Specialisms

Whilst we are experts in many sectors and building types, we also have key specialist skills that, like threads, run through all of our project work.

BIM

We’ve been using Building Information Modelling (BIM) modelling tools for many years and this is helping us to streamline our project delivery and speed up the time from concept to on-site information releases.

We aim to lead and promote the use of BIM led design, construction and operation in the Midlands, and to contribute positively to national debate and policy.

BIM is embedded in our collaboration processes with other team members, providing more accurate and coordinated design proposals and we can deliver UK Gov Level 2 BIM requirements, or offer a more bespoke approach to suit a client’s requirements. We are actively exploring new and emerging BIM technologies to ensure benefits of the process are maximised.

Passivhaus

We have a passion for designing award-winning contemporary buildings using sustainable methods, technology and materials. The Passivhaus approach to low energy building design, provides us with an industry benchmarked methodology.

Our Passivhaus certified designers have delivered some of the country’s most significant Passivhaus schemes, including the UK’s largest Passivhaus building, the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester, and England’s first homes to both zero carbon (Code for Sustainable Homes level 6) and Passivhaus standards, the Eco Vicarages in Worcestershire.

Workplace

We are passionate about creating better workplaces and strive to deliver best practice working environments in which ever sector we are practicing.

We understand that responsive, well-designed workplaces are critical to productivity and wellbeing. Our active role within the British Council for Offices means we are engaged in the debate regarding best practice in office design and we have our finger on the pulse of current market trends. Over a number of projects, we have developed tried and tested models for new forms of collaborative working and spaces for innovation.

Retrofit/Re-use

Working with existing buildings, including heritage assets has always been one of our key practice skills. These projects provide opportunities for transformational change and to express their fundamental sustainability.

Our award-winning retrofit projects range from internal remodelling, to whole building retrofits, including back-to-frame refurbishments. We have a strong track record in conserving historic and listed buildings, but we apply the same critical approach to reinvigorating and reinventing existing buildings, whatever their age or type.