How We Work

How We Work

We apply our specialist skills as designers and detailed knowledge of building physics (thermodynamics, lighting, acoustics); building technology and services; and environmental psychology to the wholly collaborative process of designing buildings. We do this in a way that empowers the architect and client to make informed design decisions, leading to the best possible built environment within the specific constraints.

What sets us apart is a design-led approach and a determination to find innovative solutions meeting the highest standards of our profession. All our projects are led and driven day to day by our most senior engineers whose combined experience encompasses an extraordinary range of high-calibre work in a variety of sectors.

Environmental Analysis


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


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.