Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Planning and Design Consultancy
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  • Contact
    • Everdene House, Deansleigh Road, Bournmouth, Dorset, BH7 7DU

About Terence O'Rourke

Terence O’Rourke are a consultancy offering planning advice and associated design guidance to clients in various sectors, including property and development, leisure, hospitality, education, health and public service, throughout the UK.

Their team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning, leveraging a unique skill set and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.

Terence O’Rourke work with nationally and internationally known clients such as BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros on high-profile projects. Over the last two years, their planning permissions have helped to secure several hundred million pounds of investment and more than 10,000 jobs.

Having been founded in 1985, they remain an employee-owned company who empower their team work hard and share in the overall success of the organisation. This, in turn, encourages staff to embrace a client-centric outlook, trust and integrity, an ethical approach, collaborative working and a positive attitude.

What is it like to work for Terence O'Rourke

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A yearly travel award is offered to help team members travel and broaden their knowledge of a subject they have interest in. All winners are encouraged to present their findings to the team upon their return. Efforts are also made to monitor every staff member’s ongoing progress.
Staff are invited to outline any wishes or requirements they feel will support them and their wellbeing, including flexible working allowances or reduced hours for health reasons. The company also strives to provide an open-plan, health-conscious work environment, and to support staff with stressful workloads.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Terence O’Rourke reward staff annually with two financial bonuses linked to company performance, before Christmas and at the end of the financial year. This is directly related to how well the company has delivered on its goals and therefore incentivises staff to give their best.

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

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