• An easier route to healthy, sustainable buildings

    Following last year’s refreshing announcement that the WELL Building Standard would be aligned with global sustainability standard BREEAM, there is further good news this week with the BRE and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) publishing a briefing paper which will greatly simplify the process of obtaining both a Certified BREEAM and a WELL Certified™ rating.

  • Batavia Road, London

    114 homes including 101 private sale and 13 shared ownership. The residential units are provided in three blocks ranging from two to 11 storey’s in height.

  • BREEAM puts the emphasis on Green Retail

    Retailers have been going green for some time now – think Marks and Spencer Plan A, the Waitrose Way or Sainsbury’s 20 by 20 – but with the release of a new report by BREEAM called Delivering Sustainable Buildings: Value of BREEAM to Retail in the UK, will all the other retailers follow suit?

  • Home Quality Mark heralds new era of quality in housebuilding - but it’s a work in progress

    The Home Quality Mark (HQM) has now officially joined the highly successful BREEAM family of quality and sustainability standards, stepping into the shoes of the now defunct Code for Sustainable Homes as a voluntary national housebuilding rating scheme which pretty much covers all of the bases. This comprehensive new standard incorporates elements of BREEAM and the Code but in its nascent and still developing form how workable is it?

  • Reaching the heights of BREEAM Outstanding

    A seismic shift in planning requirements is on the horizon; starting in London and eventually and quickly spreading across the rest of the UK. It will result in the planning authorities asking for commercial buildings to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding rating. The issue with this is that BREEAM Outstanding developments, in comparison to those that are Excellent and Very Good – the most common planning requirements at the moment – is the cost in achieving it is significantly higher.

  • The long way round isn’t the right way round

    With information so readily available, we can be blinded by science. There is information overload and there seems to be a growing trend to overcomplicate matters. Whilst design, procurement and construction hasn’t always been easy, it seems that layer-upon-layer is being added to projects that in many instances - or in many opinions - is just designed to complicate matters. This shouldn’t be the case. Processes that simplify procurement, streamline delivery and enhance designs should be the norm. So why isn’t this the case?

  • The WELL Building Standard

    The WELL Building Standard:

    We have joined the movement to advance buildings that help people work, live, perform and feel their best.

    The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring and certifying features of buildings that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

    It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing buildings and communities as a vehicle to support human wellbeing.

    WELL can be applied across many building types and sectors, from brand new restaurants to office building renovations and can be applied to new and existing building, new and existing interiors, and core and shell.

    Over 350 projects encompassing over 76 million square feet are utilizing well, learn about some of the projects here

    Services we offer:

    We are passionate about people; we believe that improving the way we work and live by enhancing environments where health and wellbeing, as well as sustainability, are at the forefront will help to deliver a better quality of life for all.

    We can support you with:

    • WELL Accredited Professionals™ (WELL AP™)
      WELL AP™ are professionals who have demonstrated to the WELL Building Institute that they understand the detailed requirements of the WELL Building standard.
      A WELL AP can help guide projects to successful certification or compliance awards.  A WELL AP can also be the Project Administrator.  Although project teams are not required to include a WELL AP, having one will help address all necessary aspects of WELL and will also gain you additional credits.

    • Project Administrator
      Project administrators act as project manager and oversee the WELL process.  This individual is responsible for ensuring that all project documentation is complete and accurate before submitting for review.  The project administrator is ultimately responsible for the overall quality of the documents submitted and is expected to complete a thorough quality control check of all documentation and forms prior to submission for review.

    • BREEAM Assessors and BREEAM Accredited Professionals
      Our qualified and experienced BREEAM Assessors and APs can also support and work with you on projects wishing to obtain both a certified BREEAM rating and a WELL Certification.  They can offer advice and understanding on the collaboration between BREEAM and WELL.

    We are already working on a few ‘WELL’ projects which we are excited about and will be able to share those details over the coming weeks.

    How BREEAM and WELL work together:

    The collaboration between BREEAM and WELL will now provide a more cohesive approach to delivering projects that place sustainability and human health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda.  Learn more here

    Get in touch:

    Our team are here to answer any of your queries, or if you would like a FREE quotation, please give us a call on 0333 5777 577 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • The WELL Building Standard

    The WELL Building Standard:

    We have joined the movement to advance buildings that help people work, live, perform and feel their best.

    The WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring and certifying features of buildings that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

    It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing buildings and communities as a vehicle to support human wellbeing.

    WELL can be applied across many building types and sectors, from brand new restaurants to office building renovations and can be applied to new and existing building, new and existing interiors, and core and shell.

    Over 350 projects encompassing over 76 million square feet are utilizing well, learn about some of the projects here

    Services we offer:

    We are passionate about people; we believe that improving the way we work and live by enhancing environments where health and wellbeing, as well as sustainability, are at the forefront will help to deliver a better quality of life for all.

    We can support you with:

    • WELL Accredited Professionals™ (WELL AP™)
      WELL AP™ are professionals who have demonstrated to the WELL Building Institute that they understand the detailed requirements of the WELL Building standard.
      A WELL AP can help guide projects to successful certification or compliance awards.  A WELL AP can also be the Project Administrator.  Although project teams are not required to include a WELL AP, having one will help address all necessary aspects of WELL and will also gain you additional credits.

    • Project Administrator
      Project administrators act as project manager and oversee the WELL process.  This individual is responsible for ensuring that all project documentation is complete and accurate before submitting for review.  The project administrator is ultimately responsible for the overall quality of the documents submitted and is expected to complete a thorough quality control check of all documentation and forms prior to submission for review.

    • BREEAM Assessors and BREEAM Accredited Professionals
      Our qualified and experienced BREEAM Assessors and APs can also support and work with you on projects wishing to obtain both a certified BREEAM rating and a WELL Certification.  They can offer advice and understanding on the collaboration between BREEAM and WELL.

    We are already working on a few ‘WELL’ projects which we are excited about and will be able to share those details over the coming weeks.

    How BREEAM and WELL work together:

    The collaboration between BREEAM and WELL will now provide a more cohesive approach to delivering projects that place sustainability and human health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda.  Learn more here

    Get in touch:

    Our team are here to answer any of your queries, or if you would like a FREE quotation, please give us a call on 0333 5777 577 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

  • Well, Well, Well

    Sustainability has been at the top of the agenda for many years but I have an ever-increasing feeling that much of the industry is missing the next step. Creating sustainable buildings is very important, but we shouldn’t forget the fact that we are creating buildings for people and the well-being of these people should be the priority. So the question is: Are we putting buildings before people?