Barton Willmore, a leading British planning and urban design consultancy, has formed a partnership with Indian architectural and engineering services company Neilsoft in order to assist with the delivery of sustainable development throughout India.
Barton Willmore will contribute extensive masterplanning and urban design experience in international markets to the collaboration, with particular emphasis on new settlements, urban renewal and extensions, mixed use planning and public realm design – which will be known as Bwi:Neilsoft.
Neilsoft contributes multi-disciplinary technical expertise, local knowledge of practices & culture, infrastructure & transportation planning, and ability to handle large project documentation volumes.
Nick Sweet, project director and Partner at Barton Willmore’s London office commented: “We are very excited about the prospect of extending our established working relationship with Neilsoft. Through this new partnership we are able to combine a wealth of expertise and knowledge for the benefit of our clients. The partnership also extends our ideas about sustainable development, particularly through working with local experts. This deepens our understanding of a place and its people and promotes reinvestment in local economies.”
“India is developing rapidly and Barton Willmore is looking to bring the experience gained in the UK as well as regions such as China, Russia and the Middle East to this exciting market.”
Mr. Ketan Bakshi, Managing Director of Neilsoft said “The Bwi:Neilsoft cooperation will result in a choice that brings fresh thinking, speed, scale, integrated engineering infrastructure thinking, and extraordinary concepts in masterplanning to the fore”. He continued “Barton Willmore’s experience and work speaks for itself and it stands out. Developers and Township Planners will recognize the value and marketability of their work and commission us to develop sustainable masterplans & designs which truly stand out.”
Neilsoft and Barton Willmore International are currently jointly delivering the prestigious King Abdullah International Gardens (KAIG) project in Saudi Arabia. The partnership, with a combined staff of over 1,000, will operate out of offices in Pune, Bangalore and London.
Neilsoft (neilsoft.com) is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 27001:2005 certified specialist engineering & technology services company offering engineering services in the global construction segment (Building, Industrial & Infrastructure), manufacturing & process, capital goods, transportation (automotive, off-highway & marine), and engineering solution sectors. Established in 1993, Neilsoft is an 800+ people company headquartered in Pune (India) with pan-India presence and international operations in Dalian (China), Luton (UK), Bad Soden (Germany), Chicago & Detroit (USA). Neilsoft offers integrated multi-disciplinary design services for the real estate companies in India in the areas of Architectural Detailing, Urban Planning, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Building Automation, BIM and Project Management Services. Our international tie-ups with focused expertise ensure higher quality levels and innovative design evaluations resulting in energy, material and cost savings.
About Barton Willmore
Established in 1936, Barton Willmore is one the UK’s leading independent planning and design practices. The practice became an LLP on 1st April 2009. Barton Willmore offers comprehensive planning, masterplanning, landscape design, project management, design and regeneration expertise. The practice acts for both private and public sector clients across all types of development, from key national urban regeneration sites to a local village hall.
Barton Willmore has nine regional offices around the UK: Reading, London, Leeds, Solihull, Bristol, Cambridge, Kent, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Notable developments on which Barton Willmore is working include the regeneration of Longbridge, a new headquarters for Worcester Bosch, a major extension at Chester Zoo and the continued development of proposals for Ebbsfleet Valley, one of the largest developments within the Thames Gateway.
International projects include the King Abdullah International Gardens (KAIG) and Kingdom Land in Saudi Arabia and Beitun City in China.