Todd Architects have developed masterplans for a number of client bodies on a wide range of sites throughout Britain and Ireland. They include commercial third level education, residential, and hospital commissions, in each instance relying on the combination of specialist knowledge of individual sectors married to Todd’s urban design and masterplanning expertise.
Specifically within the commercial sector, recent commissions include the urban planning of a 25 acre area of central Belfast, and the development of a 70 acre masterplan for the Ireland’s Industrial Development Agency in Mullingar. Successful masterplanning requires a close understanding of individual clients needs in respect to detailed operational requirements, and an understanding of the importance of growth and provision for future flexibility. Estates Strategies will often need detailed consideration of development phasing and the integration / redevelopment of existing facilities. Other issues such as ensuring business continuity can require detailed appraisal and integration of user decant with the development and construction programmes.
The size of masterplanning projects – in terms of physical impact, economic cost and the often extended time scales – require the thorough investigation of micro and macro environmental considerations.