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Engineering for Landscape and Public Realm


BDP Civil and Structural Engineering Services

Structural design Civil engineering design Site investigation and appraisal Drainage design Flood risk Site infrastructure Land quality studies and appraisals Building surveys / inspections Environmental impact assessment Seismic engineering Finite element analysis Geotechnical engineering and foundation design Building Information Modelling (BIM) Design and build client-side monitoring Transport planning Highways design


Civil and structural engineers at BDP play a pivotal role in both inspiring innovative design and providing technical solutions which bring it to life. We work closely with architects and landscape architects, both in-house and outside of BDP, to challenge thinking and push the boundaries of conventional design, advising clients from the earliest conceptual stages through to the completion of award-winning, landmark projects.


Our aim is to produce innovative, sustainable and economic designs which are fully integrated with the objectives of the client and the other members of the team. We are world leaders in the use of BIM. This technology enables us to offer clients seamless, fully integrated and coordinated designs, more accurate material quantities, unification with the supply

chain and ultimately faster error free build schedules. The following pages demonstrate a range of Landscape and Public Realm projects we have contributed to, some smaller projects, others much larger. To all our projects regardless of scale, we bring our enthusiasm and broad technical skills to bear, to ultimately deliver best value and best practice sustainable solutions.


Derry City Centre


The fundamental goal was to create a place for people, encouraging pedestrian movement through the city centre, and creating a series of attractive and flexible spaces that will provide locations for planned and spontaneous events, designed in ways which will stand up to intense use and are easy to maintain.


Cathedral Gardens The gardens sit within the area of public realm between Victoria Station approach, Chetham’s School of Music, the Cathedral, the refurbished Corn Exchange and the Urbis building. The

scheme consists of a series of themed lawns, trees, water features, artworks and hard landscape areas to create the new green space in this part of the city.


City Square


Manchester City FC’s pre and post match events venue. The civil and structural engineering teams were reasonable for the design of the tensile fabric canopy structures and all other above ground structures/ buildings together with their foundations, as well as the below ground drainage, and all external surfacing materials and build ups.


MCFC Football Academy


The BDP C&S team was commissioned by MCFC for the masterplanning and concept stages for the redevelopment of a former industrial 80 acre site at Eastlands Manchester. This required a detailed review of all buried services information, assessment of required diversions and abandonments, a preliminary cut and fill assessment and general levels strategy definition considering proposed site access points and existing highway interfaces. Preliminary surface water catchments were assessed and a strategy developed for surface water on site attenuation and controlled discharge to the local sewer network.


Parkhall College


As well as the provision of a 10,000 sqm secondary school on an existing campus shared with two other schools, the commission included the masterplanning and traffic management proposals and detail design for the entire campus.


Manchester Metropolitan University – Pedestrian Link


The brief was to create a new pedestrian link between Higher Cambridge Street and Boundary Lane to improve pedestrian connectivity between the MMU All Saints Campus and the recently completed Birley Fields Campus.


Lowfield Green


The development of the site offered an opportunity for City of York Council to bring a previously demolished secondary school site into use, provide much needed affordable housing, while

also generating cash receipts through open market sale housing. The project is York’s largest council housing development for more than 30 years.


Chester Zoo Grasslands Grasslands is a proposed large scale themed zone currently in design, which will recreate an African savannah habitat, containing rare and endangered species including zebras, giraffes, warthogs, flamingos and rhinos.


Enabling the development are major infrastructure works, ground remodelling and lake/ water feature installations, extensive and complex sustainable drainage networks

and Section 278 works, together with the construction of a number of specialist animal houses and visitor facilities including a 150 seat restaurant.


University of Central Lancashire Public Realm BDP Engineers have been involved with a number of projects at UCLan in recent years, including a new engineering building and a student services building, together with the associated landscape and public realm which provides the essential coherence and linkages to the city, as intended by the original masterplan.


Kensal Rise Public Realm

Public realm enhancements to Chamberlayne Road include improvements to the cycle lane network, to bus stopping off points enabling uninterrupted traffic movement, a reallocation

of roadspace and improved road alignments as well as a general decluttering of street furniture, improved signage, and better configured pedestrian friendly circulation.


Abraham Darby Academy The sloping nature of the site created a number of challenges in terms of drainage design. The rainfall to the primary school and sports pitches to the upper plateau, combined with the rainfall to the academy and leisure buildings, and further combined with car park rainfall to the lowest level. This required a complex network of below ground pipework, and chambers, dry basins, below ground attenuation and flow regulators to minimise discharge to the local sewer.


Watford Parade


The ÂŁ4.3m scheme for Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council has transformed the area known as The Parade into a key civic space with the flexibility and capacity to accommodate a variety of outdoor events.


Church St Green Spine


Key client requirements of the Green Spine project were an increase in biodiversity, vegetation and to provide sustainable urban drainage solutions. A flood drainage study revealed areas within the site to be prone to flooding – the challenge here was therefore to integrate the improved drainage function, with biodiversity and increased vegetation through the use of sustainable drainage features such as planted rain gardens and soakaways.


Beswick Community Hub A high quality development within Manchester’s Eastlands and Manchester City Football Club Estate, including extensive public realm and highway works, a new leisure centre, a new sixth form college and a national centre of sports excellence. The new community hub is positioned on Allan Turing way, adjacent to the new Manchester City Football Academy, and at the Southern gateway to Sports City.


The Hive relocation to Kew Gardens


The Hive is an interactive structure which formed the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. BDP Engineers were engaged in the relocation of the Pavilion from Milan to it’s current site within Kew Gardens.


CONTACT Jonathan Pye Civil and Structural Engineer Director

BDP 11 Ducie Street PO Box 85 Piccadilly Basin Manchester M60 3JA T +44 [0]161 828 2318 M +44 [0]7810 556 426 E jonathan.pye@bdp.com


IMAGE AND PROJECT CREDITS Nick Caville David Barbour Andy Borzyskowski Gillespies AHR Architects SimpsonHaugh Architects Rafael Vinoly Architects Rieach and Hall Wolfgang Buttress


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