BDP appoint David Raynor to urban design team

The Manchester studio of BDP, a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists has appointed David Raynor as Associate in order to strengthen its urban design team in the north.

For several years David led the masterplanning team at MBLA, the Manchester-based architects and urbanists. At MBLA David specialised in masterplans for major housing-led development and regeneration projects across the north of England including two Salford-based masterplans for Lower Broughton and Pendleton. Both these transformational schemes have been successfully developed despite the challenging economic climate.

In the course of his career David has also worked at Faulkner Brown, Holford Associates and Haliday Meecham and has recently taught architecture and urban design at the universities of Cardiff, Hull and Liverpool John Moores.

Commenting on his new role at BDP, David said:

“BDP has a fantastic track record in delivering outstanding masterplans in the UK and globally and I’m looking forward to working on projects both here in the north west and much further afield.”

Francis Glare, BDP’s director of urbanism, said:

“We are delighted to welcome David to BDP. His experience and skills will be particularly helpful in our increasing international portfolio and also here in the UK where we are seeing the market for high quality mixed-use and residential masterplans returning.”