Alan Baxter

Humans have a fundamental need to interact with one another and their environment. This understanding sits at the core of Alan Baxter’s intuitive approach to urbanism.

Alan Baxter offer a joined-up approach to all projects relating to the built environment, bringing together urbanists, civil engineers, conservation specialists and movement analysts in an integrated team. They are often called on to help unlock highly challenging sites including major brownfield regeneration projects, transport and civic hubs and sensitive historic environments, which require the ability to resolve complex technical details and to deliver visionary and innovative design solutions.


Alan Baxter’s understanding of bigger picture issues combined with their sensitivity towards local context is evident in the places which they have helped to shape over the last 40 years.

Their multi-disciplinary projects range from the regeneration of Leicester’s city centre Waterside, to the master plan for the Snow Hill District of Birmingham’s city centre and the development framework for Bristol Temple Meads Stations for Network Rail.

Alan Baxter support landowners and local authorities from early concepts to delivery, assessing site opportunities, collaborating to define the vision for placemaking and bringing this to life in masterplans and design codes for planning. They have designed new communities at a range of scales, for example the award winning 250 home Garden Village in Newport, South Wales to Thetford’s 5000 home Sustainable Urban Extension. Their work in sustainable movement planning includes the movement strategy for Ashford in Kent and the town-wide strategy for Bicester Eco-town.

Understanding strategic movement patterns in Oxford City. Review of the Oxford Transport Strat- egy for Oxford City Council.
Illustrative masterplan for a new city centre com- munity on the banks of the River Soar, Leicester Waterside SPD for Leicester City Council.
New streets connect seamlessly into the existing urban fabric, Loftus Garden Village, Newport for (Seren Group) Pobl. Best Residential Development of the year, Insider Wales Property Awards, 2016. (Image credit: Pobl)
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Alan Baxter CBE
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