For a development to be functional, accessible and attractive to its users it is essential to provide high quality and efficient infrastructure.

People require convenient access to buildings, open spaces and transport facilities. Public spaces and streets should be safe, legible and welcoming. Incoming utility services such as water, electricity, gas, heating and telecommunications should be efficient, reliable and deliverable in a phased and cost effective manner. Sustainable water resource management measures, for example recycling of waste water for irrigation, and sustainable drainage systems should be integrated with the external landscape.

At Buro Happold we offer an integrated multi-disciplinary service throughout the whole project life cycle, from planning through to design and implementation. We take pride in working closely with clients, collaborators and stakeholders to deliver cost effective and sustainable outcomes. Recognising that infrastructure is often the “glue” that binds developments together, we aim to take a proactive approach to problem solving and co-ordination.

Our expertise ranges from city scale masterplanning through to campus and building scale development infrastructure. The infrastructure masterplan that we produced for King Abdullah Economic City covered a site area of over 200sqkm. Complex campus scale development infrastructure projects within London include The International Quarter, Battersea Power Station Redevelopment, Wembley Regeneration, Elephant Park (at Elephant and Castle) and numerous legacy developments within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Our engineers are often well placed to lead and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary projects as well as provide specialist technical input.

Our infrastructure services:


  • Highways and streets
  • Landform and earthworks
  • Public realm engineering
  • Smart infrastructure
  • Foul and storm water drainage
  • Utilities

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