The future of feminist architecture

BDI Director Micaela Maccan has been working with PRAXXIS a female led, cross disciplinary teaching atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) investigating architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. PRAXXIS is a feminist collective and a vertical teaching atelier which explores and ask questions as to what feminist architecture might be now and in the […]

BDI Nominated as Best Structural Engineering Company….

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been nominated for a Grafters Award as Best Structural Engineering Company in the Northwest Construction & Property Industry. This is great recognition of all the hard work the team put in, their commitment to delivering excellent structural engineering solutions for our clients including Architects, Developers, Builders, Insurance Companies and […]

Buildings we LOVE

The world is home to many beautiful and awe-inspiring buildings that capture our imaginations. From modern skyscrapers to ancient castles and temples, these structures stand as testaments to the human spirit, representing our ingenuity and creativity. Beautiful buildings are often seen as works of art, but they are much more than that. Structural engineers play […]

A new Director at BDI – Micaela Maccan

We’re delighted to announce Micaela Maccan is now a Director at BDI! Micaela joined BDI in 2017 after graduating with a MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Leeds and has consistently worked her way up through the business and we’re delighted she’s now joining the Management Board. Knowledgeable in a range of […]

BDI support K2B walkers to raise money for overseas projects

In May BDI supported a team completing the K2B walk for EFOD. Meeting the walkers at various checkpoints and provide them with anything they may need during the course such as snacks, drinks and motivational support. The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk is a 40 mile sponsored walking and running event in the Lake District to […]

Artemis Barn completion

We’re pleased to announce that Artemis Barn in Castleton is now complete. To celebrate our client held a project completion party in November last year to celebrate the success of the project with the design team, site team and friends and family. The project involved careful restoration and conversion of the historic barn into a […]

Tan House Lane housing development almost complete

A housing development at Tan House Lane in Widnes, is nearing completion. BDI have undertaken structural design of the scheme’s 175 units comprising both houses and apartments. The scheme has been delivered by Russell Homes with Halton Housing Trust. The development site sees the regeneration of a former industrial site which has been remediated to […]

Red Lion Street – New residential developement

BDI are delighted to announce that Red Lion Street has been granted planning permission by Manchester City Council in December 2016. BDI have developed the concept design with NCArchitecture on this substantial mixed used retail and residential development. The project over 11 storeys incorporates the historic façade to Union Street into the new building on a restricted […]

Lime Tree barn commencement on site

Work on site has now started at Lime Tree Barn in Ashover. This is the second consecutive collaboration with Care Chiles and Evans Architects converting a historic and dilapidated barn structure into residential accommodation. Work on site is anticipated to take approximately one year.

Artemis Barn Shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands 2017 Award

We’re pleased to announce that Artemis Barn in Castleton has been shortlisted for East Midlands Royal Institute of British Architects 2017 Award. We worked collaboratively on this project, which saw a group of farm buildings be converted into a single residential house. It celebrates the existing qualities of the barns, with the historic external appearance […]