Working with regions, cities and towns planning for people and places from vision and masterplan to design and delivery.
Cities are complex and dynamic social, economic and physical entities. Each place is unique and the way we design and plan urban places has a profound impact on people’s lives, society and the environment.
Our urbanism team embraces these challenges and responsibilities with a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach, engaging with cities, communities, developers and other stakeholders to inform decision making and to shape and deliver the places we live in.
For more information please download our Urbanism brochure.
Our urbanism team operates as an independent consultancy. Here are some of the clients and partners with whom we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. As you will see our clients span the globe and cover both public and private sectors and are from many different and varied organisations. Clients list.
We deliver the highest quality on time and in budget as attested by our many international awards. Please see the list of our awards in the Urbanism sector.
Retail regeneration transforms Liverpool city centre. We masterplanned a 42-acre area of Liverpool, creating a mixed-used development of new and refurbished buildings, streets and spaces.
The aspiration is to create a dynamic commercial destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
Design proposals for the regeneration of the Avon River Precinct in earthquake damaged central Christchurch
We were invited to submit a masterplan for a competition for the redevelopment of Kuala Lumpur’s Sungai Besi airport and its surroundings.
A masterplan for a new district at the heart of Gothenburg’s River City strategy for the growth of the city through the regeneration of former docklands.
BDP is creating a sustainable masterplan for Salmiya district to keep it car-friendly, but also flexible for future growth.
BDP produced a masterplan for a mixed use township extending over 300 acres on ex agricultural land next to the national motorway, on the western outskirts of Kolkata at Howrah.
Mixed-use city centre scheme sparks Belfast renaissance. Our scheme harnessed the very latest retail thinking — incorporating pedestrian-friendly open and covered streets, penthouse apartments and modern entertainment spaces.
The transformation of grade II listed Grosvenor Square in London has been unanimously given the green light by Westminster City Council.
BDP has been appointed by The Super Slow Way to design and develop the vision for a linear park in East Lancashire - an exciting, pioneering programme of change for a 23-mile section of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
As urban designers, we have to recognise that our cities and economies are battling on a number of fronts. In 2021, the World Economic Forum identified environmental degradation as the top long-term risk and climate action failure as the second most likely long-term threat to growth.
Global, interdisciplinary design consultancy, BDP has won an international competition to complete the urban design of the New Pujiang Centre in Shanghai, China.
The Biospheric Foundation is a group of young researchers with a vision to change the way cities and communities interact to create a more sustainable way of living.
The first phase of our transformation of a post-war housing estate in Woking, Surrey, is now complete with work on the second phase underway.
Plans to develop Sheffield Hallam University’s city campus, providing a key gateway to the city centre, have been approved.
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.