urban design

Urban design and masterplanning has always been an essential component of the practices working dynamic. We place as much significance on place making as we do on space making. Our work is driven by principles of connectivity, legibility, variety, adaptability, sustainability and a desire to establish strong harmonious relationships between buildings and to the wider contextual environment. We work on projects across sectors and at all scales, from urban realm proposals to large area wide masterplans and strategic visions.


Lancaster (2008)

Luneside by MBLA Architects and Urbanists


Northwich (2008)

Northwich Marina by MBLA Architects + Urbanists

Canal Quarter

Hanley, Stoke on Trent (2007)

Canal Quarter Hanley by MBLA Architects + Urbanists

Supreme Basin

Manchester (2006)

Supreme Basin by MBLA Architects and Urbanists


Manchester (2006)

Castlefield by MBLA Architects + Urbanists