Masterplanning & Urban Design Services

The IDPartnership Masterplanning consultancy has operated since our 1989 launch with a dedicated team of Urban Designers and Chartered Town Planners, who work alongside architectural and technical staff to form a multi-disciplinary integrated team.

Our masterplanning work is context driven and has resulted in a legacy of thoughtful and creative masterplans which have stood the test of time and resulted in deliverable schemes.

We have produced many masterplans which have been successfully implemented across the UK. Our work at Staiths South Bank at Dunston, Gateshead has won numerous awards including the Housing Design Awards for creating an environment which allows the community to engage and fully interact. In 2014 Hollygate Park in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire achieved Building for Life Diamond accreditation.

More recently, our work on The Rise, Scotswood has helped revitalise the west end of Newcastle as an attractive housing location. The development won a national RTPI Planning Excellence Award in July 2015. Earlier in 2015, The Rise achieved Building for Life Outstanding accreditation and was the Residential Category winner at the RICS North East Renaissance Awards.


Our Expertise

To achieve award winning design quality we provide comprehensive feasibility and brief preparation work to ensure that proposals are rigorously considered from their inception. We pride ourselves on bringing fresh and considered approaches to complex and difficult places that need a lightness of touch and sensitivity. By virtue of our truly interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers and architects we are uniquely suited to operating at almost any scale from national through to regional and from neighbourhood to site specific.

Our team has experience of shaping and delivering quality places that will stand the test of time and we understand the mechanism that can help to deliver such places of quality. Our masterplans and design-led environments for Staiths South Bank, Monksmoor Park at Daventry and the Garden Village at Wokingham, Berkshire are examples of strong sustainable residential masterplans that provide quality places not just housing.

Delivering masterplans through the planning system is a complex process, often fraught with potential risks. We can draw upon our experienced and interdisciplinary team to offer clients substantial added value by providing the interface between design and the planning system.


Our Design Values

We approach each site sensitively mindful of what the past and context can teach us, most importantly we design as if each and every masterplan is going to be delivered.

Aiming to create sustainable places which inspire people to live in an environmentally responsible manner, our Masterplanning and Urban Design ethos is grounded in an understanding of place, being landscape-led where appropriate.

From the very beginning, we seek to enhance and integrate existing landscape assets with the provision of new sustainable infrastructure networks, such as linear parks and sustainable drainage systems. We see the success of this as an important factor in assessing the site’s suitability and capacity to meet the development needs.

We work with other planning teams, engineers, highway consultants and landscape architects to ensure that the streetscapes and public realm are of the highest possible quality and to adoptable standards.


Going Beyond the Brief

Our passion for our work ensures that clients get a quality product from us time and time again. We pride ourselves on developing strong, lasting relationships with clients, stakeholders and the communities in which we work. Our vision for the delivery of our work is not just to meet the immediate needs of the clients but to engage with them and understand their needs beyond the brief. This iterative dialogue is inevitably based on developing a trust between project and client teams and allows us to meet and exceed client expectations.