The Manchester studio of BDP, a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists has appointed George Smith as Town Planning Consultant in order to strengthen its Planning Studio in the North of England. The appointment will see George working closely with BDP’s senior planning professionals to deliver a comprehensive range of town planning consultancy services to current and future clients.
George will be heavily involved in statutory planning activities including submitting and managing major planning applications, advising on and making representations to Local Plans across the North and developing BDP’s planning capability in environmental assessment.
He will also engage with the other BDP studios and disciplines that make up the practice’s Urbanism Group to provide urban planning, Masterplanning and regeneration services, including the current commission for the Kuwait Municipality to produce a Commercial Land Use Planning Framework for the whole of Kuwait.
George joins BDP following several years as a Graduate Town Planner at GVA. In this role George was heavily involved in projects including the proposals for the development of Chester Central Business District, as well as producing a large-scale ‘hybrid’ planning application on behalf of a developer consortium for the development of 1,600 new homes in Pendleton.
Commenting on his new role at BDP, George said:
“BDP’s Manchester studio is rightly renowned for its diversity of exciting and challenging town planning work in the UK and abroad. I look forward to working on the many town planning, urban planning and regeneration projects in the North West and further afield, particularly the incredibly exciting Kuwait Commercial Land Use project.”
Andrew Teage, Planning Director at BDP, said:
“George will be an excellent asset to BDP. He is a young and dynamic town planner with a great future ahead of him, and we look forward to him bringing his many skills to the BDP Planning team.”