AR Urbanism


- London -

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“Good urban design often goes unremarked. Well-designed interventions create the places in our towns and cities that people love. Places where they want to linger and to live…”


Studio


We are urbanists, creating great places for people.

We are a small consultancy proud of the high quality of service we provide to our clients and commitment we devote to the communities we work with.

We are a specialist masterplanning and urban design consultancy. We work with both public and private sector clients in the development, property and environment industries, enabling the planning process through sound urban design expertise.

Typical projects integrate advice and design and these range from strategic design and site-specific master planning, to Design and Access Statements, Building for Life Assessments, Urban Design Risk Assessments, and Expert Evidence for Public Inquiries and Hearings.

We also deliver public realm strategies, town centre regeneration initiatives, wayfinding and connectivity studies and streetscape design, as well as cultural masterplanning, cultural planning and the evaluation of urban design schemes.

DESIGN APPROACH

At ARU, we obey the three principles of urban design: context, context and context.

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PEOPLE

Our team benefits from a rich mix of backgrounds, both cultural and academic, with specialisms in architecture, planning, design, retail planning, regeneration, project management and economics.

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CLIENTS

We are urbanists and work on complex and multi-layered projects, hence collaboration with other design professionals is the norm for our practice.

Over the years we have worked with a wide range of specialists and built a network of trusted partners with whom we enjoy creative and productive experiences and quality results for our clients.

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Our

Work


  • bridge

    London Bridge Public Realm Visioning

    Urban Design


  • first-image

    Oval, Tower Hamlets

    Enabling the Planning Process


  • ARU Brno Brds Eye View

    Brno, Czech Republic

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Randalls

    Vine Street, Uxbridge, Hillingdon

    Urban Design


  • ARU Paddington Station View

    Paddington Place, Design Competition, London

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Tilbury Civic Square

    Tilbury Civic Square masterplan

    Masterplanning


  • ARU View

    Green Lanes, Manor House, London

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Skovlunde

    Skovlunde centre, Ballerup, Denmark

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Creekside

    Creekside Village, Deptford

    Enabling the Planning Process


  • titan

    Titan Works

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Balham

    Wandsworth Town Centres

    Urban Design


  • ARU Aylesford Detail

    Aylesford, Kent

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Brent Works

    Colindale, Brent Works

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Colindale Overall Masterplan

    Colindale Sites, London

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Tennison Road

    Tennison Road, Croydon

    Urban Design


  • ARU Old Doha 3D view

    Old Doha Prize

    Urban Design


  • ARU KICC Masterplan

    Masterplan for church headquarters, ‘City of Prayer’, Chatham

    Urban Design


  • ARU Hillerod Masterplan

    Hillerød Konstellation

    Masterplanning


  • ARU Top View

    Fiddler’s Reach

    Masterplanning


  • The success of a public space…..relies on people adopting, using and managing the space – people make places, more than places make people. The Social Value of Public Spaces, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Contact


  • 63 Rivington St London EC2A 3QQ

  • amanda@ar-urbanism.com

  • +44 (0) 20 3290 8979