BDP has announced three project wins in China at the UK Trade & Investment Infrastructure Summit in London, the flagship opening event of the British Business Embassy.
After winning an international competition, BDP has been appointed to design a world-class new destination in the Huangpu District of the East Nanjing Road in Shanghai. This sits within the Bund Historical and Cultural Conservation Zone, and features clusters of historic buildings that will be renovated to include high-end retail, food and beverage, leisure, a luxury club and a boutique hotel.
BDP has also been appointed to masterplan a large-scale campus for Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, in Suzhou. And the company will also head up the Artall Tiancheng Business Centre project in Nanjing. This 32,000sqm project will maximise the public spaces in the centre, link existing buildings with covered walkways and create a 26 floor tower. The tower will provide office space that will sit above an art gallery. A key driver in the design for business centre is the natural and climatic assets of the site and location and how these are optimised for passive and active sustainable design solutions.
Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green said: “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. With the world’s spotlight on the UK this summer, we are working hard through the British Business Embassy programme to help companies capitalise on the unique opportunity we have in 2012 to secure new contracts and investments, such as those won by BDP.”