An understanding of people, and how the public interacts with building, is critical to creating successful cultural projects.
We have the requisite skills and experience to design and deliver world class, award winning projects across the full spectrum of the culture and leisure sector.
We have worked for many of the most revered cultural institutions including highly successful concert halls, theatres, museums and visitor attractions.
Many of these projects involve the retention and refurbishment of much loved existing buildings, preserving and enhancing their character whilst discreetly adapting them, both functionally and technically, to make them fit for purpose in the 21st century.
A melodic adventure for children ages 6 months to 7 years.
A new architectural icon for an historic townscape. We won this international competition with a distinctive oval design. Our 1200-seat auditorium rises through the centre of the oval to deliver a striking outline in pre-patinated copper.
Complete refurbishment of the Central Saloon and galleries 37-40, including new roofs and the incorporation of highly sophisticated services.
An important new cultural hub as well as a major new visitor attraction. The new 3,500 sq m (37,700 sq ft) Museum inspired by traditional ‘lodberrry’ buildings, and utilises old boatsheds
The building consists of banqueting, conference and exhibition space and creates a new public space which overlooks the lake.
Modernising the most popular museum in the UK outside London.
The redevelopment of the Category-A listed concert hall offering additional public space and reconfigured existing rooms and a major upgrade to the 1,300-seat main auditorium.
BDP's meticulous restoration and extension of the Grade II*listed Leighton House secured yet another accolade, claiming victory in the Cultural Project category at the AJ Architecture Awards 2023.
Listen to Jesse Klimitz and Rosalind Tsang, AIA, LEED AP BD C describe the concept of ‘meanwhile use’ and how it could help The Big Apple.
BDP has been appointed to deliver the regeneration and adaptive reuse of the historic Typhoo Wharf factory in Digbeth, creating a modern, technologically advanced office and studio space for the BBC, that will be a catalyst for wider district regeneration.
BDP has announced that is has become an official partner of Lancashire County Cricket Club, with which it has worked for more than 15 years on the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford.
BDP's design for a new BOXPARK inside a historic Liverpool brewery has been granted planning permission.
Leighton House, the remarkable studio-house of Victorian artist and former President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-96), is set to reopen to the public in October 2022 following an £8m transformation.
BDP has been appointed to design the new Montessori Children’s Centre in The Hague, Netherlands.
We have been appointed to design the Westergouwe Community Centre - a mixed use development consisting of a primary school, amenities, sports and affordable housing in Gouda, Netherlands.
As part of our masterplan for the broader regeneration of Bolton, our designs to reinvent the market town of Farnworth as a prominent cultural, residential and retail destination have been approved by Bolton council’s planning committee.