About Us

Originating in 2008 (incorporating Simon Beck Architects), BDB Design LLP is an evolution of a professional group that have been collaborating for many years. The Partners left their roles as Partners and Directors of development and consultancy businesses to build their own practice.

The practice brings together the three disciplines of architecture, planning & property consultancy, offering either a seamless service or distinct disciplines to developers, commercial & private clients.

The integrated thinking that results from combining these disciplines adds value and makes our business different.

The four partners have extensive experience in architecture, planning and property and continue to work on projects across the UK from new settlements to student housing, luxury hotels and food retail stores.

The Partners have all operated both on the consultancy and client side. The practice has attracted a talented team of around 20 designers, architects, planners & property professionals working in an open plan studio at our base on the outskirts of Canterbury.

"We understand the important balance between viability, planning potential and value enhancing design. Against the background of real development experience, we can think more like a developer. Our clients value this approach, each project is run by one of us personally and we understand that accountability is key."

Simon Beck, Partner BDB Design LLP.