Urban design

The NPPF places significant weight on the importance of good design and its role in achieving sustainable development and making better places for people. Our team of urban designers and masterplanners are committed to designing distinctive and sustainable developments drawing upon our specialist knowledge across landscape, ecology and masterplanning. We prepare masterplans at all scales and levels of detail, from initial concept through to detailed design.


We provide a holistic approach to masterplanning that’s firmly rooted in a detailed understanding of a site and its context and the commercial aspirations of the developer. We’ve a proven track record in delivering high quality developments which stem from well considered, adaptable masterplans. We frequently take our schemes from the masterplanning stage through design coding and implementations.

We create places that:

  • people will want to live in, now and in the future
  • are sustainable and resilient to climate change
  • are tailored to optimise environmental opportunities
  • make efficient use of land
  • are adaptable and achievable

Urban Design

Good urban design comes from a complete understanding of the natural and built environment. We’re able to pool our specialist knowledge across landscape, ecology, archaeology and urbanism – so you can be certain that no stone is left unturned in the master planning process.

Our inclusive approach means that we share our ideas with stakeholders and the public from the earliest possible stage. This leads to well-presented, high quality, commercially aware schemes.

So whether you need a masterplan, a feasibility study or a townscape appraisal, we’ll be on hand to provide the highest quality support, giving you confidence that your project will be delivered in a well-considered manner, with attention to detail – and the minimum of fuss.