How We Work

Our Approach

Our holistic approach to engineering means that we do not confine ourselves to specific disciplines like mechanical, electrical, or sustainability. Instead, we are engineers trained in all aspects of environmental design. We are all skilled at working in a 3D BIM environment, creating our own drawings and carrying out our own energy modelling.
We believe this approach is unique within the industry and enables us to provide a service that is both efficient and characterised by its informed, well-rounded, and transparent nature.

The following examples showcase our expertise in environmental design, detailed design, and innovative design solutions.


Environmental Design

Alfriston School Swimming Pool (Morris+Company) 2014.
Designing optimum conditions whilst allowing for analysis of the influence of the geometric form of the roof.

Alfriston School Swimming Pool Environmental Design by Skelly and Couch

Highgate Junior School (Architype) 2015.
Passivhaus principles such as superinsulation, a PV array with 20% renewables and a very airtight design contribute to provide a building that is very cost- and energy-efficient to operate. 


National Theatre Costume Workshops (Tom Wilson Studio) 2022.
To further understand and tackle overheating issues within the existing space, thermal modelling exercises are undertaken and potential solar shading and passive cooling measures implemented.  


Detailed Design

Cambridge Central Mosque (Marks Barfield Architects) 2019.
Close co-ordination with the design team to conceal services within a sacred space.


Chichester Festival Theatre (Haworth Tompkins) 2014
Detailed design of new MEP allowed the integration of substantially improved thermal elements and new plant within an extremely tight envelope. 


Design Innovation


Farmiloe Building (Refurbishment: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) 2020 - Cast-in ventilation ductwork with post-tension slabbing for the refurbishment of a 150-year-old building.


Quarantine House – Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (WilkinsonEyre) 2011 - The first building of its type in the world and effectively a hermetically-sealed air conditioned glass box, which incorporates a heat recover chiller coupled to a heat and coolth tank.