Building Design Partnership


Building Design Partnership, founded in 1961, is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary architectural/design/engineering/urbanism practice, working across many sectors, including education, retail, offices, industry, health care, housing, culture and leisure, and transport and infrastructure. BDP operates 11 offices across the UK and Ireland, with associated offices across Europe. BDP has a long-established office in Belfast which operated in the city throughout the period of the Troubles to the present; one of its earliest large-scale projects in Northern Ireland was the distinguished Northern Bank headquarters in Donegall Square West of 1970.

‘Castlecourt to go ahead’, Ulster Architect May 1985
‘Castlecourt Heralds a New Retail Era’, Specify, April 1990
‘Castle Court and the Minister’s Lights’, Ulster Architect, 6 (10), May/June 1990
‘RIAI regional awards1991’, Contemporary Irish Architecture, 1990
‘Big in Belfast’, Architects’ Journal, 190 (18), November 1989