For 23 years, we have pioneered an approach to design that minimises the environmental impact of buildings and addresses climate change
For us, sustainability is not just reducing waste, it is creating self-sustaining communities within and around our buildings. We glean knowledge from research, post-occupancy feedback and practical experience. We strive to optimise all the resources available for a project - energy, labour, materials, money and site - within practical parameters to achieve ambitious targets.
Our expert team has designed many buildings to the highest environmental standards – BREEAM Excellent, Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5, Eco Homes Excellent and Passivhaus. We've also transformed many listed and heritage buildings to give them a new lease of life, including our award-winning refurbishment of Grade II Listed Lambeth Town Hall to BREEAM Excellent standards.
We’ve delivered many BREEAM Excellent and BREEAM Very Good buildings. Our award-winning HSE Headquarters building achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, as well as very positive feedback from the owners and occupiers. After 5 years of occupation, on average the mechanical ventilation system was only needed for 3 weeks a year and the comfort cooling was only needed for 2 weeks a year.
Passivhaus is a leading standard in energy efficient construction. Through high levels of air tightness, insulation standards and mechanical heat recovery system, Passivhaus dwellings are incredibly environmentally friendly.
Our scheme at Sulgrave Gardens, which was the largest of its kind in London at the time of certification, demonstrates that it is possible to make Passivhaus affordable and achievable, even on challenging and constrained sites.