• Urban Regeneration & Masterplanning


    Urban regeneration schemes and new masterplans need to respond to many local, national and global factors.

    We recognise the need to examine more than the accepted parameters for success, such as environmental stewardship, transport infrastructure, land use, ecology, water conservation and energy efficiency. We incorporate in our design thinking a series of less readily rateable considerations, such as social diversity, cultural identity and economic vision. Using our understanding of the complex DNA of cities and working in close collaboration with stakeholders, we find the right balance.

    Our industry-leading team of consultants has a diverse range of skills, from infrastructure engineering through to environmental science and ecology. We’ve also teamed up with industry-leading independent transport and civil engineering companies to offer our clients a complete design service.

    We use specially developed sustainability assessment tools in the urban regeneration and masterplanning design process and our consultants are fully versed in applying these tools to optimise the final design solution.

    We’ve developed our own framework for masterplanning known as the Sustainable Built Environment Tool (SuBET), which we apply to every one of our schemes. This framework is used to structure and guide the master plan design process in achieving its sustainable aspirations across social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects. This unique tool has been developed in partnership with Dr Husam Al Waer, lecturer in sustainable architecture and director of the Sustainability Assessment Research Group at the University of Dundee; and Professor Derek Clements-Croome, director of the Intelligent Buildings Research Group at the University of Reading.