Lighting Brochure

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Placemaking for a Modern World

We design at every scale and at every stage in the process of placemaking, from visioning to briefing, design, delivery and operation. The places we create are distinct; social, natural, useful and beautiful — a reflection of humanity.

The practice has grown to over 1,200 people operating from a collaborative network of city studios, all creative hubs connected to the cities and regions they serve.

Our lighting team delivers people centred designs. Teamwork, conceptual integrity and sustainability are central to our philosophy and methods.

“Innovative and expert, we deliver exciting and beautiful artificial lighting schemes that are seamlessly integrated with daylight.”

The team consists of artists, product designers, engineers, theatre designers and architects. Every project benefits from this vibrant mix of skills and backgrounds and internally we operate as a design collective. Lighting design has so many design and client interfaces that profound interaction with all parties is essential.

Independence from any supplier allows us to select the best solutions for the project. We deliver the highest quality on time and in budget.

Experience is held in all the key fields of lighting design. We are market leaders in retail, heritage, leisure, education, libraries, workplace, public realm, art and art galleries, exterior architecture, environmental impact assessments and daylight design.

As experts we deliver the most advanced and appropriate solutions for our clients. We are called on to contribute widely to professional bodies. Through our publications, seminars and events, we aim to educate and inspire.

People Centred Lighting

We believe the design concept should be formulated by rigorous intellectual analysis of human concerns and how people interact with their surrounding physical environment.

By understanding the value of design proposals in these terms it facilitates the task of communicating and implementing that design concept. In the event of value engineering or design

change, the cost and benefit of design elements can be more easily evaluated. It is through this methodology that we create and implement world class designs.

This approach is applied to all of our projects whether it is the largest masterplan or the smallest of pop art installations. People are at the heart of our designs from concept to post occupancy evaluation.

Human interaction with architecture through the medium of light is central to our philosophy and practice. We believe in putting people at the heart of lighting.


Constructed out of 96 upcycled shipping containers, award-winning Boxpark is a modern-day piazza for people to hang out and enjoy a variety of food, drink and free events. Given the industrial aesthetic and monochrome graphic style the lighting plays a crucial role in bringing drama to the space. Inexpensive luminaires have been cleverly deployed, with careful selection of optics to create a unique environment. Full DMX RGB(W) lighting at high level delivers the drama of a club aesthetic with infrastructure for future flexibility, while low light levels create drama and contrast for a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Location Croydon and Wembley, UK

Client Boxpark

Completion Wembley 2018 Croydon 2016

Conceptual Integrity

A clear conceptual approach communicated well is the foundation of any successful project.

St Nickolas Apartments

St Nickolas is a unique apartment building located on one of the oldest streets in Moscow, a few steps from the Kremlin. We have designed a discreet energy efficient LED lighting system to accentuate the strong architectural lines of the building, highlighting the baroque and classical details with minimal intervention to the fabric of the historic facade.


Moscow, Russia

Client Vesper



Completion 2015

Inhouse CGI in lieu of on-site mock up

Truly Sustainable Lighting

Sustainability is rooted in our humanist approach and acknowledgement of our impact on the global community.

Our designs have to satisfy the triple bottom line to be sustainable environmentally, socially and economically.

Essex Business School

The first zero carbon business school in the UK provides innovative social and office space for student entrepreneurs. The three storey timber frame building wraps offices and teaching spaces around a winter garden beneath an ETFE and timber roof.

With an emphasis on passive energy reduction, sensors maximise the benefit of good daylight and passive infrared absence detection removes the risk of lighting unoccupied spaces.

The architectural brief was for no ceiling mounted lighting, which was achieved by integrating task based solutions. By concentrating light to where it was required, combined with control, 60% energy saving was achieved.


Colchester, UK


University of Essex





New Student Centre University College London

The new student centre comprises eight floors of flexible space where occupants can find their perfect place to study; alone, in a group or in silent intensity. All spaces spiral around a central atrium, responsive to daylight, where lighting is used to either counterbalance daylight or produce a warm series of textured spaces. Each complements the intended use and method of study, producing either quiet, warm, animated or social spaces, where light provides the qualitative difference.

All spaces are used over a 24-hour period, so a range of bright ‘sky’ spaces is arranged in relation to a series of quiet, dark, warm spaces to aid concentration at the darker periods of the circadian cycle. Specific tones towards the red end of the spectrum were also employed to enable low light stimulation of the senses, particularly very late at night.


London, UK

Client UCL





the lighting is elegant and the spaces deliver sanctity”
— Jo Bacon, Architecture Today

The Point

The Point is the first phase of the world-class renaissance of Lancashire County Cricket Club providing the best 1,000 seat events venue in north

west England. State of the art low energy LED lighting and controls help the design intelligently integrate both passive and active environmental thinking to provide a highly energy efficient and sustainable operation.

The ability of the lighting design to contribute to LCCC’s carbon reduction commitment has set a precedent for all sports venues around the world. The project has gained gold certification from the Green Business Tourism Scheme.


Manchester, UK

Client Lancashire County Cricket Club

Cost £15m

Completion 2010

The Art of Science and Light

Lighting is a mixture of art and science. Experience, instinct and creativity are essential components in making inspiring spaces and manipulating the ephemeral medium that is light. Our concepts are rigorously tested to ensure the feasibility of our designs. We make sure that all our projects workbeautifully.

Community of Artists

It has been our privilege and pleasure to support a number of artists throughout our many years of practice. Art is becoming increasingly central to our work so partly in recognition and celebration, but also to provide a service to our clients, we have developed an online gallery that showcases several of the artists with whom we share a special relationship: Loop.PH, Laura Bayliss, Illustrious and Haberdashery.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Fashion Room


London, UK


V&A Museum





This exemplar flexible modern exhibition space celebrates the splendour of the original architecture and spectacular dome. Working within the rigorous classical geometries three 9m rings were installed to house uplights to the dome and provide spotlights below using a flexible infrastructure to suit any exhibit configuration whilst enabling views to the dome above.

Every fixing needed to be invisible, every radius discussed, cable routes disguised and connections to the roof immaculate. Extensive calculation, modelling and trials determined the decorative finishes and subtle variations of white light deployed.

The contrasting 5000lux main entrance with the 50lux limit of the exhibition area required careful management. Through the use of sensitive dimming, visitors’ eyes adapt imperceptibly to the increasing darkness so that the atmosphere remains fresh and apparently bright at all times.

Innovation and Development

We continually test and challenge the market, closely following emerging technologies. Research and development are core activities.

Land Securities HQ


London, UK

Client Land Securities

Cost Confidential

Completion 2017

We keep apace of the latest research in lighting design, whether it is circadian lighting, IOT and Smart Buildings, or wireless lighting control. Our expertise is called upon by institutions such as BRE, WELL institute, and other professional bodies.

Land Securities HQ is a good example of how we deploy current thinking for our clients. Innovation rooms featuring Power of Ethernet (PoE) serve as demonstrators of how lighting can capture and broadcast data - providing added value. The open plan office space uses circadian lighting in the central hub.

“ A great job, the staff absolutely love the space.”
— Neil Paterson, Head of Project Management, Land Securities

Urban Renaissance

The transformative qualities of light, when harnessed with landscape and architecture, have the power to expel crime and create harmonious social spaces.

Paddington Station

The lighting design declutters the ceiling by removing the existing large pendants and replacing them with discreet downlights, also minimising the contrast between the daytime and night time experience. All the significant vertical surfaces have been washed with light to increase the overall sense of spatial brightness during the day and to enhance warm intimacy during the night. The timber feature wall has been highlighted with a warm radiance, increasing its visibility from the station concourse. The listed vierendeel structure has been given more prominence, along with the glass bridges, which once again glow with crisp white light.

Location London, UK

Client Network Rail

Cost £13m

Completion 2017

UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015


Milan, Italy







This award-winning collaboration between Wolfgang Buttress and BDP was originally the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo. A collaboration between landscape and art, it takes visitors on an immersive journey through a vibrant wildflower meadow and into the world of the honeybee, creating a multi-layered, multisensory experience.

The low budget lighting needed to support the artist’s vision and conform to European standards for ambient and emergency lighting. This was achieved by integrating low cost LED. The light was kept very warm to create a honey glow just below eye level to allow uninterrupted views to the Hive.

Wilkins Terrace University College



London, UK

Client University College


Cost £7m



An attractive, multi-functional space for use by students and staff for large scale events, the most important aspect was legibility, orientation and connectivity to surrounding spaces. The low level lighting is interwoven with the architecture, lighting facades and accenting stone reveals with no visible light fittings. Technically challenging, the constraints included listed planning consent and emergency lighting code, but it is the vertical illumination that provides the apparent brightness and the reflected light that creates the harmonious atmosphere.

BDP indicated an extremely sensitive approach..”
— Rosemary Clements, Architect for University College London Estates

Attract and Retain

Bespoke lighting installation to celebrate Pride

Attractively lit environments can generate income for clients by increasing customer flow and extending the trading day. Whether it is an individual store or the largest development in Europe, we are able to satisfy client needs.

Meadowhall Refurbishment


Sheffield, UK


British Land





An outdated shopping centre has been extensively refurbished and now looks fresh and contemporary, with clear visual hierarchies. The lighting design significantly contributes to the broad range of atmospheres which vary during the day and throughout the seasons to support different demographics and safeguard against shopper fatigue. Colour, contrast, texture, variety and materiality are all employed to create a ‘theatre of retail’ for shoppers, tenants and staff. The entire roof structure has been transformed into an exciting dynamic RGB lighting feature, programmed to create gentle waves of colour which progress through the malls and bounce off the interstitial nodes, creating a new landmark, a major brand statement and night time attractor.

Trinity Leeds


Leeds, UK


Land Securities

Cost £350m

Completion 2013

Winner of a Lighting Design Award, Trinity Leeds, a 1,000,000 sq ft retail and leisure development, has changed the way the city functions by day into night by creating an alluring destination through the power of light.

The lighting design included all public realm, exterior facade lighting, malls and the exterior lighting of Trinity Church with a stunning LED installation at its heart to celebrate the spectacular sweeping glass roof.

Discreetly detailed custom acrylic rods internally illuminated with RGB LEDs were mounted on the undulating roof structure. Sophisticated, low energy and easily maintainable, each can be individually controlled to create shimmering waves of light that illuminate the roof. Light shows subtly develop throughout the evening to create a changing ambience, altering daily so that shopping in Trinity is always a different experience.

Westgate, Oxford


Oxford, UK


Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities and The Crown Estate)

Cost £440m

Completion 2017

Westgate is a new retail destination in the heart of Oxford. An extensive survey of existing lighting conditions in the city established the context and concept drivers, with four principles; Heritage, Quad, Texture and Warmth driving the subsequent design, creating a hierarchy of techniques for each different area.

The main north/south arcades are covered with a lightweight roof structure, but treated as external spaces, so restrained, ultra-low glare downlight luminaires concentrate on vertical luminance and a warm ambience. An electrical and control infrastructure allows for temporary theatrical lighting installations to enhance pop-up restaurants, kiosks and ad hoc events in the main south square. A subtle, low level lighting scheme for restaurant and leisure facilities on the roof terraces creates a welcoming evening environment, critical to the successful night-time economy.


The Liverpool ONE development has transformed and revitalised Liverpool’s city centre.

From the outset a lighting masterplan was implemented to seamlessly link the myriad buildings and public realm of the 42 acre site. With 36 new buildings and 26 different architects involved in the development, the lighting was key to coordinating the whole scheme and creating a visually stimulating night time environment. The lighting masterplan connects the river Mersey to the city centre through the design of character zones, each with its own specific identity, function and features, highlighting specific nodal points and key architectural facades.

The Power of Daylight

Daylight is the source of energy that drives the growth and activity of all living things. It is essential to sustaining life by deterring diseases as well as maintaining our biological rhythms and hormonal cycles. The provision of shelter and natural light has been the fundamental element of architecture throughout history.

The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

The UK’s greenest commercial building, the award-winning Enterprise Centre achieved Passivhaus and BREEAM Outstanding. Constructed using 70% bio-based local materials including straw cladding, fundamental to the building’s success are high levels of natural light, fresh air, and low energy consumption. From the outset of the project we promoted the natural cycle of the brain’s

relationship with light, essential for occupant wellbeing, as well as reducing the use of power. The Enterprise Centre has an excellent relationship with daylight but also addresses the need to look at darkness as an essential part of that same cycle. We re-established an intimate familiarity that individuals can have within their working spaces where their ‘lamp’ responds to them. This innovative thinking enabled us to eliminate all downlighting, associated cabling and services for a third of the floor plan. A few ceiling lights were positioned solely in the places of maximum shadow, programmed to switch on only when there is insufficient natural light.

“ Bold and extraordinary, this project raises the bar on what a low energy scheme can achieve.”
— Lux Judges


Norwich, UK


University of East




Completion 2015

Climate Based Daylight Modelling

The analysis of daylight is changing for the better. Climate based, hour-by-hour, computer simulations are now central to our advice and BDP is at the forefront of professional thinking. CBDM provides far greater detail about light distribution and intensity and uses real climate data to calculate useable daylight expressed in more familiar and useful ways. We can engage at any stage of a project.

• Site planning, assisting with massing, orientation, neighbouring impact and overshadowing.

• Crafting building form.

• Facade design including the coordination of fenestration, shading and internal view.

• Space planning and interior design to maximise the beneficial human impact.

• Integration with artificial lighting and lighting control.

The benefits to the client and wider design team are an optimised design that minimises carbon and maximises user comfort, health and wellbeing. The ultimate aim is a collaboration to create inspiring, and effective buildings. Using the most advanced parametric visual programming, analysis is extremely fast and highly iterative allowing options to be quickly explored and validated.

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

At the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton the daylight and artificial design scheme took into account the latest research findings to develop unique features that contribute towards the healing process.

Daylight was maximised to both the atrium and the ward spaces and artificial lighting included the UK’s first dawn simulation system in a hospital ward. In all spaces extensive effort has gone into making the lighting as natural and comfortable as possible. The transition from daylit space to artificially lit space is smooth and light is reflected off the architectural surfaces to give the perception of brightness to all areas.

Location Brighton, UK

Client Kajima, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Cost £37m

Completion 2007



Colchester, UK

Client Colchester Borough Council





The contemporary visual arts complex by the award-winning architect Rafael Viñoly is wrapped in a unique gold coloured copper-aluminium alloy creating a dramatic presence which continues inside, with a double-height atrium flooded with daylight.

We analysed and sculpted the building in response to the natural lighting needs. With ample north light to exhibits, sunlight is controlled without the need for additional shielding or brise soleil and fenestration placed to maximise views to and connections with the surrounding landscape.

National Army Museum

Location London, UK

Client National Army Museum

Cost £23.75m

Completion 2017

The most important element of the brief for the dramatic conversion of this 1970s bunker into a new museum was to be open and transparent. Using daylight as the first principle of the lighting design, we carefully modelled its transition throughout all of the spaces, dramatically opening the building to enable constant orientation to the outside and between galleries and allow daylight to penetrate all the way into the basement. The detailed charting of the light levels enabled us to advise on the museum’s collection and orientation of the display of the artefacts so that sensitive materials remained protected. A ceiling grid for the artificial lighting enabled a free flow between the architecture and exhibition lighting, whilst allowing seamless integration with the other service systems.

“ BDP’s lighting team delivered a fully flexible and programmable lighting scheme that creates a single, cohesive look to the museum while also protecting light-sensitive displays.”
— Emily Martin, FX

Human Performance

Light has a fundamental and demonstrable role to play in enhancing productivity and performance in the workplace.



London, UK



Completion 2014

Atrium is the largest lighting showroom in London, designed to host events and to appeal to architects, interior designers and lighting consultants whilst providing flexibility to incorporate future products.

Areas were created which display and celebrate the various capabilities and aesthetics of the lighting in the contexts of office, exhibition, bar/kitchen, seminar room, meeting rooms and lighting workshop. A dramatically lit, sculptural stair guides visitors from the ground floor to the showroom where exposed concrete walls and columns were retained to contrast with the finely engineered lighting products.

Smythe Library, Tonbridge School

The refurbishment of this 1950s building provided the opportunity to harness daylight wherever possible in order to direct power to localised areas for reading, or vertical floor level change. The central feature arch was brightly illuminated with cool white 4000K to complement and balance daylight, transforming the entire space. Lanterns were placed central to the bay windows also to create an external lit effect. At night this creates a consistent perimeter glow to the interior whilst simultaneously lighting the exterior in a coordinated manner with no extra power consumed.


Tonbridge, Kent, UK

Client Tonbridge School





Very well executed scheme with good use of low-level and integral lighting throughout as well as consideration of the balance between daylight and artificial light. The lighting brings new energy to an academic backdrop.”
— FX Judges



London, UK



Completion 2018

PwC Frontier is a client facing hybrid of laboratory, office, and collaboration space inspired by home, work and play. In the foyer an informal arrangement of circular pendants is supported by near invisible colour tuneable white linears integrated within the exposed services and soft acoustic panels. Lighting is integrated into the planter wall, bar, counters and shelving and gives an appropriate emphasis to the signage. There is excellent facial modelling and sotto voce branding. A major feature is the meeting room corridor with an edge lit dynamic light installation programmed by design collective miriamandtom.

Google HQ

Around 4000 Googlers will work in a new, purpose-built ‘groundscraper’ in King’s Cross. A fully connected approach to the lighting system was crucial to the design for the world’s largest technology-based company. As Google diversifies its business in the future, flexibility was a key part of the lighting brief so we developed a lighting toolkit; a kit of parts that can plug in to a building-wide infrastructure and provide

appropriate illumination however the space is used. The Internet of Things and connected lighting form part of Google’s quest to redefine the modern work environment. Light fittings are ubiquitous throughout a building and, as such, an ideal tool to use as a method for data harvest; on occupancy, temperature, air quality as well as a host of other features such as asset tracking potentially even LiFi.

Location London, UK

Client Google



Completion 2022

Preserving our Heritage

Striking yet sensitive application of internal and external lighting to our historic buildings and monuments enhances and enlivens key architectural elements.

We are providing a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Palace of Westminster. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many features and systems have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are extremely antiquated. This new programme of work presents the unique and very special challenge of responding to the needs of Parliament and its visitors, and conserving its historic fabric for this and future generations.

Location London, UK

Client Houses of Parliament

Cost £4bn

Completion 2030

Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Reference Library

Location Manchester, UK

Client Manchester City Council

Cost £90m

Completion 2014

The major refurbishment of two Grade II* listed buildings, the Town Hall Extension and Central Reference Library has a focus on centralised energy generation and safe, resilient and adaptable building services. Heritage luminaires were refurbished where possible to maintain the character of the building and provide new energy efficient lighting systems.

The Central Reference Library, the largest and most popular library in Manchester, incorporating archives, exhibition space and a historic film collection has achieved BREEAM Excellent, a rare achievement for a listed building of this scale.

Oldham Town Hall

The regeneration of a Grade II listed Old Town Hall reimagines the building as a cinema, with a translucent glass light-box creating a dramatic new facade. Cool white light has been used to create a striking light-box at night juxtaposed with the restored heritage fabric. Ambient lighting to the new build entrance and foyer areas is provided by downlights with narrow beam optics to add contrast to the space.

Location Oldham, UK

Client Oldham Council

Cost £32.5m

Completion 2016

“ BDP’s lighting of the heritage building itself is deft and sensitive….the light wall above is the real showstopper.”
— Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal
“ What BDP has achieved within the cost constraints is so impressive…. thanks to a great team of committed professionals who believed in the project and have always gone the extra mile.”
— APA’s Chief Executive, Jane Speirs

Aberdeen Music Hall


Aberdeen, UK

Client Aberdeen Performing Arts

Cost £9m



The Category A listed concert hall has undergone extensive refurbishment to offer full accessibility along with the redecoration and new architectural lighting to complement the 19th century interior.

The main music hall has concealed indirect linear lighting to highlight the building’s impressive ceilings and painted mural set above the organ. Ambient lighting is provided by subtle wall mounted gimbal head luminaires with integrated handrail lighting and recessed downlights.

New cafe, bar and basement toilets have contemporary lighting using a combination of integrated linear and recessed downlights. For the first time, the lighting fully reveals the building’s fine neo-classical architecture.

Royal Albert Hall


London, UK


Royal Albert Hall

Cost £70m

Completion 2003

We have been working with the Royal Albert Hall for over 20 years to improve environmental sustainability, enhance facilities and increase the quantum and quality of accommodation with particular reference to facilities for performance and the general public.

Heritage and planning issues are of utmost importance including the building’s residential location, which requires lighting to be designed with light pollution as a key consideration.

Lighting upgrades to refurbished areas and to the building itself ensure that the building maintains its prominence as a major cultural icon.

Selected Awards

BDP has won over 1,000 awards for design quality – a selection of our Lighting awards is listed below.


• 2021 Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Finalist)

• 2021 LDN:W (Finalist)

• 2020 PWC Frontier (Finalist)

• 2020 Teaching and Learning Building, University of Birmingham (Finalist)

• 2018 Wilkins Terrace (Highly Commended)

• 2017 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School, Kent (Lighting Design)

• 2016 Enterprise Centre, UEA (finalist)

• 2015 UK Pavilion

• 2014 Atrium Showroom and Office (Finalist)

• 2013 EICC (Finalist)

• 2013 Trinity, Leeds (Finalist)

• 2012 The Point (Finalist)

• 2007 Deloitte Headquarters, Manchester (Highly Commended)


• 2020 Teaching and Learning Building, University of Birmingham (Finalist)

• 2019 UCL Student Centre

• 2019 Aberdeen Music Hall (Highly Commended)

• 2019 Meadowhall Refurbishment (Finalist)

• 2018 Paddington Lawn (Highly Commended)

• 2018 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School (Highly Commended)

• 2018 Refectory and Wilkins Terrace, University College London (Highly Commended)

• 2017 Land Securities Headquarters (Highly Commended)

• 2017 Corona, Biocity Nottingham (Highly Commended)

• 2016 Enterprise Centre, UEA

• 2015 Manchester Town Hall (Highly Commended)

• 2015 Atrium Office and Showroom (Highly Commended)


• 2020 Cambridge Assessment HQ (Finalist)

• 2020 Teaching and Learning Building, University of Birmingham (Finalist)

• 2019 Oxford Westgate (Finalist)

• 2019 Aberdeen Music Hall (Finalist)

• 2019 Oxford Westgate (Finalist)

• 2018 Wilkins Terrace, Paddington, BioCity (Finalist)

• 2017 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School (Finalist)

• 2017 ‘Stream of Light’ E-Luminate Cambridge (Finalist)

• 2016 Thomas More Square (finalist)

• 2015 UK Pavilion (winner – best exterior scheme)

• 2015 Park Lane Refurbishment, Meadowhall (finalist – best decorative lighting installation)


• 2018 Wilkins Terrace, University College London (Highly Commended)

• 2018 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School, UK (Commended)

• 2018 BioCity, Nottingham, UK (Commended)

• 2017 Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia (Highly Commended)

• 2017 Land Securities Headquarters (Finalist)

• 2016 Thomas More Square (Finalist)

• 2015 UK Pavilion – BDP/Wolfgang Buttress/ Stage One (Highly Commended)

• 2015 Atrium Showroom and Office (Highly Commended)

• 2015 Manchester Central Library (Finalist)

• 2014 Trinity, Leeds (Large Retail)

• 2014 Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh (Lighting for Leisure)

• 2014 Mark Ridler, Lighting Director (Lighting Designer of the Year)

• 2013 V&A Fashion Gallery (Finalist Public Buildings)

• 2012 7 More London, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London (Low Carbon category)

• 2011 The Point, Old Trafford, Manchester (Lighting for Leisure Category)

• 2010 St Davids (Finalist Retail)

• 2010 Senate House (Finalist Heritage)

• 2009 Liverpool One (Finalist Retail/Entertainment)

• 2008 Guerrilla Lighting, Manchester and London (Special Projects Category)

• 2007 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University (Workplace Category)

• 2006 Princesshay (Special Projects Category: Winner)

• 2006 National Gallery (Finalist Public Buildings)

• 2005 Napier University Business School (Finalist Workplace)

• 2004 The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne (Leisure category)

• 2004 Limerick Council Offices, Limerick (Workplace Category, BDP designed the uplighter luminaire)

• 2003 Whitehaven Harbour, Whitehaven, Cumbria (Transport Category)

• 2003 St Peter and St Paul, Exton (Small Project Category)

• 2003 Job Centre Plus, (Workplace Category: Highly Commended)

• 2000 NikeTown, London (Distinction)

• 2000 The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol (Distinction)

• 2000 Halifax Plc Headquarters, Halifax (Commended)

• 1998 Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, London (Commendation)

• 1998 Halifax plc, coffee shop and restaurant refurbishment, Halifax, West Yorkshire (Commendation)

• 1998 University of Sunderland, School of Computing and Information Systems, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Special Award)

• 1996 National Westminster Bank – Deangate, Bolton, Greater Manchester (Highly Recommended)

• 1996 NATS En-Route Control Centre, Swanwick, Hampshire (Internal Lighting - Commendation)

• 1996 NATS En-Route Control Centre, Swanwick, Hampshire (External Lighting, Commendation)

• 1994 The Bentall Centre, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Winner, Commercial Category)

• 1994 Splash Leisure Pool, Dunbar, Lothian (Winner Leisure Category)


• 2020 Aberdeen Music Hall, Scotland

• 2018 National Army Museum, London

• 2013 Richard Rose Morton Academy, Cumbria

• 2011 Highbury Grove & Samuel Rhodes School, Islington, London

• 2010 Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds

• 2009 Debenhams, Liverpool One, Liverpool (Groupe 6 architects with BDP)

• 2008 Abito Apartments, Greengate, Salford

• 2008 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University

• 2004 Royal Albert Hall, London

• 2003 Bournemouth Central Library, Bournemouth

• 2002 Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland


• 2008 Westminster Academy, London (BDP was lead consultant and all professions except architecture)

• 2007 Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate


• 2002 Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford

Selected Awards (continued)


• 2022 Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Gold)

• 2022 LDN:W (Silver)

• 2022 Glasgow Queen Street Station (Finalist)

• 2022 Royal College of Physicians at the Spine (Finalist)

• 2021 Aberdeen Music Hall (Finalist)

• 2017 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School (Finalist)

• 2015 UK Pavilion


• 2021 Royal College of Physicians at the Spine

• 2021 Teaching and Learning Building, University of Birmingham – winner of Public Sector Interiors, Projects of the Year

• 2017 Boxpark Croydon (Finalist)


• 2006 The Almshouses, Princesshay, Exeter (Award of Merit)


• 2015 UK Pavilion (Commendable Achivement)


• 2009 Liverpool One Masterplan, Liverpool (Shortlist)

• 2002 Hampden Gurney School, Marylebone, London (Shortlist)


• 2022 Theatre Royal, London (AABC Conservation Award)

• 2020 UCL Student Centre, London

• 2018 Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant, Sheffield

• 2018 National Army Museum, London (Selwyn Goldsmith Award)

• 2017 Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

• 2016 UK Pavilion, Milan Expo, Italy (Winner of Special Pro Tem Award)

• 2016 Manchester Central Library

• 2014 Creative Arts Building, City College Norwich

• 2013 Mount Street, London

• 2012 City Campus, University of Wales Newport

• 2010 Liverpool One, Liverpool (Special Award for Sustainability)

• 2009 Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton

• 2009 Westminster Academy, London

• 2008 Cornmill Gardens, Lewisham, London

• 2004 Hampden Gurney School, Marylebone London

• 2004 Piccadilly Station, Manchester

• 2004 Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

• 2002 Royal Opera House, London (Dixon Jones BDP)

• 2000 Neptune Court National Maritime Museum, Greenwich


• 2021 The Centre for Creative Learning at Francis Holland School (National Award)

• 2018 University of Roehampton Library, London (National Award)

• 2018 One Angel Square, Northampton (Regional Award)

• 2017 Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant, Sheffield (National Award)

• 2017 Boxpark Croydon (London Regional Award)

• 2017 Oldham Town Hall (North West Region and Conservation Award)

• 2012 Richard Rose Morton Academy, Carlisle (North West Regional Award)

• 2011 City Campus, University of Wales, Newport

• 2011 Heslington East Campus, University of York

• 2010 Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff

• 2009 Liverpool One Masterplan, Liverpool (Shortlist for Stirling Prize)

• 2009 BDP Manchester Studio, Manchester

• 2008 Abito Apartments, Greengate, Salford

• 2007 Marlowe Academy, Ramsgate (RIBA National Award)

• 2007 Devonshire School, Blackpool

• 2006 The Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University

• 2003 Piccadilly Station, Manchester

• 2002 Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

• 2002 Hampden Gurney School, Marylebone, London (Shortlist for Stirling Prize)

• 2002 Fingal County Hall, Swords, Near Dublin

• 2002 Said Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford

• 2000 Marks & Spencer Store, Manchester

• 2000 Royal Opera House, London (Dixon Jones BDP)


• 2002 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford (BDP responsible for lighting)


• 2009 Luke Smith-Wightman (Winner – Young Lighting Designer)


• 2017 Oldham Town Hall (Project of the Year, Winner – Design Through Innovation, and Winner – Regeneration)

• 2016 - Blackburn Meadows, Sheffield (Infrastructure award and Project of the year for Yorkshire and Humber region)

• 2016 - University of Essex Business School (RICS Regional Award)


• 2017 Land Securities Headquarters (Offices Refurbishment & Fit-Out category)


• 2022 Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Gold)

• 2022 LDN:W (Silver)

• 2022 Glasgow Queen Street Station (Finalist)

• 2022 Royal College of Physicians at the Spine (Finalist)

• 2021 Aberdeen Music Hall (Finalist)

• 2017 Smythe Library, Tonbridge School (Finalist)

• 2015 UK Pavilion

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Photography and images: Nick Caville, David Barbour, Wolfgang Buttress, Sanna Fisher-Payne, Dennis Gilbert, Gareth Gardner, Hufton + Crow, Chris Lowe, Nick Meddows, James McCauley, Tom Niven, Lee Painter, Jonathan Redden, Tim Soar, David Thrower - Redshift Photography, Philip Vile

Front cover image: University of Roehampton - Digby Stuart Accommodation and Library Project ©Hufton+Crow Copyright restricted

Back cover image: Edinburgh International Conference Centre extension. David Barbour

Profession key: Architecture (Ar), Acoustics (Ac), Building Services Engineering (BSE), Civil and Structural Engineering (C&S), Design Management (DM), Graphic Design (GD), Interior Design (ID), Landscape Architecture (La), Lighting (Li), Masterplanning (Ma), Planning (Pl), Sustainability (Su), Urban Design (UD).

“ BDP is a thoroughly competent and affable company. We found their staff to be professional, personable and collaborative. Meeting and working with them was always a productive, enjoyable experience and I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

“ It is a fabulous space developed for our staff, students and visitors and will benefit and inspire our entire academic community for generations to come.”

At the end of the project our aim is for the clients to feel fully satisfied, with their expectations exceeded but also having enjoyed the process and, dare I say it, had fun.”
— Wolfgang Buttress
Andrew Grainger Director of UCL Estates
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