ESG – focusing on social and community

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are at the forefront for governments, regulators, consumers and investors. Whilst each project and client will have their own aspirations and targets, we believe that designing and building responsibly need not compromise profitability but can add value and make for a better long-term investment.

Taking on niche projects, we have facilitated innovative ways to support community projects. We improved development potential of the residential side of a mixed-use site to enable funding for an entire project whose focus was on reintroducing a space back to its community. Click here to see Hackney Tramshed.
Planning consent was won for a sustainable, enabling development converting a grade II listed country house into a 63-bed hotel in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Implementing BREEAM ratings in the initial design of a heritage refurbishment can help exceed ratings for a new build. Click here to see The Grotto.
SUSD believes in the power of collaboration and inclusion to address sustainability.  We harness economics, technology, engineering and architecture. Our aim is to achieve the greatest social impact with highly efficient, beautiful, developments that demonstrate ethical, environmental, social and economic sustainability.
With 15 years + experience of supporting and advising the Vision Foundation, part of our social mission is to help make London an example of a sight loss aware city that delivers a positive social impact.
SUSD has had involvement with a number of major housing associations including Notting Hill and Soho Housing Associations, at board level and in an advisory capacity. We continue to work closely with these charities.
From previous experience in modular construction, SUSD are expertly placed to advise clients on moving construction off-site. Thereby reducing embodied energy and waste. Therefore combining cost efficiency and shorter build times with high quality materials and detailing.