BWCP, architects and planning consultants, is a small multi-skilled consultancy established 1972. Our work is varied: freeports, conversion of historic buildings, schools, industrial, housing, retail and visitor attractions. We lead the town planning and consultation strategy of our major projects.
BWCP designed the UK's first new apartment-hotel (Barbican), obtained permissions for a new condominium-apart-hotel at Aldgate East and for a 260-room hotel as part of a mixed-use development of Orbit House, Southwark, now Palaestra.
In Oxfordshire proposals for the Carmel College campus in 30ha of AONB; gave evidence to the local plan inquiry which has been recommended and accepted.
BWCP has been responsible for many live-and-work and residential conversions in Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and the City and currently working on major extensions to CurtainHouse Curtain Road and advising owners of Bath Place, Rivington Street. In Greenwich town centre our scheme for 6 town houses has been built, as have proposals for the Trafalgar Tavern. We are advising the main boatyard servicing vessels on the Thames and Dupond's specialist bakery on planning matters having given evidence to the Greenwich UDP inquiry Inspector. Recently adapted for new uses John Soane's Holy Trinity and St Mark's N Audley Street, both Grade I churches. In the City designed a new control room and HQ for the Port of London Authority on Sugar Quay jetty by the Tower. In Camden we have permissions for a canal-side site and an office building in Chalk Farm Road, both won following appeals.
Brian Waters, principal of BWCP is Chairman of the National Planning Forum since 2012 and of the London Planning & Development Forum since 1990, is planning correspondent of Architects' Journal and co-edits Planning in London magazine.
Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar
Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs
Conservation: Conservation Areas
Conservation: Historic Building Restoration
Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites
Conservation: Listed Buildings
Conservation: Urban Conservation
Conservation: World Heritage Sites
Business: Change of Use
Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises
Business: Lawful Development Certificates
Business: New Premises
Housing: Housing Design Layout
Design: Urban Design
Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings
Housing: Affordable Housing
Housing: Residential Developments
Industrial: Light Industry
Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness
Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain
Research: Feasibility Studies
Research: Site Appraisals
Retail: Change of Use
Retail: Town Centres
Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs
Tourism & Leisure: Hotels
Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants
Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths
Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites
Economic Development: Development Strategies
Economic Development: Feasibility Studies
Overseas: Overseas Planning and Development
Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies
Urban Regeneration: Design
Design: Design Layout
Design: Tall Buildings