Retail & Mixed Use
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Placemaking for a Modern World Good design can meet the challenges posed by a dynamic and changing 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 â€” a reflection of humanity. The practice has grown to over 1,000 people operating from a collaborative network of city studios, all creative hubs connected to the cities and regions they serve. Our retail portfolio includes projects which range from complex new builds and infill extensions to the refurbishment and renewal of existing shopping centres.
BDP is at the forefront of retail design with an established reputation for completing innovative and successful projects for our clients. Our projects range from urban solutions in open streets, partially protected and covered streets and arcades to stand alone destinations which are fully enclosed. These illustrations show a range of configurations from single level to multilevel arrangements to maximise a siteâ€™s value. Each solution is unique and responds to the individual brief and location.
Town Centre Placemaking Projects which enrich the retail experience and the urban fabric with other uses, regenerating and bringing the city to life throughout the day. A mix of uses which make the retail destination one which people will revisit continuously. The streets become venues in themselves, safe because they are busy and overlooked by other uses.
Liverpool One Location Liverpool, UK Client Grosvenor Cost £1bn
Liverpool ONE illustrates our approach of integrating a large, complex new piece of city into the existing fabric. Our unique inner city masterplan weaves the functional pattern of a shopping centre into traditional streets and squares with a mix of uses above and beside the retail. Several other designers collaborated with us in this £1bn regeneration of the city centre, which was timed to complete for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
The Rock Location Bury, UK
Client Hammerson Cost £350m
The Rock reinforces Bury’s position as a market town by providing an attractive new environment for people to enjoy. New streets, squares and gardens link into the bustle of the town’s commercial activity, with the main street picking up on the urban landmark of St Mary’s church to enhance the sense of place. The development brings a mix of uses with a strong leisure element of cinemas and restaurants and the residential quarter returns urban living to the town centre.
Victoria Square Location Belfast, UK
Client Multi Development Cost ÂŁ165m
This scheme integrates the existing city centre with the Laganside waterfront cultural area. The quarter provides naturally ventilated covered streets with retail over two ground floor levels; cinemas, restaurants, bars and cafes form two further upper levels, with two levels of basement car parking. Its spectacular dome forms a new public space and has become an icon on Belfastâ€™s skyline. New city living forms an active edge to one of the main city streets.
Westgate Oxford Location Oxford, UK
Client Westgate Oxford Alliance (Land Securities and The Crown Estate) Cost ÂŁ440m
The Westgate masterplan is based on a group of individually designed blocks which define the public streets and spaces. Covered streets open onto the surrounding streets of Oxford, providing a protected route leading from the existing high street to a new John Lewis store. The east-west lanes pass through the development, forming connections between the Castle Quarter and adjacent colleges and between adjacent residential areas on either side of the site.
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Edinburgh St James Location Edinburgh, UK
Client TH Real Estate Cost ÂŁ850m
This major regeneration on a World Heritage site in Edinburgh creates a distinct area in the Scottish capital, incorporating new and existing development and several listed buildings. In addition to retail, it includes homes, leisure and catering arranged around a crescent shaped galleria. We are the delivery architects, interior designers, lighting designers and masterplanners.
Newbury Parkway Location Newbury, UK
Client Standard Life Cost ÂŁ120m
The retail-led mixed use development is set into the historic town to form a new circuit with the high street, to regenerate an under-utilised part of the town, and integrate the park with new housing overlooking it.
La Vache Noire Location Paris, France
Client Multi Development Cost Confidential Completion 2007
La Vache Noire, in the Parisian suburb of Arcueil, reinstates a public park on its sloping roof and retains a green haven in the middle of the town centre by locating the shopping beneath the green roof. Eight levels of terraced housing and offices overlook the park around the traditional square.
Buchanan Quarter Location Glasgow, UK
Client Land Securities Cost ÂŁ70m
Buchanan Quarter consists of a three storey development of new retail units with 40 residential units above. This doubled the size of the existing shopping centre. Queen Street Station is given a major overhaul to provide an atrium link to the expanded centre.
BOXPARK, Croydon Location London, UK Client Boxpark
Cost Confidential Completion 2016
Boxpark opened their second scheme in Croydon, South East London. Sited immediately next to East Croydon station, it consists of 96 modified shipping containers and provides a home for over 40 food and beverage units, taking the thinking from the original Boxpark scheme in Shoreditch, and developing it to a new level.
Edge of Town Places Our skill is in understanding stakeholdersâ€™ goals and in working with all the key players from the outset. Amongst the criteria we set ourselves is customer comfort and therefore, where appropriate for climatic or other reasons, covered or enclosed centres are still the right solution.
Livat, Wuhan Location Wuhan, China
Client InterIKEA Centres China Cost Confidential Completion 2015
Wuhan is known as The City of a Thousand Lakes. Scandinavian design and local Chinese context are brought together through the mix of function, practicality, light and form. The exterior treatment of the building uses a palette which refers to water and rainfall with dramatic canopies highlighting entrances. The water reference is continued inside the scheme where it is combined with soft timber-like references to Scandinavian materials and light.
Livat, Beijing Location Beijing, China
Client InterIKEA Centres China Cost Confidential Completion 2014
This is one of three major new shopping centres for IKEA Centres China, introducing a unique concept of an IKEA store as an anchor. The retail and leisure scheme has a hub containing cinemas and restaurants grouped around a covered courtyard space. Local context and Scandinavian design principles have influenced our design to fit its location.
Livat, Wuxi Location Wuxi, China
Client InterIKEA Centres China Cost Confidential Completion 2014
The concept includes IKEA as a unique anchor store plus hypermarket, international and domestic retailers, substantial restaurant and cafe offers, electronic and sports destinations, cinema and other entertainment venues. Convenient access via a light railway station connects directly into the mall, supplemented by multiple bus stops, over 5,200 car parking spaces and 4,900 moped and bicycle spaces.
Cergy 3 Fontaines Location Paris, France
Client Hammerson France Cost â‚Ź133.7m
Les 3 Fontaines is a major renovation and extension project of a leading shopping centre located 30 km west of Paris, in Cergy. We designed a bright new mall extending the existing area by an extra 26,500 m2 of GLA. We proposed a vibrant new food court engaging the pedestrian realm of the town centre and also including the reconfiguration of 3,700 car park spaces.
Silverburn Location Glasgow, UK
Client Retail Property Holdings Cost ÂŁ130m
This enclosed single level centre on a brownfield side near Glasgow has regenerated an existing neighbourhood and retail area. Silverburn includes a variety of shops, a major food store and a popular winter garden. Great attention has been paid to the main external facade to the road.
Wroclaw Bielany Location Wroclaw, Poland
Client InterIKEA Centre Polska Cost Confidential Completion 2015
The retail catering and leisure extension to the newly refurbished shopping centre in Bielany, Poland, is crafted of an architecture and internal design that is a direct response to local landmarks, geography and culture. Facades are inspired by rock formations and resulting patterns are used to generate massing, geometries and patterns in the architecture.
Forum Istanbul Location Istanbul, Turkey
Client Multi Development Cost ÂŁ250m
A series of linked exterior and interior spaces creates a city within a city. Two and three level malls form individual streets with buildings set within the public spaces. A number of courtyards and piazzas lead to the crescent, the multi-levelled dome and the Great Court at the heart of the project. One of the worldâ€™s largest aquariums forms a dramatic focal point of the leisure element of the scheme.
Jubilee Place Location London, UK
Client Canary Wharf Group Cost ÂŁ70m
Conceived as high quality corporate retail beneath a landscaped park, shops and cafes are provided in a naturally lit arcade. Natural materials and bronze glazed frontages are supplemented by mezzanine areas. From the arcade connections feed to adjacent headquarters buildings and Canary Wharf Underground Station.
MAR Shopping Algarve Location Loulé, Portugal
Client InterIKEA Centre Cost €200m
MAR Shopping Algarve is a new retail destination designed for IKEA Centres and featuring an anchor IKEA store, a designer outlet and an outdoor leisure area. Set in the beautiful landscape of southern Portugal the building’s white cladding stands out and reflects the strong heritage of traditional local architecture.
Union Square Location Aberdeen, UK Client Hammerson Cost ÂŁ120m
Regenerating a brownfield site, the scheme plays an important part in the cityâ€™s environmental and economic renewal. Providing a combination of traditional shopping mall, retail park, a new civic square, leisure and a 200 bed hotel, the scheme also involves the refurbishment of Aberdeen train station and the creation of a new bus station, which are integral elements of the scheme.
Regenerating Existing Places We create value to help finance urban renewal and refurbishment. A notable theme has been to bring daylight into windowless centres, placing circulation in natural light. More effective space use improves revenue and expansion can connect freestanding centres with their setting, making them into real town centres. We are familiar with working in live environments to make radical renewal possible while allowing uninterrupted trading.
The Lexicon Location Bracknell, UK
Client Bracknell Regeneration Partnership Cost ÂŁ200m
The Lexicon is a next generation shopping and leisure destination. A vibrant mix of brands and experiences provides a new social and cultural heart for the town, offering soft green landscaped spaces for entertainment and a high quality mix of shops and leisure venues connected in a pedestrianfriendly environment.
Eden Walk Location Kingston, UK
Client British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme Cost ÂŁ400m
Completion 2022 Eden Walk is a major retail-led mixed use regeneration development in the historic market town of Kingston upon Thames. Three separate buildings of varying heights, in response to the adjacent heritage context, contain new shops, cafes, restaurants, a boutique cinema, 385 new homes and car parking. A restaurant pavilion structure and cinema are located on top of the refurbished multi storey car park, providing spectacular views towards the Thames and Hampton Court beyond.
Elements Square Location Livingston, UK
Client Land Securities Cost ÂŁ130m
The retail, catering and leisure extension to the existing shopping centre completes the new town of Livingston by defining the urban block along a boulevard. A new street connects two new anchor stores and is defined by separate buildings united by a transparent ETFE roof. It creates a new public heart for the town, and includes an upper level winter garden.
Chapelfield Location Norwich, UK
Client Capital Shopping Centres and Lend Lease Cost ÂŁ275m
This is a successful integration of a very large commercial development into a sensitive medieval city, combining external open shopping together with the convenience of an enclosed mall. A perimeter of green housing wraps the retail core, animating the facades and populating the city centre. Entrance ways and restaurant elements punch through the housing perimeter, demonstrating the lively mix of the development.
Guildhall Shopping Centre Location Exeter, UK
Client Aviva Investors Cost £11.8m
The project, for Aviva Investors, involved the refurbishment and reconfiguration of the historic Higher Market and Ambulatory together with redevelopment of the High Street entrance and redesign of the public realm. Now branded as Queen Street Dining the new A3 units have consolidated the centre’s food and beverage offering which is at the centre of the city’s new food quarter. Queen Street Dining has attracted some excellent brand names to the development.
Trade Rows of Gum Location Moscow, Russia Client Trading House of GUM Cost Confidential Completion 2004
The famous GUM store in Moscow with its series of glazed arcades was restored and modernised so that it once again regained its status as one of Russiaâ€™s premier shopping centres and restored one of the countryâ€™s most important pieces of architecture.
Paddington Lawn Location London, UK
Client Network Rail Cost £13m
Paddington Lawn is the first commission under the Network Rail retail architects framework. Our vision creates a retail and catering destination that fully integrates with the magnificent volume of Brunel’s famous station structure. The customer experience is improved to provide an elegant piece of placemaking with a tenant mix that caters for the ‘grab and go’ right through to quality dining and drinks in a unique and memorable setting.
The Leisure Hall, Meadowhall Location Sheffield, UK Client British Land Cost ÂŁ300m
The objective of The Leisure Hall is to create an exceptional regional destination, transforming the face, perception and journey to a reinvented and enlivened Meadowhall. The proposals involve reappropriating the existing deck parking and grafting on a major new leisure and restaurant led extension.
Meadowhall Refurbishment Location Sheffield, UK Client British Land
Cost Confidential Completion 2017
The UKâ€™s fourth largest shopping centre has been transformed into a contemporary destination. Embracing Sheffieldâ€™s steel legacy, our proposal is inspired by the process of making steel, which is interpreted in abstract ways. The original centre was cluttered with impeded sightlines, having four zones that lacked distinction, poor legibility and orientation.
Emerging Places These projects are currently progressing from our design studios and illustrate an exciting range of mixed use retail schemes from the UK and overseas.
East Nanjing Road Location Shanghai, China
Client Shanghai Bund Investment Group Ltd Cost Confidential
A new world class destination within the Bund Historical and Cultural Conservation Zone, this scheme features clusters of historic buildings which will be renovated to include high-end retail, restaurants and cafes, leisure, a luxury club and a boutique hotel.
The Well Location Toronto, Canada Client Rio Can, Allied Properties and Diamond Corp Cost Confidential Completion 2022
We were appointed as retail concept architects by RioCan, Allied Properties and Diamond Corp in March 2016. The development consists of seven individual building blocks that define a pedestrian network of streets and spaces at ground level. Shops, restaurants and cafes occupy the three podium levels with residential and offices ranging from four to 35 storeys rising above.
Selected Awards BDP has won over 1000 awards for design quality – a selection is listed below.
RIBA • Liverpool One Masterplan (Shortlist for Stirling Prize) • Piccadilly Station, Manchester • Boxpark, Croydon (London Region) Civic Trust • Liverpool One (Special Award for Sustainability) • Victoria Square, Belfast (Civic Trust Commendation) • Debenhams, Liverpool One (Groupe 6 architects with BDP) World Architecture Festival • La Vache Noire, Arcueil, Paris (Finalist - Retail) RICS National • Victoria Square, Belfast (Commended Regeneration) • Liverpool One (Winner - Regeneration) RICS Regional • Union Square, Aberdeen (Highly Commended Regeneration) • Chapelfield, Norwich (Regeneration) MAPIC • Liverpool One (Best Urban Regeneration Initiative) • Victoria Square, Belfast (Belfast City Council for Best Urban Initiative and Commendation Urban Design/Connectivity) • Waterfront City, Melbourne (Commendation Large Centre) • Chapelfield, Norwich (Commendation Urban Design/Connectivity) Revo Gold Award • The Lexicon, Bracknell (Re:new and Best of the Best) • Boxpark, Croydon (Re:lax) • East Kilbride Leisure Hub, Olympia Kilbride Centre (Re:fresh) • Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter (Catering and Leisure)
RTPI Planning • Victoria Square, Belfast (Silver Jubilee Cup and City and Metropolitan Areas winner) • Liverpool One (City and Metropolitan Areas) BURA for Best Practice in Regeneration • Liverpool One MIPIM (International Property Market) • Gum Store, Moscow (Finalist - Best Shopping Centre) • Almada Forum, Lisbon, Portugal (Best Shopping Centre Award) • TresAguas, Madrid (Best Shopping Centre, Runner Up) • Vasco da Gama, Lisbon (Best Shopping Centre) MIPIM/AR Future Project • Liverpool One (Big Urban Projects: Commendation) • New Retail Quarter, Sheffield (Mixed Use and Retail: Winner) BCSC Gold • Waitrose, Bracknell (Commendation Sustainability) • Parkway, Newbury (Winner - New Centre) • Liverpool One (Supreme Award Winner) • Silverburn, Glasgow • Victoria Square, Belfast BCSC Award • Piccadilly Station, Manchester (Special Award) BCSC Town Centre Environment • Liverpool One (Gold Standard) ICSC VIVA • Liverpool One (Best of the Best) • Inter IKEA Centre, Poland (Commendation) British Archaeological • Westgate, Oxford (Best Archaeological Project) LABC Building Excellence • The Rock, Bury (Best Large Commercial Building)
International Council of Shopping Centres (Europe) • Liverpool One (New Development: Extra Large and ReStore) • Victoria Square, Belfast (Commendation - Large Developments and ReStore) International Council of Shopping Centres (USA) • La Part Dieu, Lyon • Vasco Da Gama, Lisbon IStructE Structural • Victoria Square, Belfast (Finalist - Commercial or Retail Structure) Concrete Society • Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff (Certificate of Excellence: Building Category) BALI National Landscape • Parkway, Newbury (Hard Landscaping construction cost £300,000 — £1.5million) • Chavasse Park, Liverpool One (Grand Award & Principal Award Hard landscaping over £1.5M) Architect of the Year • 2018 BDP (Finalist - Retail and Leisure) • 2008 BDP (Finalist - Retail / Masterplanning) • 2007 BDP (Finalist - Retail) • 2005 BDP (Finalist - Retail) • 2004 BDP (Retail Architect of the Year) BREEAM • Waitrose, Bracknell (Winner of Retail) Building • Liverpool One (Building Magazine Project of the Year) Regeneration & Renewal • Liverpool One (Best Use of Planning in Regeneration) • Liverpool One (Mixed Use Project of the Year) Global RLI • Boxpark, Croydon (Most Innovative Food and
Beverage Concept) • Minsk World (Future Project Award - Highly Commended) • Izmit Masterplan (Future Project Award) • Forum Istanbul (International Retail and Leisure Destination of the Year) • Liverpool One (International Retail & Leisure Destination of the Year) • Victoria Square, Belfast (Highly Commended: International Shopping Centre of the Year) RIAI Irish Architecture Award • Victoria Square, Belfast (Best Retail Development) RIAS Award • Buchanan Gardens, Glasgow Royal Society of Ulster Architects Award • Victoria Square, Belfast (Award for Regeneration) Retail Week Award • Union Square, Aberdeen (Shopping Location of the Year) • Liverpool One (Shopping Location of the Year) • Boxpark, Croydon (Best Store for Food and Drink Award) International Property Award • The Well, Toronto (Best Retail Architecture Canada) AJ100 Collaboration of the Year • Westgate, Oxford (Finalist) Mixology Award • Boxpark, Croydon (Finalist - Hospitality Interiors Project of the Year)
Jeremy Sweet Principal Head of Retail firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography: Nick Caville, Gareth Gardner, Grosvenor, Paul McMullin, David Barbour, Martine HamiltonKnight, Fotohaus/Craig Auckland, Jonathan Browning, Terrance Zhang, Paul Zanre Cover: Westgate, Oxford
” We don’t design formulaic shopping centres; we create urban environments that respond intelligently to place.” — Jeremy Sweet, Head of Retail
We are architects, engineers, designers and urbanists