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Vernon Street Studio, Preston

November 7, 2011 in 1960s, Offices

BDP Preston office, Vernon Street is my favourite BDP place: home of ‘the BDP family’, a great place to work, the origin of so much integrated interdisciplinary output, and the cradle of today’s BDP offices.

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Abito, Greengate, Manchester

August 11, 2011 in 2000s, Offices, Residential

As an occupier of this mixed-use development – SKV own two units of the ground floor offices – how can I not nominate this, my place of work?
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The Round Foundry, Leeds

August 10, 2011 in 2000s, Masterplanning, Offices, Residential

For me the Round Foundry is an excellent example of creative regeneration through teamwork. Ten years ago this group of buildings had the appearance of a nondescript collection of old sheds, car spray shops and junkyards located in an unsavoury part of town. In reality it was the 200 year old and last surviving engineering works of the early industrial revolution. Read the rest of this entry →

Dock Traffic Office / Granada News, Liverpool

July 19, 2011 in 1980s, Offices

A very challenging conversion of a Grade1 listed building, part of the Albert Dock complex. We were commissioned by David Plowright, Granada Television, our best client in the 80s, to create the first dedicated regional television news studio in the UK. Read the rest of this entry →

BDP Manchester Studio

July 8, 2011 in 2000s, Offices

The BDP Manchester Studio has helped rejuvenate a rather drab site just near to Piccadilly Station. The building sits on the edge of the canal which has now become an attractive place for the people of Manchester to use (both on and beside the water) as well as providing a soothing and inspiring vista for the people working inside.
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Broomielaw, Glasgow

April 28, 2011 in 1980s, Masterplanning, Offices

The riverside Broomielaw district was derelict in the 1980s and Glasgow office proposed a general plan for its revival. A series of city blocks aligned with the river and sightlines provides the grid. BDP has gradually developed most of the blocks for a succession of clients as ownership changed, keeping to the plan but innovating as well.

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Halifax Building Society, Halifax

April 13, 2011 in 1970s, Offices

A quite remarkable building of its period (early 1970s).

Championed by some leading critics at the time (Banham etc) for its almost Victorian confidence, disliked by others for the same reason. Read the rest of this entry →