Commercial residential

The world is changing. Cities are getting bigger, people are more mobile, the planet is becoming smaller and more fragile. Making a place called home is becoming increasingly difficult.

Constraints in land availability particularly in urban areas and the UK government’s aspirations to have zero carbon housing by 2016 are amongst some of the challenges that Buro Happold is helping its clients to overcome.

Winning the hearts and mind of communities, persuading and changing behaviours will be as big a challenge as the engineering.

Good design alone generates potential, but learning from buildings directly through post occupancy evaluation can create certainty.  Our buildings are not considered in isolation. Buro Happold looks at what it really means for a neighbourhood to thrive, right from site investigations through to sustainable transport links, waste, water, energy and employment opportunities for local people.

Weaving together the various typologies of hotels, housing, entertainment spaces and offices is incredibly complex but it’s what we at Buro Happold thrive on.  Creating desirable spaces where people want to live, work and play, balanced with creating sustainable properties, realising architectural aesthetics, navigating intricate planning laws, overcoming land shortages and achieving affordability is what Buro Happold does best.

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Sanhe Metro Station
Happold Consulting

News

02/12/2013

Large-scale urban development, the creation of new cities, urban extensions and their associated infrastructures, presents numerous challenges. At Happold Consulting we subscribe firmly to the belief that sustainable urb

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Buro Happold

Project

15/01/2013

The Brunswick, formerly known as the Brunswick Centre, is a Grade II Listed, mixed use, low rise, high density urban development within a concrete and glass megastructure. Comprising retail units, cinema, social housing and car parking, the Brunswick is one of London’s iconic buildings from the 1960s and is a 2008 winner of The Civic Trust Awards.

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Mei Ren - Sustainability Champion award
Buro Happold

News

31/03/2014

Buro Happold technical director, Mei Ren, has won the Sustainability Champion award at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards 2014, announced at a prestigious ceremony held at Claridge's, London on Friday 21st Mar

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Marina Towers
Buro Happold

Event

19/03/2014

Chicago office director Matthew Herman will be speaking at the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Seminar on June 12 at the Harris Bank Auditorium in Chicago. Matthew, alongside Pranav Seth, project architect...

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New York City at night - Image credit: dell640
Buro Happold

Blog

18/03/2014

Resilience is defined as the ability to prepare for, adapt to and quickly rebound from shocks and stresses. Building resilience is about making people, communities and systems better prepared to withstand catastroph

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Haramain High Speed Rail
Buro Happold

News

19/02/2014

Buro Happold has been involved in nine of the 25 biggest construction projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The multitude of Buro Happold projects featured on the list is testament to the Gulf region a

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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NYC Skyline
Buro Happold

News

15/11/2013

In the face of increasing natural threats to urban environments, government agencies are engaging with experts, including top engineering firms, across the US to establish benchmarks for resiliency and to apply them to new...

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Construction work
Buro Happold

Blog

07/08/2013

A recent fire at the Al Hirma Tower, Dubai highlights once again the importance of fire safety on construction sites. International Planning Stages cover a building project from concept/preparation stages through to design,...

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Msheireb Downtown Doha Phase 2 and 3

Project

05/08/2013

Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project involves an ambitious plan to regenerate part of the city centre of Doha in Qatar in a sustainable way for the 21st century, and Buro Happold is working with client...

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De Vere Gardens
Happold Consulting

Blog

15/07/2013

Last month UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s spending review speech mentioned the word infrastructure seven times, whilst investment in housing was touched on only once. The interesting point is the...

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Sanhe Station Masterplan - View of one of the neighbourhood centres
Happold Consulting

Project

05/07/2013

The extension of Chengdu Metro Line 3 to the north east of the city brings with it opportunities to connect Xindu District to the centre of Chengdu, and act as a catalyst for growth in this emerging area of the city.

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Peter Stephenson
Buro Happold

Blog

03/07/2013

Recent seismic activity in the Middle East, including the largest earthquake the region has experienced for 45 years (17.04.13), has raised concerns over the structural integrity and safety of buildings, particularly those...

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Dubai Skyline 01
Buro Happold

Blog

17/06/2013

On 16 April this year, for the second time in a week, Dubai experienced ground tremors following a significant earthquake in Iran, hundreds of kilometres away. These shakes, though relatively minor, caused significant alarm...

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Buro Happold

Project

04/06/2013

Situated on the 6th Ring Road in Kuwait, this elegant 196,000m2 retail development belies the engineering challenges overcome in developing the structural engineering solutions.

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Fire
Buro Happold

Blog

03/05/2013

A recent fire at the Al Hafeet Tower in Sharjah (April 2013) is the latest in a series of similar incidents that have highlighted what a...

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IBA opening
Buro Happold

News

16/04/2013

The International Building Exhibition in Hamburg opened its doors to the public. The Soft House, one of the model homes, looks to provide an answer to this question

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Happold Consulting

Project

04/04/2013

Working closely with architects John Thompson and Partners, we prepared a detailed economic and spatial strategy to support a masterplan for the redevelopment of Dalian’s eastern coastal periphery. The proposed redevelopment, adjacent to the CBD of Dalian City, is substantial in scale incorporating former docks, shipyards, commercial zones, areas of natural beauty and a large petrochemical plant. The economic study involved significant data collection, analysis and interpretation of primary and secondary data sources, in order to best appraise alternative uses for the site.

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Beach & Howe Vancouver 01
Buro Happold

News

29/03/2013

Buro Happold’s New York office is providing structural engineering services for an iconic 49 story, mixed use development in Vancouver, British Columbia, that is set to redefine the concept of a typical high rise. Designed by...

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Civic Trust awards

News

11/03/2013

A number of Buro Happold projects received recognition in the recently announced UK Civic Trust awards for 2013. In all seven Buro Happold projects were announced as outright winners of the award with three receiving...

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Buro Happold

Project

21/02/2013

The Tongshan Street project in the Pudong area of central Shanghai will provide our client, Vanke (one of the largest developers in China) with a unique development which is expected to set new standards for large scale residential led mixed use projects in terms of both financial return, but also sustainability which is a key driver for Vanke.

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Buro Happold

Project

15/02/2013

Buro Happold was awarded the commission to undertake a feasibility study for the renovation of a listed tenement block in Edinburgh.

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Anil Lawrie

News

24/01/2013

Buro Happold has announced the appointment of two new partners bringing the partnership to a total of 50. Happold Consulting’s Lawrie Robertson and Mumbai based Anil Hira will add their considerable expertise and market insight...

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Heartlands coverpic
Buro Happold

Project

28/05/2012

The Heartlands Project will bring together sound sustainable design principles to showcase a low carbon development and be a leader of sustainability in the UK through celebration of its heritage and being a catalyst for regeneration

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Clarence Dock Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

26/05/2011

Dating from the 19th Century. Clarence Dock was originally constructed to transport goods to and from the centre of Leeds, particularly coal from the collieries in Wakefield and Rothwell, which was then distributed to heavy...

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Buro Happold

Project

04/05/2011

Situated in Birmingham’s flourishing and vibrant Westside district, The Cube stands elevated and proud on an ever-evolving skyline. Inspired by the area’s origins as a jewellery quarter, this £76M high-end, mixed-use development...

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Regional Leaders

UK

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Andrew Best

Partner


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Wolf Mangelsdorf

Partner


Central Europe

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Ian Booth

Partner


North America

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Michael McGough

Principal


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David Herd

Partner


Middle East

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Roger Nickells

Partner