“Our engineers contribute holistically to all projects, crossing traditional profession boundaries to stimulate creative thinking and adding huge value for our clients.”
John Roycroft, Chair of Civil and Structural Engineering
We design intelligent infrastructure that impacts positively on the planet. Our work spans the full range of infrastructure types globally, connecting places and improving quality of life: From masterplanning cities to flood risk assessments; from transport interchanges to sustainable urban realms.
Our civil and structural engineering teams are proactive in anticipating and solving challenges. We work closely with architects, both in-house and outside BDP, to challenge thinking and push the boundaries of conventional design. As a team, we advise clients from the earliest conceptual stages through to the completion of award winning, landmark projects across all sectors.
Our approach rests on applying technology to refine design, increase efficiency and improve buildability, and all our engineers recognise the importance of contributing positively in a creative way to the total building design. We work closely with the whole design team, focusing on what can be achieved with lateral thinking while respecting constraints and maintaining a healthy respect for the defence of gravity.
As the global community faces the urgent challenges posed by climate change, the role of Civil and Structural engineers has never been more crucial. In our groundbreaking report, How engineers can tackle the climate emergency we unveil the innovative strategies and forward-thinking approaches that form the cornerstone of our commitment to tackling climate change head-on.
Delve into the core principles that have guided many of the projects we have worked on. Our report highlights the integration of sustainable design principles into every facet of our work, ensuring that structures not only withstand the test of time but also leave a minimal environmental footprint.
Landmark project that has changed the way the industry thinks about sustainable construction.
A central hub of labs forms the focal point for the centre, to encourage collaborative working across the organisation and with partners within the Cambridge Life Sciences cluster through an open design and campus environment.
BDP was awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Grade I listed Palace of Westminster.
The refurbishment and the creative adaptation of the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building.
The landmark student centre and public squares on UCLan’s Preston Campus is a gateway to the university from the city centre.
BDP has been overseeing the phased redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital in Bloomsbury, London.
Beckenham Place Park is Lewisham’s largest green space at 96 hectares and is home to a wide range of facilities.
Constructed over a part-basement car park, 63 apartments form part of a proposed residential scheme that includes redeveloping and adding new build works to the protected 1740’s Verville Retreat.
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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.
Central Foundation Boys' School, one of the top performing non-selective comprehensive schools in the country, has completed a transformation of its inner-city London campus which provides exceptional learning facilities for students between years 7-11 and sixth form.
BDP has hired two high-profile directors to deliver on its business growth strategy for FY2023-2024.
Aberdeen’s ONE BioHub, has officially launched to provide a new focal point for life sciences commercialisation in northeast Scotland.
A new state-of-the-art teaching centre for health and medical students has opened its doors at the University of Worcester.
The planning committee at Camden Council has resolved to grant planning permission for BDP’s proposed new entrance building for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The redevelopment of Drogheda Civic Offices has now begun. The work, which is being led by BDP’s multidisciplinary team of architects, landscape architects, building services engineers and civil & structural engineers includes the careful refurbishment of two protected structures and the addition of a sedum covered link building.