A year in review


5 forces for good & 5 future breakthroughs.

Lets reflect.

This year was all about laying the vital groundwork for big changes: targets, declarations, and initiatives… all dedicated to improving our industry for the better. 

Life changing design.

Our favourite forces for good. 

A world first in workplace sustainability and wellbeing.

One New Street Square – designed intelligently, efficiently, with users at its heart, transforming the appeal, productivity, and future of business.

Community, connection and embracing curiosity.

We sat down with Simon Reeve to discover what they’ve taught him about community, the key to happiness, and the mindset of an explorer.

Us at our best: the awards.

Our firm’s values run through everything we do. This year, we wanted to bring them to life even further and launched our first-ever firm-wide awards to shine a light on our brilliant people.

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Celebrating our people.

Reducing error and increasing value in our industry.

As part of our involvement as members of the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI), we have been collaborating with fellow members, across all disciplines, to create the GIRI Design Guide.

The first purpose-built centre for combating rare diseases in children.

The brand new Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children is a building that brings knowledge, technology and patients together in one place to accelerate the bench-to-bedside process of developing new treatments.

What will 2020 bring us?

  • New ideas
  • Changed perceptions
  • A year that nobody will every forget

Our favourite breakthroughs.

Achieving Net Zero Carbon in buildings.

We have are proud to be a sponsor of the Advancing Net Zero programme and have been part of the steering group working to create a definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK.

Reducing the performance gap and energy usage.

We are delighted to announce our commitment to be a delivery partner for the Better Buildings Partnership’s Design for Performance initiative.

Taking tangible action on the climate emergency.

In recognition of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as two of the most serious issues of our time, we declare that we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create building services engineering outcomes that have more positive impact on the world around us.

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Our plan of action.

The future of construction takes flight.

For the past 24 months, we have been involved in the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme. It’s a massive £1bn investment project that’s the biggest ever undertaken for Manchester Airport.

Embedding the five factors of sustainable design across projects.

It’s vital that any approach to sustainable design is outcomes-focused. The overarching aim is to emphasise the value that can be created from sustainable developments.