Delivery team

“We have a dedicated team and work with the best professionals to bring about our vision of a new City Quarter for this amazing city” Sven Topel, CEO, Brookgate

Planning

Bidwells

Bidwells is the UK's leading regional property consultancy. The company provides a full range of services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors, combining a deep understanding of the strategic objectives of clients with the resources to deliver them. Bidwell’s success is built around a business culture where clients' interests come first.

The company is driven by creating value for its investment and corporate clients, which it delivers through its specialist knowledge of East of England - one of the UK's fastest-growing regions - combined with the quality and depth of a top 20 UK property consultancy.

Bidwells has built a culture around its people, both its workforce and clients. It values the qualities of each individual that is recognised and supported by the skills and expertise of the rest of the firm, and it values the relationships and partnerships it has with its clients.

Architects

Chetwoods

Chetwoods is an architectural practice that delivers high standards of design with craftsmanship and award-winning sustainability.  Established by Laurie Chetwood in 1988 the practice numbers 70 architects and designers operating from studios in London, Birmingham and Leeds. 

The company’s current portfolio includes commercial, logistics, mixed-use, master planning, public sector, transportation, retail and residential projects in the UK, Europe, UAE and elsewhere.

Formation Architects

Formation Architects is an established architectural practice based in Oval, South London. The practice specialises in building design and procurement for residential, commercial offices and hotels.

The practice focuses on making cities humane, rewarding and sustainable places to live, work and play. The company creates modern designs that integrate and reflect the positive aspects of the specific location. 

During the early stage, Formation Architects often provides clients with a feasibility study to establish the potential of a site. These concepts are developed into practical and attractive designs that meet the needs of clients and end users. The practice has extensive experience of presenting its work to all the various stakeholders involved in the planning process.

During the construction phase Formation Architects can provide the full range of services from due diligence reports, technical design and tender information through to full working drawings. The practice has built real buildings under most contractual regimes including traditionally administered contracts, construction management and design-build contracts.

Grimshaw

Grimshaw is an architectural practice founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. The practice specialises in the design and construction of significant buildings that suit their purpose and enrich the local communities.

For over 30 years, Grimshaw has established a reputation worldwide for rational building design and an understanding of the use of materials.

The practice now operates worldwide, with offices in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney employing over 200 staff. Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers various sectors, with substantial experience in transport projects, offices and educational facilities, the industrial sector, large-scale arts and leisure schemes and master planning and is characterised by structural legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing.

Grimshaw has won over 100 building awards and has a full understanding of the functions and conditions needed to fulfil a building, along with the appropriate materials needed for construction. The company believes that through careful understanding and evaluation of a project, inspired ideas will drive a good design to something that is extraordinary, challenging, and completely unique.

The practice has a responsibility to contribute to worldwide environmental improvement and sustainability. In 2000, it became the first major architectural practice to meet the ISO14001 environmental management system standard, and it continues to use its own environmental audit system, EVA, empowering staff to improve the performance of Grimshaw buildings. The practice is also a founder member of the UK Green Building Council and members of its US and Australian counterparts.

Oxford Architects

Oxford Architects covers a wide range of building types and specialises in providing a service tailored to each individual client. The practice has no 'house style' and prefers to see designs evolve from the specific requirements of each project. It has a strong commitment to maintaining high standards of professional service, which results in buildings that not only function well but are also a pleasure to live and work in.

Established for 50 years, Oxford Architects has offices in Bristol and Oxford, with an associated office in London, and still keeps its original values; to create excellent architecture, to provide outstanding client service, to promote a sustainable approach, and to enjoy the experience. The practice strives to achieve high quality, sustainable, contemporary building solutions that are built to its clients' cost and programme requirements.

Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm’s 24 offices focuses on local, regional, and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is highly ranked among top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise. The firm's 1,900 professionals are thought leaders in developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live, and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will’s culture and every year the company donates 1% of its design services to pro bono initiatives. In 2015, Fast Company ranked Perkins+Will among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture”.

The London office of Perkins+Will is one of the most successful design firms in the UK and EMEA. It delivers over 2 million sq. ft. of project work each year within the corporate and commercial sector, working alongside major developers, financial institutions, law firms, blue chip corporate brands, media companies, and public sector bodies. The practice's projects include large-scale urban design and planning developments, new build architecture, corporate interiors, and strategic workplace consultancy services. Multi award-winning projects include The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth; The Crystal, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens in London Docklands; and Astellas.

tp bennett

tp bennett, founded in 1921 by Sir Thomas Bennett, is a leading architectural design practice working for a wide spectrum of private and public sector clients. The firm is led by a new generation of directors who continue to build on nine decades of experience and are committed to designing environments that meet and exceed its clients’ expectations.

Its directors provide a well-managed and personally directed service that produces imaginative, flexible and cost-effective design solutions, which are design-led, responsible, intelligent and collaborative. The company’s values underpin everything it does.

tp bennett has three core divisions of architecture, interiors and planning, each supported by specialist practice areas in strategy, research and graphics.

Its holistic integrated approach and broad range of experience and expertise gives the company an in-depth understanding of clients needs, ensuring solutions deliver the right balance between innovative designs and robust and commercially appropriate project delivery.

Quantity surveyor

Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Gardiner & Theobald offers a range of services to the construction and property industry, including management of a development and the provision of project, cost and construction management for property projects. Its role is to see property solutions delivered on time and budget.

The company groups its 10 key services within three divisions: development, project and construction management and CDM coordination; cost and facilities management; and consultancy, construction & property tax, development monitoring and dispute management.

Gardiner & Theobald employs in excess of 1,000 staff and has over 170 years experience in the management of all types of construction, and is wholly owned by its current partners.

The company has been working internationally for over 45 years and operates through a worldwide network of offices. It has been working in Europe for over 35 years and has a track record of successful projects throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe, and has a strong presence in the USA. There are several offices and many major projects in the Middle East and in Asia, its operations are in China and India where it has a variety of projects.

The firm operates across every sector of business including offices, education, residential, health and pharmaceuticals, heritage, highways and transportation, heritage, industrial, public sector, retail, leisure and public utilities. A blue chip client portfolio includes developers, financial institutions and government across all continents of the world.

Project manager

GVA Second London Wall

GVA Second London Wall (GVA SLW) is a well-established consultancy with an unsurpassed track record of project management and delivery with most of the major UK developers and funds in the 19 years since its inception in 1993.

SLW was acquired in 2003 by GVA to create a centre of project management excellence within GVA’s national building division. SLW and its clients benefit from being part of the wider GVA worldwide network, with access to all property consultancy disciplines in 120 offices serving key markets in 35 countries.

SLW has offices in the City of London, the West End of London, Birmingham and Manchester.

SLW has a dedicated team of over 50 professionals with extensive experience in the delivery of projects in all major sectors including office, residential (private, social housing and student accommodation), hotel, retail, leisure and with a mix of new build, refurbishment and fitting out. The company’s public sector work is predominantly on new build schools and museums. In particular, it has extensive experience in the project management of regeneration schemes. Projects include Spitalfields in East London, Spinningfields Manchester, the White City development in West London and CB1 at Cambridge.

GVA Second London Wall has extensive experience working with local authorities, English Heritage, Building Control and Planning and Conservation Officers and strives to ensure that the aspirations of all its stakeholders and approving authorities are properly considered and appropriately balanced in setting the goals for each project.

GVA SLW prides itself on continually earning repeat commissions from satisfied clients.

Landscape architect

Robert Myers Associates

Robert Myers Associates is a leading landscape architecture and urban design consultancy providing a comprehensive service throughout the UK and overseas to a wide range of clients. The core of the practice is based on design excellence and attention to detail, informed by a wide experience of high profile projects and expert knowledge of the characteristics and qualities of materials and plants.

The practice provides strong design solutions that meet the practical constraints of each site in an innovative way. Much of the company’s work concentrates on integrating new developments into important cultural or historic settings.

Robert Myers Associates has worked with Brookgate at CB1 since 2005, working alongside RSH+P on the development of the master plan and creation of the Public Realm & Landscape Strategy. Since then RMA has been working on the detailed proposals for each of the development plots.

Conservation

Beacon Planning

Beacon Planning is an award winning independent planning, heritage and urban design consultancy with offices in Cambridge and London that specialises in tackling difficult planning issues, especially in historic environments.

It has been part of the CB1 team from the outset and has been actively involved in dealing with the heritage and design aspects of the various proposals to secure the necessary consents. 

The quality of Beacon Planning’s work has been recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, where it received a commendation at the ‘Small Planning Consultancy of the Year’ awards.

To ensure its ‘back office’ functions meet the high standard of Beacon Planning’s professional work it is accredited under ISO 9001.

Mechanical and electrical consultant

Hilson Moran

Hilson Moran is a leading multidisciplinary engineering consultancy for the built environment. Established in 1977, the practice has over 250 staff based in London, Farnborough, Manchester, Doha and Abu Dhabi.

Its building services, structural engineering and sustainability groups work alongside specialist teams focused on vertical transportation, intelligent buildings, lighting, acoustics, fire engineering and facilities management. An established expert in energy, sustainability and environmental issues, Hilson Moran employs advanced building simulation software to analyse the performance of buildings.

Hilson Moran’s portfolio spans new-build, fit-out and refurbishment projects in the public and private sectors, including commercial offices, data centres, housing, retail spaces, hotels, leisure schemes, government buildings, schools, colleges and universities. The practice specialises in high-rise and high-resilience buildings and provides full design services through to peer reviews.

Real estate services

Bidwells

Bidwells is the UK's leading regional property consultancy. The company provides a full range of services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors, combining a deep understanding of the strategic objectives of clients with the resources to deliver them. Bidwell’s success is built around a business culture where clients' interests come first.

The company is driven by creating value for its investment and corporate clients, which it delivers through its specialist knowledge of East of England - one of the UK's fastest-growing regions - combined with the quality and depth of a top 20 UK property consultancy.

Bidwells has built a culture around its people, both its workforce and clients. It values the qualities of each individual that is recognised and supported by the skills and expertise of the rest of the firm, and it values the relationships and partnerships it has with its clients.

Jones Lang LaSalle, UK

Jones Lang LaSalle is one of the world's leading real estate services committed to delivering exceptional strategic, fully-integrated services for property owners, investors and occupiers. In the UK, it employs 3,480 staff in 15 office locations across England (London West End, London City, Heathrow, Canary Wharf, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham and Southampton) and Scotland (Edinburgh and Glasgow).

The company works for institutional investors, property companies and developers, banks and financial organisations, corporate occupiers, retailers, hoteliers, national and local government and private concerns. Jones Lang LaSalle offers advice and implementation on every facet of development, marketing, sales and leasing, acquisition, investment, asset management, landlord and tenant matters and valuation.

Traffic and structural engineer

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a uniquely diverse £1 billion global management, engineering and development consultancy. It delivers leading edge solutions for public and private sector clients across 12 core business areas – transport, power, buildings, water, environment, health, education, industry and communications, international development, urban development and oil and gas.

Its breadth of skills, sectors, services and global reach makes Mott MacDonald uniquely placed to bring its customers: 

  • Holistic, innovative thinking
  • Global experience with local insight
  • World-expert practitioners
  • Multisector perspective

Its added value solutions:

  • Save money and time
  • Reduce risks – technical, commercial, environmental
  • Increase efficiency