“It's our freshness and creative energy - combined with our strength and experience across all sectors - that gives us our edge.” Benedict Zucchi, chair of architecture
Our architects are passionate about the role of design to improve the quality of life. We design places for all of life's activities and at every scale.
We are united by the simple idea that people are at the heart of the design process. We design across all the major sectors and our specialist skills include Sustainability, Urban Design, Heritage and Creative re-use. We are recognised as international leaders in each. Our open plan design studios are creative hubs where we work in an interdisciplinary environment which stimulates cross discipline and cross sector thinking.
Sue was appointed Chair for BDP’s North Region in 2019 and is responsible for guiding the strategy for our Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and Liverpool studios. She is also our Sector Head for Education in the north of England having designed and deliver some of our most innovative and award winning education projects.
Our designs for a mixed use 253-home development at Weir Mill, Stockport have been submitted for planning and listed building consent.
Our plans for the regeneration of York’s historic Castle Gateway area have taken a major step forwards, following the City of York Council’s decisions to grant full planning consent for two landmark projects.
Svetlana Solomonova describes how the introduction of flexible, adaptive design before the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an easier transition to Covid-safe environments in the higher education sector.
Bristol studio chair Nick Fairham makes his top five predictions for next year.
We are celebrating the start of construction on Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Faculty of Science and Engineering.
BDP has won the contract to redevelop the three hospitals managed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT).
The new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool is transforming the lives of people in the city and improving the standards of cancer care in the UK, whilst continuing to win accolades for its design and construction.
Robyn Poulson explains how the award winning Centre for Creative Learning at Francis Holland School maximises , and takes the curriculum outdoors to encourage engagement with nature for a beneficial impact on learning, development and creativity.
Watch video by BDP about our Award winning Alder Hey Children's Health Park in Liverpool.
Project director Sue Emms talks about the design of Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, BDP's Building of the year. Hear what users have to say about their fantastic new building.
5 Cities, 5 Places, One Day is a short film created for BDP's 50th anniversary. This documentary visits five buildings in five different cities showing each over the course of one day, with commentary from local people and users.