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The Hive UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

We are architects, engineers, designers and urbanists

BDP designs at every scale – from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, squares, streets and buildings to specialist light fittings – and at every stage in the process of placemaking; from visioning to briefing, design, delivery and operation. Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of the practice is about making places. We believe that good design can meet the challenges posed by a dynamic and changing world. We operate from a global network of city studios, all creative hubs connected to the cities and regions they serve. As part of the Nippon Koei Group we fuse a passion for placemaking and user-centred design with innovative infrastructure skills. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Chris Harding Chair

Our vision is to be the world’s leading integrated architecture, engineering and design firm, delivering world class solutions which enhance the communities they serve

Our in-house team of experts encompasses all of the design disciplines involved in the creation of future places: • Architecture • Acoustics • Building Services Engineering • Civil & Structural Engineering

• Design Management • Graphic Design • Interior Design • Landscape Architecture • Lighting • Masterplanning • Planning Consultancy • Sustainability • Urban Design • Visualisation

Our culture of learning, research and thought leadership enables us to push boundaries; functionally, experientially, technically and regulatory, for the betterment of society. We are at the vanguard of placemaking and exploit digital technology to amplify our ability to think, imagine and deliver new places.

Our beautifully simple approach to design is based on a clarity of integrated thinking, a curiosity about people and places across the world and the careful creation of an authentic unified experience.

We set out to discover the core of each design challenge and to synthesise all the elements to achieve the essence of the solution: places which lift the spirits.


Our designs are distinct; social, natural, useful and beautiful – a reflection of humanity.

Glasgow Science Centre

Future cities will be denser, greener and connected. We work with everyone involved in the process of placemaking to integrate all life’s activities in sustainable human scale communities.

Liverpool ONE


Boxpark, Croydon

Backaplan, Gothenburg

MIXED USE Creating vibrant city life by dovetailing mixed uses in new and exciting ways

The Well, Toronto

LIVING Armada Housing, Den Bosch

Nanjing Eco Housing

Homes and communities which are affordable and where people love to live

Armada Housing, Den Bosch

Faith Schools’ Joint Campus, Glasgow

Places for learning which are connected with the communities they serve

Smythe Library, Tonbridge School


American School of Paris

UNIVERSITIES Masterplans and buildings which drive social and economic development

Nanjing Medical University

University of South Wales

Bright Building, Manchester Science Park

PwC Frontier Lab, London


Wuhan Towers

Collaborative workplaces which promote wellbeing and productivity


Victoria Square, Belfast

Places for shopping which embrace the intensity of our cities in an augmented age

Oxford Westgate

Westgate Oxford


Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Places which promote healthy living and aid healing and recovery

Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

Places for scientific discovery which foster innovation through collaboration


AstraZeneca Global R&D Headquarters, Cambridge

Suzhou Exhibition Centre

CULTURE & LEISURE Places for performance, galleries, museums, conferences, leisure, sport and hotels: all enriching city life

Royal Albert Hall, London

Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

Wimbledon Tennis Championships, London

ICONIC EVENTS Enhancing the spectacle and special character of the world’s most famous events

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

HERITAGE Adapting and preserving historically important places for new uses and future generations

Palace of Westminster, London

Paddington Lawn, London

Improving connections in some of the world’s most iconic cities

Whitechapel Crossrail, London


Victoria Station, Manchester


Radical design approaches for a growing, global, urban population

Blackburn Meadows Biomass, Sheffield

Liverpool ONE

Ordsall Chord, Manchester

Selected Awards

BDP has won over 1000 awards for design quality – a selection is listed below. RIBA National Award • Blackburn Meadows Biomass, Sheffield • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • City Campus, University of Wales Newport • Heslington East Campus, University of York • Cardiff Central Library • Navigation Warehouse, Wakefield • Liverpool ONE (Shortlist for Stirling Prize) • No 1 North Bank, Sheffield • BDP Manchester studio RIBA Regional Award • One Angel Square, Northampton • Southmead Hospital, Bristol • Boxpark Croydon • Oldham Town Hall • Cardiff Central Library • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • Cardiff and Vale College, Wales • St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool • Enterprise South Liverpool Academy • Richard Rose Morton Academy, Carlisle • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Civic Trust Award • Blackburn Meadows Biomass, Sheffield • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo • Creative Arts Building, City College Norwich • Mount Street, London • City Campus, University of Wales Newport • Liverpool ONE • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton • Victoria Square, Belfast • National Army Museum, London (Selwyn Goldsmith Award)

RICS National Award • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • Graham Headquarters, Hillsborough • Victoria Square, Belfast • Liverpool ONE MAPIC Award • Liverpool ONE CIBSE Building Performance Award • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia • Building Performance Consultancy of the Year Planning Award • Maldon District Design Guide • Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan • Whitechapel Vision • Victoria Square, Belfast Prime Minister’s Award for Better Public Building • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Birmingham • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton BCSC Gold Award • Liverpool ONE Revo Gold Award • The Lexicon, Bracknell • Boxpark Croydon • East Kilbride Leisure Hub Blueprint Award • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo

ICSC European Award • Inter Ikea Centre, Wroclaw • Liverpool ONE • Victoria Square, Belfast British Council for Offices National Award • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia • PwC Edinburgh • 7 More London, PwC • Graham Headquarters, Hillsborough • West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston • PwC Glasgow Royal Academy of Engineering’s Major Project Award • Ordsall Chord, Manchester Institution of Structural Engineers Award • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia Lighting Design Award • Trinity, Leeds • Edinburgh International Conference Centre • Mark Ridler (Lighting Designer of the Year), • 7 More London, PwC • The Point, Old Trafford, Manchester Landscape Institute Award • The Hive, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew • Manchester Garden City • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo • Avon River Precinct, Christchurch, New Zealand • Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE Building Better Healthcare Award • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • National Children’s Hospital, Dublin

AJ Retrofit Award • Smythe Library, Tonbridge School • Oldham Town Hall Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year • Michelle McDowell, Chair of Civil and Structural Engineering BREEAM Award • Land Securities Headquarters, London • Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia • Waitrose, Bracknell AJ100 Building of the Year Award • St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool (finalist) • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (finalist) AJ100 Collaboration of the Year Award • BDP and Wolfgang Buttress Mixology Award • Mark Simpson - Henry Pugh Outstanding Contribution Award • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool • Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London • Oldham Town Hall • St John Bosco Arts College, Liverpool • City Campus, University of Wales Newport • Cardiff Central Library • Manchester Visitor Information Centre • Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton


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Published August 2018 @bdp_com

Photography: Nick Caville, Rob Ball, David Barbour, Hufton + Crow, Paul Crudge, Gareth Gardner, Grosvenor, Martine Hamilton Knight, Paul Karalius, Rob Ball, Mark Hadden, Marco Jacobs, ZGPhotography, Terrence Zhang Cover: Abito Apartments, Manchester

The Hive UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015