Helping you create vibrant places where communities and businesses can grow and thrive
Are you undertaking a complex urban transformation project; whether at regional or city level, or at city block scale, or in the spaces that make up the fabric of the city? Tackling a wide range of technical challenges, our work has unlocked major regeneration projects in cities around the world.
Our work is characterised by an outcome-based approach to urban development, integrating the input of experts across a range of specialists. Our strategic planners and economists assist with creating a vision and developing strategic briefs. Our technical experts understand any site’s constraints and work with urban and landscape designers to create a resilient infrastructure framework, and guide applications through the planning system.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO FORMER INDUSTRIAL SITES
We can help you breathe new life into a former industrial site. BuroHappold’s work on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has seen the transformation of a contaminated site, firstly into the home of the world’s greenest and most accessible Olympics, and now into its vibrant Olympic legacy mode, with new neighbourhoods, a football stadium, a high-tech incubator hub, and the Stratford Waterfront cultural and educational district.
Our urban regeneration specialists are also transforming underutilized urban infrastructure, such as railways, bridges and man-made waterways, for the 21st century. Find out more about our work to renew ‘Stranded Assets’ >
Developments based around new transport hubs are a particular specialism – dense mixed use developments based around transit hubs that provide homes and employment, retail and facilities. They deliver increased revenues to the transport provider, and enhanced connectivity to the community. Vibrant new districts include Transbay, San Francisco and Battersea, London.
NEW DISTRICTS AND CITIES
Working with civic leaders we are helping to plan and design new districts and cities that will shepherd in a new, more sustainable approach to urban living, such as the King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) and the 75ha Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) financial district in Kuala Lumpur. On Detroit Future City and Future Riyadh we have helped city leaders to examine and overcome the obstacles in the way of their vision.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I view BuroHappold as a firm that has every skill you need in house. They show an appropriate level of ingenuity. They are interested in the problem and will explore it, and new ways of solving it, and then bring this forward in an appropriate way. BuroHappold go beyond our expectations.Neil Bennett, Partner at Farrells
I like their cultural style. There’s an ease of working that means you can overcome any performance issues that arise as the relationship is good.
Ian Williamson, Chief Project Delivery Officer at The Red Sea Development Company
BuroHappold was a pleasure to work with. They took a very professional approach to both the work on energy, daylight and overheating and to Post Occupancy Evaluation. In both cases the research they undertook was very thorough, and backed up by rigorous modelling and analysis. The reports they produced have been very useful in supporting new policy development.Dan Epstein, Director of Sustainability at Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation
Everything about BuroHappold's service is professional; it really feels like a partnership when we are working together. Their breadth of expertise is one of the key reasons I like to work with them.Kevin Doyle, DCO Coordinator at London Resort Company Holdings Limited
BuroHappold has a good footprint globally and is a really strong brand for us. There’s a chemistry between our cultures, the working relationship is good. It’s great that they are a broad ranging multi-disciplinary engineering firm, so they can bring so much. They are experienced, great to work with and responsive. They communicate well behind the scenes. Their people are focused on relationship and there’s a respect for each other.Bryan K. Algeo, Senior Vice President at WATG
BuroHappold is a highly professional, ethical and well managed consultancy of results driven energy solutions. They have provided effective and efficient recommendations to optimise our existing heat network and went over and beyond to deliver outstanding service. They were not afraid to think ‘outside the box’ and subsequently delivered cutting edge scheme proposal.
Renia Kotynia, Programme Manager at The Skills & Growth Company