We are dead chuffed to be featured in an article on Regenerative Design in the latest edition of Property Week (7th December 2023). Written by Tim Clark it is a great piece on the emerging field of Regenerative Design. He summarises this brilliantly:
‘The main aim is simple; to leave an area in a better condition than it was before.’
Regenerative Design solutions basically look to go beyond sustainability to have broad positive impacts that reach beyond the standard ‘red line boundary’. Whilst this sounds super-ambitious it is more about how you frame your project and your mindset than necessarily spending more money on a scheme. For example on a project we are doing with Yorkshire Water and Keyland Developments, we unlocked pedestrian access for both our scheme and an adjacent local village, by providing a low cost footbridge on a nearby stream (the key to this was surveying the local footpath network).
The article also includes inputs from the super-brilliant Judith Sykes of Expedition Engineering / Useful Projects, ID Manchester being developed by the University of Manchester and Bruntwood SciTech, and London & Regional with their 55 Baker Street project. We are honoured to be included alongside such luminaries in the field!
You can read the article by clicking here (link). It is behind a paywall so if you are not a Property Week reader you may need to subscribe to read it, or send us an email to have a chat – firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also find out more on this topic by reading the article ‘What is Regenerative Design’ by our very own Laurence Pinnfire, here (link).