To optimise human comfort and have a net zero or net positive impact on the environment and climate we have developed a number of digital design tools, including our Healthy Cities Assessment Tool.
This parametric design optimisation tool allows competing metrics to be modelled simultaneously across all seasons, giving insight into the interaction of environmental and energy variables and allowing mitigations to be tested to derive optimal outputs. The benefit is a speedier design process and more certainty on costs and programme.
We operate throughout the development value chain; from pre-planning, due diligence and planning to the design, construction and operational phases. We help enable the procurement of utilities and decentralised energy services across major development, regeneration and transportation projects.
Our hugely experienced team of infrastructure consultants and environmental scientists cover; contaminated land; hydro-geology and flooding; bio-diversity and pollution (e.g. nitrates and phosphate pollution); air quality; noise and vibration; and microclimate.
The team also has both technical and commercial skillsets, demonstrating techno-economic viability of decentralised energy assets, as well as apportionment of costs between developers and utility undertakers.
Our solutions – typically developed during pre-planning – are fully cognisant of future governance and stewardship implications; whether this be major energy infrastructure or subtle ecological enhancements.
Our commissions range from individual planning reports to large multidisciplinary Environmental Statements to support major developments for both UK and International clients.
We have worked with a highly varied client base from major landowners and institutions to smaller one off or unusual developments. This includes major economic and population growth studies for Local, Regional and National governments; and major transportation and energy projects ranging from transport interchanges and rail extensions to solar energy farms.
Our experience across the UK market has enabled us to work with our clients, such as Canary Wharf, the Olympic Park, Greenwich Peninsula, Alderley Park, Cambridge Science Parks and Royal Docks, as well as with landowners and regional house-builders across a number of new towns and sustainable urban extensions, including Hailsham and Horton Heath.
Our aim is to work with all key stakeholders to deliver value, wellbeing and net positive outcomes – not just to our developer and public sector clients but, importantly, to the wider community.
For more information, please contact Directors Chris Birch and Jason Horner.