Dar Group

What do the HS2 rail project, Shanghai Natural History Museum and the stadia for the 2022 World Cup have in common? The answer is that they’re all projects in which the Dar Group has been involved.

Founded more than 60 years ago, the Dar Group provides large- scale, world-class innovative solutions to the most complex design and engineering projects across the globe, by more than 18,000 staff across 200 offices.

Over the past 5 years, the Dar Group has invested significantly in the UK and we now have more than 1,500 staff operating from 24 offices in the UK.

As part of the next phase of our UK investment plan, we are building a new headquarters in Holborn, London to enable our specialist professional services firms to workand collaborate in an office environment of the future.

We provide services in urban design, planning, design, engineering and project management. In tandem with the design and engineering of very large projects. The firm has prioritised climate change, sustainable design and green engineering which are so central to our Group’s philosophy, that we are recognised as leaders in the field of sustainable engineering.

What We Can Do For You

Our services support landowners, investors, developers and policymakers in transforming financial, socio-economic and regeneration objectives into real-world projects, strategies and solutions. Advice is fact-based, objective and action oriented in order to deliver added value at each stage of the development process.

We work with our clients from the conception of a development idea through to acquiring stakeholder approvals, securing investment and delivery. We are able to draw on a wide resource base that hinges on market and technical knowledge, property finance expertise, policy insight, design creativity, and a rigorous understanding of the planning and development process in each of the countries and cultures within which we operate.

Strategic Planning 

We approach strategic planning as a fully integrated framework that links together social, economic and spatial development. Our strategic planning projects have covered all scales including national development plans, regional and metropolitan development plans, city and structure plans. We guide central and local governments on their long term physical, social and socio-economic growth, planning, restructuring, and investment strategies.


At Dar, we work closely with clients and stakeholders to deliver innovative, integrated, sustainable, and practical masterplans that provide clear, affordable and implementable plans. Our experience in preparing masterplans covers designs for existing, growing and new urban centres. We craft our plans to articulate visionary and innovative places that address real local needs.

Urban Design

We are committed to designing sustainable environments that last for generations. From designing new residential and commercial buildings in the UK to providing a detailed urban design for a new community in Abu Dhabi, we carefully tailor our solutions to reflect local place and culture. Our design approach technologies are climate friendly and our designs are based on detailed socio- economic and market studies.


Dar is at the forefront of developing intelligent solutions for all aspects of the public realm. Our projects have ranged from providing national design guidance, city-scale landscape initiatives through to detailed design packages. Our landscape design team brings a wealth of experience from throughout the UK, Europe and internationally and is fully integrated from the outset into all projects to ensure that every design maximises the available opportunities to deliver high quality resilient, sustainable public realm.

Shanghai Natural History Museum, China
Ibadan City Masterplan, Nigeria – Community Stakeholder Engagement
Ibadan City Masterplan, Nigeria – Regeneration of the historic core
Primary Office
74 Wigmore Street
020 7962 1333
Key Contact
Simon Gray
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Recognised Practitioners: 
Yann Leclercq
3D Visualisations
Branding & Identity Design
Civil Engineering
Economic Development
Education & Training
Environmental Planning
Graphic & Web Design
Landscape Architecture
Market Analysis
Public Consultation
Streetscape Design
Sustainability Assessments
Town Planning
Transport Planning
Urban Design
Residential Schemes
Retail and Town Centres
Commercial Office & Employment Space
Public Realm Design & Transport Planning
Mixed Use Brownfield Regeneration
Greenfield Development
Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces
Coastal Areas
Tourism & Leisure
Health & Social Care