• Social Value Partnership with Quality of Life Foundation
  • Better Places Research Project, Innovate UK
  • Give Inclusivity a Sporting Chance

Health, Social Value & Inclusive Design

Shaping places that are fit for the future

As a community grows in size and population, its social and environmental needs grow as well.

With our expertise and focus engrained in sustainability, we ensure our spaces bring health, equality, and social value improvements across demographics, socioeconomics, and protected characteristics within society. Whether you’re working on inclusive infrastructure, planning wayfinding routes, or designing equitable play areas, we can help.

We’ll help you assess the different needs of individuals and groups so you can deliver healthy, equitable places and developments—in line with the UK Equality Act and built with healthy communities in mind. 

Health and wellbeing

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing us, from urban heat islands making parks too hot to insufficient insulation making homes unsafe or expensive. Our goal? To implement resilient design, informed by health impact assessments (HIA) and research. We work to improve health through climate-positive measures such as green infrastructure, low-carbon initiatives, and active travel options, and we aim to improve wellbeing by keeping people connected with families, social activities, and opportunities.

Social value

Our designs and work contribute to equality in society, delivering social value by building better places and communities—improving the lives of those who live, work, and play in them. If you’re working on high-quality places and spaces, infrastructure and transport improvements, or levelling up opportunities, we’ll help you design to enhance quality of life, employment, resilience, livability, and safety. Read More

Equalities and inclusive design

We understand the intrinsic link between people, movement, development, economics, and place, and we incorporate that understanding so our designs address inclusive placemaking. Through equality impact assessments (EqIA), research, and industry partnerships—and upholding the Equality Act—we identify how our built environment can expose inequalities and find solutions to ensure your places are more equitable.


Behaviour change strategies To adapt to healthier and more sustainable lifestyles, communities will need to make changes in their everyday lives. We assess interventions and develop strategies to encourage effective and measurable behaviour change—across a range of sectors
Health and wellbeing assessment We produce a range of market research reports and analyses that set out best practice, lessons learned, exemplary design, and recommendations within our built and natural environments.
Social value consultancy We shape projects to improve social, environmental, and economic wellbeing for our communities, by advising on opportunities for betterment and reporting the impact or “value” of change.
Inclusivity, equality, and placemaking review We understand the link between people, movement, safety, place, health, and wellbeing. We advise on programme proposals, developments, and landscape designs, reviewing communications, signage, wayfinding, master planning, and public open spaces.
Environmental statement chapters We write and submit the environmental statement chapters on health, socio-economic, and sustainability that our clients need for planning submissions.
Impact assessments We write health, equality, and integrated impact assessments for a range of projects and sectors.

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