Creating healthy, inspiring, and future-proof places to live, work, and relax
The world around us is changing rapidly. From concerns about energy and water, air pollution, health and safety, to revolutionary developments such as renewable energy and robotics. How prepared is your estate for the future? Together with owners and caretakers of a diverse range of estates and often heritage real estate, we work on setting clear visions and goals, and creating realistic development plans to retain and support inspiring places to live, work, and thrive.
With the Sustainable Estates program, we transform homes and estates into secure, efficient, and inspiring places to live, work, play, and relax. It covers freestanding private homes to expansive estates with a range of buildings, historic or new. The program enhances the performance and long-term value of the property. It builds healthy, secure, and inspiring places that we care most about, for a long time to come. It builds on ecosystem services and regeneration, smart new business models, renewable energy, and expertise in building design and restoration. Take a look at the project examples below to see the diversity of its implementation.
How do we make future-proof places?
The process starts with a comprehensive intake session where we explore your wishes, requirements, and the location. We perform an in-depth scan of the estate using our sustainable development framework Symbiosis in Development (SiD). From this, we design a bespoke development plan with the highest standard of sustainability and design.
The development plan gives you various options for upgrading: from light interventions and increased efficiency to complete living autonomy. Homes and estates can be outfitted with self-learning technologies that include domestic robotics or ecologically powered systems such as those embedded in nature, integrating ecosystem services. Food production, new revenue streams, community involvement, and marketing can all be part of the trajectory for larger estates. We guide you through the process every step of the way.
- Intake session
- Opportunities and Challenges Scan
- Strategy & Development plan
- Design & engineering
All programs are tailored to your needs. It is possible to do steps separately, or they can be phased in sequence. For possibilities, contact us to see what we can do for your estate.