Tom Keighley

Manchester architects secure China contracts

Manchester-based architecture and design firm, BDP, has announced three major project wins in China.

The international firm made the announcement at today’s UKTI Infrastructure Summit in Lancaster House.

BDP will design a new destination in the Huangpu District of Shanghai; including renovated historic buildings as well as high-end retail, food and leisure facilities.

Elsewhere, the firm will provide a new campus for the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University, in Suzhou.

The project will provide laboratory space and research facilities, along with a new humanities building, science building and international exchange centre.

BDP will also work on the Artall Tiancheng Business Centre in Nanjing; a 32,000 sq m project to link existing buildings with covered walkways and create a 26 floor tower for office space and an art gallery.

A key driver in the design for business centre is the climatic assets of the site, and this has informed some of the sustainable design features.

Commenting on the contract wins, Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Green, said: “I warmly congratulate BDP on winning a series of new architectural and urban design and masterplan contracts. BDP’s successes are an excellent reflection of the strength of British companies in providing the expertise needed to deliver major infrastructure projects around the world.”

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