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How we're creating a better future for everyone through innovation and sustainability

Min Read

by AHR


We take great pride in our efforts to drive the mechanisms for social change across our nine offices and are thrilled to be shortlisted for Architect of the Year at UKREiiF 2023.

At the heart of our practice lies our ethos of shaping a positive future for all. We do this by:

  • Delivering places and spaces that are unique, healthy, and inspiring additions to the built environment
  • Investing in innovative technologies, tools, materials, and design
  • Sharing our knowledge to create positive change
  • Prioritising plans to achieve Net Zero Carbon

Read on to learn how we implement our values into our work.

We reimagine the way we shape spaces and enhance the way people come together, like Chester Northgate, our new shopping and leisure destination in the heart of Chester City Centre.

We drive an inward and outward learning culture, building a wealth of knowledge across the sustainable solutions in our portfolio from BCO Innovation award winner, The Spine, then to designing the first WELL Platinum university building.

To our revolutionary largest UK Passivhaus education building and Net Zero and NABERS 5.5, Hemisphere with Sciontec. We strive to innovate, invent new methodologies and deliver improved outcomes that drive social value and promote sustainability.

This drive to decarbonise our work has led to the launch of our data-driven Retrofit Toolkit. Recognising the climate emergency, helping clients to lower energy costs, reduce carbon footprint and create more resilient assets across entire estates.


We focus on how we can make a difference through our actions in three areas, a commitment to minimising the footprint of our projects, whole-life energy impact costing, and supporting local economies whilst promoting inclusivity and wellbeing. Learn more about our practice, our values and how we can help you.