Our approach to architecture is rooted in more than a century-long history of innovation; it is attuned and responsive to rapid and real-time changes in how cities change and evolve, as well as in how people use buildings. This approach enables us to make a genuine commitment to long-life, loose-fit buildings whether for living, working, leisure or education and often combinations of several of these uses.

EQ, Bristol: the largest speculative office development currently underway in the south of England

An embedded research culture, engaged in understanding the actual commercial and spatial requirements of our clients in their buildings, in the context of the specific local and wider urban concerns, enables us to develop new building typologies that address these issues directly.

Whether that involves integrating aspects of hospitality and flexible working into commercial workspace projects, or combining industrial and residential space on dense urban sites, the studio endeavours to develop solutions that are efficient, creative and original.

Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park: designed as a vibrant centre for R+D offering incubator space for early stage businesses
Devon Street, London: residential / industrial hybrid project
Our residential / industrial hybrid model is intrinsically sustainable, retaining and enhancing employment facilities whilst adding new homes in urban locations
Adnams Distribution Centre, Southwold: Britain’s largest green roof at time of completion
M&S Sustainable Store, Cheshire Oaks: has the highest environmental accreditation of any M&S store

A long-standing and demonstrable skill in designing highly sustainable buildings has a renewed focus on zero and low carbon solutions, exploring ways to minimise both embodied and operational carbon in use, which applies to both new build projects and sensitive adaptations to extend the useful life of historic buildings

The Royal Exchange, London EC3: restoration and activation of a Grade I Listed building
Ten Trinity Square, London EC3: renovation of Grade II* Listed former Port of London Authority building to form 5* hotel for Four Seasons
Adelphi, London WC2: refurbishment of the Adelphi, a landmark Art Deco Grade II Listed building overlooking the Thames
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