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We’re a collaborative placemaking practice that puts communities, clients and the environment first. With a 30-year track record, we’ve been a guiding force behind architectural excellence and associated services across our specialist sectors.

Our focus is on practical, sustainable solutions that hold lasting value for our clients and society.

By adopting this multi-layered approach, and rethinking how we live and inhabit spaces, we contribute to tackling climate change while leaving a meaningful and lasting impact.

The Team

We are a dedicated team of 100 professionals, passionate about the art of placemaking. Our team includes Architects, Technologists, Interior Designers, and Masterplanners, supported by specialists in BIM, Heritage, Planning, Retrofit and Sustainability.

Projects by Sectors
Our Approach

We’re committed to meeting the needs of communities, clients and the environment. This guides our projects and daily operations, where we prioritise social value and sustainability whilst continually looking for ways to innovate and improve. The success of our approach is underscored by our B Corp Certification.

Sustainability

We believe in architecture as a force for good. We lead by example, setting ambitious business sustainability targets while supporting our clients in achieving their own sustainability goals. Our approach is underpinned by a commitment to continuous improvement, both internally and with the wider industry.

Selected Works

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An out of this world workplace
Location Crewe
Sector
Organisation The Sunday Times
Year 2024
Award Best Places to Work, Listed
Scheme -
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list honours and celebrates Britain's top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers and wellbeing.
Organisation Insider North West Property Awards
Year 2024
Award Architectural Practice of the Year, Finalist
Scheme -
The aim of these awards is to celebrate the property industry in the North West. The fourth year running we have been nominated in this category.
Organisation The Sunday Times
Year 2023
Award Best Places to Work, Listed
Scheme -
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list honours and celebrates Britain's top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers and wellbeing.
Organisation Architects Journal
Year 2023
Award AJ100, Listed
Scheme -
The AJ100 celebrates the UK’s most innovative, ambitious and successful architectural practices, based on the number of qualified architects employed. This was the first time AEW joined the list of the largest practices in the UK.
Organisation Northern Housing Awards
Year 2023
Award Regeneration of the Year, Winner
Scheme Sale West
The Northern Housing Awards focus on the individuals and organisations who make it their mission to improve homes and communities in the north. It was great to see the delivery of high quality, sustainable homes at Sale West for Irwell Valley Homes recognised in this way.
Organisation Insider North West Property Awards
Year 2023
Award Commercial Development of the Year, Finalist
Scheme Symmetry Park, Ma6nitude
The aim of these awards is to celebrate the property industry in the North West. We were proud to have acted as Architect for the Symmetry Park, Ma6nitude development and were delighted to see it recognised with this nomination.
Organisation Knowsley Business Awards
Year 2023
Award Commercial Development of the Year, Winner
Scheme PLP Knowsley
These awards celebrate the energy, determination and success of organisations and individuals in Knowsley who are making a valuable contribution to the local and regional economy. We were delighted to see our 850,000 sqft industrial development for PLP acknowledged with this accolade.
Organisation British Council for Offices (BCO)
Year 2022
Award Test of Time, Finalist
Scheme Moneypenny, Wrexham
Having been a regional winner, and a national finalist, in the ‘Corporate Workplace’ category in 2016, we were proud to see our office scheme Moneypenny shortlisted in the Test of Time category. The accolade rewards previous BCO award winners that have proven themselves to live up to their original aspirations and intentions.
Organisation Chartered Institute of Architectural technologists (CIAT)
Year
Accreditation / Membership CIAT Chartered Practice, Chartered
Organisation B Lab
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership B Corp, Certified
Organisation UK Green Building Council
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership UKGBC, Member
Organisation Investors in People
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership We invest in Wellbeing, Gold
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Organisation Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Year
Accreditation / Membership RIBA Inclusion Charter, Signatory
Organisation Constructionline
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership Gold, Member
AEW Plus

We are more than Architects, Interiors Designers, Technologist and Masterplanners. AEW Plus is the added value we offer to our people, clients and communities beyond our traditional roles.

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