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At IBI Group we make cities. People give them life.

Designing for the future begins with listening to every voice at the table. IBI Group is delivering diverse, inclusive, technologically connected communities that put people first.

Top 10 Smart City Success Factors

Technology-driven design firm, IBI Group (TSX:IBG), released a whitepaper today on the ‘Top 10 Smart City Success Factors’ ahead of the 2017 ITS World Congress, hosted in Montréal from October 29 – November 2. The whitepaper draws on the firm’s experience designing smart cities and delivering intelligent transportation systems internationally, and sheds light on the key elements required for cities to develop and implement a successful strategy.

“Smart Cities are already a reality. Government and private sector initiatives worldwide are exploring innovative ways to make cities in the 21st Century more efficient, more livable, and more competitive. We believe that achieving these goals is not just about being technologically advanced – it’s also about urban renewal and citizen engagement,” said Bruno Peters, IBI Group Smart Cities Task Force Lead, and author of the whitepaper.

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Barnsley Town Centre Announced as Second-Day Start of Tour de Yorkshire

IBI-designed Barnsley Town Centre has been announced as the race start for the second day of the Tour de Yorkshire.

On May 4th, all eyes will be on the vibrant market town as the cyclists take to the streets. The flagship event will draw cycling fans from the local community and across the country to enjoy this high-profile sporting event.

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IBI Group-Designed Aintree Helipad is Ready to Save Lives

Aintree University Hospital has a new, £1million helipad, which is set to improve the response times of emergency services in the north west of England and North Wales.

Design and technology firm, IBI Group, led the design of the helipad and secured its planning permission in February 2017. Now a reality, it will cut the time to transfer patients into the hospital, enabling medical staff to deal with critically ill patients much more quickly, ultimately saving more lives. Prior to the completion of the project, air ambulances had to land on playing fields over half a mile away.

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Spread across more than 60 global locations including 11 in the UK and Ireland, our team is an international assembly of experts in design, architecture, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, software development and much more. We have a profound understanding of local markets and the capacity to create change across the globe.

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2,500 difference-makers and counting

These are the people delivering communities that put people first and defining the cities of tomorrow.

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We’re bridging the gap between design and technology

From wearable tech to machine learning, technology is changing the way we engage with our world – at the same time unlocking the potential of IBI’s core systems in delivering agile data-driven environments, and in managing the built environment in the age of the network.

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Queen Elizabeth University & Royal Hospital For Children

Glasgow, UK

At 170,000 square metres, this ‘super hospital’ is not only one of the largest healthcare developments ever commissioned in the UK, providing over 1,300 beds and one of the largest emergency departments in Scotland, but also a bold addition to the Glasgow skyline and a catalyst for wider economic and social regeneration.

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

Cardiff, UK

Opened in the Spring of 2016, The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is the second phase of the Science & Innovation Campus at Maindy Road: a new home for world-class research, bringing together experts in brain mapping and neuroscience inside a highly collaborative, energy-efficient environment. The project follows the completion of Phase 1; the IBI Group designed flagship Hadyn Ellis Building.

Trafford Waters

Manchester, UK

IBI Group is working with Peel Land and Property to deliver a new, high density community on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. A genuine mixed use development with residential, employment, education and ancillary components, Trafford Waters will complement the wider Greater Manchester offer and create a significant boost for the economy.

We are equipped to plan, design, and sustain the cities of tomorrow. We are holistically minded, design inspired, and technology driven.


Technology has drastically accelerated the pace of change in our lives - and our communities must evolve accordingly. By blending data and design, we're fostering smarter, more connected residential environments.

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A new generation of minds is reshaping the way we approach education at all levels. We’re connecting pedagogy to design to deliver the best conditions for learning.

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Medical science is helping us achieve longer, happier, healthily active lives. We’re finding new ways to put patients first, and transforming the way we think about ageing in place.

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A new mobile ecosystem is changing the way we interact with and move throughout our cities. We're tapping into new technologies and community intelligence to bring choice and comfort to the urban journey. We are enabling a connected future for cities and their residents.

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When a single project brings together all our disciplines, we’re able to create truly future-forward developments.

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It’s difficult to describe everything we do in a single page. But these are the core services that begin to define IBI Group. 

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With over 300 qualified architects, IBI Group is one of the world’s largest architectural practices.

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All over the world, cities rely on our leading edge systems and software to keep their communities moving in the right direction. We bring profound technology expertise to the interconnected Smart Cities of today and tomorrow.

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Planning & Urban Design

We are leaders in the process of shaping communities for the future. We’re designing for the next chapter of urban existence.

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Through our designs, we can galvanise people to think, interact, and succeed at work, play and for life.

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IBI Group has deep global experience in traditional engineering services that breathe life into all aspects of the constructed world - from buildings to systems and equipment. It's called engineering cities that work

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Landscape Architecture

Our award-winning landscape architecture practice is one of the largest in the world, integrating client-driven collaboration with responsible environmental design.

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