We engage building users and the wider community to meet their long-term needs and aspirations. We also apply leading-edge expertise and experience to deliver high levels of technical and commercial performance.
We achieve balance between minimizing floor to ceiling heights to maximize return on investment and the desirability of higher ceilings when renting space. We also consider energy, carbon, occupational health and safety, and user flexibility.
Energy efficiency and sustainability are fundamental aspects of our work. Our building consultants have developed industry-leading tools to model natural and artificial lighting, ventilation, energy, materials, construction scheduling, CO2, dust, and water. Our teams bring key skills to design innovative systems for curtain walls, atrium spaces, and skylight structures.
We have an excellent track record in green building design, helping clients push forward BREEAM, LEED, Green Star, and GreenMark standards in a cost-effective way.
Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Our Johannesburg team was instrumental in creating the first government building rated "six Green Stars" in South Africa, the new Department of Environmental Affairs head office.
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
The eye-catching building employs sophisticated natural ventilation, daylighting, and a combination of air and groundwater cooling to drive down energy consumption. We carried out facade, fire, structural, and building services engineering, tuning each element of the building to optimize performance and create environmental synergies. Design innovations helped reduce CO2 emissions by 505 metric tons per year and cut annual energy consumption by 20%. The building has won over 25 awards.
Singapore’s striking new building received a Green Mark Gold Award from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority for its sustainable design. We helped achieve environmental efficiencies including minimization of air conditioning,10% energy saving from using movement sensors for lighting activation, maximization of natural daylight, plus the use of environmentally friendly materials.
Paris High Court
Drawing on our experience of over 50 public-private partnership projects in France, we are helping make a €575 million High Court development bankable. The court is spread across different locations, making access and seamless service provision difficult. The project will create one central home for the court, incorporating 90 courtrooms and 2,200 offices into a 40-story tower 525 feet (160 meters) tall and an adjacent six-story building. We provided lenders with clear understanding of the project’s risks and analyzed the technical constraints, including the challenging brownfield site conditions and urban footprint.