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Leading the way to a
more sustainable future

Our sustainability team provides the lead role from inception to handover on all aspects tracking the various accreditations and assessments through all RIBA Stages. We use our own bespoke trackers and dashboards to show progress and also highlight focus areas. Often we will lead separate sustainability meetings with the Client and Design Team members to progress all of the various elements and requirements thereby ensuring sustainability is given the highest priority.

The practice recognises the increasing importance of sustainability for all aspects of the projects we undertake. 

Both Sustainability Consultants and MEP Engineers work in an integrated environment creating an efficient team that can learn and disseminate information to each other easily throughout all stages of a project.

Sustainability Consultancy Services


We assess, certify and enhance active travel facilities in buildings. Our assessors were the first to be ActiveScore qualified in England.


Our BREEAM assessors and AP’s have extensive experience across all building types in supporting project teams to achieve BREEAM certification.


Our team undertake embodied and whole life carbon assessments using the leading life cycle assessment software to calculate the carbon footprint of a development, track carbon throughout the project, and advise on a range of potential carbon reduction opportunities.

Circular Economy

We produce circular economy statements and develop bespoke circularity strategies with project teams to explore how various measures can be incorporated into the design, construction and operation processes for a project.


We have accredited energy assessors who produce energy assessments (including EPCs) for planning and building regulations compliance.


Our Fitwel ambassadors can guide you through the assessment process to deliver buildings which enhance the health and well-being of their occupiers.


Watkins Payne is able to assist in providing NABERS UK Energy Ratings in tandem with Design for Performance and has a team of assessors experienced in conducting these assessments as the industry drives towards lower energy buildings.


At Watkins Payne, we offer RESET Air which aims to ‘make visible the invisible factor’ by monitoring air quality that impacts health, productivity, and sustainability in indoor spaces.

Sustainability Statement

We produce bespoke statements that covers a wide range of sustainability themes to demonstrate compliance with local and national policies to support your planning application.


Our WELL Accredited Professionals (APs) can guide you through the formal certification to put the health and wellbeing of a building and its inhabitants at the centre of design and construction.

We have a vibrant team who have extensive experience in the sustainability field, providing leadership in some of the UK's most prominent projects

Northcliffe House
Sustainability is high on the Client’s agenda and the project is targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ with an aspiration to achieve ‘Outstanding’.
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103 Colmore Row
Achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’, ‘A’ rated EPC and WiredScore ‘Platinum’
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63-81 Pelham Street
The project is targeting net-zero carbon in construction and operation, BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and will undertake the design for performance process.
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