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Barton Willmore is the UK’s leading independent planning and design consultancy. Barton Willmore has 13 offices nationwide from which the company combines national influence with local knowledge to offer the very best advice to their clients.

As a national Practice, Barton Willmore uses their size to make a difference. By pushing the standards of legislation, stakeholder engagement and sustainability ever higher, the company aims to influence methods of practice and projects, for the good of the property industry, local communities and the environment.

From large-scale inner city regeneration to urban extensions and the creation of new communities, the company provides everything from conceptual proposals, to Urban Design strategies and Development Frameworks, all based upon analysis, evaluation and engagement.

Company's integrated Planning and Design disciplines enable their teams to identify and understand the wider implications of their advice and the need for a fully integrated approach to development in order to produce deliverable, cost-effective and sustainable solutions.

In 2006, Barton Willmore began working on overseas projects, exporting their expertise in sustainable communities into new markets. The company is considered as pioneers of the New Market Towns and New Garden Neighbourhoods concepts and is continually looking for solutions to the UK’s housing crisis. In 2014, Barton Willmore was shortlisted for the Wolfson Economics Prize for their ideas on providing visionary, economically viable and popular Garden Cities.







Town Planning

Environmental Planning and Sustainability

Public Engagement

Development Economics

Masterplanning and Urban Design

Landscape Design

Graphic Communication

Public Engagement



Andover Business Park

(Environmental Planning)

Chelmsley Wood Town Centre (Town planning)

Lincoln Square, Manchester 

(Landscape design)



what's involved

Barton Willmore offers a whole host of inspirational learning and development opportunities, whatever your level, discipline or ambitions. This could be through job exposure, a bespoke training course, appraisals, study trips, sponsorship or professional qualifications. 

Even though they do not provide a graduate scheme, they do offer comprehensive study support packages including sponsorship of study fees, CPD programmes structured around your qualification and study leave. 

Moreover, Barton Willmore supports the RTPI’s Bursary scheme, to assist Masters’ students and raise awareness of the exciting opportunities in planning for students who have a range of first degrees.

These are some benefits that Barton Willmore offers:

Profit share: All permanent employees receive a share in the profitability of the business via unique profit share scheme.

- Life assurance: As a contractual benefit for peace of mind and extra financial security.

- Flexible benefits: Comprehensive flexible reward package including childcare vouchers, cycle to work, healthcare assistance, contributory pension scheme, allows you to tailor your choices to suit your lifestyle.

- CSER: As part of ongoing support of local community initiatives, the company gives all employees the opportunity to work with local organisations for one day each year on top of their annual leave allowance.

how to apply

Look for a open vacancy online.

2 Send your CV and Cover Letter to

3 Successful candidates will be invited to an interview where you will meet the hiring manager, and get a feel for the team, projects and working environment.

4 Sometimes they invite people back for a second interview to meet with the wider team / office or to further explore your experience and skills.


Barton Willmore also takes part in The Bartlett School of Planning work shadow programme for the third year students. If you are interested in gaining a 2 weeks internship please contact your undergraduate year coordinator for more details.

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