Culture + Community

Successful spaces bring people together, creating communities with a common purpose.

Community centres, GP surgeries, shops, leisure and cultural facilities are all vital elements of local development. They unlock social value – making a measureable difference to people’s health, wellbeing and economic prosperity.

The spaces between buildings matter too. Our public realm glues these elements of a community together, providing spaces to share experiences and to play. They keep us safe. Make us look up. Help us feel well.

We approach community projects holistically – combining our health and education, hospitality and leisure, and residential expertise – to create places which deliver more than the sum of their parts.

By actively listening and engaging, we get to grips with the needs of community and client – be that a local authority or a commercial developer.

We deliver developments that make a measureable difference to the people who matter most: the people who make this place their home.

Our specialist experience includes:

  • Refurbishing and repurposing buildings
  • Repeatable schools
  • Preparatory schools
  • Independent schools
  • Schools within sensitive settings
  • Boarding accommodation
  • SEN schools and inclusive learning environments
  • Early years, nursery and primary schools
  • Secondary, UTCs and further education colleges
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Super graphics
  • Masterplans

Our Culture + Community projects

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Related insights + news

News | 18th June 2020

Wins for ADP Projects at the RICS Social Impact Awards

Two of ADP’s projects are celebrated at the recent South East RICS Awards. We’re delighted that two of ADP’s projects were announced award winners at RICS South East Social Impact Awards last week. The Stokes Centre for Urology won the coveted Project of the Year award as well as Best Healthcare Project. The Project of […]

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News | 26th February 2020

Two ADP Projects Shortlisted for RICS 2020 Awards

We are delighted that two of ADP’s projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RICS Social Impact Awards in the south-east region: the Stokes Centre for Urology and the Stansfeld Centre for Innovation and Science Education.

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News | 8th November 2019

Success at Stansfeld

We are delighted that the new Science Oxford Centre (SOC) and adjoining Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI), located at Stansfeld Park, have won an Oxford Preservation Award.

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Lead contacts

Wayne Dobbins

— Studio Director
Wayne Dobbins

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  • Telephone: 01865 248045
Liz Jarrett

— Studio Director
Liz Jarrett

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  • Telephone: 0207 089 1720

Our Culture + Community Clients

  • Cambridge City Council
  • Gloucester City Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Science Oxford
  • The Oxford Trust
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Falkirk Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Lewes District Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Wallingford Town Council
  • CLEAR Futures