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Our Approach

We know that every project is unique and client’s needs are individual. That’s why we adopt a collaborative approach on all our projects.

By fostering an environment of open communication, we ensure that every project prioritises social value and sustainability and that opportunities for innovation are exploited.

Our dedication to this ethos has resulted in award-winning projects, client satisfaction  and Certification as a B Corp.

Our Process

We have a tried and tested approach to placemaking which is applied across all our projects, regardless of scope or scale.


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.

Sustainability Team

Peter Bartley

Head of Sustainability

Peter has over 15 years of industry experience providing energy and sustainability consultancy services across a broad range of sectors. He has been at the forefront of whole life cycle assessment methods since 2018 and has specialist experience carrying out whole life cycle assessment, dynamic building modelling and advising and informing BREEAM and net zero strategies. In addition to leading the Sustainability Team, Peter oversees AEW’s “Sustainability Influencers”. Together they drive continuous improvement in minimising our corporate and project environmental impacts.

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Naomi Clare

Sustainability Coordinator / Technologist

As an experienced Architectural Technologist, Naomi has subsequently followed a passion for sustainability and completed an MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment. Naomi now combines her technical and sustainability knowledge as a full-time member of the sustainability team. She utilises her architectural experience across all AEW’s specialist sectors from feasibility to post-occupation to lead in delivery of Building Performance Modelling and Embodied Carbon consultancy services.

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Freya Barber

Sustainability Coordinator

Freya is an Architectural Technology Graduate now specialising in sustainability. Freya provides knowledge and support to teams across the practice, and external design teams, to assist in coordinating BREEAM assessments. Freya completed the first stage of her BREEAM qualifications shortly after joining AEW and is continuing to develop her knowledge and skills in the industry. In addition to her role, Freya is an active member of Women in Property.

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Social Value

With a strong focus on communities and the environment, we embed social value throughout our operations. To achieve this, we’ve formed a dedicated Social Value Committee with representatives from across the company.

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