A message from our Managing Director, Tony Morris
As 2022 draws to a close it has been hugely encouraging to see the resilience of the property and construction industry amongst continued political and economic turbulence. This resilience can perhaps be best demonstrated by our involvement in some of the UK’s largest urban regeneration projects, including Barking Riverside, Meridian Water and Liverpool Waters.
Throughout the year we have seen our most ambitious projects across a broad range of sectors reach major milestones. A ‘bottoming out’ ceremony took place in November for 1 Broadgate – one of the UK’s most sustainable mixed-use developments. We are also helping to build brand new communities, with planning approval granted for the first new homes at One Horton Heath. This major development in Eastleigh will create a new community that applies renewable energy to heat homes, charge cars and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Projects like these are only made possible through close collaboration with forward-thinking clients. We want to thank all stakeholders and collaborators and have enjoyed strengthening our relationships with British Land, RLAM, LGIM, AXA, Stanhope, GPE, Landsec, Brockton Everlast, Quadrant, Aviva, Greystar and Bruntwood – amongst many others. We have been proud to work with architects who continue to push the boundaries, including Gensler, AHMM, FI-A, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, EPR, Stiff & Trevillion, David Chipperfield Architects, PDP London and Zaha Hadid Architects.
Our design advocacy work with local government and others can have the greatest impact on the future of our planet. We are proud to be supporting the City of London Corporation on a major new piece of carbon planning guidance, designed to provide clarity of purpose to applicants and a framework to define reduced carbon footprints. We believe that, once adopted, this will be a key guide for both the City Corporation’s planners and the wider construction industry.
We have also been working with Midlands Net Zero Hub to publish a Local Authority guide on the electrification of council depots. Designed to help local authorities transition from a fossil-fuelled fleet to an equivalent electric fleet, the guide will be instrumental in reaching net zero commitments over the next ten years.
We are award winning. This year has seen Hanover – one of our longest running projects – crowned Mixed Use winner at the AJ Architecture Awards 2022, while the Mitchell Building at The Skinner’s School and 100 Bishopsgate were recognised by the RIBA in the 2022 RIBA awards.