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Urban Design

Urban Design

Urban design is the shaping and making of our cities, towns, villages, streets and spaces. As a leading multi-disciplinary design firm, we are committed to transforming cityscapes through our cutting-edge urban design services.

Our Urban Design team love to create well considered, functional and vibrant environments. We are forward looking and strive to understand not just the current needs of an area, but also the evolving and future functional requirements of spaces through an urban master plan, architecture as well as urban street design.

A proven track record in urban design

We have successfully transformed underused and derelict urban sites into bustling places, re-establishing them for people and turning these neglected areas into the heart of the community through urban design landscape design.

We help our clients to realise the full potential of their sites, make the most of any investment and support them to access funding or grants, for example, ONE has helped areas to secure millions of pounds worth of Future High Street Funding.

A new vision for our town centres and High Streets

Transformative visions and creativity are required to future proof our town centres, High Streets and local economy through modern urban design.

ONE’s team reimagines the use of spaces in our towns and cities to ensure sustainable urban design and economic regeneration to deliver long term economic and productivity growth with a clear framework for successful change.

The team, however, understands the need for both long and short-term strategies. We have a great track record with ‘meanwhile uses’ and urban landscape design breathing new life into an area. Our projects unlock prime locations e.g. the award-winning The Bird Box in Bromsgrove has rejuvenated a derelict and difficult to develop town centre site, paving the way for permanent development.

Our urban design team is adept at the art of place making by understanding the local context as well as the connections between people, the places they use and any associated infrastructure. ONE provides creative solutions and great design to achieve sustainable development that shapes the urban context and provides multi-functional environments.

A multi-disciplinary approach to urban design

We use a collaborative, multi-disciplinary urban design process to look at a project from all angles to re-purpose spaces and environments. Our multi-disciplinary team creates dynamic, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing urban environments by analysing and optimising spatial layouts, infrastructure, and community needs to create masterplans that stand the test of time.

We integrate eco-friendly practices, green building techniques, and renewable energy solutions into urban design projects and our landscape-led approach to masterplanning results in visionary urban developments. Our landscape architects seamlessly integrate green spaces, water features, sculptures/artwork and hardscapes while our civil and structural engineers re-risk developments from the ground up.

Our architectural designs are a testament to innovation. Our architects blend form and function, working with all other disciplines, ensuring that every structure contributes to the aesthetic and functional harmony of the urban fabric. Effective transportation planning, that promotes active and sustainable travel, ensures urban spaces are well connected and accessible to all.

The urban design team can provide concept design, town centre strategies, wayfinding strategies, assist with business cases and investment portfolios and gain planning permission as supportive information to access the Future High Street Fund and other grants. They relish a challenge, so the team will explore ideas and adapt them to realise your vision and achieve a long-term sustainable solution for urban planning and design.

Choose ONE for:

· Multi-Disciplinary Excellence with a single point of contact

· Transformative and innovative design

· Sustainable Solutions

· Client-centric approach bringing your vision to life

· A company you can trust, with a proven track record in urban design.

Contact us today

If you are looking for an urban design group of people that can translate your vision into a reality and transform urban landscapes, contact us today. Architecture and Urban Design teams often work closely together as part of the urban design process alongside other key disciplines. At ONE, all of this expertise is within the same studio working together at the forefront of BIM. Join us in redefining urban landscapes. We can’t wait to hear about your project.

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Detailed Services

  • Town and city centre analysis
  • Vision documents
  • Town and city centre masterplans
  • Town planning
  • Public realm design
  • Shared Streets design
  • Public art strategies
  • Wayfinding strategies
  • Supporting business case
  • Stakeholder consultation

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