Our Vision

Our vision for every project is to Add Value through Good Design.

Positive user experience, low maintenance beautiful buildings do not have to cost more.

  • Our transport infrastructure projects add value to Transport Orientated Developments through a better understanding of how railway stations can be designed to support their local community.
  • Our Higher Education buildings are designed to identify opportunity spaces between efficient functional requirements that add value to the student experience.
  • Our regeneration projects add value by achieving higher densities through good design.

"Good Design also means Good Business, reducing costs over the life of Projects" Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail

Our Vision - an example in Higher Education

Ritterman Building, Middlesex University, Hendon

By listening to the academic team at Middlesex University we were able to make better use of opportunity spaces such as break out zones in corridors, external spaces and student support functions to enhance learning outcomes for students.

The Ritterman Building, our new science and technology facility at Hendon made use of sustainable technologies, new methods of construction and data management systems to provide a building that can be used as a case study by the students to explore how a building grows over time.

  • Shared spaces provide an enhanced student experience.
  • A flexible 3 dimensional grid provides for future changes in the curriculum and enables the building to adapt to difference course structures.
  • Sustainable technologies provides a living environment that students can use as part of their studies.
  • A comprehensive user friendly building manual provides the user with detailed knowledge on how the building works

Corporate Social Responsibility

BPR are a part of the community that we work for. There is a lot to be gained from supporting young people and introducing them to the world of architecture and the built environment.

We believe in equal opportunities for all and provide a number of opportunities for young people to take part in our work including:

  • Middlesex University's Global Graduate Programme annual scholarship fund
  • Wandsworth's GCSE student work placement programme
  • RIBA Mentor scheme
  • RIBA Future Architects Pledge
  • Participation in Middlesex Universities' student led design for a showcase pavilion
  • Visiting tutor at Birmingham University school of Architecture

BPR Influence

BPR are actively engaged in influencing the debate on how our built environment must adapt to changes in social and economic values.

BPR's Director, Paul Beaty-Pownall is a regular speaker at Industry Events where he has presented a range of BPR Insights that seek to explore new ideas that can add value to the built environment through good design.

  • Station Place - developed as a concept station supporting the RDG Vision for Stations. Station Place explores how station developments should turn to face their local community adding value to transport oriented development
  • Overground Design Idiom, published on behalf of TfL. BPR Created the concept of Stations as Streets that makes use of the street to allow the capacity of a station to grow.
  • Network Rail Principles of Good Design, published by Network Rail to encourage greater design quality throughout the rail industry
  • Speaker at RIBA BIM Conference 2014 exploring the benefits of BIM for Higher Education projects
  • Build Earth Live, Dubai UAE - BPR were invited to the panel of judges for the new Hyperloop Hub design competition making best use of BIM for international collaboration