About us


Spatial development planning for both Warsaw and the Warsaw Metropolitan Area began before World War II and was later continued by the Warsaw Reconstruction Office. After 1945, the Office dealt with the urban and architectural aspects of rebuilding the city from the war damage and planning the future development of the capital. The next step in the dynamic development of both Warsaw and the entire Mazowieckie Voivodeship was the establishment of the Warsaw Development Planning Office by a resolution of the Presidium of the National Council of the Capital City of Warsaw in 1972. The new Office was created through a merger of the Warsaw Urban Planning Studio and district urban planning studios with the Office of Studies and Projects for Engineering and Public Transport. This resulted in more complex research and more advanced methodology of their preparation.

In 2000, the Warsaw Development Planning Office [later also called BPRW, which is an abbreviation of company’s Polish name] was privatised on the basis of the “Act on the Privatisation and Commercialisation of State-Owned Enterprises”. Being now a joint-stock company, BPRW acquired all of its predecessor’s assets, including staff.

In 2019, BPRW S.A. became a part of the Riva Finance Capital Group by changing owner of majority of shares. The relocation of the headquarters, restructuring and recapitalization allowed BPRW S.A. to further develop and achieve goals in the fields of spatial planning, engineering systems and environmental protection.

over 3000

completed projects

over 1500

planning studies for cities and boroughs

over 400

planning studies for Warsaw

over 180

studies of public transport and road routes

over 120

studies of the system and devices of engineering infrastructure

over 100

studies in the field of environmental protection and enhancement

over 50

studies for the former Warsaw Capital Voivodeship

over 40

GIS (Geographic Information System) studies

over 200

specialized spatial development studies

over 20

demographic studies

And many more


years of experience


Main clients:

  • cities and boroughs of the Masovian Voivodeship
  • the Capital city of Warsaw
  • cities and boroughs of Poland
  • the Municipal Roads Authority
  • the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways
  • private investors undertaking the construction of large facilities in Warsaw
  • “Polish Airports” State Enterprise

The most important spatial development studies prepared by BPRW include:

  • The prospective development plan for Warsaw Capital Voivodeship from 1978. It shaped the spatial structure of the new voivodeship established after the administrative reform of the country. The study was granted the first degree award for its high substantive value by the Ministry of Administration, Local Economy and Environmental Protection,
  • The prospective plan for spatial development of the Capital City of Warsaw from 1983,
  • The spatial development plan for the Capital City of Warsaw, approved in 1983, covered the area of the so called functional city centre of Warsaw. The plan was granted the Ministerial Award for an innovative approach to spatial planning,
  • The local general spatial development plan for the Capital City of Warsaw from 1992. It was the last local spatial development plan prepared for the whole city and it determined the general functional structure and shape of the transportation system,
  • The general spatial development plan of Warszawa-Śródmieście [Warsaw City Center] district from 1993,
  • “Study of the Conditions and Directions of Spatial Development in the Warszawa-Centrum [Warsaw Center] borough”. Warszawa-Centrum borough existed between 1994 and 2002 and covered the pre-war borders of Warsaw. The study of the Warszawa-Centrum borough was approved in 2000, but wasn’t implemented due to the transformation of the structure of Warsaw in 2002. It was, however, implemented in the Study of the Conditions and Directions of Spatial Development for the Capital City of Warsaw,
  • general plans of Warsaw districts and cities and boroughs of Warsaw Capital Voivodeship (WCV),
  • detailed plans of spatial development areas in Warsaw and WCV cities and boroughs,
  • cyclical housing layout projects for subsequent 5-year periods,
  • plans of functional areas, including: Kampinos National Park, the area of Zegrze Reservoir and the Vistula river valley,
  • drafts of location decisions for all construction investments in Warsaw and WCV,
  • local development plans for housing estates and parts of districts in Warsaw, as well as boroughs in Masovian and other voivodeships, pursuant to the Spatial Planning and Development Act of 27 March 2003,
  • Study of the Conditions and Directions of Spatial Development for boroughs near Warsaw pursuant to the Spatial Planning and Development Act of 27 March 2003,
  • financial forecasts for local spatial development plans,
  • Spatial planning concept of collective water supply for the Warsaw Capital City’s Wesoła district (2004),
  • Study of the expansion of the sanitary sewage system for the Wilanów district (2006).

The most important transportation studies prepared by BPRW include:

  • complex transportation and urban development guidelines for important investments,
  • general transportation, means of transportation and road network of the Masovian Voivodeship concepts,
  • Study of Warsaw expressways – Łazienkowska, Toruńska (S8), Warsaw Southern Bypass (S2).

The most important infrastructure studies prepared by BPRW include:

  • general concept of sewage system (1977),
  • general concept of municipal waterworks (1978),
  • general concept of the central sewage system in Warsaw (1983),
  • project of the expansion of the Warsaw water supply system (1991),
  • the concept of the development of the power system for the General Warsaw Capital Voivodeship (1993).

The most important environmental studies prepared by BPRW include:

  • environmental impact forecasts for local spatial development plans and spatial development conditions and directions studies,
  • basic ecophysiographic studies for the purposes of the spatial development conditions and directions study (for the whole borough or its parts),
  • Environmental impact assessment for Praga Harbour investments.

GIS studies:

  • LATARNIE – city lighting IT system for The Municipal Roads Authority in Warsaw,
  • Energy management inventory for the Warszawa-Centrum borough,
  • Infrastructural conditions for spatial development of the Capital City of Warsaw,
  • Data compilation for heat, gas fuels and electricity supply plans for selected city areas.

The activity of BPRW is not limited to studies for Warsaw and Warsaw Capital Voivodeship only. Expert reports, scientific research, planning and project work for other areas of the country were also carried out, on commission of central institutions operating at that time. The foreign activities of BPRW included reconstruction and development plans for cities and regions damaged by earthquakes: Skopje (then a part of Yugoslavia), Chimbote in Peru and urban plans for Algeria, Ghana, Iraq, Nigeria and Syria, among many others. BPRW’s largest foreign planning project concerned studies for Libya.

In the years 1975 – 1985, BPRW, as the main contractor, prepared spatial development plans for Tripoli in Libya. These included: a complex regional plan, plans for five sub-regions and a plan for the metropolitan area and nearly eighty cities and areas of the former Tripolitania. Experts from other Polish cities helped in this enterprise and the results were granted an Honorary Ministerial Award. Later, in the years 2005-2010, BPRW also developed the Fezzan Regional Plan.