“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 our 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 delivered some of our most innovative and award winning education projects.
New visuals have been revealed showing how Cardiff University’s Bute Building, home to the internationally renowned Welsh School of Architecture, will look once its major refurbishment is complete.
Our interdisciplinary team in Manchester has received planning approval for the next stage of the redevelopment of the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground for Lancashire County Cricket Club.
A new concept in affordable housing is being proposed in Bristol for council owned eco homes to be built on a disused garage plot in the city.
Construction of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) - the largest home for engineering in any UK university - has been completed.
Sheffield Hallam has released new images which show the latest plans to develop its city campus at a key gateway to Sheffield city centre.
Bancroft’s School will greet pupils, parents and visitors through a new, modern reception as planning permission for a new building has been granted by London borough of Redbridge.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of interconnections between our housing, the built environment, social inequalities and governance systems while also demonstrating the adaptability and resilience of communities across the world.
A £9.8m modular construction project for Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been given the go-ahead.
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.