A Passivhaus record-breaker for University of Leicester

The £42m George Davies Centre is the new home for the university’s Centre for Medicine. It provides first-class learning facilities, and was a Passivhaus first in the UK.

Underpinning this building was a hugely ambitious scope, focusing on making the new space low in energy consumption and low-carbon in operation. At the time of completion, it was the largest non-residential Passivhaus building in the UK.

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Our sustainability journey with University of Warwick

We’ve been working with the University of Warwick for over a decade to help shape their estate’s sustainability strategy.

With targets to be net-zero for Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030, and Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2050, we've been working with the university to help turn these aspirations into a reality. From reducing operational carbon and implementing best-practice energy monitoring, to producing retrospective embodied carbon studies.

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Hollycroft Primary School

Hollycroft Primary School was Leicestershire County Council's first net-zero in operation school! It has played a key role in the council’s plan to become a net-zero carbon county by 2045.

The building took a fabric-first approach, using materials with a low U-value to enhance the building’s thermal efficiency. Embodied carbon was also reduced through material selection.

Our team used advanced modelling, through Energy Synergy, to help inform the design of the building. Using this modelling enabled our team to interrogate how changes to the design would positively or negatively impact on the sustainability of the building.

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Offices of the Future

Office spaces have seen a seismic shift in the last few years, and more change may be on the way.

Any commercial office spaces that don't meet an EPC rating of C by 2027 and B by 2030 will become unlettable, meaning the energy efficiency and sustainability credentials of a building will become evermore important in the coming years. Coupled with the changing requirements of end-users, many office spaces may need to undergo a transformation to remain lettable and desirable.

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Reimagining Town Centres

Our guide to Levelling Up and driving growth and prosperity by reinvigorating the high street and re-purposing developments that stimulate jobs and opportunities.

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Perry Barr Residential Scheme

We played a vital role in the revitalisation of Perry Barr in Birmingham, harnessing new technology and modern methods of construction to accelerate the delivery of more than 400 new apartments.

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Investing in Derbyshire

Like many regions, the future of towns and cities is a key priority for Derbyshire. Having delivered a number of projects in the region, we have also been taking part in the discussions with key stakeholders about how towns and cities in the region need to evolve. Read how we're helping to bring about this transformation in Derbyshire.

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Investing in Lincolnshire

Having worked in Lincolnshire for over two decades – and opened our office in Lincoln city centre in 2022 – we’re embedded in the community and collaboratively driving growth across the county. Read how we are improving communities and lives.

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Caerphilly Passivhaus

When you consider heating a Passivhaus home can cost around £1 a day, no wonder Caerphilly County Borough Council chose this approach for its first development of homes in nearly two decades. In doing so, it became the first council in South Wales to choose this ultra-efficient standard for a housing project.

The race is on to achieve net zero by 2050. Currently 80% of property is already built, and property is one of the worse emitters of carbon. So the main focus is on delivering a decarbonised built environment that reduces climate change and safeguards the future for the next generations. Our Brilliant Buildings explains how this can be done.

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Destination zero is our look at how to decarbonise your estate and take out running costs in the process. It looks at funding streams and the general process to navigate this important area so you enjoy a material change in carbon and costs to your organisation.

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The Gascoigne Neighbourhood

The story of how our team are transforming lives and homes at the Gascoigne neighbourhood, so that no one if left behind as we create an exciting new future for hundreds of people in Barking.

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Kingston University Town House

How do you deliver a world-class architectural triumph, ensuring that it not only leaves a legacy, but is achievable and affordable?

Our latest Brilliant Buildings addresses these questions as we look at the 2021 Sterling Prize winning Kingston University Town House .

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Pears Building

The award-winning Pears Building - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is enabling world-class research to fight diseases.

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Our guide to everything you need to know about COP26; the world's most important summit to tackle climate change and stop long-term damage to our environment.


Our approach to some of our most energy-efficient buildings – and how we’re closing the performance gap through careful design, construction and comprehensive monitoring.

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Our guide to equipping the UK with a healthcare estate fit to serve the 21st century needs of the NHS and our communities.

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London's biggest council-developed BtR scheme which includes UK's tallest secondary school

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Delivering the UK's first Passivhaus secondary School

Taking Passivhaus to the education sector

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Creating a leisure legacy

How to create a legacy of health and fitness in the UK

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Transforming universities

How universities deliver their campus aspirations

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Empowering Science

Our insights to help make the UK a world leader in science and technology

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Restoring our Icons

Restoring our nation’s heritage with buildings that bring new energy to towns and cities:

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Meeting the Housing Challenge

Our role to improve efficiency and maintain high standards of quality in new homes:

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