Creating Memorable Public Spaces with Form and Function

Designing public spaces goes beyond practical considerations such as fire safety, usage and resilience; these areas often need to provide an experiential sense of belonging, heritage, pride and connection. ByrneLooby has designed a wide variety of building structures within the Public Realm, including museums, libraries, visual and performing arts, academies, universities, sports and community centres.

Our teams help to bring to life public areas that complement their situation, whether urban or rural, heritage or modern, that reaffirm their cultural relevance and can multi-function and enhance the communities they serve. Our experts have the full range of expertise and technical skills to deliver innovation and world-class solutions for unique and challenging construction projects and consult at any stage of the asset cycle: conception, planning, design, construction supervision and quality assurance.

We have acted as the lead engineering consultant on numerous community-focused projects, including Burgess Hill and Peterhead, cinemas in West Norwood, Walthamstow and Chiswick, and community sports facilities such as the Tooting Bec Lido Pavilion and Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub.

Our team have made a difference to projects such as the fire-ravaged Ramsgate Library, a Grade II listed building. ByrneLooby was an integral part of the design team to re-construct a completely new framed building, retaining only the façades to preserve the building’s historical characteristics and delivered a design that maximised energy efficiency as well as natural light and space. Our work on the highly renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London included a new theatre and student accommodation, and our team refurbished the external envelope of the Hammersmith (Eventim) Apollo.

Delivering efficient, safe and sustainable spaces is at the heart of our delivery.

Advice across all phases of public projects:

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Places of Worship
  • Sports Centres
  • Community Centres



Expertise In-Depth:
  • Adaptive Re-use
  • Asset Protection
  • BIM
  • Building services design
  • Concept Design and Master Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Facades Advice
  • Foundations and Basements
  • Green Buildings
  • Logistics
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Public Realm
  • Retrofit
  • Sustainable Design Services
  • Total Recovery