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Sustainability

Walsh are dedicated to sustainable design, and are always searching for ways to make our projects more sustainable. This is both to meet our own demanding internal sustainability targets, and for the benefit of our clients. Looking forward, we are keen to meet our client’s aspirations on sustainability and offer further intelligent solutions. We encourage innovation and debate both internally and within the industry and continue to keep pace with industry leaders to find the next step forward in sustainability.

There are several sustainability services we can provide for our clients including:

Embodied Carbon. We have invested in developing an exciting new embodied carbon assessment tool, or ECAT as it is more widely known (click here for more information on our specialisms page). Using the ECAT, Walsh have developed a system to internally monitor the sustainability of our projects via, in part, Embodied Carbon Assessments. Walsh can provide reports and graphics on the sustainable performance of our designs to our clients, as our way of helping raising awareness and inform on environmental impacts. The tool is built on the foundations of research, including some funded by Walsh, conducted at several leading universities, and we’re working with the UK-GBC and industry experts on creating guidelines for businesses to use. The tool is currently being audited by a leading UK university.

Specialist BREEAM advice. There are numerous areas where Walsh has the capability to influence BREEAM credits gained throughout the design process, however use of our whole life carbon assessments opens up additional possibilities to gain innovation credits. We estimate that on a typical project we could add approximately 5 percentage points to the final score, with the potential for almost double.

Sustainable Urban Drainage. Walsh are proud of our expertise in Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). This has always been an area that has greatly interested us and we even helped pioneer one of the earliest examples of a modern SUDS systems, which was later used by CIRIA as an industry case study. Click here to see our specialisms page here.

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Sustainability Projects

5 Miles Street

An innovative piled raft foundation solution by Walsh, enabled the superstructure of this 32 story tower to commence on programme, and earned the...

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Cobalt Place, Surrey Lane

A development boasting impressive sustainability credentials, using cross laminated timber to make a building with 41% of the embodied carbon of a...

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Camden Lock Village, London

Using our expertise in modern methods of construction (MMC), Walsh are helping this high profile regeneration project to provide commercial, retail,...

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Minoco Wharf, London

A constantly evolving civil engineering challenge, resulting in the design and planning of river wall improvements within the Royal Docks site...

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