Our dedicated town planners offer a wide range of planning services for clients from both the private and public sectors, presenting the best possible case for a new development and finding a route through complex planning issues.
We conduct initial planning appraisals and due diligence to demonstrate the feasibility of a project, and produce planning strategies and specialist advice to help inform a diverse range of planning applications, including negotiating and preparing environmental impact assessments and heritage planning. As policy experts, we provide the most up to date advice, combined with our local knowledge to help clients maximise their chance of getting the consents they need. Planning can be a complex business, so we apply our creative style and strategic thinking to resolve problems and unlock a site or area’s potential.
Effective engagement with stakeholders and the community is key to achieving a positive outcome. We work to build trust, develop a dialogue, and create future proof plans that work for all parties where social and economic value are well articulated.
From project inception to completion, we provide confident leadership and advocacy to navigate the planning process, combining our technical know-how with local knowledge and relationships. Whatever the scale, sector or type of project, we tailor our services to suit, resourcing projects with our experienced people.
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.
Following completion of the Masterplan, BDP assisted Bolton Council in preparing a successful bid submission for the Future High Streets Fund. One of the key projects was a proposed mixed use development in the heart of the town centre, incorporating a community hub and urban housing.
BDP was appointed by West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in November 2020 to design and secure planning consent for development across three sites: Watford General Hospital, Hemel Hempstead Hospital and St Albans City Hospital.
The LSBU Hub forms part of the major transformation of the Elephant and Castle campus for London South Bank University (LSBU). This complex refurbishment and remodelling substantially increases the provision of flexible teaching and learning space for the university in the heart of the campus.
BDP is advising London Borough of Lambeth (LBL) on the delivery of its flagship community development scheme at Somerleyton Road in central Brixton.
The mixed use Castle Gateway Masterplan transforms the area surrounding some of York''s most important and sensitive landmarks.
BDP has supported Canary Wharf Group for over 12 years with the planning and delivery of its flagship Wood Wharf scheme, comprising 650,000sqm of commercial/mixed-use space and up to 1,700 residential units across a number of tall buildings in the London Docklands.
BDP is advising Grosvenor on the strategic planning promotion of a new residential community of up to 5,000 homes and community infrastructure adjacent to Chelmsford in Essex.
In this report, we invite members from our global multidisciplinary collective to share their insights on a key design consideration for successful high-density living in their cities, and the value it can bring.
A vibrant new neighbourhood in the Liverpool City Region is set to be built as BDP has submitted proposals for a 1,600-home low carbon development to Wirral Council.
Grange University Hospital is the winner of Planning Excellence for Health & Wellbeing at the RTPI Cymru Awards for Planning Excellence this year.
BDP has successfully cemented a place on the Homes England Development and Regeneration Technical Services (DaRTS) framework from 2023 to 2027.
Through collaboration with the community and innovative design, multidisciplinary consultancy, BDP has delivered a new multi-use community hub in North Lanarkshire.
The five trends to shape city design, including Urban Greening, inclusive working, healthy communities, future-fit neighbourhoods and energy needs.
BDP was appointed as part of the Tilbury Douglas team to deliver the detailed design phase of the construction of the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus and to bring the project to planning application.
Tianyi Gu, architect director, explains how our plans for the redevelopment of an early 20th century power plant are set to reinvigorate an important and historical industrial area on the edge of Shanghai.
Climate breakdown and increasing urbanisation both contribute to flood risk. As global cities like London face increasingly extreme weather conditions, whilst also developing more land with roads and buildings, water needs a place to go.