
Plans to develop Sheffield Hallam University’s city campus, providing a key gateway to the city centre, have been approved.
Sheffield Hallam has released new images which show the latest plans to develop its city campus at a key gateway to Sheffield city centre.
Several of our town masterplan projects have received funding from the UK government. Each will receive part of a £1billion cash injection from the Towns Fund or the Future High Street Fund.
Our education design team in Sheffield has collaborated with a team of builders, architects and engineers to complete the refurbishment and extension of Oddfellows Hall.
As the importance of integrating social value into design increases Beth Bourrelly explores its effects on social cohesion, wellbeing and happiness.
Ged Couser looks at the challenges of designing cancer hospitals that facilitate the concept of team science in both research and treatment.
Birmingham NEC is to be repurposed into a temporary 4,000 bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients.
BDP is helping to deliver the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate, which entails converting the 10,253 sqm Harrogate Convention Centre into a temporary 500 level three critical care bed field hospital.