IDP | Urban Design Group

We are IDP. We enhance daily life through architecture. We use design creativity, logic, collaboration and pragmatism to realise places and spaces. Ideas, delivered.

IDP are a Place-led design practice with an integrated urbanism approach that combines our Urban Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture skills as a single design process. This enables us to develop strategic masterplans through to detailed deliverable building designs with design team collaboration embedded in a single design process. Design without Silos!

We harness our architectural experience to create REAL workable masterplans that create unique environments that are sensitive to their local context. By using our clear understanding of the complex: typological; three dimensional and functional characteristics of all building and space uses, we create masterplans that harness the potential of all uses to create strong places that function and can be delivered predictably to completion.

Our key urbanism specialisms include:-

  • Major FULL planning applications with bespoke design. We are very comfortable managing and delivering designs for very
  • large projects without the benefit of an outline consent. We use our integrated design approach to bring together urban strategies, building designs and landscape into a single proposal, constantly making design decisions across all disciplines with equal weighting.
  • Competitions - IDP have substantial experience delivering successful competition design projects for a wide range of clients. We know how to retain a focus on quality and work at pace to bring together urban design, architecture and landscape to form inspiring places that capture stakeholder imagination.
  • Estate Regeneration – Often technically complex and led by community consultation, our integrated urbanism approach allows us to deliver homes, parks and streets working with local residents to shape their future. We retain a focus on composition and place-quality, always employing site-specific approaches to maximise ‘place’ quality, whilst balancing the complex technical, phasing and delivery requirements these projects usually incorporate. The more complicated, the more our distinctive skills stand out from the crowd.
  • Design Guides & Codes – We regularly deliver projects from strategic land planning through to detailed design. This commonly includes the creation of design codes and guides. Our codes are seating in an understanding of how projects are delivered, and as such
  • Detailed Housing Layout Design – We believe in ensuring that good urban design intent is delivered at the detail scale. As such,
  • our Urban Designers lead the detailed layout design of our housing and mixed-use projects, to ensure the strength of detail is not lost. We combine this with a strong commercial sense to create environments rich with composition, rhythm and character. Working at all scales and markets, from intimate affordable housing projects to major urban extensions, the same ‘place-focused’ philosophy underpins our process.
  • Landscape / Townscape Visual impact assessments – our landscape planning and architecture team provide expert advice in the assessment of the visual impact of projects whether this be high rise towers in an urban context to sensitive rural assessments.

IDP are adaptable and measured, creating smart solutions that address complicated design challenges. We always remain focused on place quality and the idea that everything we do will be: lived in, played on, and worked in. Lives are lived for decades and maybe centuries among the places and spaces we create. For us, its important to get things right!

Primary Office

27 Spon Street
United Kingdom
024 7652 7600

Key Contact

Ben Flippance
024 7652 7600

Regional Offices

London and South East
North West
West Midlands