Minister hails British design practice for three major wins in China

BDP has won praise from a government minister after winning three huge projects in China including landscape and buildings for a university run in partnership with Liverpool University.

XJTL University - Suzhou BDP
XJTL University - Suzhou BDP

Trade and investment minister Lord Green said the multidisciplinary design practice reflected the strength of British firms abroad after it won projects for a university campus, a business centre and cultural centre.

Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou includes grassed areas swirling around a lake with bridges and paths defined by tree clumps and avenues. A rill wraps around the hard and soft landscaped design at the centre of the complex.

Artall Tiancheng Business Centre in Nanjing will involve public spaces around a 26-floor tower and a key driver was to take use the natural and climatic assets of the site to optimise passive and active sustainable design.

Meanwhile Nanjing Road in Shanghai will see new urban landscapes sensitively bind together clusters of historic buildings and new-build properties within a conservation zone.

Lord Green used a recent UK trade and investment summit in London to say: "BDP’s successes are an excellent reflection of the strength of British companies in providing the expertise needed to deliver major infrastructure projects around the world.

"With the world's spotlight on the UK this summer, we are working hard to help companies capitalise on the unique opportunity we have in 2012 to secure new contracts and investments, such as those won by BDP."

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