“BDP Town Planning combines expert knowledge of planning regulations with an understanding of what makes successful places, from the viewpoints of city leaders, developers and communities. We promote great places through ambitious and deliverable planning strategies and consents, backed with informed development advice.” Francis Glare, chair of planning
We provide a comprehensive town planning consultancy service, from development management advice on projects of all scales, to wider planning strategies, consents and frameworks that deliver long-term estate visions and unlock urban regeneration. As part of BDP’s Urbanism Studio, we operate within a large, multi-disciplinary design practice. Our planning advice benefits from a deep understanding of the design process, and integrated working with design teams, key stakeholders and our clients. We are committed to delivering inspiring and high quality places, spaces and buildings, and we look for creative solutions to maximise value.
Our clients include landowners, developers, investors and occupiers across the public and private sectors.
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.
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.
For National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to three of our apprentices from across the practice during an online roundtable session hosted by Maria Glynn, our apprenticeship programme co-ordinator.
We have been shortlisted in the categories of Higher Education Architect of the Year, Interior Architect of the Year and Public Realm Architect of the Year for BD’s Architect of the Year Awards.
London studio directors Anna Sinnott and Benedict Zucchi have been appointed as members of two Expert Panels, which bring together industry experts from across the New London Architecture (NLA) membership to advise on core programmes, provide issue-led thought leadership and respond to new policies or consultations.
Following this year’s opening of our studio in Liverpool director Mark Braund reflects on the lasting impact of Liverpool One and how the city continues to evolve.
Anna is one of our town planners in London studio. In this short video she tells us about her career in BDP.