In the case of our built environment, the future will be what we make it.
Town planning decisions and architectural and urban designs of today not only serve an immediate need; they provide a legacy for future generations.
At DPDS, our approach combines common sense with vision and imagination. Our skills and services have been developed to meet our client’s needs today whilst keeping the needs of tomorrow firmly in mind.
DPDS Consulting is a multidisciplinary independent professional consultancy providing expert advice in the fields of town planning, development, environment, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.
Established in 1985 by the current group Chairman and Managing Director, the group operates nationally from offices in Swindon and Derby.
We provide general town and country planning and development advice in terms of applications, appeals, Development Plan representations, Local Plan Inquiries, multidisciplinary studies, sustainable development audits, masterplanning and development feasibility/appraisals. Specialist advice is provided in terms of Corporate Property Portfolio analysis, socio-economic and other research, and Environmental Impact Assessment. Our integrated architectural practice provides a full range of services including urban and graphic design and landscape architecture.
We have achieved an impressive record of successful projects for clients reflecting the professionalism and dedication to achieving economically and commercially sound development proposals balanced with environmental awareness.
The company works, as project co-ordinators, on a wide range of projects as part of a multidisciplinary project team.
DPDS aims to provide a highly professional service to its clients, combining the disciplines of Chartered Town Planners, Chartered Architects, Chartered Surveyors, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers and Environmental Planners to maximise the value of commercial opportunities within a framework compatible with the principles of sustainable development.
DPDS is certified to ISO 9001 and a copy of the Quality Manual is available for inspection.
An interesting History
DPDS Central and Northern offices are situated at Vernon Gate which is the site of the County Gaol built in 1827. The prison was used up until 1916 and then was sold and demolished, except for the imposing front entrance. A local historian believed that DPDS’ original office in the complex was actually situated where the hangman’s pit was located!