Matrix Partnership Ltd

NameMatrix Partnership Ltd

Combining skills to provide a fully integrated approach to urban design

Matrix Partnership is an internationally recognised specialist in urban design.

The company was formed in 2000 by directors drawing on over 30 years experience in delivering major urban projects worldwide. Our involvement in a range of seminal projects, such as the redevelopment of London Docklands, provides the bedrock of experience for us to act as trusted client advisors on projects delivered from inception through to completion.

We bring together expertise in architecture, landscape design and planning to deliver sustainable design solutions. Our core services cover:

  • Masterplanning for sustainable new settlements and communities
  • Urban planning & regeneration
  • Regional urban development strategies
  • Landscape & architecture design and implementation
  • Training, post-graduate teaching and best practice publications in urban design

We practice with passion and with a commitment to high quality design, delivered through collaborative working, effective management, planning robustness and foresight. We operate as part of multi-disciplinary teams that are customised to meet the needs of a specific project.

The practice has successfully led a variety of large-scale urban projects and we were recipients of the 2006 RTPI ‘Sustainable Communities Award’ and 2007 Regeneration & Renewal Award for ‘Best Use of Planning in Regeneration.’ Notable projects include the masterplanning of Devonport in Plymouth and Woodberry Down in Hackney, London’s largest housing estate renewal project. We are currently working throughout the Middle East, China and Africa as well as the UK.

Linking practice and research helps ensure that we stay at the cutting edge. Projects are informed by training and policy development. We work on various best practice urban design research, training and design guidance exercises for the UK and Scottish Governments. Practice Directors have been frequent lecturers in urban design at Oxford University, Oxford Brookes University and The Bartlett, University College London.

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Appraisal

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Statements

Conservation: Characterisation Studies

Conservation: Townscape Impact Analysis

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Public Inquiries

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Code for Sustainable Homes

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Trusts

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Audits

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wetlands

Countryside & Environment: Wildlife Centres / Trusts

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: New Premises

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Design: Characterisation Studies

Design: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Tall Buildings

Design: Architecture

Design: Implementation

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Funding Applications

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Economic Development: Viability Assessment

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Planning for Real & Trade

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Health Planning: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Crematoriums

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Housing: Code for Sustainable Homes

Housing: Viability Assessments

Housing: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Mining

Industrial: Oil & Gas

Information Technology: GIS

Information Technology: CAD

Information Technology: Web & Graphic Design

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Overseas: Other Planning Systems

Overseas: Overseas Planning and Development

Research: Private Sector Stock Condition Surveys

Research: Empty Homes Surveys

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Research: Environmental Impact Assessment

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Markets

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Site Design Layout

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Visitor Management Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Family Entertainment Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Rambling

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths

Tourism & Leisure: Theme Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Transport: Airports

Transport: Buses / Coach Stations

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Cycle Ways

Transport: Motorways

Transport: Ports

Transport: Railways

Transport: Roads

Transport: Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Transport: Traffic Management

Transport: Trams

Transport: Transport Impact Studies

Transport: Underground (Tube) Systems

Transport: Transport planning and design

Transport: Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Housing Estate Masterplans

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Design

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Joint Venture Partnerships

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: European Funding

Urban Regeneration: PPP (Public & Private Partnerships)

Enforcement: Appeals

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Employment: Impact Tests

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Infrastructure: Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans

Infrastructure: Schools Planning