Delivering buildings that improve people’s lives is core to what we do. They are the legacy we leave for our customers, their communities and future generations.

However, the construction and operation of buildings accounts for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions. Buildings impact on people too: the way they are designed and used affects all aspects of life.

We will work with our customers to deliver buildings which are resilient to the impacts of our changing climate, conserve natural resources, use responsible, low-carbon resources, minimise carbon emissions and the cost of ownership, whilst improving people’s health and wellbeing.

We have already delivered many highly sustainable buildings. Our Brilliant Buildings theme builds upon our existing work and takes our approach to the next level through four key ambitions.

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Our projects

  • By the end of 2030, all our new buildings and major refurbishments[1] will achieve net zero operational carbon[2].
  • By the end of 2030, all our new buildings and major refurbishments[1] will be future-climate ready and optimise user health and wellbeing.

Materials and supply chain

  • By the end of 2040, all our buildings and major refurbishments will be delivered with net zero embodied carbon.
  • By the end of 2040 our supply chain will achieve net zero operational carbon.

[1] Where Willmott Dixon has design responsibility (RIBA stage 2)

[2] Willmott Dixon is adopting the UKGBC Advancing Net Zero Framework approach to net zero operational carbon. The campaign has developed high-level principles for net zero operational carbon buildings and has set targets for new buildings to meet this standard by 2030 and for all buildings to achieve this level by 2050.