We're members of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
We're delighted to join the 400+ organisations part of the UKGBC, an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.
At our practice, a commitment to sustainability is shared by all. It is intertwined in everything we do, from our projects to our working practices.
Becoming a member of the UKGBC cements our dedication to sustainability whilst providing us with valuable resources, networking opportunities, and access to the latest industry knowledge.
Sustainability has long been central to the ethos of our practice.
We focus on three connected pillars that, together, work to improve the lives of individuals and communities, support long-term economic efficiency and address the climate crisis to protect our planet for future generations.
Replacement Woodmill and St Columba's High Schools
Supporting a forward-thinking, environmentally conscious design approach, which will shape, inspire and support the community in the coming years, our design is based on Passivhaus standards.
Designed with a philosophy that people will feel healthier when they walk out of the building than when they walk in, The Spine is one of the few certified WELL Platinum buildings in the UK.
Sovereign Design House
We have designed the building to maximise efficiency, with the café naturally ventilated, automated windows operated via CO2 and rain activated sensors to manage the building’s temperature through the building management system.
Liverpool's first net-zero carbon building, surrounding by new areas of biophilia inspired green, public realm.
Calderdale Council Framework
Our long-term partnership with Calderdale Council has been supported by our multi-discipline expertise, and we provide services and solutions which cover the full life-cycle of their estate. From new-build projects, refurbishments, redevelopments, to asset management, portfolio rationalisation and survey programmes.
Daphne Steele Building
Forming part of the new national health and research innovation campus, the development is designed with people's wellbeing at the heart.
IMPACT building for Swansea University
With sustainability weaving throughout the design, we ensured the building has minimal impact on the local and global environment through the use of thermal solar collector technology, natural ventilation strategies, photovoltaic panels and a living wall.
Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
The new expansion incorporates rooftop PV solar panels for sustainable energy generation and utilises energy-efficient LED lighting. As well as making a positive contribution to the decarbonisation of the college's estate, via air source heat pumps supported by photovoltaics.
Birkenhead High School Academy
We successfully delivered lower maintenance costs through overall improvement of energy systems including the use of full height glazing, maximising natural daylight.
Supporting our three pillar commitment to sustainability
We are committed to minimising the footprint of our projects, by applying innovative design practices, delivering long-term future proof solutions and engaging directly with local communities. Principles which resonate with the UKGBC’s mission to drive the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.
Our collaboration with the UKGBC supports our contribution to the collective effort to create greener, more sustainable and community-driven built environments, strengthening the cause of sustainable development in the UK.
Do you know about our Retrofit Toolkit? It was developed as a response to the growing appetite to consider retrofitting the existing UK building stock to Net Zero Carbon (NZC).
Nov 1st 2023
Continuing the conversation: Exploring pathways to achieve decarbonisation
In the second of our Achieving Decarbonisation roundtable series, we discussed retrofit and the challenges and opportunities it presents with our industry colleagues from Liverpool.
Date: 3 Oct 23
We are appointed to CHIC’s UK Optimised Retrofit Consultancy DPS
As part of our ongoing decarbonisation initiative, our building consultancy team is proud to have been appointed to CHIC’s UK Optimised Retrofit Consultancy DPS.
Date: 16 Oct 23
How Passivhaus integration is revolutionising the UK's largest Passivhaus education building
This project for Fife Council brings together two secondary schools into a single building, sitting on a shared site with a new Fife College building to create a new education hub.
Date: 12 Jun 23
by Jamie Gregory
Associate Director, Architecture
Achieving decarbonisation: The challenges and opportunities in retrofit
In our Achieving Decarbonisation roundtable series, we sat down with colleagues from across the industry in Manchester to discuss the challenges and opportunities in retrofit.
Date: 12 Jul 23