An engineering and urban design practice. Particularly concerned with the thoughtful integration of buildings, infrastructure and movement, and the creation of places.
Humans have a fundamental need to interact with one another and their environment. This understanding sits at the core of Alan Baxter’s intuitive approach to urbanism.
Alan Baxter’s urban design work includes major projects for the growth and regeneration of towns and cities across the UK and internationally bringing together their expertise in masterplanning, movement, heritage, site engineering and strategic landscape design.
They are often called on to unlock challenging opportunities around major brownfield sites, transport hubs and sensitive historic environments and are recognised for their thoughtful and locally responsive design approach.
Alan Baxter’s understanding of bigger picture issues, combined with their sensitivity towards local context, is evident in the places which they have helped to shape over the last 40 years.
Recent multi-disciplinary projects include a town-wide masterplan for Aylesbury, a Government-designated Garden Town, the regeneration of Leicester’s city centre Waterside, and the creation of a long term masterplan and conservation management plan for York Minster’s Precinct.
Alan Baxter support landowners and local authorities in identifying sustainable locations for community growth to inform local plan making. They develop spatial strategies and design guidance responding to local heritage, landscape and movement patterns, taking projects from the earliest concepts through to planning applications and design codes. They have designed new communities at a range of scales including the award-winning 250 home Loftus Garden Village in South Wales, to Thetford’s 5,000 home urban extension. Their work in sustainable movement planning includes the movement strategy for Ashford in Kent and for Bicester Eco-town.