Who we work with

We have assembled a team comprising some of the best architects, designers and technical specialists, providing a one-stop-shop for the full range of services needed to deliver your projects.

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AEW Architects

AEW is a 65-strong team that collaborates with clients to design and deliver projects that exceed expectations. Working in the areas of accommodation, retail, industrial, sports and leisure and offices, AEW creates buildings and interiors in which to work, live and play. Its services include architecture, interior design, masterplanning, planning consultancy, conservation architecture and BIM services.

The team at AEW strongly believe that all design work should be delivered in 3D to maximise engagement and minimise misunderstanding. They also believe that their activities should have a positive effect. They inspire, motivate and support each other every day. They also support charities; volunteering their time and skills to fundraise and engage with the communities in which they work.

Collaboration with each other, with every client, on every project is AEW’s ethos.

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Barton Wilmore

Barton Willmore is a planning and design consultancy. With 13 offices nationwide, it combines national influence with local knowledge to offer the very best advice.

Its people are passionate about creating places that are not only commercially viable, but also sustainable, dynamic and progressive. From small country housing developments to city centre skyscrapers, its specialist teams can plan, design and deliver.

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blacc Ltd is a fast growing privately held company, revolutionising the construction industry. It has brought together teams who bring about change and deliver value for clients across multiple business disciplines. Through the use of its Bespoke Construction Management model, the client’s interests are best served through integrity, leadership, specialists, the right fit and being prepared to say no.

If there is one thing about blacc which sets them apart from many companies, it is leadership. It is comprised of a group of proven leaders who deliver consistently through their experience, communication, sagacity, softer skills, intelligence and understanding, technical knowledge, ability to prioritise, calmness, fairness, assuredness, empowerment, helpfulness and strong listening skills. It is why their clients keep coming back to its people – they respect their professionalism and enjoy working with them.

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BuroHappold Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting practice that for over 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value-led building and city solutions for an ever-changing world.

Having worked on every continent, BuroHappold’s clients include more than 90% of the world's leading architectural practices and have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO.

Through a global community of driven, world leading engineering and consulting professionals it delivers elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today.

Follow us on @burohappold and learn more on our website.

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Counter Context

Counter Context is a specialist communications, PR and public affairs company for the built environment. For 25 years it has delivered communication solutions to help investors, developers and governments. It builds understanding and trust in a world that increasingly lacks both.

It is passionate about using sincere and open engagement to shape cities, towns, villages and the infrastructure that connects them.

Counter Context has supported some of the UK’s most transformative property, energy and transport schemes. Its professional backgrounds range from politics and policy, to media and digital communications. It brings extensive public sector experience, including colleagues who have joined from political office. It is united by a desire to help shape and improve the world we live in.

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Cullinan Studios

Cullinan Studios was founded in the 1960s to be a cooperative, progressive practice, with a driving principle that architecture is a social act, both in its creation and in its impact. This ideal, that they should be a force for good, underpins its work to this day. It believes that in a world that is ever more urbanised and led by technology, people need spaces to re-centre on what is important, re-connect with each other, and re-connect with the natural world.

It is a specialists in planning resilient communities of all sizes, from new towns to local neighbourhoods. It designs cultural, educational and health buildings, as well as having expertise in low carbon energy infrastructure, it excels at creating the vibrant mix any community needs to thrive. It enjoys the detail planning of homes where it starts by listening to residents’ aspirations and then collaborate with constructors to achieve the highest quality for people and planet.

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Fluid was established in 1996 and works on the threshold between architecture, creative practice and planning, helping to define a nuanced approach to place-making and change management. Its design process brings the social, economic and cultural dimensions together to generate urban strategies, place-making and architecture through co-design processes.

Its background as professionals working in the built environment gives it the ability to understand the constraints of the planning process and to identify the long-term flexibility required for places undergoing change.

Fluid’s creative engagement and consultation techniques have been recognised through town planning and CABE awards. Recently the Tutu foundation commended its co-design process for the Westway Urban Design Strategy, a cultural destination for West London founded on community and culture. Other recognised projects include Culture Mile for the City of London where Fluid worked with local stakeholders, cultural partners and local authority officers to develop a public realm and cultural strategy that is distinct and different whilst safeguarding and enhancing the areas unique qualities.

To find out more about the projects it has have delivered recently, please visit the Fluid website.


Gillespies helps clients to lead the way in landscape and urban design, masterplanning and landscape planning.

From its UK and international offices, its team of over 140 people work closely with clients and partners to deliver responsibly designed, transformative and award-winning spaces that offer real meaning and value to the people that will use them.

From the smallest community park or rooftop garden, to an entire city-wide masterplan, it sets out to create inspirational spaces with a purpose: to make people’s lives measurably better.

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Hawkins Brown

Hawkins Brown is an internationally renowned, award winning practice of over 250 architects, interior designers, urban designers and researchers.

Founded in 1988, it brings a wealth of experience designing and delivering innovative and socially sustainable buildings across multiple sectors. People are at the heart of everything it does, from design approach to the way studio are run. Its talented designers bring a fresh and collaborative approach to each new design challenge, creating places with personality and purpose that are well-made, well-used and well-loved.

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HIVE Land & Planning

Hive Land & Planning has the combined skill set to provide a wide-ranging consultancy that covers all aspects of surveying and planning expertise, primarily focussed on development. It has years of experience in both the public and private sectors.

Its ethos is founded upon forming effective partnerships. The public-private experience it has means that it fully understands and can engage with what can often be perceived as complex processes. Its outstanding brokering and negotiation skills ensure that clients’ requirements are achieved through an engagement focused approach.

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Hollis is a leading international, independent real estate consultancy. It works with owners, occupiers, developers and funders, across both private and public sectors, to help them get more out of their real estate, at every stage of the property lifecycle.

With more than 40 years’ experience, it has a multi-skilled team of surveyors, engineers, technical specialists, consultants and project managers operating across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Hollis is committed to delivering and maintaining a sustainable built environment and is recognised as a specialist in due diligence surveys, dilapidations, measured surveys, project management, cost management, party walls, rights of light, M&E and environment, energy and sustainability.

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Hyas provides strategic town planning and placemaking advice. It specialises in advising on large-scale, complex development projects – particularly residential led initiatives. Its team members are all experienced practitioners, bringing considerable knowledge and experience, having worked across a wide range of the largest and most complex projects that have come forward in the UK over recent years.

It was founded by original members of the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS), which was a service previously delivered by the Homes & Communities Agency. Its approach takes forward the positive, visionary and inclusive approach that underpinned its success. The ethos is the same – to work with local stakeholders in an independent manner to help bring forward great places through positive, innovative, and collaborative working.

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Hydrock is a multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy working UK-wide. From initial site feasibility studies to planning stage services, it typically advises on ground conditions, flood risk, transport planning, utilities, energy and sustainability studies, acoustics, site infrastructure and the opportunities to develop smart energy solutions.

As a scheme develops, Hydrock will deliver detailed design through to handover, with a strong focus on civil and structural engineering and building services.

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Lambert Smith Hampton

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is one of the UK and Ireland's leading, and most progressive, property consultancies, with over 40 offices and 1,700 staff.

It combines the power of the UK and Ireland's largest commercial property network with a relentless desire to challenge the status quo.

The extensive team at LSH supports developers, investors and occupiers with a full range of services and market insight across a wide range of sectors. Recognising its responsibility to its people, the local community and the environment, LSH runs its business efficiently, sustainably and responsibly whilst delivering the best outcomes for its clients.

Find out more about some of its projects:

Heart of the City II Sheffield 

Waterside North Exchange, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Maccreanor Lavington

Maccreanor Lavington is a design-led architecture and urbanism practice, with studios in London and Rotterdam. It has developed considerable experience in the design of mixed-use buildings, new urban neighbourhoods, town centre regeneration, major urban extensions, design guidance and strategies. This experience has led to the inclusion of the practice as a key player within consortiums involved in large-scale urban regeneration and strategic planning projects. 

Its urban design philosophy is sociological in its ethos. It builds upon existing places and communities through layers of intervention to bring greater opportunity, enshrine cohesion, and deliver sustainable development. Since its inception in 1992, the office has won numerous competitions and awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2008.

Find out more about the projects it has delivered recently by visiting its website.

Penoyre and Prasad

Penoyre & Prasad’s designs are focused on meeting the goals of its clients. It has over 30 years’ experience of successfully navigating the planning system, securing exceptional site values and creating places where people want to live.

Its award-winning residential projects demonstrate that it’s possible to deliver exceptional design quality within modest budgets, satisfy the increasing demands of residents and provide clients with higher value assets. It is committed to low carbon design in all projects. It is engaged in innovative research projects such as The Technology Strategy Board’s Retrofit for the Future where it has investigated and implemented 80 percent carbon emissions reduction to a 1990s terraced house.

Penoyre & Prasad provide a range of services including architecture, feasibility studies, interior design, masterplanning and urban regeneration.

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5 Plus

5plus is an award-winning firm of architects who have created an enviable track record of high-quality design across a range of disciplines including architecture, masterplanning, interiors, graphics and branding.

It operates as one practice across its 60-strong Manchester and London studios and is able to service projects nationwide. It currently operates across the country from Glasgow down to Bournemouth and everywhere in between.

5plus have experience across various sectors, including residential, mixed-use, offices, arts and culture, retail and leisure, transport and infrastructure. Its projects range from small-scale sensitive refurbishment schemes to large-scale contemporary masterplans.

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Prior + Partners

Prior + Partners (P+P) is an urban planning and design practice founded in 2017 by Jason Prior and Graham Goymour. P+P brings together a multi-disciplinary team with the purpose of creating meaningful and successful places grounded in a strong understanding of civic responsibility, planning policy and implementation.

Its practice was formed with the ambition to create urban environments that delight and inspire, are safe and memorable, and recognise the social, civic and environmental responsibility that lies with creating new places and communities.

P+P values social and economic outcomes and environmental performance as critical indicators of success. Central to P+P’s working methodology is the establishment of a project culture based on collaboration, commitment, design excellence and rigorous review.

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Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs more than 15,500 experts globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

With 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to clients, the end-users, and society at large.

Ramboll works across the following markets: buildings, transport, planning and urban design, water, environment and health, energy and management consulting.

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For over 15 years Soundings has been working with Londoners to help shape the city and make it a better place for all.

It delivers public consultation and engagement that feeds directly into emerging site masterplans and building designs. It acts as a neutral voice in the development process, creatively engaging communities to inform design development and help to empower local groups committed to the long-term success of a place.

It creates tailored processes, working closely with local people, architects, developers and local authorities.

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Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why Stantec always designs with community in mind.

Stantec cares about the communities it serves – because those communities are its communities too. Stantec’s designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers innovate together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit stantec.com to learn more or find them on social media.

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SQW (formerly BPP)

SQW provides specialist land and property services to create and deliver successful and viable developments, places, projects and programmes.

Its work spans all stages of the regeneration and growth process, from development strategies, masterplanning and feasibility studies, through to appraisal, funding, and delivery. It applies skills in a wide variety of contexts, including major mixed-use and residential led growth areas, estate regeneration, industrial and employment areas, town and city centres, and innovation districts.

SQW's land and property team is a RICS regulated surveying practice. It was formed when the widely respected and experienced team at BBP regeneration became part of SQW in early 2019.

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Temple is a leading environment, planning and sustainability consultancy whose dedicated people deliver specialist advice to infrastructure and property clients.

Temple’s people are renowned for their work on some of the most challenging Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) projects in the world. They are also well respected for their planning and expert witness successes, their sustainability advice and their award-winning local air quality and noise monitoring services.

Temple focuses on saving clients time and money through a combination of experience, technical skills and rigorous processes. This is achieved by enabling a smoother journey through all stages of the development process from the initial decision to invest right through to decisions on future disposal or reinvestment.v

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Whittam Cox

Whittam Cox Architects is a design-led architectural practice with a 47-year heritage. Its core strength is derived from its people; it employs over 130 committed professionals operating from headquarters in the Sheffield City Region, and offices in Leeds and London.

Every design it delivers is built on a robust understanding of what drives its clients, creating high-performance places that balance form with function. It is an approach that has earned it a reputation for award-winning work and positive, lasting partnerships with both private and public sector clients across a wide range of sectors.

The practice is committed to supporting innovation through design and within an industry context. A number of high-profile projects have piloted new forms of MMC, and Whittam Cox actively works with clients who place strong value on long-term sustainability. In a residential context, this relates to providing new homes which promote holistic placemaking principles designed to ensure individuals and communities enjoy the very best environments possible, with a focus on understanding and delivering objective future needs rather than historic subjective trends.

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