Urban design

Urban design is the process by which the places in which we live are created and developed.

The process combines the work of many different professions relating to the urban environment. Most simply put, urban design may be seen as the means of shaping or urban habitat, from streets and villages to towns and cities.

What we do

At Thomson we believe that successful placemaking is rooted in the development of ecologically sound, water sensitive, well designed and maintained landscapes connecting spaces and generating places. We are able to offer these services as part of a wider urban design team to ensure the highest quality outcome for projects of any scale.

Our experience in these sectors, our GIS capabilities and planning knowledge mean that we are able to understand a development site and the constraints within it, working with these to identify opportunities for creating holistic, well thought out and comprehensively designed urban realms that put people and their experiences at their heart.

To talk to our team of experts about how we can help you with your project, please get in touch today.

Key Contact

Richard Arnold


Guildford Office

Compass House
60 Priestley Road
Surrey Research Park

+44(0)1483 466 000

Further reading and related articles

Thomson’s ecology handbook

This online version of the Thomson’s ecology handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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