Services / Masterplanning


LDA Design’s approach to masterplanning is underpinned by the notion of creative-delivery; the simple idea that exceptional design and place making can go hand in hand with a commercially informed and delivery focussed approach. At LDA Design masterplanning is a highly collaborative and creative process driven by the primary aim of meeting the client’s needs and operational requirements whilst being highly responsive to the environment and the needs of people.

Our masterplans provide integrated and deliverable solutions to the challenges of site development and delivery in a variety of contexts. Our masterplanning team includes specialists in public realm, infrastructure, construction, delivery and green infrastructure.

Key Contacts

Bernie Foulkes
Board Director

An urban designer, masterplanner and landscape architect, Bernie leads our masterplanning team. He has over 30 years of experience and has been an advisor on the CABE Design Council /English Heritage and is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism. He has worked on major regeneration projects in London, Birmingham, Plymouth, Hull and Swindon and has been masterplanner for large new settlements in Cambridge and Hampshire. He is leading on international development and regeneration projects in Moscow, Delhi and Chongqing.

Alister Kratt
Board Director

Alister is Board Director specialising in large, multidisciplinary projects and development in sensitive contexts. He leads Energy and Infrastructure teams with expertise in nuclear, wave and tidal, EfW and port sectors. He also leads Development and Regeneration teams with particular experience in university and mixed use development. He is responsible for LDA Design’s professional services with particular emphasis on EIA and Contextual Planning and Assessment. Alister is a landscape architect and masterplanner with significant experience in project leadership including DCO projects. Alister is also an experienced Expert Witness.

Masterplanning projects

South Kilburn masterplan

Streets as landscapes in South Kilburn

Tushino airfield masterplan, Moscow, Russia

Universities with ambition

UCL East

Church Street masterplan, Westminster, secures approval

Church Street, Westminster

Tredegar House and Park

Moscow Parks

Swansea Tidal Lagoon


Mixed Use Development, Chivenor Cross, North Devon

Transforming Exeter

Serp & Molot


Gurgaon Sector 61 India

Hayle Harbour

Land West of Woodside Way, Great Dunmow

Gladman Sites

Land North of Gilden Way

Denny St Francis

St James Neighbourhood Plan

Redcliffe Neighbourhood Plan

Lockleaze Neighbourhood Plan

Welborne: a new settlement defined by the South Hampshire landscape

Urban Renaissance Yorkshire

Regenerating Coastal Towns


Growing Swindon

Rowden Park

North Ely

Exeter Science Park

Elsea Park Bourne

University of Cambridge New Museums Site

Advising On Strategic Regional Growth

Planning Inner-City Regeneration At Birmingham Eastside

Strategic Environmental & Economic Investment Plan For Oxfordshire

Delivering Adaptation through Planning & Infrastructure Investment

Steeple Bumpstead


Sizewell C and Hinkley Point C

Poortown Quarry

North Killingholme


Bathside Bay Harwich and Port of Felixstowe

Sadovniki Park, Moscow

LDA Design Meridian Water

Meridian Water

North East Lincolnshire

Environmental Infrastructure Investment for North East Lincolnshire

Oakham North

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Oakham North

Lower Ouse Valley

Climate Change Vision and Action Plan for the Lower Ouse Valley

Center Parcs


Cliveden Village

Energy, Sustainability & Infrastructure Delivery for Whitehill & Bordon

Rookery South RFF

Rookery South RRF

Port of Dover